The Digital Agenda – one of the seven flagships of EC’s 2020 Strategy – describes Europe’s strategy, policies and actions to allow the European economy and society to benefit from the Digital Revolution.
Through its links to the e-Infrastructure community across Europe e-IRG is in a unique position to inspire and assist in the implementation of the Digital Agenda and to help ensure that any new actions in the field of e-Infrastructures will be within the general political context and framework of the Digital Agenda.
In this survey we describe the essential role of the e-Infrastructure community for the realisation of the Digital Agenda and the importance of a proper e-Infrastructure governance. Recent e-IRG observations, recommendations and actions issued in White Papers and other e-IRG policy documents are summarized and linked to the seven problem areas recognised in the Digital Agenda. The aim is to provide guidance on the developments and actions required to achieve the goals of the Digital Agenda.