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Portugal is focused on digital transition and has taken several initiatives to boost its digital economy. In the 2022 Digital Economy and Society Index (DESI), Portugal ranked 15th among EU Member States, showing improvement from the previous year. To drive digitalization, a new Secretary of State for digitalization and administrative modernization was appointed. Microsoft's Digital Futures Index also evaluated Portugal's digitalization level across various categories, with the country scoring slightly above the Central and Eastern Europe average. 

The Portugal Digital Mission Structure was created as part of the country's strategy for digital transition. The Action Plan for Digital Transition, approved in 2020, focuses on capacity building, digital transformation of businesses, and digitalization of public services. The plan is coordinated by the Portugal Digital Mission Structure, involving various ministries, public sector organizations, businesses, academia, and social partners. 

Portugal also has a National Artificial Intelligence Strategy and a Recovery and Resilience Plan that emphasizes digital transformation. Investments and reforms aim to enhance skills, digitalize education and businesses, and modernize the public sector. The National Strategy for the Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities facilitates accessibility and digital services for people with disabilities. 

Initiatives such as the InCode2030 Programme, Creative Communities for Digital Inclusion (CCDI), and the "Eu Sou Digital" program contribute to digital inclusion, skills development, and public awareness. These efforts involve training, support, and the provision of digital services across different segments of the population. 

Score in DESI Report Human Capital
EU average score: 48.45
Portugal score: 45.9
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45.9 Country score
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Portugal ranks 15th in Human Capital out of 27 EU Member States in the 2022 edition of the Digital Economy and Society Index (DESI), with a score of 45.9.

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