Skip to main content
Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs

Digital Transformation

Digital technologies is changing people’s lives. The EU’s industrial and digital strategies aim to make this transformation work for people and businesses, while also helping to achieve the target of a climate-neutral Europe by 2050. The Commission is working to strengthen the single market, ensuring that industry remains resilient and competitive globally. This strategy makes SMEs and start-ups as the core focus, with the objective of creating an environment enabling European entrepreneurs to flourish

The EU is determined to make this Europe's “Digital Decade”. Europe must strengthen its digital sovereignty and set standards now, rather than following those of others. There should be a clear focus on data, technology, and infrastructure. Industry, public authorities, social partners, and stakeholders have collaborated to draw up transition pathways for each industrial ecosystem for a swift green & digital transition of EU industry.

Transition pathways serve as a crucial tool in steering companies towards a digital and green future. Furthermore, advanced and widespread digitalisation can only take place with the involvement and participation of the public sector across the EU.

This is why since 2018, the Single Digital Gateway has been ensuring the gradual digitalisation of administrative procedures all across Europe. Strictly linked to digital technologies, the EU is also working on scaling up the advanced manufacturing industry, which is an essential sector for the green and digital transition of EU industry. 

Below you can find the EU's current strategies, legal acts, funding opportunities, and supporting networks to help European businesses harness the benefits of digitalisation and bring industry to the next level.