Tuesday, December 22, 2015

H2020 Social Challenges: ICT for Health, demographic change and well-being

The call for proposals under the Work Programme 2016-2017 of Societal Challenge 1 "Health, demographic change and wellbeing" of Horizon 2020 is open.

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Cheaper cross-border parcel delivery to boost e-commerce in the EU

Youre shopping online. Youve found the perfect gift. You're at the checkout, and then Delivery charges are how much? Forget it! Does that sound familiar?

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eGovernment in H2020: Digital, open and collaborative government

Calls for proposals under the Work Programme 2016-2017 of Societal Challenge 6 'Digital, open and collaborative government' of Horizon 2020 are open.

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Website Authentication opportunities and challenges for the market

Website authentication is paramount in the effort to leverage trust services as key enablers of the Digital Single Market that must be built on reliable, trustworthy, high-speed, affordable networks and services that safeguard consumers' fundamental rights to privacy and personal data protection while also encouraging innovation.

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Monday, December 21, 2015

Support services for the Management and Utilization of Monitoring and Assesment of the EIP-MAFEIP tool

The European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing (EIP on AHA) launched in 2012 is a European Commission led policy initiative to address the challenges of demographic change in Europe. Its overarching target is to increase the average healthy lifespan by two years by 2020.

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Friday, December 18, 2015

Contributions received from organisations, companies or institutions not registered | Public consultation on the review of the Satellite and Cable Directive

Below you will find the responses of organisations, companies or institutions not registered in the EU transparency register that gave their consent to publication.

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Contributions received from organisations, companies or institutions registered in the EU transparency | Public consultation on the review of the Satellite and Cable Directive

Below you will find the responses of organisations, companies or institutions registered in the EU transparency register that gave their consent to publication.

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Contributions received from individuals | Public consultation on the review of the Satellite and Cable Directive

Below you will find the responses of individual respondents who gave their consent to publication.

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Contributions and preliminary trends of the public consultation on the review of the EU Satellite and Cable Directive

The public consultation on Directive 93/83/EEC of 27 September 1993 on the coordination of certain rules concerning copyright and rights related to copyright applicable to satellite broadcasting and cable retransmission (the Directive) was held from 24/08/2015 until 16/11/2015.

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Have your say on how to boost Europe's cybersecurity industry

The European Commission launches today a public consultation on the Public-Private Partnership (PPP) on cybersecurity.

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Public consultation on the contractual public-private partnership on cybersecurity and possible accompanying measures

The European Commission seeks stakeholders' views on the areas of work of the future cybersecurity contractual public-private partnership as well as on potential additional policy measures that could stimulate the European cybersecurity industry. The consultation is open until 11 March 2016.

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EU cybersecurity initiatives: working towards a more secure online environment

The EU is making it a priority to boost the security of the digital world. This factsheet presents an overview on the main initiatives in the areas of cybersecurity policies, legislation, R&I and cooperation at European and international level.

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Thursday, December 17, 2015

eHealth Network advances cross-border healthcare and health data exchange

On 23 November, the eHealth Network (eHealth representatives of all EU member states) adopted guidelines for National Contact Points and a governance model to be used for sharing health data across borders. The Network also recommends EU countries to use tools and guidelines developed by the EU-funded PARENT project for interoperable health registries.

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Blog post Marco Viceconti: 'The time has come to transform the biomedical industry'

Animal and human testing is no longer necessary: 525 experts from 35 countries, including 22 of the 28 EU countries, produced an Avicenna roadmap for transforming the biomedical industry. It describes the route by which computer simulation can be introduced into clinical trials. The Roadmap has been approved by reviewers of the European Commission and Professor of Biomechanics Marco Viceconti has written a guest blog post on the matter.

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eIDAS infographic 2016

This eIDAS infographic 2016 provides an overview of what eIDAS is about, what kind of transactions it allows you to perform and the sectors which are more likely to benefit from it. Some key dates for its implementation are also included.

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Report: EU countries plan to spend 954 million on eHealth in 2014-2020

According to a European Commission mapping report that shows the use of European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF) between 2014 and 2020, the 28 EU Member States plan to spend EUR 3.8 billion on health infrastructure alone and a further EUR 954 million on the use of ICT in health.

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Managing your asthma using mHealth survey

Do you have asthma? Via this short questionnaire, the EU-funded myAirCoach project is gathering your input for a new mobile health device to help you manage your condition.

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Wednesday, December 16, 2015

16th Meeting of the Member States Expert Group on Digitisation and Digital Preservation (MSEG)

Agenda, presentations and the minutes of the Plenary meeting of the Member States Expert Group on Digitisation and Digital Preservation, Luxembourg 13-14 October 2015.

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End of Roaming surcharges! Consumers will pay only 1.14 cents/minute for calls received until June 2017.

The Commission has just adopted new implementing rules which set out the maximum charges that consumers can be charged for receiving phone calls when roaming abroad in the EU.

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Tuesday, December 15, 2015

EU dementia and nursing home solution wins in Venture Cup regional final

A business case of the EU-funded Dem@Care project called Sensorizon, has won the regional final in the Venture Cup business plan competition in Sweden, in the category "Life Science & Technology. Sensorizon is a system for assisting people with dementia and personnel in nursing homes.

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Mobile World Congress and Digital Health and Wellness summit

In parallel with the Mobile World Congress (the worlds largest gathering for the mobile industry) the Digital Health & Wellness summit will take place. eHealth entrepeneurs who win the Investors Challenge, will get free entrance tickets (deadline to apply: 31 December 2015).

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A Policy Strategy on the 21st Century Teaching Profession and the Use of ICT

The European Trade Union Committee for Education (ETUCE) is preparing a "Policy Strategy on the 21st Century Teaching Profession and the Use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT)". This strategy will indicate how to promote innovative forms of learning and teaching to tackle the lack of digital skills in Europe.

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Monday, December 14, 2015

Diabetes literacy - self-managing your condition

On 17 November 2015 the conference 'Strengthening diabetes self-management for all in Europe' took place. Watch the opening video that presents the EU Diabetes Literacy project and the topics discussed at the conference.

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Friday, December 11, 2015

Horizon 2020 European Health Brokerage Event

Networking event for those preparing a proposal for societal challenge 1 'Health, Demographic Change and Wellbeing'.

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Media Literacy Expert Group meetings - 2011 - 2015

This page describes the mandate of the Media Literacy Expert Group and gives an overview of meeting documents from September 2011 to June 2015.

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Commission and EU ministers discuss digital skills and review of EU telecoms rules

The EU ministers are discussing the accessibility of public sector information online and EU telecoms framework in the Telecoms Council today.

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EU-funded films battle it out to win European Film Awards this Saturday

Sixteen films that have received EU funding are competing for the European Film Academy (EFA) awards, including all six nominees for Best European Film.

