As announced by President Ursula von der Leyen in her speech zur Lage der Union, the European Commission presented a concrete plan on 15 September 2021 to implement the Digital goals of the EU for 2030. "Our European ambition is that technology empowers people in the digital future. That is why today we are proposing a concrete plan to make digital transformation a reality," said Margrethe Vestager, Executive Vice-President of the Commission. "This is about a future where businesses and our societies make innovation work for them. We want to establish a governance framework based on an annual cooperation mechanism to realise the goals in the areas of digital skills, digital infrastructures and digitisation of businesses and public services."