Guest post by Glynn Pegler

“Culture” is simply a shared way of doing something with passion’ – that’s a great foundation concept from which we can all look to build from. Europe has an unparalleled position as a mix of cultures united together by common legislation and this gives us a unique perspective to take advantage of free movement within Europe to collaborate and learn from each other. Its never been easier to build peer to peer networks and find support for your ideas. Its never been easier, but that doesn’t mean its easy to achieve.

How can EU citizens work together more effectively? Young entrepreneurs from Europe have a fantastic opportunity to harness emerging technologies to shape the future of the EU’s identity to ensure that countries within the EU remain competitive and able to compete within a global, digitally connected marketplace.

A wider theme of STEM to STEAM – focusing on introducing the Arts within the core education agenda, opens up the realms of whats possible in creative collaboration. Europe is the most advanced continent in terms of consumption of content and commerce across mobile devices and this brings with it new challenges and opportunities.

From July 1st, data roaming across the EU will be 25 times cheaper than it was in 2010 as universalised data laws come into effect. Each year, the mobile telecoms world descends upon Barcelona for Mobile World Congress as all eyes turn to Europe for highlighting best practices in mobile and smart city advancements.

This panel will discuss emerging and high growth markets, the importance of a skills based economy and how digital can compliment the creation of a wider EU trading identity that fosters collaboration and innovation. Tourism, technology advancements and engineering innovations have long been key drivers of the EU economy and this heritage presents significant learning opportunities to create the products, intellectual property licenses and economic drivers of the future.