Friday, June 2, 2017
Tallinn is keen to showcase its success in developing its digital capabilities in both the public and private sectors. Estonia is one of a cluster of nine EU tech-sector high-performers, but is an outlier among Central-Eastern European (CEE) economies.
- Other CEE countries would profit from official policies as effective as Estonia's Digital Agenda 2020, adopted in 2014.
- However, Estonia may need a new impetus, having made no progress in its DESI ranking, unchanged in 2017 from 2016.
- The growth of the tech sector in those CEE states that are EU members will impact on the rest of the region.
- There are plans to create a 'digital community' with states of the Eastern Partnership.
- Companies based in Romania, Bulgaria and Poland are increasingly hiring graduates with tech skills from Moldova and Ukraine.