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For the future of the Internet, EU policy needs to focus on digital infrastructure

With the EU progressively increasing its focus on digital policymaking, it is ever more crucial that digital infrastructure be kept at the core of decisions that impact the Internet. The true advancement of digital policies incorporates all actors along the value chain of Internet service provision and has the potential to create an innovative digital sphere in the interest of EU citizens. Policies must be adapted to the reality of an ecosystem that is composed of many kinds of actors, taking into account differences in resources and precedent, particularly if we want to see even implementation across the entire sector. Indeed, what we need in order to create a sustainable EU digital policy life-cycle is clarity regarding implementation and coherence with existing legislation, and avoidance of legislative overlap.

The EU is seen as a driving force of innovation globally; but in order to truly enable an innovative, free, and fair Internet, the EU must consider all the actors within the sphere of Internet service provision. By considering all players and creating a level-playing field, the EU can create a cohesive internal market and enable increased sharing of knowledge and best practice. For the EU to maintain its status as a key actor at the global level of Internet services provision, it must nurture a competitive digital market at the infrastructure and service level. The EU has the chance to play a leading role in the development of emerging technologies, including AI, quantum technology, blockchains, and virtual worlds, and to build legislation which allows players of all sizes to participate – and it must take that chance to be at the forefront change.

Meanwhile, we must not forget that a safer Internet is crucial for the integrity of EU democracy. Ensuring technology neutrality and encompassing every actor within the Internet ecosystem allows for effective policy-making that creates a safer and freer Internet for all EU citizens. 

Elina Ussa
President of EuroISPA

Read EuroISPA’s Manifesto for the 2024 European Elections here.

EuroISPA launches its new Manifesto for an innovative and fair European Internet ecosystem ahead of the 2024 European elections

We are excited to share EuroISPA’s new Manifesto for the 2024 European elections!

Our Manifesto advocates for putting innovation and fairness in the European Internet ecosystem at the core of the next mandate’s policymaking in the digital sphere.

In this manifesto, the result of the shared knowledge and collaborative effort of our wide and varied membership, we ask EU legislators to commit to the joint implementation of actions towards:

  • A fully functioning internal market
  • A long-term vision on privacy online
  • A harmonised European Strategy for Cybersecurity
  • Legislative Coherence for Digital Infrastructure

By focusing on legislative coherence, data protection, cybersecurity, and digital infrastructure, we believe the EU can enhance its competitiveness, safeguard fundamental rights, and unlock the benefits of new technologies.

Read our full manifesto here: EuroISPA Manifesto for the 2024 European elections