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28th Edition of the European Film Awards

52 films from 36 countries: Europes cultural diversity and cinema excellence meet in Berlin for the annual ceremony of the European Film Awards.

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Thursday, December 10, 2015

What is hindering and what is promoting evidence-based e-Mental health in Europe?

Through a large-scale pilot of e-Mental health, the EU-funded MasterMind project aims to provide insight into the factors that hinder or promote the uptake and implementation of evidence-based internet interventions in mental healthcare practice.

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Videos European Health Forum Gastein available

All recordings of the EU health summit 'European Health Forum Gastein' that took place from 30 September until 2 October 2015 in Austria, have been made available. Amongst the topics: Big data, eHealth and mHealth.

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Network and Information Security Directive: co-legislators agree on the first EU-wide legislation on cybersecurity

On 7th December 2015, the European Parliament and the Council reached an agreement on the Commissions proposed measures to increase online security in the EU. The Network and Information Security (NIS) Directive is the first piece of European legislation on cybersecurity. Its provisions aim to make the online environment more trustworthy and, thus, to support the smooth functioning of the EU Digital Single Market.

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Commission proposes modern digital contract rules to simplify and promote access to digital content and online sales across the EU

Delivering on its Digital Single Market strategy, the Commission today presents two proposals to better protect consumers who shop online across the EU and help businesses expand their online sales.

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Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Unlocking the potential of mobile health in Europe

This international symposium provides an opportunity for practitioners and stakeholders across Europe to discuss the challenges and latest developments that mHealth services in the EU are currently facing.

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Commission takes first steps to broaden access to online content and outlines its vision to modernise EU copyright rules

Delivering on its Digital Single Market strategy, the Commission today presents a proposal to allow Europeans to travel with their online content and an action plan to modernise EU copyright rules.

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Towards a modern, more European copyright framework: Commission takes first steps and sets out its vision to make it happen

Delivering on its Digital Single Market Strategy, the European Commission proposes new rules to ensure the cross-border portability of online content services and outlines its action plan to make EU copyright rules fit for the digital age.

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Commission welcomes agreement to make EU online environment more secure

Negotiators of the European Parliament, the Council and the Commission have agreed on the first EU-wide legislation on cybersecurity.

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Tuesday, December 8, 2015

A study on Audiovisual Media Services

This study gives and overview on the independence and efficiency of the Audiovisual Media Services Regulatory Authorities.

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Simple, secure and transparent online public services

Speech by Vice-President Ansip, in charge of the Digital Single Market, at the eGovernment conference "Simple, secure and transparent public services" in Luxembourg, 1 December 2015.

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Monday, December 7, 2015

The future of copyright reform in the EU

Speech by Vice-President Ansip in charge of the Digital Single Market at the Centre for International Intellectual Property Studies (CEIPI) of the University of Strasbourg, 24 November 2015.

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Friday, December 4, 2015

Public stakeholder consultation on next phase of EU-US cooperation in eHealth/Health IT

The European Commission's DG CONNECT and the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) have jointly updated a Roadmap that guides European and US cooperation on eHealth (Health Information Technologies*). Please have your say on the draft Roadmap.

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The European Commission supports research and innovation on technologies to break down barriers for people with disabilities.

One in six people in the EU has a disability that ranges from mild to severe. This means around 80 million people are often prevented from taking fully part in society and the economy because of environmental or attitudinal barriers. ICT solutions can improve the lives of people with various abilities (with visual, cognitive or motor impairment). The European Commission is funding several ICT research and innovation projects, to help people with disabilities.

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Meeting of the Media Literacy Expert Group

The Media Literacy Expert Group meeting held on 1 December 2015 addressed various topics such as the scope of the Group and the synergies of Media Literacy with EU policies. There were also two panel discussions. The agenda and presentations are available on this page.

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Wednesday, December 2, 2015

"Towards a European strategy for cyberspace" - Presentation at the the European Security and Defence College

The presentation provides an overview on EU policies, legislation, research and innovationa activities in the areas of cybersecurity and eprivacy.

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Data in Smart Cities Analysis of the current situation

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.

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Main results of iStoppFalls project published

The main results of the EU-funded iStoppFalls project have been published in the European Review of Aging and Physical Activity (EURAPA). The primary aim of the project was to develop and evaluate innovative home-based technologies for continuous monitoring and prevention of falls risk in older people.

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Tuesday, December 1, 2015

European Film Forum event - the Art of Screenwriting

A one day event on "The Art of Scriptwriting" within the context of the BOZAR event "Are You Series" will focus on the importance of scriptwriting in high quality European TV Drama and continue the dialogue between Creative Europe MEDIA and the TV industry which we kickstarted at MIPCOM 2015.

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New Machine 2 Machine Standard for Smart Appliances introduced by European Telecommunications Standards Institute and European Commission

The European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) published a new Machine 2 machine standard for smart appliances based on a reference ontology called SAREF (Smart Appliances Reference Ontology) developed by the European Commission, ETSI and TNO (Toegepast-Natuurwetenschappelijk Onderzoek).

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Monday, November 30, 2015

Call for expression of interest: eHealth Stakeholder Group members

The Commission has launched a call for expression of interest to renew the membership of the eHealth Stakeholder Group. The group will mainly contribute to implementing the eHealth Action Plan and to the activities of the eHealth Network.

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Friday, November 27, 2015

Information and Networking Day on Gaming, Gamification and on Technologies for Learning and Skills

The European Commission organises this event in order to discuss Horizon 2020 LEIT Work Programme 2016-2017 and present the following topics from the 2016 Call: Gaming and Gamification ; Technology for learning and Skills

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Wednesday, November 25, 2015

The end of STORK 2.0: major achievements in making access to mobility in EU smarter

STORK 2.0, the pan-European Project fostering citizens and business mobility in Europe through cross-border authentication and identification (eID) ended in September 2015.

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European eGovernment conference: Simple, secure and transparent public services

This event is organised by the Luxembourg State IT Centre in the context of Luxembourgs presidency of the Council of the European Union. It brings together eGovernment professionals from very diverse backgrounds and from all over Europe.

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The case for formal standardization in large-scale eHealth deployment

This report, published by the EU-funded eStandards project, sets the stage for a policy dialog on the roadmap for standardization for large-scale eHealth deployment. The report notes that "there is an urgent need for standards and profiles to support large-scale eHealth deployment in a way that balances cost, quality, and access."

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Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Study on the new generation of eGovernment services

A new section within the Joinup Open Government community is devoted to discussing the draft outputs and results of an ongoing study on the new generation of eGovernment services and how can the public sector become an agent of innovation through ICT.

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Monday, November 23, 2015

Lea, a care robot, wins the Herman Wijffels innovation prize

Robot Care Systems, the company behind LEA, has won the prestigious Herman Wijffels prize in the Netherlands, which comes with a 30.000 reward. LEA is a care robot disguised as a rollator that provides a number of fully autonomous functions. It can assist the elderly person with getting out of bed or chair, with walking or with holding a cup. It monitors the daily routine such as the taking of medicine or of food and drink. LEA is also the tender that has won a pan-European Pre-Commercial Procurement under the EU-funded project Silver.

