Friday, September 27, 2013

Exploratory seminar on e-signatures for e-business transactions in the Southern Mediterranean region

The European Commission, in cooperation with the Jordanian Telecommunications Regulatory Commission, will hold a first exploratory seminar on e-signatures for e-business transactions in the Southern Mediterranean region on 11-12.11.2013 in Amman, Jordan.

While the overall goal is to formulate recommendations for actions enhancing cross-border e-transactions in the region, this first seminar aims at collecting inputs from the audience on best practices for the deployment of e-signatures, on common business needs for intra-regional and EU-South Mediterranean e-transactions, on existing local resources to secure e-transactions, on ways to leverage them at regional level, and on the feasibility of intra-regional cross-border e-signature interoperability.

The seminar will bring together stakeholders from the public and private sectors of South Mediterranean countries and Europe.


Thursday, September 26, 2013

Building tomorrow’s E-commerce: A workshop for SMEs and E-tailers to make their voice heard!

BearingPoint is organising a workshop: ‟Building tomorrow’s E-commerce”, on behalf of the DG CONNECT. It will take place in Brussels on October 14th 2013, from 10.00 am to 17.00 pm., Avenue de Beaulieu 33, 1049 Brussels.


Wednesday, September 25, 2013

'Opening up Education' - Making the 21th century classroom a reality

Launch of 'Opening up Education', Brussels, 25 September 2013


'Opening up Education' – frequently asked questions


Commission launches 'Opening up Education' to boost innovation and digital skills in schools and universities

More than 60% of nine year olds in the EU are in schools which are still not digitally equipped. The European Commission today unveils 'Opening up Education', an action plan to tackle this and other digital problems which are hampering schools and universities from delivering high quality education and the digital skills which 90% of jobs will require by 2020. To help kick-off the initiative, the Commission today launches a new website, Open Education Europa , which will allow students, practitioners and educational institutions to share free-to-use open educational resources.


Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Survey on « Electronic identification and trust services for electronic transactions »

The European Commission has contracted a study (SMART 2012/0001) to support the implementation of the new Regulation on “Electronic identification and trust services for electronic transaction in the internal market” (COM (2012) 238). In this context, a survey has been launched targeting actors from supply and demand side with a view to gather information on eID and eTrust services market’s development and functioning.

The survey is available here

IAS Study link


Monday, September 23, 2013

ENISA Workshop on Security Aspects of Trust Service Providers - 24 september 2013

ENISA has been working on 2013 on a series of studies on the topics of risk assessment, security requirements and incident management for trust service providers issuing electronic certificates, as well as the security aspects of the new trust services foreseen in the Regulation on electronic identification and trust services for electronic transactions , which will supersede the current Directive 1999/93/EC on a Community framework for electronic signatures.

ENISA aims to validate the results of its studies with stakeholders, and for this purpose we have planned both a workshop and a survey on the topic of security aspects of trust services. The objective of the workshop is not just to present and discuss the results of ENISA studies, but also to promote an open exchange of ideas among the different stakeholders involved in the trust services sector.

The workshop has been structured to achieve the following targets:

  • To present the studies conducted by ENISA on the topics on security of trust services: risk assessment guidelines, security measures, trust breaches and security aspects of the new trust services defined in the Regulation.

  • To validate the results of the studies with participants’ feedback. We have selected a format for the sessions to contribute to open discussion.

  • To facilitate the dialog among the different stakeholders of the trust service sector: providers (for any type of trust services), regulators, supervisors, independent forums, etc.


eHealth projects - Research and Innovation in the field of ICT for Health and Wellbeing: an overview

What have the best brains of Europe come up with to improve health care with the help of Information and Communication Technology (ICT)? This document offers an overview of the most current (ongoing or recently finished) European funded projects in the field of ICT for health and wellbeing ('eHealth').


FP7 e-SAVE project video

The EU-funded e-SAVE project aims at developping energy-efficient supply chains thanks to automated collaborative tools.