Digital Spain 2026: the agenda renews its commitment to the country's digital transformation
Digital Spain 2026 is the update of the strategy launched in July 2020 as the country's digital transformation roadmap. Since its presentation, Spain's Recovery Plan has been approved, eight specific plans for its deployment have been published, the main investment programmes have been launched at national, regional, and local level, and decisive progress has been made in structural reforms.
Two years after the publication of Digital Spain, it is time to take stock of the progress made, update the strategy with the 2026 horizon to synchronise it with the Recovery Plan, and set out the priorities for the coming months.
State investment in the period 2021- 2022 to deploy Digital Spain will be almost nine times the investment in digitalisation in the period 2019-2020, driving a real technological leap forward with a medium-term impact.
This is an ambitious and innovative Agenda that anticipates the necessary structural reforms and investments for the future and ensures the continuity of policies to roll out infrastructure, increase connectivity and make our businesses, especially SMEs, more digital.
A humanist agenda for the future
Digital Spain has a clear strategic vision for the future, and the ambition to carry out a humanistic and inclusive digital transformation process, placing people at the centre. This ambition is fully aligned with the EU Digital Compass, the reference framework that should guide the EU's digital transformation until 2030.
The investments foreseen in the Digital Spain agenda to achieve a humanistic digitalization will now be reinforced with the additional transfers from the Recovery Plan and the appropriations allocated from the European Next Generation EU funds.
How is Digital Spain 2026 structured?
Digital Spain 2026 is conceived as an ambitious and consistent strategy that operates across three dimensions: infrastructure and technology, economy, and people. The agenda maintains the ten strategic axes of its initial version, adding two new cross-cutting axes to promote high-impact strategic projects through public-private collaboration and joint governance of the Nation and Autonomous Regions.
10 strategic axes, 10 goals
- Digital Connectivity100%Population coverage with more than 100 Mbps
- Boosting 5G Technology100%Spectrum ready for 5G
- Cybersecurity20.000Increase in cybersecurity, AI and Data specialists
- Data Economy and Artificial Intelligence25%Companies using AI and Big Data
- Digital transformation of the public sector50%Public services available on mobile app
- Digitalization of businesses and digital entrepreneurship25%E-commerce contribution to SMEs
- Spain, audiovisual hub30%Increase in audiovisual production in Spain
- Sector-based and sustainable digitalization10%Reduction of CO2 emissions due to digitalization
- Digital skills80%People with basic digital skills
- Digital rightsSíCharter of digital rights
11. PERTE: Strategic Projects for Economic Recovery and Transformation
12. RETECH: Territorial Networks for Technological Specialization