Open Letter from EU Digital Champions


The European Digital Forum, a think tank spearheaded by the Lisbon Council and Nesta, in collaboration with the Startup Europe Partnership and the European Commission, released an Open Letter to the Contenders for European Commission President, signed by European Union Digital Champions. These Ambassadors of the Digital Agenda for Europe encourage the lead Commission presidency candidates to include a bold and ambitious digital strategy in their electoral platforms and unite behind a four-point agenda. Jean-Claude Juncker, the candidate of the European People’s Party (EPP), responded to the Open Letter, highlighting that the digital single market is one of his five top priorities. Later on, Guy Verhofstadt, the candidate of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe (ALDE), responded to the Open Letter, laying out his four key actions for a "Digital Fast Forward." The Open Letter will be formally presented at the European Business Summit on 15 May in Brussels, by Gesche Joost, digital champion of Germany and design research professor at the Berlin University of the Arts. 

Download the Press Release
Download the Open Letter
Download Jean-Claude Juncker’s response to the Open Letter
View Guy Verhofstadt's response to the Open Letter 

Back to list
José Manuel Barroso and Neeli ... Towards a 'European Spring'