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eGovernment Benchmark 2015: Report - SMART 2015/0027

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.

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Telemedicine is moving forward in Czech health centers

The Czech National eHealth Center and the Palack University of Olomouc (member of the EU-funded United4Health project), have published a video on how telemedicine improves healthcare in the Czech Republic: "The biggest advantage is that it's saving the patient's time, because the data travels, not the patient."

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Workshop towards a new dynamic eGovernment Action Plan 2016-2020

Following the success of the last two workshops, the European Commission's DG Connect organises a third workshop on the EU eGovernment Action Plan. One of the main purposes of this meeting will be to present the stakeholder engagement platform.

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Friday, November 20, 2015

Robotic support for independent living of the elderly - New project RADIO

RADIO is a Horizon 2020 action started on April 2015 to develop an Ambient Assisted Living solution that integrates robotic and home automation technologies. The RADIO Home is designed to support independent living of elderly population. Three academic partners, three SMEs and three clinical partners, led by the National Centre of Scientific Research Demokritos (Greece), cooperate to develop the RADIO ecosystem and to pilot the system in two clinical sites (Italy, Spain) and several home environments (Greece).

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EMPOWER tools give control over diabetes

The EU-funded EMPOWER project has developed prototype web and mobile applications that allow diabetic patients not only to contribute to their own healthcare but also to be more in control of their disease.

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Perspectives on reusing health data in Europe

'Political debates around the trustworthiness of reusing health data in Europe started five years ago. Have we made any progress?' This question, raised by 'Himss Insights', has been answered by, amongst others, Claudia Prettner (Policy Officer Unit Health & Wellbeing, DG Connect, European Commission), Dipak Kalra (President of the EuroRec Institute) and Catherine Chronaki (Secretary General HL7 Foundation).

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European Assistance for Innovation Procurement (eafip) Health and Innovation Procurement Workshop

This event is organised by the European Commission, in collaboration with NHS England. The workshop will focus on innovation procurement of ICT-based solutions in the health and elderly care sector. Places are limited and will be allocated on a first-come first-served basis.

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7.5 million of funding for projects improving cross border exchange of patient data

The 2015 CEF Telecom eHealth call (2015 CEF-TC 2015-2) makes an indicative 7.5 million of funding available for projects improving cross border exchange of patient data using ICT tools.

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Cyprus launches national coalition for digital skills and jobs

Cyprus has just launched a national coalition for digital skills and jobs in support of the European Commissions call for action within the Grand Coalition. The coalition is addressing the shortage in digital skills and the future anticipated mismatching of unfilled ICT-related vacancies across Europe.

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COCIR eHealth Summit

Our healthcare systems are suffering from high costs and high fragmentation often resulting in poor medical outcomes and unjustified clinical variability in medical practices and decision making across the care providers. When looked at holistically, healthcare systems are declared unsustainable. This second annual eHealth Summit aims to provide key EU and national policy-makers and health stakeholders with a unique opportunity to discuss solutions on how to overcome these challenges and to achieve tangible outcomes that will provide a platform for action.

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GET project has helped over 400 eHealth SMEs

During the 2 years of the EU-funded GET project, more than 400 European eHealth SMEs have received support on private funding, internationalisation, business modelling and identification of new opportunities. What did we learn from all of this?

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Call for tenders: Development leader for the guidelines on assessment of the reliability of mobile health applications.

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.

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Thursday, November 19, 2015

Webinar on funding opportunities in Innovation Procurement for eHealth

Would you like to know more about funding opportunities for European health procurers? Join our online webinar discussing call topics 'eHealth innovation in empowering the patient' and 'uptake of standards for the exchange of digitalised healthcare records'. We will try to answer all your questions.

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Wednesday, November 18, 2015

2015 National Reports on Digital Preservation

Member States regularly report on the progress they were making by implementing the 2006 Recommendation on digitisation, online accessibility and digital preservation.

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CHIST-ERA call 2015 announcement

CHIST-ERA is a coordination and co-operation activity of national (and regional) research funding organisations mainly in Europe and is supported by the European Union under the ERA-Net funding scheme of the FP7.
The Call 2015 of CHIST-ERA targets research in the following topics:
User-Centric Security, Privacy and Trust in the Internet of Things
Terahertz Band for Next-Generation Mobile Communication Systems

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Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Connecting Europe Facility: 17 million available to improve European digital services

The European Union launched today a call for proposals under the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) making nearly 17 million of EU funding available for the deployment of European digital service infrastructures (DSIs). The applicants from all EU countries, Iceland and Norway may submit their proposals through the call open in the areas of eProcurement, eHealth, eIdentification and Online Dispute Resolution.

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Monday, November 16, 2015

Urban Platforms - connecting the data and the dots within cities

During the Smart City Expo World Congress in Barcelona, a panel session will be held on Urban Platforms.

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2013 National Reports on Digital Preservation

Member States regularly reported on the progress they were making by implementing the 2006 Recommendation on digitisation, online accessibility and digital preservation.

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Sweden relies on DCAT-AP metadata standard for improving its Open Data sources

The Swedish agency VINNOVA is investing more than 400,000 EUR in a new call for proposals for DCAT-AP projects with the objective of increasing Open Data accessibility.

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Friday, November 13, 2015

Black Nights Film Festival in Tallinn - 45 films which received EU funding

These are the 45 films that have secured EU funding and compete in the Black Nights Film Festival in Tallinn.

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Tallinn's Black Nights Film Festival looks at a digital future for film

Northern Europe's biggest film festival - the Black Nights Film Festival, which takes place in Tallinn opens today, from 13-29 November, with the participation of 45 films which secured EU funding.

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Enabling Civil e-Participation in Europe

The Enabling Civil E-participation in Europe conference is part of an EU-funded project Enabling European e-Participation (E-UROPa), implemented in 11 countries, aimed at raising awareness about e-participation tools and engaging European citizens in the existing opportunities for e-participation.

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Thursday, November 12, 2015

Internet Governance Forum 2015 : Joint Declaration from European Commission Vice President Andrus Ansip and Members of the European Parliament

12 November 2015 in Joao Pessoa, Brazil (Internet Governance Forum 2015): Joint Declaration signed by European Commission Vice President Andrus Ansip and Members of the European Parliament Carlos Zorrinho, David Borrelli, Sabine Verheyen, Julie Ward, Therese Comodini-Cachia, Michal Boni, Josef Weidenholzer, Eva Kaili, Marietjte Schaake and Julia Reda

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Wednesday, November 11, 2015

AVMSD - Review Process

REFIT Evaluation and Impact Assessment of the EU Audiovisual Media Services Directive 2010/13/EU (AVMSD).

