The European Commission, among its strategic priorities, addresses the Digital Single Market as a framework for the development of digital policies. In order to monitor Europe's overall digital performance and monitor the progress of EU states in their digital competitiveness, the Commission put together the Digital Economy and Society Index (DESI).

This work presents the results of the second edition of the DESI calculated for Catalonia, corresponding to the year 2020, in accordance with the methodology of the European Commission. It has been prepared by the Cercle Tecnològic de Catalunya (CTecno), with the technical support of Market AAD and oversight of the Orkestra-Instituto Vasco de Competitividad, through its Digital Economy Lab.

As in the first edition, the study also analyzes how the Catalan reality compares to the states of the European Union according to the different levels of the index. A new addition to this year’s analysis is its evolution with respect to 2019.