Union for the Mediterranean conference promotes digital transformation across the Euro-Mediterranean region
October 1, 2019
The Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) Conference on “Digital Transformation and Digital Skills for the Future”, which took place on 30 September in the Estonian capital Tallinn, marked an important step towards the UfM’s engagement with the rapidly shifting technological landscape whose character is essentially digital. The conference built on Estonia’s experience as a global digital leader with one of the most advanced digital societies in the world.
The conference brought together 50 participants from the Euro-Mediterranean region, including government officials, representatives of the private sector, entrepreneurs, academics, and other stakeholders to engage in discussions on a broad range of issues that included e-governance, e-services, digital economy and digital skills.
The UfM Secretariat has been actively engaged in initiatives and projects targeting the promotion of digital economy and digital transformation in the region, and the conference in Tallinn is a first step towards a more structured endeavour that will build on the recommendations emanated from the Tallinn Conference.