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Public consultation on the preliminary opinion on "Disruptive Innovation. Considerations for health and health care in Europe"

The European Commission and the Expert Panel on Effective Ways of Investing in Health (EXPH) have launched a public consultation on the preliminary opinion on "Disruptive Innovation. Considerations for health and health care in Europe".

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Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Support for development of the smart and age-friendly housing Silver Economy initiative

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.

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Monday, November 9, 2015

'Cookbook' for large-scale deployment of coordinated care and telehealth

After monitoring care coordination and telehealth initiatives in five EU healthcare regions Lombardy (IT), Basque Country (ES), Catalonia (ES), Northern Netherlands (NL), and Scotland (UK, the ACT project has produced this 'cookbook' for large-scale deployment of coordinated care and telehealth.

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European Film Forum in Tallinn

The film industry is at the core of the digital shift with the announcement of the Digital Market Strategy and the upcoming release of the Communication on copyright. The Black Nights Film Festival and the European Commission paired up to launch Tallinn's edition of the European Film Forum '#Digital future for film?' to brainstorm and provide answers on how to reconcile the financing model and value-chain with market opportunities.

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Conference Health 2.0 Europe 2016

The Health 2.0 conference to be held in Barcelona, offers eHealth start-ups the opportunity to present themselves in front of a room full of investors (a session born out of the EU-funded GET project, along with many eHealth sessions and networking possibilities.

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Friday, November 6, 2015

FAQs on EU-Japan cooperation on Novel ICT Robotics based solutions for active and healthy ageing at home or in care facilities | SC1-PM-142016

This FAQ document provides the answers to all questions asked by potential applicants about the Societal Challenge "Health, demographic change and wellbeing" single stage topic SC1-PM-142016: "EU-Japan cooperation on Novel ICT Robotics based solutions for active and healthy ageing at home or in care facilities".

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FAQs on PPI for deployment and scaling up of ICT solutions for active and healthy ageing | SC1-PM-132016

This FAQ document provides the answers to all questions asked by potential applicants about the Societal Challenge "Health, demographic change and wellbeing" single stage topic SC1-PM-132016: "PPI for deployment and scaling up of ICT solutions for active and healthy ageing". Public Procurement of Innovative solutions (PPI) is used by procurers when challenges of public interest can be addressed by innovative solutions that are nearly or already in small quantity on the market.

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Thursday, November 5, 2015

Join the European Digital Jobs Fair in Madrid

A European Digital Jobs Fair will take place in Spain's capital Madrid on 20 November. The Fair is organised in response to the mismatch between demand and supply of digital technology experts in Europe.

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Speak-Up! 3 Conference - Opening speech by Johannes Hahn

Opening speech by Johannes Hahn, Commissioner for European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations on the freedom of media.

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Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Meeting on Privacy Code of Conduct mHealth apps

This follow-up meeting will outline the current state of play on the code of conduct which is being developed by the industry for app developers in order to safeguard privacy of data collected by mHealth apps. An update on the work and a first draft of the code will be presented with the opportunity for stakeholders to discuss.

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2nd survey of schools: ICT in education - SMART 2014/0020

The main objective of the study is to measure progress on the use of and assess the impact of ICT in schools for the purpose of teaching/learning.

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Roadmap - Communication on the modernisation of the EU copyright rules

The Commission will adopt a Communication on copyright before the end of 2015. The initiative will set out the Commission's plans for the modernisation of the EU copyright framework and will serve as roadmap for future proposals. Find out more on this initiative here.

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Friday, October 30, 2015

New imaging technology to help save brain cells during cancer surgery

Researchers from FET-Open project HELiCoiD have developed hyper-spectral imaging technologies which can help to distinguish more accurately between healthy tissue and that affected by tumour. The prototype hyper-spectral camera has been tested during brain cancer surgery at Negrn Hospital Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, in Spain. This non-invasive technology using hyper-spectral cameras can provide more detailed information compared to conventional imaging, allowing real-time identification of healthy and affected tissue during brain surgery.

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Contributions and preliminary trends of the Public consultation on Audiovisual Media Services (AVMSD)

The Public Consultation on Directive 2010/13/EU on Audiovisual Media Services (AVMSD) - A media framework for the 21st century, took place from 06/07/2015 to 30/09/2015.

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Contributions received from European-level representative associations | AVMSD Public Consultation

You will find below the responses of participants who gave their consent to publication.

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Contributions received from NGOs | AVMSD Public Consultation

You will find below the responses of participants who gave their consent to publication.

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Contributions received from companies | AVMSD Public Consultation

You will find below the responses of participants who gave their consent to publication.

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Contributions received from Individuals and Research | AVMSD Public Consultation

You will find below the responses of individual participants who gave their consent to publication.

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Contributions received from public bodies | AVMSD Public Consultation

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Contributions received from national representative associations | AVMSD Public Consultation

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Contributions received from other categories | AVMSD Public Consultation

You will find below the responses of individual participants who gave their consent to publication.

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Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) Telecom: 38.7 million to improve European digital services

This call for proposals makes 38.7 million of EU funding available under the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) through grants to improve the interoperability and interconnectivity of the European digital service ecosystem. Interested applicants from all EU Member States plus Iceland and Norway may submit their proposals through the call open in the areas of eDelivery, eInvoicing, Public Open Data, Safer Internet for children and Europeana.

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Call for Expression of Interest: establishing a working group on mHealth assessment guidelines

The European Commission has launched a call for expression of interest to appoint organisations as members of a working group on mHealth assessment guidelines. The mandate of the group is to develop guidelines for assessing the validity and reliability of the data that health apps collect and process.

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Am I at risk of diabetes? The MOSAIC project will tell

Thanks to multiple databases from different European countries and existing empirical models, MOSAIC tries to improve the way Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (T2DM) is diagnosed and managed in Europe. In particular, the project focuses on the prediction of risks of developing this disease and associated complications.

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Artificial pancreas: big improvements made

The AP@Home project has come to an end (EU-contribution: 10,5 million euros). We interviewed project coordinator Lutz Heinemann about the project's work developing an artificial pancreas, a technical cure for diabetes patients.

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European Commission signs agreement to take Human Brain Project into next phase

The Commission today signed a partnership agreement with the Human Brain Project, a key EU research project aiming to better understand how the human brain works.

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Thursday, October 29, 2015

Mobile phone navigation service for older people gets them there step by step

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland has developed a mobile phone-based navigation service which guides older users to the right address, even when lost in a strange town. The result of a European project funded from the Ambient Assisted Living programme (AAL), the service helps older people to use public transport, assisting them along the entire route.

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AIOTI Recommendations for future collaborative work in the context of the Internet of Things Focus Area in Horizon 2020

The Alliance for Internet of Things Innovation (AIOTI) publishes the twelve Reports containing the "Recommendations for future collaborative work in the context of the Internet of Things Focus Area in Horizon 2020" covering the main focus areas of the Internet of Things (IoT) Work Program 2016-2017.

