Regional conference tackles challenges of digital transformation

PESI Executive Director attended a digital conference for the Eastern Partnership under the third annual Steering Committee Meeting of the EU4Digital Initiative from 27 September to 1 October, 2021.

The event hosted a series of virtual sessions, reviewing the digital policy agenda and the results achieved, as well as upcoming priorities under the EU4Digital Initiative.

The Digital Conference for the Eastern Partnership, organised virtually on 27 September as the opening event in the EU4Digital Steering Committee meeting, focused primarily on the role of the EU4Digital Initiative in supporting digital transformation in EaP region, including topics such as telecom infrastructure for the reduction of retail prices, 5G and affordable high-speed internet, strengthening of digital business through SMEs and start-up ecosystems, and eCommerce solutions to foster greater online trade between the EU and Eastern partner countries. The Digital Conference was attended by national and EU officials, public and private sector stakeholders involved in the digital transformation in the Eastern partner countries.

The second day was devoted to presenting the results achieved under the EU4Digital Initiative and to the Joint Staff Working Document - Recovery, resilience and reform: post-2020 Eastern Partnership priorities.

Thematic sessions took place over the course of third, fourth and fifth days of the event. These sessions presented the status and plans ahead under the six EU4Digital topics, including telecom rules, eTrade, digital trust and cyber security; digital skills, digital innovation and start-up ecosystems as well as eHealth.

The EU4Digital Initiative aims to extend the European Union's Digital Single Market to the Eastern Partner states, developing the potential of the digital economy and society, in order to bring economic growth, generate more jobs, improve people's lives and help businesses.

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What is the challenge of greening the economy in Azerbaijan?

need to adjust regulatory framework to promote green policies - 67.9%
low level of environmental awareness - 1.8%
insufficient incentives for green products and services - 4.5%
poor access to finance for environmental actions - 5.4%
no idea - 20.5%

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