EuroISPA adds Dutch ICT association to boost Internet sector’s EU-level representation
Brussels - 01.02.2016: The European Internet Services Providers Association (EuroISPA) has been further strengthened by the addition of Nederland ICT – a Dutch trade association representing more than 550 IT, telecom and Internet companies in the Netherlands. With the addition of Nederland ICT, EuroISPA now represents more than 2500 Internet Service Providers across Europe and all along the transversal Internet value chain.
2016 will be a crucial year for the development of the Internet and digital services in Europe. With the European Commission pushing ahead with its Digital Single Market strategy, the unified voice of Europe’s Internet sector will be more important than ever in order to realise an innovation-friendly legislative environment for all Internet intermediaries.
Speaking after the admission of Nederland ICT, EuroISPA President Oliver Süme said: “I am delighted to see Nederland ICT join as a new member. Nederland ICT brings a depth of knowledge and insight from an important EU Member State, and will reinforce the message of Europe’s Internet sector to key influencers in the European Institutions”.
Nederland ICT Senior Advisor for Policy and Public Affairs Alex de Joode said: “Joining EuroISPA enhances our ability to actively participate in all aspects of the decision-making processes on IT-related issues at EU level. We look forward to working with our Internet sector colleagues in other European countries and to pushing forward a pro-innovation message in the Digital Single Market discussions. ”