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Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Benchmarking deployment of eHealth among general practitioners

Can you measure the use of ICT and eHealth applications by primary care physicians in the European Union, plus Norway, Iceland and Turkey? Apply before 1 December 2015.

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Tuesday, October 20, 2015

TEAM @ The Long Night of Science 2015

The EU FP7 funded TEAM research project (Tomorrows Elastic Adaptive Mobility) aims at connecting drivers, travellers and the traffic infrastructure in one collaborative network. Therefore, the TEAM project develops algorithms and technologies which are balancing the needs of the network participants and the network itself. The project will be present at the Long Night of Science, a large public event in Germany to explain science and technology to a wide audience.

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From lab to market, see what happens after the projects end

At the ICT 2015 event in Lisbon you can see some of the most promising results of the EU funded ICT research and innovation projects. But what happens once the project is completed and the funding stops? Have you ever wondered if you could buy or use the results of such projects? The answer is yes!

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Saturday, October 17, 2015

Harmonized security policies for cooperative Intelligent Transport Systems create international benefits

Cooperative Intelligent Transport Systems (C-ITS) technologies offer transformative opportunities for transportation. C-ITS delivers dedicated, trusted connectivity that results in significant improvements in safety and mobility, open data environments that that transform system operations, and communications between vehicles and infrastructure. By enabling these technologies, a technology continuum is created that builds to more exciting innovations such as Smart Connected Cities.

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Friday, October 16, 2015

ICT2015 brings together the best of Europe's ICT research & innovation

ICT 2015 - Innovate, Connect, Transform, takes place in Lisbon from 20th to 22nd October 2015 with some of the most important European players in ICT, the excellence of EU universities and research centres and flourishing SMEs and start-ups.

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Preparatory Action - European Centre for Press and Media Freedom (ECPMF)

The Commission is launching a Call for Proposals for a preparatory action in the field of media freedom. Participants are invited to submit proposals with a view to facilitate the functioning of a Centre that monitors and documents any violations to media freedom and puts in place concrete solutions to address these violations.

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Wednesday, October 14, 2015

From Citizen to Citoyen - workshop at European Health Forum Gastein

According to Angela Brand of the European Alliance for Personalised Medicine (EAPM), "Only citizens who are actively involved in their healthcare and in control over their data can become 'citoyens'". However, an essential prerequisite for becoming a citoyen would be that patients have a better understanding of their disease, which means that improving health literacy is a necessary first step.

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Better care for dementia and early diagnosis through innovative tech

The EU-funded "Virtual Physiological Human: DementiA Research Enabled by IT" (VPH-DARE@IT) project aims to improve our understanding of dementia onset and progression by integrating the knowledge and data of researchers, clinicians, patients and citizens. You can even check yourself if you are at risk of getting dementia through one of their platforms.

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ECTA Regulatory Conference 2015

The European Commission is preparing an ambitious review of the EUs digital rulebook and consulting extensively on the telecoms framework, connectivity needs of the future, platforms and standards. ECTAs Annual Regulatory Conference will explore a wide range of timely policy issues in a series of keynote speeches and panel discussions.

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Tuesday, October 13, 2015

FUSIMO: Advanced technology for non-invasive cancer treatment

Imagine removing a tumour without a scalpel. This is possible thanks to a certain type of ultrasound: strong, concentrated ultrasonic waves are directed at the patient's body in such a way that they heat up and kill individual cancer cells. Computer support is of the utmost importance.

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Monday, October 12, 2015

Workshop on the new EU eGovernment Action Plan 2016-2020

The aim of this workshop is to collect best practices, ideas and feedback on how to engage with stakeholders online. We will look at how the European Commission's platform could best help to crowdsource ideas for the next eGovernment Action Plan 2016-2020 and how eGovernement communities can contribute to it.

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PATHway: Better quality of life of people with cardiovascular disease

The EU-funded PATHway project has the potential to create real, positive benefits for the quality of life of people with cardiovascular disease and will be exhibited at ICT 2015.

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Exploring FIWARE opportunities towards China

This workshop; organised by the EU-funded CHOICE project, will bring together key stakeholders specialized in the ICT field to discuss EU-China Research Development and Innovation collaboration under FIWARE with a focus on key technological domains like Internet of Things (IoT), Big Data, and specific application fields such as Smart City.

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Friday, October 9, 2015

Commissioner Oettinger Keynote Speech at the World Health Summit 2015 "Digital Health Revolution" - live streamed

This year the World Health Summit has a track on the 'Digital Health Revolution' and Commissioner Oettinger will deliver a keynote address unveiling plans on eHealth and Active & Healthy Ageing. You can follow the Keynote address live on the 12 October from 16:00 to 18:00 on the webpage (web stream).

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Supply of market data on online content, services and applications available on fixed and mobile broadband platforms

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.

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EU Code Week 10-18 October Bringing ideas to life

EU Code Week (10-18 October) kicks of 10 October with thousands of events all over Europe where people from children to seniors can learn the empowering digital skill of coding.

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Thursday, October 8, 2015

Robots to help elderly affected by Mild Cognitive Impairments

The project ENRICHME Enabling Robot and assisted living environment for Independent Care and Health Monitoring of the Elderly, funded by the Horizon 2020 programme, is a pioneering project in that it will be testing technologies for supporting elderly people with Mild Cognitive Impairments in the long-term and in their living environment.

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Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Europes journalists subjected to increasing levels of harassment

Journalists and media workers in Turkey, Hungary and the Balkans are facing increased hostility as they do their jobs, according to a survey of the verified incidents reported to Index on Censorships Mapping Media Freedom project.

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A Europe that Cares

On the International Day of Older Persons Paul Timmers, Director at DG CONNECT, European Commission, took the opportunity to reflect on how we as a society are looking at our older population.

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Interview with Dr Lorenzo Chiari and Dr Helen Hawley-Hague of the FARSEEING project

FARSEEING aimed to focus on the issue of promoting healthy, independent living for older adults. More specifically, FARSEEING aimed to promote better prediction, identification and prevention of falls with a focus on ICT devices and the unique proactive opportunities they can provide to older adults to support them in their own environment. Key to this was the FARSEEING falls repository (real-world falls) and a broad range of FARSEEING technologies which include the use of smartphone, smarthome, wearable sensors and exergames.

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WIISEL project - a Flexible Research Tool for the prediction of falls in the elderly population

The main goal of WIISEL is to develop a flexible research tool to collect and analyze gait data from real users and correlate parameters related with the risk of falls from the elderly population. The WIISEL system can be useful as a research tool for studying fall risk and as a clinical tool for long-term monitoring of fall risk in the home and community setting.

