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People First – Digitalising the Commission

The Next Generation Digital Strategy benefits from digital transformation opportunities in a post-pandemic world and supports the delivery of the EU’s strategic priorities.    

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This strategy sets up the framework for continuous digital transformation. It promotes a vision of a Digital Commission that engages and connects people, data, processes and technology. This translates into five key objectives.


Digital transformation is driven and guided by a set of overarching principles, based on shared European values, that support the implementation of a digital Commission.

  • Digital partnerships – Fostering collaboration between internal departments, other EU institutions and stakeholders.
  • Digital interaction first – Communicating via digital means will be promoted and supported whilst ensuring full accessibility.
  • Digital empowerment – Providing the necessary tools, services, skills to staff, ensuring “digital thinking” and the space to use digital technologies for innovation.
  • Digital sovereignty and autonomy - Exploring technical alternatives that positively promote the Commission’s ability to work in a cost-effective, sustainable, independent, and secure way.
  • Digital security and resilience – Ensuring appropriate protection of the Commission’s digital assets and support a fast recovery in case of incidents.