Agility is the New Agenda – to promote Competition with Collaboration and to develop New Forms of Collaboration with Competitiom. Information and communication technology (ICT) now permeates virtually all aspects of our lives. The Agility Agenda is strongly connected with our desire as a collective society for a prosperous and competitive economy, a sustainable environment, and a more democratic, open, healthy society. The Agility Agenda should be seen as a key positive element, empowering global citizens, growing businesses and helping us build an open, innovative, secure and sustainable innovation society.
More than ever, the World needs a clear and balanced Agility Agenda based on a full understanding of the policy issues and of the context in which they are adressed. A pragmatic strategy is needed for sustainable growth and prosperity so that the World can respond to the following main challenges:
Transforming Europe into the high skill / high employment economy needed in a globalised environment;
Tackling the effects of an ageing population while improving the major services for the public;
Doing so in a way that takes account of foreseeable expenditure and environmental constraints;
Is is very important that the different governments are able to understand the extreme importance of these issues in terms of promoting a real effective Agility Agenda understood by the Global Citizens as decisive enablers of change.
The effective implementation of the Agility Agenda in societies demands an Action Plan centered in the main following priorities:
The Innovation Economy – driver of future wealth;
The Knowledge Society – participation for all;
Green ICT – support for an eco-efficient economy;
Next Generation Infrastructure : balancing investment with competition;
Soft Infrastructure : investing in Social Capital;
SMEs and ICT – supporting Europe´s small enterprises;
A single information market – enabling cohesion and growth;
Transforming Egovernment – rethinking delivery of public services;
Online trust – a safe and secure digital world;
Clear leadership – rethinking the EU´s policy making process
The Agility Agenda demands an effective Partnership Contract between all the actors (States, Universities, Companies, Civil Society), in order to build a real Strategy of Confidence in the implementation of the different policies. The focus on Innovation and Knowledge as the drivers of creating added value with international dissemination is a unique challenge that may be the answer to a new way of interaction between those who have the responsibility of thinking and those that have the responsibility of producing goods and services.
In the New Global, Innovation Society, the Agility Agenda has a central role to play towards a permanent insatisfaction with the creation of value and a focus on creativity. In a time of change, the Agility Agenda can´t wait. The Agility Agenda in a changing world must confirm itself as an “enabler actor” in a very traditional system, introducing in the economy a capital of trust and change that is essential to ensure a central leadership in the future.