Presentation on theme: "The EU I2010 benchmarking framework and its implementation GENEVE 29 June 2008."— Presentation transcript:
The EU I2010 benchmarking framework and its implementation GENEVE 29 June 2008
BENCHMARKING I2010 The I2010 initiative The I2010 initiative I2010 Benchmarking Framework I2010 Benchmarking Framework Implementation of the I2010 BF – the coordination at EU level Implementation of the I2010 BF – the coordination at EU level
The I2010 initiative I2010 initiative: EU policy initiative in the area of IS. I2010 initiative: EU policy initiative in the area of IS. – Completing the Single European Information Space – Strengthening R&D in ICT and the take up of e-business – Achieving an Inclusive European Information society
I2010 Benchmarking framework Benchmarking as an important dimension of I2010. Benchmarking as an important dimension of I2010. Instrument for monitoring the progress in the achievement of I2010 priorities Instrument for monitoring the progress in the achievement of I2010 priorities Indicators: coherent with the I2010 priorities and selected through a discussion with MS Indicators: coherent with the I2010 priorities and selected through a discussion with MS Geographical scope: now limited to the EU, plus NO and IS. However, international benchmarking is an option for the future. Geographical scope: now limited to the EU, plus NO and IS. However, international benchmarking is an option for the future.
I2010 Benchmarking framework o Comparability and harmonization is a crucial issue o Sources: Mainly the Eurostat surveys on ICT use by households and enterprises; o Complemented by : other official statistics (SBS, LBS, R&D statistics.) ad hoc studies and other sources
I2010 Benchmarking framework o Topics which are covered: Broadband coverage and take-up Multiform platform to the internet Use of internet services e-Security Contribution of the ICT sector to economic growth R&D effort in the ICT sector Uptake of ICT by business Impact of ICT diffusion in the economy e-Inclusion Availability and use of online public services o Detailed list of indicators available in the I2010 website: http://ec.europa.eu/information_society/eeurope/i2010/index_en.htm
Eurostat statistics on ICT use Eurostat statistics on ICT use Coherent with policy objectives They cover use in the economy and more in general in the society Questionnaires built upon the I2010 framework The result of cooperation between users (policy developers) and statisticians Partly financed by the EC through annual grants The coordination at EU level
Eurostat surveys on ICT use Eurostat surveys on ICT use Statistics have to be delivered based on legal obligations: IS Framework Regulation 808/2004 (scope, subjects, financing, data transmission) Annual Implementing Regulation (list of indicators, breakdowns…)
Indicators and questionnaires: Indicators and questionnaires: Questionnaires: made up of core indicators and special modules Questionnaires: model questionnaire in EN which is translated into national languages Indicators: defined through a discussion between users and NSIs Users: give political priorities and subjects to be covered Statisticians: find the appropriate methodological solutions Exchange of proposals and opinions is done both through meetings and electronically The coordination at EU level
Discussion organized through: Task forces Task forces one on each of the two questionnaires Eurostat, some MS (on a voluntary basis) and users 2-3 meetings Brainstorming and discussion which lead to a draft questionnaire ISS Working Group ISS Working Group all MS represented Less interactivity than in TF Discuss and fine tune TF proposals The coordination at EU level
The complete process lasts >2 years Autumn year t-2: start of the preparatory meetings of Eurostat task forces March year t-1: final list of indicators and model questionnaires agreed by the ISS Working Group April-May year t-1: consultation with the SPC and Commission services Mid July year t-1: publication of the Implementing Regulation April-May year t: data collection December year t: data dissemination The coordination at EU level
A positive balance A positive balance timely, good quality and harmonized statistics on ICT use in the EU are available for users Crucial elements for success: Crucial elements for success: Regular exchange of information and views between users and producers Exchange of best practices among countries Clear definitions Different stages of ICT diffusion throughout the EU taken into account Balance between the need of coherence and that of improving the framework Availability of a model questionnaire to achieve higher harmonisation.