Building tomorrow’s e-commerce: A call to action for SMEs and e-tailers


The European Commission has presented numerous initiatives over the past three years to promote the digital single market (DSM) in order to maximise the opportunities offered by the digital economy and foster growth and jobs in Europe.

While significant progress is evident, the DSM is not yet complete. Business and consumers continue to face significant barriers that prevent them from realising the full potential of their commercial objectives.

Let’s bring the barriers down!
To this end, DG CONNECT wants to engage with stakeholders to discuss the progress towards DSM. We are targeting in particular SMEs and cross-border e-commerce. A programme of 3 workshops starting in mid-2013 are launched in order to identify key remaining barriers and priority areas where further action is needed.
During the Digital Assembly on June 19th in Dublin, Speakers and delegates including policy-makers, regulators, NGOs and internet users, came from all over Europe to complete a stock-taking of their experiences and visions in comparison to the commission’s work.

The second workshop on the DSM will take place in Brussels on October 14th. First of all the Commission wants to hear the everyday challenges that SMEs and e-tailers are facing when doing e-commerce. To prepare this workshop, we’ve designed a short questionnaire to get a better grasp of the situation.

Make your voice heard!
By answering this questionnaire you will make your voice heard and get as well the possibility to participate to the workshop in October with the European Commission. The survey takes typically less than 10 minutes. Click here for the survey.