DIGITAL PERFORMANCE IN V4 COUNTRIES
Keywords:DESI, use of Internet, digital transformation, V4 countries
Digital technologies affect our daily lives, whether private or professional. The Covid-19 pandemic highlighted the importance and necessity of digital technologies and the transfer of some activities to the online space. The Digital Economy and Society Index (DESI) monitors Europe’s overall digital performance. It is an essential indicator for comparing levels in digital skills and opportunities between EU countries. The aim of the article is to analyze the 3rd part of this index, namely Use of Internet. On the sample of V4 countries, we analyze the performance of individuals in this area. We analyze the overall DESI in the year 2020. The partial analysis of selected segments of DESI was in the period 2015 - 2020, to show not only the results from the last year, because they may be influenced by the Covid-19 situation, but the countries’ progress made by last years. We identify 2 interesting situations. One was in the case of Hungary and the second in Poland. The paradoxes in these countries are fascinating and suitable for further in-depth investigation.