Digitaler Wandel und Informationsgesellschaft - Related Opinions
The Europe 2020 strategy's objective is to use smart, sustainable and inclusive growth to emerge from the crisis. The Digital Agenda for Europe pinpoints as obstacles the lack of digital skills, the risk of low trust in networks, cybercrime and missed opportunities in addressing societal challenges. Unequal ICT access is primarily an extension of financial and social inequalities; there is an urgent need to develop growth and employment in order to secure a successful exit from the crisis. For ALL citizens, having a critical grasp of the contents of all media tools means 1) being online; 2) knowing how to use the equipment; 3) being at home with technology; 4) being trained to use it; 5) being part of the e society. E-inclusion must follow a global approach and ensure everyone's independence, regardless of their position in society.