Lead Indicators for DG CONNECT policy priorities

This dataset complement the "digital agenda key indicators" dataset, presenting some additional indicators used to illustrate some important aspects of the results we are committed to achieve. They mainly refers to EU level initiatives and are not intended to benchmark Member States performance. For a presentation of DG CONNECT policy responsibilities consult our website.

The following table provides methodological information about the source, the scope and the definition of each indicator. For more details, click on the links in the table or explore the whole database.

Indicator Definition and scope Time coverage Explore more using SPARQL queries Source
Mobile market
Spectrum assigned for wireless broadband in EU harmonised bands Notation: spectrum_WBB
Definition: Amount of spectrum assigned by Member States for wireless mobile broadband comunications (WBB) within the ranges harmonised by the European Union. Charts allow to compare with the total value of EU HARMONISED bands and with a simple EU AVERAGE of countries assignements. The policy target is to harmonise and assign 1200 MHz to WBB.
2013 - 2015 Find countries
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ECO Report 03
Internet usage
Individuals who have used internet in the last 3 months Notation: i_iu3 2002 - 2014 Find countries
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Eurostat, Table isoc_ci_ifp_iu: Internet use - individuals
Individuals who have used internet in the last 12 months Notation: i_ilt12 2003 - 2014 Find countries
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Eurostat, Table isoc_ci_ifp_iu: Internet use - individuals
Individuals who are regular internet users (at least once a week) Notation: i_iuse
Definition: Individuals using the internet at least once a week in the last 3 months.
2003 - 2014 Find countries
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Eurostat, Table isoc_ci_ifp_fu: Frequency of internet use - individuals
Audiovisual & media content
Linear TV channels established in a Member State and targeting foreign countries Notation: eoa_Tvchannels_tarfor
Notes: page 125
2013 - 2013 Find countries
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European Audiovisual Observatory Yearbook 2014
Video on Demand services available in the country but established in another EU country Notation: eoa_VoD_estab_otheu
Definition: Video on demand (VoD) services (all genre except adult) available in a Member State, but established in another EU country
2014 - 2014 Find countries
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European Audiovisual Observatory - study "On demand audiovisual markets in the EU"
Non-national European films in cinemas Notation: eoa_nn_films 2007 - 2013 Find countries
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European Audiovisual Observatory Yearbook 2014
eGovernment
Individuals interacting online with public authorities, last 12 months Notation: i_iugov12
Definition: Individuals have used Internet, in the last 12 months, for interaction with public authorities. It includes obtaining information from public authorities web sites, OR downloading official forms OR sending filled in forms.
2008 - 2014 Find countries
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Eurostat, Table isoc_r_gov_i: Individuals who used the internet for interaction with public authorities
Public Sector Information scoreboard Notation: epsi_score
Definition: The PSI Scoreboard is a ‘crowdsourced’ tool to measure the status of Open Data and PSI re-use throughout the EU. It does NOT monitor government policies, but aims to assess the overall PSI re-use situation, which includes the open data community's activities.
2013 - 2015 Find countries
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The PSI Scoreboard
eCommerce
Individuals ordering goods or services online, from sellers from other EU countries Notation: i_bfeu
Definition: Individuals that ordered goods or services for private use over the Internet in the last 12 months from sellers from other EU countries
2008 - 2014 Find countries
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Eurostat, Table isoc_bde15cbc: E-banking and e-commerce
eBusiness
Enterprises using RFID for product identification Notation: e_rfpsas
Definition: RFID tags or transponders are devices that can be applied to or incorporated into a product or object and transmits data via radiowaves. The indicator includes their use for tracking of supply chain and inventory or for after-sales product identification.
2011 - 2014 Find countries
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Eurostat, Table isoc_bde15dth: Key technologies for the internet of things
Buy Cloud Computing services used over the internet Notation: e_cc
Definition: Cloud computing refers to purchased ICT services that have all of the following characteristics: are delivered from servers of service providers; can be easily scaled up or down; can be used on-demand by the user without human interaction with the service provider; are paid for, either per user, by capacity used, or they are pre-paid.
Notes: Cloud computing may include connections via Virtual Private Networks (VPN). Optional question in 2015, not all countries have collected the indicator.
