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DESI - European Union Digital Ranking 2022 (PT only)

Analysis of the 2022 Economy and Society Digitization Index (DESI) in the 27 Member States of the European Union.

Portugal, together with the remaining 26 EU Member States, has been put to the test in new areas, with new working models, new digital channels, new training and requalification methods and new security requirements. All areas where the technology and digital maturity of our society have taken a central role in responding to the crises we are going through.

According to the Digital Economy and Society Index (DESI) 2022, Portugal remains behind the European average, ranking 15th out of 27 Member States, having risen one position compared to 2021. The podium is occupied by Finland, Denmark and the Netherlands.

Positively, we highlight the use of technologies for environmental sustainability in 1st place, the electronic sharing of information and the use of AI, both in 2nd place, and the broadband and fiber optic coverage, both in 3rd place. By the negative, Portugal is the penultimate country where the price of broadband is highest, in the tail of Europe as a percentage of ICT graduates (25th place), with one of the lowest uses of open data (23rd place). Basic software skills put us in 21st place, the use of social networks in companies in 22nd and e-Government users in 21st place.

DESI is a quantitative indicator published annually since 2015 by the European Union, which aims to assess and compare the digital competitiveness of the 27 Member States, identifying national policies and priority policy areas for sustainable digital innovation. This analysis is structured in four fundamental dimensions – Human Capital, Connectivity, Digital Technology Integration and Digital Public Services – which are detailed in 33 indicators, allowing the monitoring of its evolution over time.

Data source: European Commission – Eurostat

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