Directorate-General for Informatics (DIGIT)

This Directorate-General plays a coordinating role in the development of information technology and ICT systems for the European Commission. The DG offers innovative tools and solutions to enable the Commission to manage and deliver European policies more effectively and efficiently.

The main tasks are:

  • Provide the EC, and whenever appropriate other European Institutions and bodies, with high quality and innovative:
    • Workplace solutions: creating new ways of working and collaboration for staff;
    • Business solutions: delivering information systems supporting rationalised business processes within the framework of the corporate IT Governance strategy;
    • Infrastructure solutions: providing reliable, cost-effective and secure infrastructure and services;
    • Effective solutions: aligning IT investments with business priorities, facilitating relationships with their strategic partners, balancing risk with business value for the Institution
  • Support the modernisation of public administrations by promoting and facilitating interoperability so that European public administrations can work seamlessly together across boundaries – Interoperability solutions


Legislative proposals in negotiation

There are 10 proposals for legislative or other legal instruments of this Directorate-General in negotiations with the Council and the European Parliament.
Date Title
18.11.2022  Strengthened public sector interoperability policy: linking public services, supporting public policies and delivering public benefits Towards an ‘Interoperable Europe’.
Communication com(2022)710
08.07.2021  The role of cohesion policy in promoting innovative and smart transformation and regional ICT connectivity.
23.09.2019  Results of the interim evaluation of the ISA² programme.
Report com(2019)615
23.03.2017  European Interoperability Framework - Implementation Strategy.
Communication com(2017)134
23.03.2017  Revision of the European Interoperability Framework - Analysis accompanying the document: European Interoperability Framework - Implementation Strategy.


Legislation currently being implemented

There are 2 laws or other legal instruments of the Council and the European Parliament, previously proposed by this Directorate-General, which are currently being implemented by the member states.
Date Title
18.11.2022  Measures for a high level of public sector interoperability across the Union (Interoperable Europe Act).
Regulation com(2022)720
22.03.2022  Measures for a high common level of cybersecurity at the institutions, bodies, offices and agencies of the Union.
Regulation com(2022)122