Corporate Digital Responsibility in Europe

  • Duration: 1. phase 1.3.2023–1.3.2026 and 2. phase 1.3.2026–1.3.2027 
  • Project webpage
  • Lead Partner: Arezzo Innovation, Italy 
  • Partners: Regional Government of Tuscany (Italy), Prime Minister’s Office (Hungary), Executive Agency for Higher Education, Research, Development and Innovation Funding (Romania), Catalan Cybersecurity Agency (Spain), Cap Digital (France), Cork County Council ( Ireland), and the Regional Council of South Ostrobothnia (Finland) 
  • Funding programme: Interreg Europe 2021-2027 
  • Total budget: 1.92 million euros 
  • Regional Stakeholder Group: Into Seinäjoki, Leader Aisapari, Leader Kuudestaan, Leader Liiveri, Leader Suupohja, Sedu Vocational School, Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences, South Ostrobothnia Centre for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment, and South Ostrobothnia Chamber of Commerce

The Project in Short:

The project describes and transfers good practices on Corporate Digital Responsibility among European partners. In the project, information related to CDR is also distributed and surveys are carried out to companies in the regions regarding the level of expertise in the subject. 
CDR EUROPE encourages companies to consider social, economic, technological and environmental aspects in the production and use of digital technologies and processes, including: 

  • Their relationship with people and society: privacy protection, digital diversity/inclusion and socially ethical practices; 
  • Responsible management of economic impacts: replacing human jobs with digital technology, creating new digital jobs, sharing the economic benefits of digitalization with society. 
  • Responsible Technology Creation: Artificial Intelligence Algorithms, Harmless Digital Technologies, Cyber ​​Security and Responsible Data Validation. 
  • Digital technologies and the environment: responsible disposal and recycling practices, extending the life cycle of technology and limiting energy consumption. 
2-4 April 2024 Cork, Ireland. Project meeting in the beautiful Irish countryside in the framework of the CDR EUROPE project.
Project Partners meeting at Seinäjoki in October 2023
The representatives from the partners at the Project’s kick-off meeting on Arezzo, Italy, 4.5.2023.

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Documents produced by the project

Here you can find summaries of the documents produced by the project. You can request the full document from us by email.

  • Interregional SWOT analysis
    • The CDR EUROPE interregional SWOT analysis has compared the identified strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats in adopting Corporate Digital Responsibility in the seven project regions.
    • The aim of the SWOT analysis at regional level was to help partners understand their own starting points, and the interregional analysis aims to identify where the regions have similarities and differences.
      • Key strengths: progressively increasing awareness of cyber security and a focus on sustainability and reducing energy consumption.
      • Key weaknesses: lack of awareness of CDR and its different components, lack of indicators measuring the effectiveness of clean energy transition, lack of concrete measures on cybersecurity.
      • Key opportunities: EU level regulation, increased educational opportunities and growing attention to cybersecurity.
      • Key threats: lack of interest for CDR, misuse of AI, lack of transparency, international challenges.