Evaluation of the European Union’s Digital Agenda’s Level of Preparedness

Sklenar, D., Cimova, K. and Dworzecki, J. (2018) Evaluation of the European Union’s Digital Agenda’s Level of Preparedness. In: Cibul'a, A., Karas, M., Klenka, M. and Vlková, E. (eds.) Economic, Political and Legal Issues of International Relations 2018. Vydavateľstvo EKONÓM: Bratislava, pp. 398-407. ISBN 9788022545068

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The objective of the article is to assess the statu s of the digital agenda. In the assessed period of 2014-2017, the Digital Economy and Societ y Index (DESI) shows that the European Union (EU) as a whole is making progress. The values of all five subindices observed, as well as the DESI index are rising. The re is however, still too large a gap between the most successful digital actors and the countries which achieve weaker results in the assessment. The Hopkins statistic was utilis ed to test this phenomenon. While the observed dataset of EU Member states is not signifi cantly clusterable (Hopkins statistic value <0.5), we record an increase in the assessed period, ie the differences between individual countries are deepening. We utilised a h ierarchical clustering algorithm, based on Ward’s method, using a dissimilarity matrix base d on Euclidean distances to create clusters of similar Member states, based on all fiv e subindices of the DESI index. We compared the acquired results with the results prod uced by the European Commission, which also utilised a cluster analysis, albeit with different indicators for the respective years.

Item Type:Book Sections
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Cimova, Miss Kristina
Authors: Sklenar, D., Cimova, K., and Dworzecki, J.
College/School:College of Arts > School of Modern Languages and Cultures
Publisher:Vydavateľstvo EKONÓM
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