Saturday, December 8, 2012

Call for Session Proposals: Interpersonal Violence Interventions - Social and Cultural Perspectives

Call for Session Proposals: Interpersonal Violence Interventions - Social and Cultural Perspectives


August 28–30th 2013 University of Jyväskylä, Jyväskylä, Finland


Submission of session proposals closes January 15th 2013


How has violence been understood in different ages and cultures? How is it defined today? Conference’s aim is to bring together experts on interpersonal violence in the fields of social and legal studies, history, cultural research, psychology and health care or from any relevant discipline.


Submission of Session proposals/abstracts December 1st 2012 - January 15th 2013


Topics:


Interpersonal violence and tolerance to it from various cultural aspects


Gendered violence, interpersonal violence, sexual violence


Violence and lifespan: childhood, youth, adult, seniors


Honour, shame and violence


Religion, authorities and violence


Mental violence, bullying, virtual violence


International comparisons of homicide rates, violence and media


Social labeling - perpetrator, victim


Violence in subcultures, violence in sports, workplace violence


Contact Information


University of Jyväskylä, Department of Social Sciences and Philosophy and the Department of History and Ethnology


Conference email: ipvi-info@jyu.fi


Conference Chair: Mikko Mäntysaari, Department of Social Sciences and Philosophy


Conference Secretary: Ville Sarkamo, Department of History and Ethnology


Friday, December 7, 2012

Commission Staff Working Document - eHealth Action Plan 2012-2020 – innovative healthcare for the 21st century

Accompanying the document "Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament, the Council, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions - eHealth Action Plan 2012-2020 – innovative healthcare for the 21st century



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eHealth Action Plan 2012-2020 - Innovative healthcare for the 21st century

Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament, the Council, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions



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Commission Staff Working Document on the applicability of the existing EU legal framework to telemedicine services

Accompanying the document "Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament, the Council, the European Economic and Socia Committee and the Committee of the Region-eHealth Action Plan 2012-2020 – innovative healthcare for the 21st century"



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Putting patients in the driving seat: A digital future for healthcare

The European Commission has unveiled an action plan to address barriers to the full use of digital solutions in Europe's healthcare systems.



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Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Digitally Driven Smart Cities: MOVING FORWARD TO SMARTER COMMUNITIES.

Acknowledging the importance of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) in this field, the report looks at ways for cities and local communities to develop into energy-efficient, carbon-neutral Smart Cities. The report, which is foreworded by the mayors of four prominent European Cities, hereby addresses both advanced cities and newcomers. It identifies research areas and medium-term research needs which are essential for moving in the smart direction. It also explores the role Europe can play in this process. For ease of reading, it includes an executive summary. Last but not least, the report displays a number of definitions and names relevant initiatives in Europe.



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AAL CALL 6: Info Day

The AAL Association is organising an information day for the next call of the AAL Joint Programme: “ICT solutions for supporting occupation in life of older adults.” The topic of this sixth call will be explained as well as the procedures for applying and for searching a partner. Call 6 of the AAL JP aims at funding the development of ICT-based solutions which enable older adults to continue managing their occupation – at work in an office or a factory (or any working environment), in a first or subsequent new second or third careers, in paid or voluntary occupation – while preserving health and motivation to remain active. The call shall target the preservation of cognitive and physical capabilities of older persons when performing their paid or unpaid activity.



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Study on collaborative production in eGovernment (SMART 2010/0075)

This study aims to identify what is collaborative e-government and how Europe is positioned against the US and Australia; how it is implemented and what are its barriers and drivers; why it is important in terms of socio-economic impact; and finally what should be done by government to increase its positive impact.



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Methodologies to Measure the Potential of Smart Grids for Green House Gas Reductions

This study analysed five EU electricity markets in order to model the impact on decarbonisation of the introduction of Smart Grids. The study also identified Smart Grid functionalities which are indispensable for the reaping of energy and GHG benefits. The study also made recommendations for future EU policies in the field, and pointed out areas that require further research efforts.



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Monday, December 3, 2012

Commission proposes rules to make government websites accessible for all

Over 100 million EU citizens would find it easier to use online public services to look for a job, register a car, submit a tax declaration and apply for a passport or driving license thanks to new rules proposed today by the European Commission on the International Day of People with Disability. The Commission's proposal for a Directive on the accessibility of public sector bodies' websites would introduce mandatory EU standardised accessibility features, from the end of 2015, for 12 types of websites. Mandatory accessibility would apply to essential government services like social security and health related services, job searches, university applications and issuing of personal documents and certificates. The proposed new rules would also clarify what web accessibility means (technical specs, methodology for assessment, reporting, bottom up testing), and governments would be encouraged to apply the rules across all services, not only the mandatory list.



via http://ec.europa.eu/information_society/newsroom/cf/dae/itemdetail.cfm?item_id=9132

Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on the accessibility of public sector bodies' websites

The European Commission's proposal for a new Directive aiming at the approximation of the laws, regulations and administrative provisions of the Member States on the accessibility of websites of public sector bodies.



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