• 05-FEB-2014

  • SOURCE: Norway

Digital Agenda Europe: Going local in Norway

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Robert Madelin, Director General at the European Commission's Directorate General for Communications Networks, Content & Technology (DG CONNECT), is visiting Norway to discuss key Digital Agenda Europe (DAE) issues, identify future challenges, and to get knowledge and inspiration from the Digital Agenda for Norway. Madelin will hold the key note speech at a conference arranged by the Norwegian Ministry of Local Government and Modernisation in Oslo, February 6. State Secretary Paul Chaffey will hold the opening speech.

The Digital Agenda for Norway is inspired by the Digital Agenda for Europe, and the Norwegian government is strongly emphasising ICT as a driver for innovation, growth and modernisation of the public sector. Digitisation will allow for a simpler and more effective communication with public administration both for citizens and businesses. In addition, the government has clearly stated that they want to have a strong focus on EU policy and the EEA agreement.

Madelin's visit is part of DG CONNECT's visit program "Going Local".