Euskadi is back, another year, to show off her digital power by being in Seventh place in the European Union Out of 28 according to a study by the Basque Institute for Competitive Orchestra with data pointing to 2019, the year the UK was still part of the community space. For the third year in a row it is growing in most variants Analyzing and standardizing it within the group of developed countries in digitalization.
It connects the Basque economy and society 61.5% digitization rate According to Orkestra’s DESI 2020 study, it bridges the gap with leaders present in Northern Europe and strengthens the “solid” foundations for settling into competitive positions on which to boost their digital pulse, according to the orchestra.
To reach these conclusions, DESI 2020 analyzed five dimensions such as communication, digital public services, integration of digital technology, internet use, and human capital. None of these concepts have regressed with respect to the past three years, although some of them show higher levels of progress compared to other concepts that should be promoted.
between the Euskadi’s strengths Was found Communication and digital public services. Regarding the first, the Basque Country ranks third in the EU-28 thanks to the introduction and coverage of both fixed and mobile broadband, although their rates are among the issues that need to be improved.
The General view of digital services It is the second dimension with the best results and the region in which CAV ranks sixth in the community. In this regard, the Orkestra report highlights the contribution made by various public administrations in the advancement of digitization in the Basque economy and society and pays special attention to Euskadi 2020 digital agenda.
An interesting point is the way it was presented The digital aspect of the business world Which, according to the findings of the Basque Competitiveness Institute report, “promotes good results”. In fact, the digitization of the business sector as a whole places CAV in second place in the EU-28.
This strength relies on indicators such as the high use of electronic information sharing and social media, giving the Basque country the number one European position, while other business practices such as the availability of big data and the use of the cloud are also above the European average.
However, in business, there are also aspects that could be improved, among which Orkestra points to the need to deepen the use of e-commerce, an activity in which the fabric of Basque production and services does not reach the average society.
Areas for improvement
Although communication, public services and integration into the business world are the dimensions in which the Basque Country demonstrates its continuous training and progress over time, there are also other areas that must be addressed in order to maintain competitive positions.
This is the case for Internet use, especially home-made, which shows “very low scores” according to the orchestra. The pandemic has changed that scenario, but in a year Study, 2019The level of citizens who used this method to communicate or take training courses was much lower than the European average, as well as using the network to carry out commercial transactions.
On the other hand, human capital is another area for improvement. The DESI 2020 report notes the paradox that CAV ranks first in the European ranking in people graduating in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and, at the same time, below the average in professionals engaged in activities related to this ICT.
In this sense, an orchestra considers that “there are capabilities that are not fully utilized by the productive fabric”.
Connection In 2019, CAV is ranked 3rd in the European Union out of 28. It is the dimension that provides the best position.
Digital public services. CAV ranks sixth in comparison to Community Area countries.
Digital technology integration. The Basque Country reaches seventh place, above the European Union average
Use of internet services. It is the dimension in which the Basque Country gets the worst results, remaining below the EU-28 average.
Human capital. Despite surpassing the European average and reaching eighth in the ranking, Orkestra recommends bridging the gap between the many ICT graduates and the few professionals working in the field.
With a digitization rate of 61.5%, CAV has united the developed European countries and bridged the gap with the 28 EU leaders
An orchestra warns that “there are capabilities that are not fully exploited by Basque production.”