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Vote now on which challenge to be tackled with the first Social Innovation Horizon Prize

The European Commission, in cooperation with the European Investment Bank Institute, will award a prize of 2 million to whoever can offer the best breakthrough that will help meet a problem facing the society. But which particular problem this will be is yet to be decided - by popular vote.

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Co-designing a digital skills taxonomy

Europe is facing an increasing shortage of digital skills. To be able to address these skills gaps in the digital economy, we need to define and anticipate the digital skills demand in different sectors such as Big Data, Cyber Security and Internet of Things. This networking session, at the ICT 2015 conference in Lisbon, will discuss how to define and anticipate digital skills demand with the purpose of designing a digital skills taxonomy.

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Tuesday, October 6, 2015

eHealth interoperability: 'The scene is now clearly shaped'

Last July, the European Commission recognised 27 profiles and standards for healthcare systems to be developed through public procurement. This is a step forward for reaching the European Digital Single Market in eHealth, writes Professor Mildenberger. He is co-chair of IHE-Europe, a non-profit association dedicated to interoperability in health information technology.

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2nd Conference on European Reference Networks

The conference will be broadcast live via web streaming. One of the sessions (8 October at 16:30 CET) deals with "Network Challenges: eHealth and IT solutions".

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Trillium Bridge recommends International Patient Summary standard

At the end of the EU-funded Trillium Bridge project, its experts recommend EU and US politicians to advance an International Patient Summary (IPS) standard. This would enable people to access and share their health information for emergency or unplanned care anywhere and as needed. At minimum the IPS should include immunizations, allergies, medications, clinical problems, past operations and implants.

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Monday, October 5, 2015

EUROPE LOVES TV! The Last Panthers, MEDIA-supported blockbuster drama premieres at MIPCOM

The Last Panthers - hitting TV screens this autumn - premieres tonight at MIPCOM in Cannes. The EC has invested 1 million in this blockbuster drama though Creative Europe MEDIA TV Programming Scheme.

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Friday, October 2, 2015

ALFRED Beat back pain with a game

The ALFRED system comes with a game for people with lower back pain. It is a real serious game to help people reduce pain in their lower back, which is a common disorder.

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Using mobile devices to detect early-stage dementia and to improve care

There is currently no cure for dementia, but an earlier, more accurate diagnosis as well as better, personalised treatment can improve the quality of life of dementia patients. With the mobile, wearable Dem@Care sensors for example.

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EU Code Week 2015 videos Check out why coding skills are good to learn and the Ode to Code robot dance

During EU Code Week, 10 - 18 October, hundreds of thousands of people children as well as adults will celebrate creating with code. Check out some EU Code Week videos.

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eHealth must benefit both doctors and patients

'Parliament Magazine' published, in the framework of the EU Health Forum Gastein summit, three opinion articles on eHealth written by influencial parliamentarians. They also interviewed Commissioner Andriukaitis (Health and Food Safety) about his fascination for eHealth.

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mHealth on demand - debate on the mHealth Code of Conduct

On 16 September, EU representatives, NGOs, trade associations and the industry attended a lunch discussion on the forthcoming Code of Conduct on mobile health (mHealth) applications, an industry-led initiative launched with the support of the European Commission.

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Should doctors only use apps with a CE certificate?

The Royal College of Physicians has recommended that medical doctors should only use apps with a CE certificate. You can find a discussion on this topic, including a statement by Head of Unit Pteris Zilgalvis (DG Connect, European Commission) in the latest 'Himss Insights' (page 4).

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Safer Internet Forum 2015

Safer Internet Forum (SIF) is a key annual international conference in Europe where policy makers, researchers, law enforcement bodies, youth, parents and carers, teachers, NGOs, industry representatives, experts and other relevant actors come together to discuss the latest trends, risks and solutions related to child online safety.

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TEAM @ 22nd ITS World Congress, 5-9 October 2015, Bordeaux

The EU FP7 funded TEAM project (Tomorrows Elastic Adaptive Mobility) turns static into elastic mobility by joining drivers, travellers and infrastructure operators together into one collaborative network. Thereby TEAM explicitly takes into account the needs and constraints of all participants and the network itself. The project will be present at the ITS World Congress 2015, the worlds largest event in intelligent transport systems and services.

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Europe's health information systems to be modernised

The European Commission (EC) wants public health information systems across the region to be improved and will continue its efforts to establish an EU health information system, 'PMLive' reports. Therefore, the EC is collaborating with the World Health Organization.

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CAPS - events and upcoming calls

Collective Awareness Platforms for Sustainability and Social Innovation (CAPS) have been featured twice in the European Commission's ICT Work Programmes (2013 and 2015), and new calls are coming up in the 2016-17 Work Programme. CAPS is addressing the (digital) social innovation emerging from the network effect, and addressed to researchers, innovators and entrepreneurs through multiple different instruments.

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Improving our knowledge about hearing loss

By creating computer models of the inner ear, the EU-funded SIFEM project enhances the accuracy of diagnosis and the efficiency of treating patients suffering from hearing loss.

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Thursday, October 1, 2015

European film Forum Event: Panel at MIPCOM

A panel on "Boosting Coproduction" in Europe will focus on the current and future engagement of Creative Europe MEDIA with the TV industry.

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Virtual stenting is now possible

Thanks to a new tool developed by the EU-funded project Cardioproof, cardiologists can implant stents in a virtual environment.

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Portable scanner to reveal nutritional value of foods

A personal scanner that reveals the nutritional value of your food could soon be helping you to eat healthily, thanks to a EUR 1 million prize that is being offered to the inventors who come up with the best working prototype.

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Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Open knowledge technologies: Mapping and validating knowledge

The overall objective of this pilot project is to use open digital teaching, learning and assessmnet technologies and networks, empowering people to take more responsibilities for their own learning. It also aims to deliver employability skills for young people. The European Commission adopted on 11/08/2015 a financing decision for this pilot project in the field of online learning and skills. It is an extension of the 2014 Pilot Project.

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New premises for CERT-EU

Vice-President Andrus Ansip and Commissioner Gnther H. Oettinger inaugurated CERT-EU's new state of the art offices today. The Computer Security Incident Response Team of the EU institutions moved into new premises to accommodate its increase in staffing and expansion of activity.

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Have your say on equal access to healthcare in the EU

The European Commission and the Expert Panel on Effective Ways of Investing in Health (EXPH) have launched a public consultation on the preliminary opinion on the Access to health services in the European Union.

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Horizon 2020 Info Day: Videos and slides available

The Info Day about funding opportunities for eHealth and healthy ageing projects ('Societal Challenge 1') took place on 18 September in Brussels. You can still watch the presentation video's online.

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Information and Stakeholders' Day on Smart Wearables

At this event challenges and opportunities of the smart wearables sector will be discussed, as well as the launch of the 2016 call on the Internet of Things. Anyone interested in the event is encouraged to register as soon as possible.

