Call for a Buy European Tech Act
Today, while public procurement makes up for about 15% of European GDP, non-European players make up to 75% of European public procurement. European preference is nothing more than a principle enshrined in European treaties. We call for a full mobilization of public procurement in favor of a European preference; the European Parliament should grasp this historical opportunity to pass a Buy European Tech Act (BETA) and make public procurement a powerful lever for sovereign digitization. We should set ambitious goals, so that at least half of European digital public procurement is earmarked to European companies. Shaping European tech champions and opening up public procurement to startups may avoid such tricky situations.