The Digital Economy and Society Index (DESI), released yearly, is a composite index which serves to summarise Europe’s digital performance and track the evolution of EU member states in digital competitiveness. The index is structured around five principal dimensions; Connectivity, Human Capital, Use of Internet, and Integration of Digital Technology.
This year’s good news is that overall, Europe is progressing. The EU as a whole attained a score of 0.52 in 2016, up from 0.50 last year. However, member states are at different stages of development.