2014 - 2014 Find countries
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Eurostat, Table isoc_cicce_use: Cloud computing services
Buy Cloud Computing services of medium-high sophistication Notation: e_CC_GE_ME
Definition: Enterprises purchasing at least one of the following cloud computing services: hosting of the enterprise's database, accounting software applications, CRM software, computing power.
Notes: Computed from Eurostat database with the following formula = (e_cc_me) - (e_cc_lo) + (e_cc_hi). Optional question in 2015, not all countries have collected the indicator.
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Eurostat, Table isoc_cicce_use: Cloud computing services
Enterprises buying computing power in the Cloud Notation: e_cc_pcpu
Definition: Cloud computing refers to purchased ICT services that have all of the following characteristics: are delivered from servers of service providers; can be easily scaled up or down; can be used on-demand by the user without human interaction with the service provider; are paid for, either per user, by capacity used, or they are pre-paid.
Notes: Optional question in 2015, not all countries have collected the indicator.
2014 - 2014 Find countries
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Eurostat, Table isoc_ci_eu_en2: Computers and the internet: enterprises - summary of EU aggregates (NACE Rev. 2 activity)
ICT Specialist
Enterprises reporting hard-to-fill vacancies for jobs requiring ICT specialist skills Notation: E_ITSPVAC2
Definition: Hard-to-fill vacancies during the previous calendar year refer to a range of situations in which enterprises find it difficult to find persons with particular skills (hard-to-fill vacancies due to skills shortage).
Notes: Limited comparability between 2007 and 2012 because of changes in the wording of the question. Enterprises with 10 or more persons employed. All manufacturing and service sectors, excluding the financial sector.
2012 - 2014 Find countries
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Eurostat, Table isoc_ci_eu_en2: Computers and the internet: enterprises - summary of EU aggregates (NACE Rev. 2 activity)
ICT sector
High Growth Companies in the ICT sector Notation: ict_hgc
Definition: High growth companies are companies, with more than 10 employees during the reference year, that grows in employent on average by 10% or more over the last 3 year
2012 - 2012 Find countries
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JRC-IPTS Euripidis project based on Eurostat Business demography data
EU Research and Development Programs
EU R&I committed funding for ICT Notation: ICT_commit_in_trp
Definition: Credit commitments for ICT Research and Innovation, during the reference year.
2007 - 2015 Find countries
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ABAC
Average time to grant Notation: avg_ttg
Definition: The Time to Grant (TTG) is defined as the time lapsed from a call's closing date (deadline for submission of proposals) to that of a grant signature by the European Commission. In the case of two-stage calls for proposals, it is the second stage call deadline that is used in the calculation of the Time to Grant. Time to grant is expressed in calendar days. Average time to grant is the arythmetic average for all grants within the defined scope.
2007 - 2014 Find countries
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CORDA
Grants signed within scope Notation: ttg_in_scope
Definition: The Time to Grant (TTG) is defined as the time lapsed from a call's closing date (deadline for submission of proposals) to that of a grant signature by the European Commission. In the case of two-stage calls for proposals, it is the second stage call deadline that is used in the calculation of the Time to Grant. Time to grant is expressed in calendar days. For H2020, signature within scope reflects the grants signed in less than 245 days.
2014 - 2014 Find countries
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CORDA
Projects paid on time Notation: pay_on_time_projects
Definition: Number of research projects paid on time (30-90 days depending on the transaction)
2010 - 2014 Find countries
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ABAC
Patents resulting from FP7 funded projects in ICT Notation: FP7_ICT_pat
Definition: Patents reported through annual surveys of ongoing ICT research projects carried out by the European Commission - DG CONNECT. Outputs reported by participants have been validated in EPO PATSTAT and Espacenet databases by UNU-MERIT – Maastricht University under the service contract SMART 2011/0039 funded by the European Commission - DG CONNECT
Notes: It covers FP7 ICT projects started before October 2013. The indicator is not expected to evolve regularly year by year, due to the coverage of thematic areas by calls which may differ from one year to another. Annual figures should therefore be interpreted with caution.
