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A Software Strategy for Europe


This page provides information about the on-going process, launched by the European Commission, regarding the development of a Software Strategy.

In November 2007, Commissioner Reding called upon industry to provide views on a European software strategy ("Towards a European Software Strategy", Truffle 100 event, 19 November 2007 ) .

Several European Software and Services industrial organisations submitted contributions which identified a diversity of issues, barriers, and challenges.

  • Starting from these initial inputs, a group of industry experts – software vendors, SMEs, business associations and analysts – have collaborated in reviewing the status of the software industry, identifying the main issues facing it, and formulating recommendations for addressing them. The reports of the industry can be accessed here.
  • In complement to the above activities the Commission has launched a Study on "Economic and social impact of software and software based services" , the results of which are expected to be available after July 2010.

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