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Tuesday, September 29, 2015

eHealth security workshop

ENISA, the EU Agency for Network and Information Security, is organising together with the European Commission the first eHealth security workshop. The workshop will focus on the criticality of the information systems that support eHealth.

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European Cyber Security Month: during October, find out how to be safe online

October is European Cyber Security Month.

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Monday, September 28, 2015

Digital Heritage 2015

Digital Heritage 2015 invites you to participate in and contribute to the second international forum for the dissemination and exchange of cutting-edge scientific knowledge on theoretical, generic and applied areas of digital heritage.

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Mid-term Evaluation of the e-Government Action Plan 20112015 Implementation SMART 2012-0060/20

The "Study for the mid-term evaluation of the eGovernment Action Plan 2011-2015 implementation" was launched to examine the extent to which the objectives of the eGovernment Action Plan 2011-2015 have been achieved, the progress made and the difficulties encountered at mid-term.

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EAI International Conference on Ambient Assisted Living Technologies based on Internet of Things

The Ambient Assisted Living domain offers the perfect setup for IoT-based technologies since it touches on the very important social issue of the ageing population while offering the ability to really test telecare services for home-based setups. The deadline for abstracts/proposals is 15th January 2016.

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Vacancies for ICT- Online RepositorY (VICTORY): Data Collection

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.

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Improving the quality of life in the elderly using robotic assistive technology: benefits, limitations, and challenges

The aim of this workshop is to widen the debate on how best to ensure that robotics fully enters the mainstream of well-being, health and social care service provision for the rapidly rising proportion of the elderly in the developed and developing countries.

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Sunday, September 27, 2015

Meeting of the Media Literacy Expert Group

The Media Literacy Expert Group meeting will address various topics such as the scope of the Group, the synergies of Media Literacy with EU policies and two panel discussions.

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Media Literacy - Background Documents

Background information on EU activities related to Media Literacy

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Friday, September 25, 2015

i-Treasures: intangible cultural heritage of the past available through advanced modern technologies

You can find singers of Cantu in Paghjella of Corsica or learn about "Human Beat Box"; study traditional and contemporary dances; learn about wheel-throwing pottery imitating the gestures of local expert performers in a virtual pottery shop; use a novel intangible musical instrument. i-Treasures makes all this possible, in one platform.

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Thursday, September 24, 2015

Empowering patients through eHealth: a case report of a pan-European project

Three lessons have been collectively learnt during the development of the EU-funded PALANTE project, which involves nine European sites that have implemented different eHealth services for empowering different typologies of patients.

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The patient is key during eHealth Week 2016

The latest eHealth developments will be discussed during the eHealth Week. Presentations will be delivered by high level speakers through workshops, sessions and interactive panel discussions. eHealth Week will bring together government and ministerial delegations as well as the private sector, thus encouraging productive discussions around how these two areas complement each other and what lessons can be learned. More than 2000 participants are expected to attend this event.

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Digital Skills and entrepreneurship in the Digital Revolution Era: from EU funding opportunities to job creation

The Digital Single Market strategy calls for ''the Commission to address digital skills and expertise as a key component of its future initiatives on skills and training''. This workshop at the Open Days aims to support and encourage stakeholders to make better use of European funding in order to address the digital skills deficit.

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Re-engineering the Uptake of ICT in Schools

The results of the 12.5 million Euro iTEC project, which piloted educational tools and resources in over 2500 classrooms across 20 European countries, are now available in a new book. It is available free-of-charge in digital format (PDF and ePub). The book is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial License. A hard copy can be purchased from the publisher.

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Have your say on geo-blocking and the role of platforms in the online economy

Today the European Commission is launching a public debate with two consultations: one on geo-blocking and the other one on platforms, online intermediaries, data, cloud computing and the collaborative economy. Views expressed and information gathered will help the Commission assess the need for, or prepare initiatives as part of the Digital Single Market Strategy and the Internal Market Strategy for Goods and Services.

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Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Questions and answers on the public consultation on ICT standards

Questions and answers on the public consultation on the ICT standards

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Have your say on standards to help achieve a Digital Single Market

Today the Commission launched a public consultation on Standards for the Digital Single Market (DSM). With this consultation, the Commission aims to gather views on priorities for standards. The consultation is open until 16 December.

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Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Secure and efficient online services for the EU - 5.5 million investment

The initiative to invest in eID projects by the European Commission boosts trust in e-services and ensures that different systems can communicate across borders.

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Friday, September 18, 2015

20 eGovernment solutions free of charge

The ISA programme of the European Commission has just published 20 eGovernment solutions for public services.

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17 EU supported movies in the San Sebastian Films Festival Selection

The San Sebastian Film Festival's selection includes 17 movies supported by the EU Creative Europe MEDIA subprogramme. Six of them are part of the Official Selection hence competing for the Golden Shell.

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EU Commissioner Oettinger holds Roundtable on Automated Driving in Frankfurt

Commissioner Gnther H. Oettinger met up with executives of automotive and telecommunications industry during the Internationale Automobil-Ausstellung (IAA) Frankfurt Motor Show, to discuss strategies on how deployment of connected automated driving can be accelerated. Both sectors committed to close cooperation and common roadmap development. The European Commission will support these efforts in view of its policy objectives towards the Digital Society and Economy. More info on Commissioner Oettingers blog.

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Granny's dancing on the table and film audiences are in motion! EU Film showcased at the San Sebastian Film Festival

Seventeen films which have been awarded EU funding are competing in 63rd San Sebastian International Film Festival between 18 and 26 September. The European Commission has invested around 1,2 million through the Creative Europe MEDIA programme to support the development and distribution of these films. San Sebastian will also host the fifth event of the European Film Forum, which explores the current and future role played by cinema audiences.

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Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Save the date: Our Daily Digital Health is everyone ready?

As the pace of technology innovation is ever increasing, you will be invited to look forward into the future of healthcare transformation. Doers from the field will confront policy makers of what it really means to use eHealth and mHealth at scale to transform healthcare delivery. Learn about the main lessons learned and outcomes from the evaluation of the large scale European telehealth deployment project United4Health.

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European Heritage Days

France's Heritage Days give visitors the chance to look behind the doors of 14,000 buildings which are usually closed to the public. All over the country visitors can glimpse inside politicians' homes and many museums open their doors for free.

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Tuesday, September 15, 2015

ICoSOLE - Immersive Coverage of Spatially Outspread Live Events

Several events are happening at the same time and you are bound to miss one or the other. The ICoSOLE platform provides a solution to attend all events live, irrespective of the geographical location and time constraints.

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European Media Freedom Conference

Media experts from across Europe will meet at the inaugural conference of the European Centre for Press and Media Freedom (ECPMF) and spend two days in intensive discussions on themes like surveillance, source protection, whistleblowing and European media law

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Monday, September 14, 2015

FANCI: Redefining how the driver and vehicle interact

Imagine controlling a computer or even a car with just a twinkle of the eye or having it react to your mood. Thats what the project FANCI (Face and Body Analysis Natural Computer Interaction) is exploring and eventually be demonstrating in an automotive application.

