Friday, October 4, 2013

CIP 3e-HOUSES project video

The EU-funded 3e-HOUSES project aims to help council tenants reduce their energy consumption by 20 per cent in a year.


Thursday, October 3, 2013

ICT for ageing well at ICT 2013 event, Vilnius, 6-8 November 2013

The ICT 2013 event is foremost the opportunity for you to get updated on the EU’s new programme for research and innovation, Horizon2020. But it is also a forum for you to exchange ideas (see for example the session "Citizens - Innovation for better living"), contribute to the development of the research and innovation agenda, network and find new partners (more than 3000 participants registered, see the list).


Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Call for Proposals: 2014 Society of Pediatric Psychology Annual Conference

Call for Proposals: 2014 Society of Pediatric Psychology Annual Conference

March 27-29, 2014 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

The Society of Pediatric Psychology invites submissions for posters, papers, symposia and workshops for the 2014 conference to be held in Philadelphia, March 27-29, 2014.

Nov 4: Submission deadline

SPPAC Objectives

The SPPAC aims to advance SPP's mission to promote the health and psychological well-being of children, youth and their families through science and an evidence-based approach to practice, education, training, advocacy and consultation by:

1. Advancing the science of pediatric psychology and related fields through dissemination of cutting edge research; promotion of research that is culturally, ethically and developmentally sensitive and includes diverse populations; and education on evidence-based assessment, intervention, and emerging areas of research, clinical care and policy.

2. Providing a forum for individuals at all levels, from students to established investigators and clinicians, to facilitate consultation, collaboration and mentorship.

3. Promoting the role and value of pediatric psychology in a changing healthcare environment nationally and internationally.

Conference Theme: Pediatric Psychology: From Infancy to Young Adulthood

Consistent with this theme, we are particularly looking for submissions that reflect:

A lifespan and developmental perspective, and that include samples in early childhood or adolescence/young adulthood and

The maturation of the science of pediatric psychology via innovative use of technology, advanced statistical or research designs, translational science, and team science.

Submissions are especially encouraged that reflect the conference theme.

Specific topic areas of interest include (but are not limited to)

New Insights into the Brain: Neuroscience and Neuroimaging

Seeking submissions on topics such as brain development (normal or abnormal) and impact of environment, injury and disease. Inclusion of brain imaging and a focus on (or inclusion of) infants or adolescents/young adults is of particular interest.

Back to Basics: Early Childhood Problems

Seeking submissions that enhance understanding of or study the use of new, updated, or innovative approaches to treatment of common pediatric problems such as feeding, sleeping, toileting, behavioral, and developmental problems.

Coming of Age: Transition to Adulthood and Adult Care

Seeking submissions that highlight research on transitioning youth with chronic health conditions. Topics may include transition readiness and outcomes of transfer of care, disease self-management, transition program development and evaluation, and pursuit of or preparation for young adult developmental tasks.

Expanding our Tools and our Reach: Use of Technology

Seeking submissions that use technology to enhance innovation of research or clinical care; enhance acceptability, impact, or efficacy/effectiveness of interventions; and expand reach to participants or providers. These may include studies incorporating or developing apps or devices, and those using simulation, texting or web-based interventions.

Coming Full Circle to Clinical Care: Translational Science

Seeking submissions that focus on the application of research in clinical settings, highlighting "bench to bedside", with the dissemination of evidence-based practice into "real world" settings.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Poland announces PEPPOL as the pillar of their national e-Invoicing strategy

On September 23rd, 2013, at the opening of the OpenPEPPOL panel discussion during the EXPP Summit in Warsaw, Sebastian Christow, Director of Electronic Economy, Department of the Polish Ministry of Economy, announced the connection to the OpenPEPPOL network as a cornerstone of the Polish national e-Invoicing implementation strategy.


Legally eHealth - study on legal and regulatory requirements of eHealth (2006-07)

The study addressed the need to establish greater legal certainly in Europe with respect to the practice of eHealth service delivery and the use of eHealth tools within the existing legal framework of relevant EU legislation. A report has been published. The overall objective of the report is to widen the audience of legal questions in eHealth since, until these issues are tackled head-on in real cases, we will not begin to change the legal landscape in order to provide fertile ground for new developments. eHealth is not just about technology, but about changing the everyday practice of healthcare for every healthcare professional and every patient.


EU Commission Vice President Kroes gave her first digital signature in Tallinn

During her visit in Tallinn, Vice-President of the European Commission and Commissioner for Digital Agenda, Neelie Kroes, acknowledged Estonia’s progress in the field of e-services. She said that Estonia is one of the spokesmen of the digital market. When presenting the development of e-services to Kroes, the Prime Minister, Andrus Ansip, gave her a personalised test-ID card as a gift and the Commissioner could try giving a digital signature, while seeing its simplicity and performance. The goal of Estonia is to reach the recognition and use of digital signatures across Europe.

Related article published on the EE Gov web site


Letter from President Barroso to the Members of the European Council

Boosting growth through the online economy, telecoms and innovation.


Exoskeletons on the march

Nineteen-year-old Marius Ciustea suffers from paraplegia after a recent skiing accident. He is now paralysed from the waist down.

In recent times he has found some cause for optimism. It is in the form of a new exoskeleton, which helps him to get upright and hopefully walk.


Video Puzzled by Policy

Puzzled by Policy 'Helping you to be part of the EU' aims to provide citizens with an engaging and easy-to-use platform, where they can learn about and give their voice to policy issues concerning immigration in the European Union.

PbP is an eParticipation project co-funded by the CIP ICT Policy Support Programme.


Monday, September 30, 2013

Study on exchange of good practices in eHealth (2006-08)

The Good eHealth study aims to advance the implementation of a comprehensive and continuous approach to dissemination and transfer of learning experiences. The study team will seek to identify the benefits deriving from specific good practice examples, to develop stronger approaches to sharing good practices, and to stimulate faster uptake of new eHealth systems and services.


FIA Athens 2014 - Submit your working session proposals by 15 October 2013!

The 11th Future Internet Assembly (FIA) edition, FIA Athens 2014, will be a three-day EU Greek Presidency event, supported jointly with the European Commission. It will take place during 18 to 20 March in Athens and will focus on reshaping the Future Internet infrastructure for innovation.

FIA Athens 2014 will be the first FIA under Horizon 2020, allowing presenting a wider picture of Net Futures EU research activities. The programme is under preparation and the FIA Steering Committee has launched an open call to select up to nine forward-looking and inspiring working sessions. Submit your working session proposal by 15 October 2013!


SEED project Videos

SEED is a EU Co-funded project about citizens engagement and transformation of public sector information into public sector advertising. A project towards a cloud of public services. 12 partners in 7 EU member states. Watch the videos!