Name of the project: Digital Single Market in V4
Duration: 27. 9. 2017 – 31. 3. 2018 (6 months)
Funding: This project has been supported by the Visegrad Fund
Project website: http://www.itapa.sk/digital-single-market-in-v4/
EPMA’s role: Partner
Forging an EU Digital Single Market (DSM) is based on collaboration in many areas, starting from dismantling regulatory walls, freeing data flows or technology transfer and ending with diffusion of innovation, networking or best practice sharing. V4 countries collaborate in an increasingly efficient way and therefore the V4 platform is in a position to become an important driver and leading force of digitalization and development of the DSM in the EU.The project aims to create an environment that will help push the Visegrad group forward in the digital realm.
The strategic outcomes of the project will be:
- enhancement of the creation of the DSM in the Visegrad region
- help the V4 countries to be among EU leaders;
- help to make the mutual V4 cooperation closer and more intense.
The project addresses the subject matter using a three pillar strategy specifically designed for respective target groups (political representatives as well as senior state officials, municipal representatives, and private sector representatives). Firstly, it will be organization of a special event – ITAPA – Four in One that will be specifically dedicated to cooperation at the Visegrad level. Secondly, it will be the establishment of an annual award for digital projects from the Visegrad countries. Finally, the project will introduce an initiative for users of data on public tenders in the Visegrad countries with the aim to foster a common Visegrad market in the digital area.