Digitalisation is a priority area for the European Union as well as for the Stockholm Region. The Stockholm Region strongly supports the further development of the EU Digital Single Market. Digital services spur economic growth and create opportunities for innovation and employment.

Digitalisation is also fundamental to unleashing the potential of other policy areas, such as environment and transport.


The Stockholm Region has a strong service sector, ICT clusters and a large number of innovative companies. In addition, the digitalisation of the public sector is well underway. Local and regional authorities are key actors in the digital agenda as they provide digital services to citizens as well as digital infrastructure. As a consequence, the experiences from local and regional authorities must be taken into account when developing EU legislation.

The Stockholm Region wants to contribute to the EU Digital Single Market becoming a reality. Europe, and in particular the urban areas of Europe, have unique leverage to compete in knowledge intensive sectors, and currently boast a good research and innovation climate with a progressive rate of digitisation. This contributes significantly to delivering growth and prosperity in regions across Europe.

A well-developed infrastructure for ideas, goods, services, people and capital is a prerequisite for a well-functioning single market. The public sector plays an important role regarding to the expansion of digital infrastructure. Similar to railways, road networks, ports and airports; broadband is a key part of societal infrastructure. High-speed networks are a prerequisite for meeting the challenges and opportunities of the data economy.

The Stockholm Region EU Office is continuously working for

– The further development of the EU Digital Single Market.
– Promoting regional and local experiences of digitalisation in EU decision-making processes.