EU takes a range of activities that defines active citizenship: attending meetings, signing petitions, or otherwise participating in activities related to political groups, associations or parties. One question of interest is how active citizenship relates to digital skills? Countries with high digital skills and high rates of active citizenship are more fertile grounds for DSI… but what about others? How can DSI flourish in countries like France where digital skills are relatively low but citizens are highly active?
One thing is sure: both digital skills and active citizenship are highly correlated with income levels. Have a look at the graph we prepared with Eurostat data.