2009 - 2013 Find countries
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Analysis of publications and patents of ICT research in FP7
Publications resulting from FP7 funded projects in ICT Notation: FP7_ICT_pub
Definition: Publications reported through annual surveys of ongoing ICT research projects carried out by the European Commission - DG CONNECT. Outputs reported by participants have been validated in Elsevier’s Scopus databases by UNU-MERIT – Maastricht University under the service contract SMART 2011/0039 funded by the European Commission - DG CONNECT. * It includes articles in journals and trade journals, conference proceedings, books, book series
Notes: It covers FP7 ICT projects started before October 2013. The indicator is not expected to evolve regularly year by year, due to the coverage of thematic areas by calls which may differ from one year to another. Annual figures should therefore be interpreted with caution.
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Analysis of publications and patents of ICT research in FP7
Articles resulting from FP7 funded projects in ICT Notation: FP7_ICT_artic
Definition: Articles in journals reported through annual surveys of ongoing ICT research projects carried out by the European Commission - DG CONNECT. Outputs reported by participants have been validated in Elsevier’s Scopus databases by UNU-MERIT – Maastricht University under the service contract SMART 2011/0039 funded by the European Commission - DG CONNECT
Notes: It covers FP7 ICT projects started before October 2013. The indicator is not expected to evolve regularly year by year, due to the coverage of thematic areas by calls which may differ from one year to another. Annual figures should therefore be interpreted with caution.
2009 - 2013 Find countries
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Analysis of publications and patents of ICT research in FP7
EC funding to private commercial organisations in FP7-ICT projects Notation: FP7ICT_EC_funding_PRC
Definition: Value of European Commission funding committed through grant agreements signed, during the reference year, with private commercial organisations (SMEs and large enterprises) participating in ICT research projects under the EU's Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) - Cooperation and Capacities (e-infrastructures).
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EC - FP7 ICT research projects
EC funding granted to SMEs in FP7-ICT projects Notation: FP7ICT_EC_funding_SMEs
Definition: Value of European Commission funding committed through grant agreements signed, during the reference year, with SMEs participating in ICT research projects under the EU's Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) - Cooperation and Capacities (e-infrastructures).
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EC - FP7 ICT research projects
Total number of participations by private commercial organisations in FP7-ICT projects Notation: FP7ICT_particip_PRC
Definition: Total number of participations by private commercial organisations (SMEs and large enterprises)in ICT research projects under the EU's Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) - Cooperation and Capacities (e-infrastructures). Each project has multiple partners participating and each partner can participate in multiple projects.
2007 - 2014 Find countries
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EC - FP7 ICT research projects
Total number of participations by SMEs in FP7-ICT projects Notation: FP7ICT_particip_SMEs
Definition: Total number by participations of SMEs in ICT research projects under the EU's Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) - Cooperation and Capacities (e-infrastructures). Each project has multiple partners participating and each partner can participate in multiple projects.
2007 - 2014 Find countries
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EC - FP7 ICT research projects
Research e-Infrastructures
Computing cycles available for open transnational access in EGI Notation: c1_compcyclesegi
Definition: Computing cycles made available by EGI - the European Grid Infrastructure -, a federation of over 350 resource centres coordinated by a not-for-profit foundation which delivers integrated computing services to European researchers, co-funded by the European Commission.
2004 - 2014 Find countries
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e-infrastructure project EGI
Computing cycles available for open transnational access in PRACE Notation: c1_compcyclesprace
Definition: Computing cycles allocated by PRACE - Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe -, a project which delivers pan-European supercomputing infrastructure to European researchers, co-funded by the European Commission.
2010 - 2014 Find countries
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e-infrastructure project PRACE
Total bandwidth available in Géant Notation: c1_bandwidth
Definition: This is measured as total bandwidth available in the European GÉANT footprint (Gbpskms) ( European dark fibre + European leased capacity excluding the connections to interconnections such as Internet2)
Notes: As of June 2014 the revamping of the networking was achieved and due to a technology optimisation there are less lightened backup routes explaining the decrease in capacity.
2013 - 2014 Find countries
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e-infrastructure project Géant
Cross border Data traffic over the research networks Notation: c1_datatraffic
Definition: This is the total monthly volume of traffic transiting GÉANT. As reported in the GÉANT MSR, measured as the aggregated traffic over a month to and from the European NRENs and all world regions.
Notes: As of 01/01/2015 the indicator is reset to integrate traffic that was not counted (Layer 1 & 2).
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e-infrastructure project Géant