More specifically, statistics on the information society monitor three aspects:

  • The completion of a single European information space
  • Innovation and investment in ICT research
  • Achieving an inclusive European information society

These aspects correspond with the main aims of i2010 – a European Information Society for growth and employment. This is a strategic framework for the information society and a key element of the renewed Lisbon Strategy, and it offers a comprehensive strategy for the ICT and media sector.

Data Collection

The collection of the data on the information society corresponds to the framework Regulation (EC) no. 808/2004, which ensures that the data are harmonised. The regulation contains two modules, covering:

  • Enterprises
  • Households and individuals

As a framework regulation it allows adjustment to newly evolving needs by users and decision makers by annually implementing measures (Commission regulations, see links in Legislation).