Workshop: First-year results of the monitoring progress of national initiatives on digitising industry

Workshop with stakeholders

11 September 2019

Albert Borschette Conference Centre

Rue Froissart 36, 1040 Etterbeek

Room: CCAB/2.D

Webstreaming will also be available using the following link



9:30-9:40 Welcome by the Commission

Progress of the Digitising European Industry initiative


9:40-9:50 Objectives and methodological approach (VVA)

-          Objectives

-          Presentation of the monitoring system

-          Planning of the study

9:50-10:20 Presentation of the findings of the EU analysis (WIK)


10:20-10:40 Coffee break


10:40-12:00 World Café sessions

for 20min in turn, 4 groups will discuss topics, good practices and transferable lessons covering:

-          Boosting innovation capacity

-          Regulatory framework for a digital age

-          Preparing Europeans for the digital future

-          Support mechanisms & pan-European cooperation

12:00-12:20 Pause (wrap-up time for consolidating results, with moderators/rapporteurs)


12:20-12:40 Reporting of group sessions and plenary discussion (VVA/WIK)
12:40-13:00 Concluding remarks (Commission)



13:00 – 14:00


Lunch break


14:00 – 16:00 Bilateral meetings with Member State representatives:

-          meetings between Member State representatives and consortium members to discuss new national initiatives and prepare the work for the second data collection wave

-          Rotation: up to six meetings of 20mn will take place at the same time, then the consortium members will move to another round of bilateral meetings, etc.

Provision timing:

14:00-14:20: first bilateral meetings

15:40-16:00: sixth bilateral meetings