Citation Edit

Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology, ICT Strategy of the German Federal Government: Digital Germany 2015 (Nov. 2010) (full-text).

Overview Edit

The ICT strategy, Digital Germany 2015, sets out the priorities, tasks and projects for the period up to 2015. It aims to do the following:

  • Strengthen competitiveness through the use of ICT in all segments of the economic process
  • Expand digital infrastructure and networks to meet future challenges
  • Safeguard the protected and personal rights of users in the future Internet and in the use of new media
  • Step up research and development in the ICT sector and speed up the translation of R&D findings into marketable products and services
  • Strengthen basic, further and continuing education and training and competencies in handling new media
  • Make consistent use of ICT to cope with social problems, including sustainability and climate protection, health, mobility, administration and the improvement of the quality of life of citizens

With the implementation of the ICT strategy, the Federal Government is seeking to contribute to promoting sustainable economic growth, help create new jobs and bring about social benefits. It is also aware of the social-policy significance of Internet and ICT, will continue to engage in dialogue on the prospects of German Internet policy and the appropriate role of government in the future organisation of the Internet and channel the outcomes into improving the regulatory policy framework.