03 May 2017

EUROSFAT 2017: Romania's Outlook in the European Union, 10 years on

On 28th of April, we took part as official partners in Eurosfat 2017, an event coordinated by Europuls. Eurosfat 2017 takes place at a moment when Romania must define its priorities for the 2019 EU Council Presidency. At the same time, 2017 marks the 60th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Rome and the creation of the European Economic Community (EEC), as well as 10 years since Romania joined the European Union. This event is organized with the support and under the high patronage of the European Parliament, the Representation of the European Commission in Romania and of the Maltese Presidency of the EU Council.

"In the Europe of the early 1950s, coal and steel were the basis of a country’s power. Overcoming the scars of war, European countries cooperating in coal and steel marked the first step towards European integration. A few years later, in 1957, that was strengthened further when the Treaties of Rome were signed. Today, digital is to Europe what coal and steel was in the early 1950s. To remain relevant in the 21st century, the freedoms of today's European single market have to go digital. We need to connect transport and make sure mobility knows no borders in the EU. Today, we are making important steps forward to make this happen."
Andrus Ansip
European Comission

Digital skills are at the basis of the Digital Single Market. This is why we wanted to better understand how the European Commission is reinforcing this.
Mr Ansip reconfirmed that we need to do more in order to raise the digital literacy of young people, but also to take the "livelong learning" philosophy more seriously and to provide adapted programmes for digital education for several beneficiaries in the society.

Our participation at Eurosfat 2017 was supported by "eSkills for Volunteers" project