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23/05/2016

Tomáš Prouza is the new government coordinator for digital agenda

NE100 Team

NE100 Challenger Tomáš Prouza, State Secretary for European Affairs of the Czech Republic, will also become the government coordinator for the digital agenda.

- The Czech Government has been focusing on the development of the digital economy and defined it as one of its priorities. Since the beginning of its term, the nonexistence of a unified coordination system has been repeatedly requested by the social and economic partners. They were asking for a coordinator that would provide a sounding board for their issues, a coordinator that would bring together all ministries as well as the public and private sector to move along the digital agenda in the Czech Republic. During the debate, many options for the coordination have been discussed. In the end, the most favored option was to anchor the coordinator at the Office of the Government, more specifically to entrust me with this position and expand my portfolio as the State Secretary for European Affairs with the digital agenda - wrote Mr. Prouza.

Mr. Prouza plans to focus on five key issues: e-commerce – accessible, secure and easy-to-use, e-skills – the key to success both in work and life in the 21. century, e-government – easily accessible and user-friendly, security – data protection and cybersecurity, how to embrace new opportunities (such as shared economy, online platforms or open data).

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