Friday, February 28, 2014

Get Smart: Commission brings “open planning” movement to Europe to speed spread of smart cities

The European Commission is calling on those involved in creating smart cities to publish their efforts in order to help build an open planning movement from the ground up. The challenge is being issued to city administrations, small and large companies and other organisations to go public with their ICT, energy and mobility plans, so that all parties can learn from each other and grow the smart city market. Through collaboration as well as traditional competition, the Europe will get smarter, more competitive and more sustainable.



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Thursday, February 27, 2014

OurSpace TOOLKIT available (eParticipation)

EU initiative OurSpace is an open source, easy-to-use tool designed to support anyone who needs to consult with large groups of young people, regardless of nationality or language boundaries.



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Info Day on H2020 Secure Societies calls

An information day on the first three H2020 calls under the societal challenge "Secure societies - Protecting freedom and security of Europe and its citizens" will take place on 1 April 2014 in Brussels. Detailed call information, new H2020 features and networking opportunities for potential applicants are on the agenda. Registration for the event is open until 25 March, but will close when the number of participants reaches 300.



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Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Electronic Wall to Improve Quality of Life for the Elderly

A new EU research project will over the next three years develop an electronic wall that can help those weakened by age enjoy greater independence and increased quality of life at home.



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Monday, February 24, 2014

Info Day on H2020 Secure Societies calls

An information day on the first three H2020 calls under the societal challenge "Secure societies - Protecting freedom and security of Europe and its citizens" will take place on 1 April 2014 in Brussels. Detailed call information, new H2020 features and networking opportunities for potential applicants are on the agenda. Registration for the event is open until 25 March, but will close when the number of participants reaches 300.



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