Friday, March 15, 2013

Transatlantic eHealth/health IT Cooperation Roadmap

The US and the EU have agreed on a mutual eHealth/health IT action plan in the fields of interoperability and workforce deployment.



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Leaders’ Club: guidance and inspiration for the European web entrepreneurs

"On 21 March, I’ll be launching a Leaders’ Club to encourage Web entrepreneurship as a career". Neelie Kroes seeks to strengthen Europe’s Web entrepreneurial culture. The Leaders Club will consist of a group of influential people in the field of web entrepreneurship, who will act as guidance and inspiration for the European web entrepreneurs.



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Hello car, what is the password?

EU-funded project makes sure that your car's data stays safe and the networks are secure from hackers and tampering



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Get Online Week 2013 (GOW2013)

Get Online Week 2013 is a pan-European awareness campaign engaging and empowering people to use technology and the internet. This year's Get Online Week also ties in with the Grand Coalition for Digital Jobs which was officially launched in early March 2013 at a conference in Brussels. On this occasion, Telecentre Europe presented its plans for GOW 2013 and a pledge to lead and facilitate Local Coalitions for Digital Jobs in support of the Grand Coalition. Over 20% Europeans are young, unemployed, and mostly unaware that by 2015, up to 900.000 vacancies for ICT-related jobs may remain open if jobseekers do not acquire the right digital skills. The GOW2013 aims at directing more young people into computing degrees, by reaching out to 10.000 European ICT learning centres (also known as telecentres) at public libraries, NGOs, schools & municipal organisations, located in both urban and rural areas. National campaign partners from almost 30 countries have joined efforts and will make use of innovative employability tools to direct more young people into computing qualifications.



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Thursday, March 14, 2013

Recommendation on mobilising ICT to facilitate the transition to an energy-efficient, low-carbon economy

The aim of this Recommendation is a) to establish transparency in measuring the energy consumption and carbon emissions of the global ICT sector and b) to ensure that EU ICT policies are fully coherent with national, local and regional approaches to making the transition to an energy-efficient, low-carbon economy.



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Study on the legal and market aspects of eSignatures

The study analyses legal and practical issues concerning the implementation of Directive 1999/93/EC and on the practical usage of electronic signature and related services in the European market.



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Directive on services in the internal market

The objective of the Services Directive is to release the untapped growth potential of services markets in Europe by removing legal and administrative barriers to trade in the services sector.



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Report on the operation of Directive 1999/93/EC on a Community framework for electronic signatures

The Commission noted that transposition of the Directive into the legislation of the Member States has met the need for the legal recognition of electronic signatures. It therefore considers that the Directive's objectives have been fulfilled and that no need for its revision has emerged at this stage. The Commission nonetheless plans to consult the Member States and relevant stakeholders to address a number of issues, particularly on interoperability problems, technical aspects and standardisation.



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eSignature and Digital Agenda for Europe

Action : Revision of the eSignature Directive with a view to provide a legal framework for cross-border recognition and interoperability of secure eAuthentication systems



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European Framework for Digital Signatures and Encryption.

This Communication represents the first step towards the establishing of a common framework for digital signatures.



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Proposal for a European Parliament and Council Directive on a common framework for electronic signatures /COM/98/0297 final

This Proposal aimed at ensuring the proper functioning of the Internal Market in the field of electronic signatures by creating a harmonized and appropriate legal framework for the use of electronic signatures within the Community and establishing a set of criteria which form the basis for legal recognition of electronic signatures.



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Commission Decision 2003/511/EC of 14 July 2003 on the publication of reference numbers of generally recognised standards for electronic signature products

This Decision gives the references of three generally recognised standards for electronic signature products which presume compliance with the qualified electronic signature.



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Commission Decision 2000/709/EC on the minimum criteria to be taken into account by Member States when designating bodies in accordance with Art.3(4)of Directive 1999/93/EC

This Decision sets out the criteria that Member States must take into account when designating national bodies to evaluate the conformity of secure signature-creation devices.



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Directive 1999/93/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 13 December 1999 on a Community framework for electronic signatures

This Directive establishes the legal framework at European level for electronic signatures and certification services. The aim is to make electronic signatures easier to use and help them become legally recognised within the Member States.



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Tuesday, March 12, 2013

No more floods thanks to European research

"Dams are often too weak, not to low!" This is why it is key to know about the state of their banks - in real time and anytime. Scientists from the European UrbanFlood research project therefore developed snesors and dug them into the banks of rivers and dams to monitor their wetness, stability, movements etc. Their aim was to prevent the dams from getting instable, breaking and flooding houses, cities and lands. All this, plus how the project helps rescue teams in case the dam break is unavoidable, can be seen in EURONEWS' 4 min clip, which is available in 13 languages (Arabic, English, French, German, Greek, Italian, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanisch, Turkish, Ukranian).



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Monday, March 11, 2013

Calls for Independent Experts for the Safer Internet Programme

In order to get assistance for tasks where specific expertise might be required relating to the Safer Internet Programme, the Commission may open calls for experts. The tasks of the experts are usually related to the evaluation of proposals submitted in response to calls for proposals, and the review of individual Safer Internet projects, as well as legacy projects funded under the Safer Internet plus programme.



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