On the 9 November, 2011, the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) and Dublin City Council (DCC), co-hosted an action-planning conference at Farmleigh House in Dublin on the Committee’s opinion regarding the Europe 2020 flagship initiative "A Digital Agenda for Europe".

The title of the symposium was 'Towards the Digital Horizon: Creating an Inclusive Digital Future', and its primary goal was to mobilise Irish society - government, business and citizens - to maximise the social and economic potential of the Internet: for doing business, working, playing, communicating, and to create a truly inclusive digital society.

The event was attended by over 100 leaders from diverse sectors of the arts, business, politics, advocacy organisations, public sector and education, as well as EESC members representing civil society across the rest of Europe.