Friday, December 14, 2012

ICT Call 11 Information Day

The next call for proposals of technology-enhanced learning research projects is ICT Call 11 closes on 16 April 2013. The European Commission is organising this Information day specifically dedicated to the technology-enhanced learning work programme. This event is intended for stakeholders interested in submitting research project proposals. It aims to help participants understand the work programme and criteria for the evaluation of proposals, facilitate the sharing of ideas and experiences, and meet potential partners for project consortia.


Thursday, December 13, 2012

Why healthcare should embrace the digital revolution

These days, patients and health professionals are enthusiastically using telehealth solutions - while millions of Europeans have downloaded smartphone apps to keep track of their health and wellbeing. Yet digital healthcare has yet to reap its great potential to improve healthcare and boost efficiency. This is a short video about the work the European Commission is doing in this area.


Wednesday, December 12, 2012

SME Competition at the eHealth Week 2013 - registration is now open

Are you part of European Small and Medium Enterprises with eHealth profile? Apply for the EU SME eHealth Competition, registration is now open. The Final will take place at the eHealth Week in Dublin (Ireland) on the 13th May 2013


2013 United Nations Public Service Awards (UNPSA) Programme - extension of deadline to 31/12/2012

The award is open to all public organizations including Governments and public-private partnerships involved in delivering services to citizens around the globe. Your institution is welcome to nominate projects that have improved delivery of public services for the 2013 Public Service Awards. Please be advised that the nomination form must be completed online on the UNPAN portal at: where a thorough explanation of the nomination process and the online application form are available. For more information on UNPSA, including application manual, previous winners and guidelines, please click here . The winners of the UNPSA are recognized every year on 23 June during the celebration of the United Nations Public Service Day. The Awards for 2013 will be bestowed in the following five categories: 1. Preventing and Combating Corruption in the Public Service 2. Improving the Delivery of Public Services 3. Fostering Participation in Policy-Making Decisions through Innovative Mechanisms 4. Promoting Whole-Of-Government Approaches in the Information Age 5. Promoting Gender-Responsive Delivery of Public Services


Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Effective online public services across borders (Large Scale Pilot projects)

Effective interaction between public administrations, citizens and businesses is essential to build the digital society. Online delivery of basic services to citizens and businesses (for instance personal documents, income taxes, company registration or VAT) help public authorities provide better services. Today, many public services are available online but this is not always the case across borders. Key in the strategy to improve such interaction is the development of Large Scale Pilot projects (LSPs) engaging stakeholders such as public authorities, service providers and research centres across the EU in the implementation of common solutions to deliver online public services and make them accessible throughout Europe. Five LSPs work on this: E-CODEX, EPSOS, STORK 2.0, PEPPOL and SPOCS... Discover them!