Friday, November 29, 2013

eGovernment Lithuanian Presidency High Level Conference (14-15 November 2013)

Keep track of the results, discussions and topics of the Lithuanian Presidency High Level Conference on eGovernment Issues "Where We Are, Where We Are Going", held 14-15 November 2013 in Vilnius/Lithuania!


Fast and curious: smart cars to reduce the dangers of driving

Carmakers have joined with research institutes and state regulators in a European project to speed up the deployment of “intelligent driving”.


€400 000 in prizes in Europe’s biggest app challenge

In Europe’s biggest ever app challenge the EU is offering €400 000 in prizes to best new applications that help build smarter cities and smarter businesses.


Thursday, November 28, 2013

Denmark: Digital mailboxes in all public institutions and companies

Lars Frelle-Petersen, Head of the Danish Agency for Digitisation and the Digital Champion of Denmark, is enthusiastically pursuing the development of a digitalized postal system both for public institutions and private companies.


Quantifying the impacts of PCP procurement in Europe based on evidence from the ICT sector - SMART 2014-0009

Ex-ante publicity for low-value contracts between EUR 15 000 and EUR 60 000.

This publication is made pursuant to Article 124.1 (b) of the Rules of Application of the Financial Regulation that provides for an ex-ante publication on the Institutions' websites of contracts with a value up to 60.000 EUR.

Only the candidates invited by the contracting authority to participate in the procedure for awarding this low value contract will be admissible.


Second Day Seminar


First Day seminar


EU initiative Puzzled by Policy provides a free, interactive platform for understanding public attitudes to key policy issues

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Innovating together, a great way for the EU to support its citizens - a blog post by Neelie Kroes

Neelie Kroes is writing in her blog post on how EU support is helping innovation help the lives of millions.


New EU research project to develop new service model to address frailty in the elderly

A new EU research project, called PERSSILAA (PERsonalised ICT Supported Service for Independent Living and Active Ageing) with 8 international partners and a budget of 2.5 million Euros has now been launched and will run for the next three years.

PERSSILAA aims at the development and validation of a new service model that addresses frailty in community dwelling older adults. Validation will be performed in two regions; the Enschede region in the Netherlands and the Campania region in Italy. PERSSILAA builds on activities within the European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Aging and on the results of various earlier European projects.


ICT2013 - eGovernment in the spotlight

What happened at ICT2013 in Vilnius (6-8 November 2013) in the field of eGovernment/Public Services?

A summary of the exhibition, conference, H2020 work programme session, networking sessions, and much more...


Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Leading the way in making Europe's cities smarter – Frequently asked questions

Cities are the major source of European economic activity and innovation. But cities are also a major source of greenhouse gases and pollution. Concerted action is needed to make urban environments cleaner and healthier to live in and to make them use less energy. The European Innovation Partnership (EIP) on Smart Cities and Communities and its "Strategic Implementation Plan" are leading the way in making the transformation of cities into "Smart Cities" a reality. Real impact could be made through investments in 'zero/plus' energy districts, increased use of alternative energies for cleaner transport, public transport and efficient logistics to reduce negative impacts of congestion, or green, widely available ICTs and multiple-use infrastructures.


Making Europe's cities smarter

At a conference today hosted by the European Commission, city leaders, CEOs and civil society leaders discussed the actions outlined in the "Smart Cities Strategic Implementation Plan" and how to put them into practice. The Commission announced that it will launch an 'Invitation for Smart City and Community Commitments' in spring 2014 to mobilise work on the action plan's priorities. The plan is part of Europe's fifth "Innovation Partnership".


Monday, November 25, 2013

Walking again after spinal cord injury


The Netherlands rolls out e-Invoicing with PEPPOL

SimplerInvoicing, the Dutch e-Invoicing community, is now connected to the open and secure PEPPOL network developed for public e-Procurement in Europe and is exchanging electronic invoices compliant with the PEPPOL requirements.