Digital Belgium: an approach to boost the digital economy and expand the prospect of jobs and growth
According to calculations by the Lisbon Council, over the next few years digital innovations will be responsible for creating five new jobs for every two that disappear. Therefore we have created "Digital Belgium", the action plan, which outlines the digital long-term vision for our country and translates this into clear ambitions. In order to be successful in this, it's all about working together and sharing know-how. The Belgian e-commerce sector needs to take every opportunity to make up for the shortfall compared to other countries. For this purpose, the government and the e-commerce sector are coming together in the e-commerce platform that is being set up. The platform makes it possible to enter into dialogue, to identify issues and to work out solutions, for example in terms of growth-friendly taxation, innovative online payment systems and logistical challenges.