ITS 32nd European Conference 2023

Madrid, Spain, 19th – 20th June 2023


32nd European regional conference of the International Telecommunications Society

Realising the digital decade in the European Union – Easier said than done?

In the middle of the Covid-19 pandemic, the European Union (EU) launched its ‘Digital Decade’ programme. By 2030, the EU envisages to have dramatically transformed the digital skills of its citizens and witnessed the digital transformation of businesses. Among various goals, public services shall be digitalised, a large majority of businesses have adopted AI, big data and cloud computing services, and connectivity improved so that everyone will have access to gigabit broadband and 5G.
These are ambitious goals. To be achieved, they require considerable investments, not only to ensure that connectivity is enhanced and cloud infrastructure available, but also that these improved assets can be best utilised by individuals, businesses and governments. Co-ordination is also required between EU institutions and Member States on the one hand, and between Member States, industry, educational institutions etc on the other.

The International Telecommunications Society (ITS)

About ITS

The International Telecommunications Society (ITS) is an association of professionals in the information, communications and technology sectors. ITS is an independent, non-aligned and not-for-profit organisation with a worldwide network of about 400 members. ITS provides a forum where academic, private sector, and government communities can meet to identify pressing new problems and issues, share research results, and form new relationships and approaches to address outstanding issues.


ITS Europe Conference

Madrid, Spain,  19th – 20th June 2023



Local Organizer

Dr Covadonga GIJÓN
Faculty of Laws, UNED, Madrid, Spain

Dr Aurora RUÍZ RUA
Faculty of Economics, UNED, Madrid, Spain

ITS Europe

Weizenbaum Institute for the Networked Society & TU Berlin, Berlin, Germany

Professor Jason WHALLEY
Northumbria University, Newcastle, UK