Launch of the EUTA’s Tech Vision with Vice-President Charanzová

Launch of the EUTA’s Tech Vision with Vice-President Charanzová
8 October 2019 European Tech Alliance

Launch of the EUTA’s Tech Vision with Vice-President Charanzová

On Tuesday 8 October, European Parliament Vice-President Dita Charanzová hosted the European Tech Alliance (EUTA) for a discussion in the European Parliament on the future of Europe’s tech ecosystem and the potential for Europe to become a global tech leader.

Ms Charanzová welcomed participants from across the Parliament, Commission and Member States, and commented that:

‘The comparison of Europe’s tech scene with Silicon Valley in the U.S and Asia has long been a topic of debate- with some arguing that we lack consumer-tech companies in EU and tech innovation. This is far from true.  The event today further highlighted that the EU tech sector is attracting more participants, creating jobs, and tackling some of the world’s biggest problems. I am committed to ensure this Parliament’s term is focused on legislation that creates a fair, safe and thriving environment for EU tech business and our consumers.’

The reception coincided with the publication of EUTA’s ‘Europe’s Tech Vision Five Years from Now’, which outlines its members’ recommendations for a vibrant European digital ecosystem.

EUTA’s President, Gianpiero Lotito (FacilityLive) commented: “The Alliance strives to give a voice to European tech companies across the region to support the creation of a positive political and legislative landscape to champion European business and innovation”.

EUTA’s Chair, Magdalena Piech (Allegro) commented: “While Europe has established itself as a first-mover in digital regulation, looking ahead the challenge for European policy makers is how to translate this into tangible economic growth”.

Contributing to the development of A Europe Fit For The Digital Age  will therefore be a priority for the EUTA and we recommend the following:

  1. Involve the wider tech community in policy creation
  2. Promote a tech sector that is responsible and ethical
  3. Create financial and investment conditions that can scale the next generation of EU tech champions
  4. Account for the diversity of data uses and business models when creating data legislation
  5. Continue to examine the changing dynamics of technology on competition issues
  6. Ensure much-needed political focus and financial support for Artificial Intelligence (AI)
  7. Take a targeted approach in refining the e-Commerce Directive
  8.  Make taxation fair for all at the global level

You can read the EUTA’s Tech Vision for Europe, in full, here.