Bitkom welcomes the European Commission’s ambition to measure the progress of digital transformation in Europe in order to improve transparency. To this end, we submitted a position with suggestions on the way forward:
Bitkom members believe that KPIs are not an end in itself and have to be independently defined and monitored, for instance with the help of an independent multi-stakeholder group. Our paper further outlines a (non-exhaustive) list of possible KPIs e.g. for measuring the digitalisation of the agricultural sector, the success of European start/scale ups, the transformation of public services or the dissemination of digital skills.
Bitkom believes that monitoring also concerns the regulatory process: Given the dynamic nature of the digital economy, we propose different instruments to monitor whether rules meet the European policy goals throughout their entire lifecycle.