This document is intended to complement the European Digital City Index (EDCi), an online tool which compares the receptiveness of different European cities for digital entrepreneurship.
For cities listed there, the EDCi provides a diagnostic tool with which to identify areas of comparative weakness which entrepreneurship policy may then redress. For cities not listed in the Index, a diagnostic exercise of some kind using the themes of the EDCi may be a worthwhile first step.
Once areas of weakness have been identified, the relevant chapter will suggest some policy options. To help decide which are most relevant, the ‘Idea Bank’ concludes with some tools to guide users through their decision-making process and think about the key considerations against which policies should be tested.