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Map recording threats to journalists in Europe relaunches and expands

Index on Censorship, the European Federation of Journalists and Reporters Without Borders have announced the expansion and redesign of Mapping Media Freedom, which records threats to journalists across Europe, and which will now also cover Russia, Ukraine and Belarus. Mapping Media Freedom is one of the projects selected projects following the 2014 call for proposals in the field of violations of media freedom and pluralism.

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Three EU-supported films awarded at the Venice film festival

Three films which have received EU funding have been awarded at the Venice film festival on Saturday 12 September. The European Commission has invested around 171,000 through the Creative Europe MEDIA programme to support the distribution of these films.

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Friday, September 11, 2015

Save the date: European Cyber Security Month kick-off event

October is the European Cyber Security Month. Citizens can participate in the various awareness events in many European countries. The kick-off event will take place in Brussels on 29 September.

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Take Action & Shape the Future of Urban Platforms for EU Cities

Many cities are grappling with the challenge of understanding how best to connect the rapidly growing volumes of data from their existing service operations, new sensors (IoT), social interactions and the like in order to deliver better outcomes for their citizens and their local economy.

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Thursday, September 10, 2015

Keynote at the Public Broadcasters International Conference

Public sector broadcasters (PSBs) play a fundamental and unique social and economic role. In Europe, they are a vehicle to affirming our values, preserving our economy and strengthening our cultural diversity.

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Capture-Reconstruct-Play: an innovative mixed pipeline for videogames development

Have you ever wondered how much time game developers spend on creating buildings, cathedrals, statues, and other real-life elements to populate their games? And what makes the difference between good quality graphics and photo-realistic assets? CR-PLAY project developed the technology that will help developers reduce both time and expenses involved in game creation.

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Audiences in motion - European Film Forum Event at the San Sebastian film Festival

The European Film Forum travels to San Sebastian this year to discuss how new audiences can be developed in the profoundly modified environment of the audio-visual sector. Success stories and innovative formulas in which the audience takes an active relation with the content and its creators will be showcased during the half day event "Audiences in Motion". This year will be the 63rd edition of the San Sebastian Film festival which has established itself as one of the most important cinema festivals in the world.

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Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Human rights and technology in third countries

Vice President Frans Timmermans speech at the European Parliament on 7 September 2015.

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GET project publishes practical guide for eHealth SMEs

Are you a digital health startup looking for follow up funding? The European GET project has put together a comprehensive guide including the latest trends, investors and funded startup interviews, criteria and lessons learned from investors in the GET Funded pool.

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Digital technology: How it can help towards healthy living

"Europe can make more and better use of information technology so that people of every age can improve how they manage their health and quality of life", writes Commissioner Andrus Ansip (Digital Single Market) in his blog post. "In Estonia, for example, the healthcare system has been transformed by technology."

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Implementation of epSOS cross-border health services: What do physicians and pharmacists think?

According to a study published in 'Oxford Journals', health professionals who have experience with the EU-funded epSOS (European Patient Smart Open Services) system think that it is an interesting, intuitive and easy system to operate. The greatest impact was in terms of positive impact on communication, clinical safety and patient management.

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Smart mirror monitors your face for telltale signs of disease

'New Scientist' has published an article about the EU-funded Semeoticons project: "Mirror mirror on the wall, am I at risk of heart disease? One day soon your mirror might actually be able to give you the answer."

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Monday, September 7, 2015

OpenMedicine project: How to get the correct medication abroad?

The newly funded OpenMedicine project wants to make sure you are able to get safe and correct medication when you are abroad.

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Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Extrablatt! Europeana Newspapers final report published!

The EU co-funded project Europeana Newspapers has come to a close in March 2015, after 38 months of activity. There are still many activities which go on beyond the lifetime of the project, such as reporting and reviewing, disseminating and spreading the results as well as fostering take up and new initiatives around the use and exploitation of said outcomes.

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PHENICX: How a live concert becomes a digital adventure

A live symphonic classical concert is an adventure: under the guidance of a conductor, more than a hundred players take you along on an extended musical journey. To someone not used to going to classical concerts, this may be quite daunting, though: what happens over the long course of a classical piece, and what should you listen to when all these musicians are playing at once? PHENICX can help.

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Tuesday, September 1, 2015

The EU film industry in the spotlight at the Venice International Film Festival

Five films which have been awarded EU funding are competing in the prestigious 72nd Venice International Film Festival between 2nd & 9th September. The European Commission has invested around 260,000 through the Creative Europe MEDIA programme to support the development and distribution of these films, which are taking part in the Official Selection and Orizzonti competitions.

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Monday, August 31, 2015

You're not too old to keep fit with ELF@Home

Gadgets and wearables that support a healthy lifestyle are very hip today, but not always very attractive for the elderly. This is where ELF@Home comes in. It empowers people to manage their own health by self-check, self-care and self-fitness.

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Blog post: The digital way to patient empowerment

Patients increasingly expect to have more say in their personal healthcare, with the help of digital tools, writes Pieter Van De Graaf, eHealth Clinical Strategy Lead of the Scottish Government.

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Monitoring oxygen in premature baby brain can save lives

The EU-funded BabyLux project has developed an easy-to-use tool for checking oxygen levels in the brains of premature babies. This is an innovation that will save lives, writes BabyLux communication officer Monica Lancini in her blog post.

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Friday, August 28, 2015

New survey shows potential for cross-border access to online content, mainly among young people

Considering a paid subscription to watch films, listen to music, play games or read e-books online? For almost one in three Europeans, it would be important to be able to use this subscription when travelling in another EU country. The younger the people are, the more they are attracted by cross-border opportunities. The figure goes up to 58 % amongst the 15-24 year olds and 46 % of those aged 25-39.

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Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Launch of the Convenant on Demographic Change and Innovation for age-friendly environments in Europe

The Covenant on Demographic Change will engage local and regional authorities, and other relevant stakeholders, committed to develop environments that support active and healthy ageing and contribute to increase the healthy life expectancy, enhance independent living and well-being of older persons and create a society for all ages. It will closely cooperate and build on existing initiatives such as the WHO Global Network on Age-Friendly Cities and Communities, the WHO-Europe Healthy City Network, the European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing, in the spirit of the 2013 Dublin Declaration on Age-Friendly Cities and Communities in Europe.

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7th European Innovation Summit

The 4-days event will call for "A Pact for Innovation". Highlights of this year's programme include topics such as 'policies and politics for innovation: creating a framework for success'; 'European Innovation Ecosystems'; tackling the society's grand challenges in areas such as water, energy, environment, agriculture, bio-economy, health, transport and the role of the digital revolution in areas such as smart manufacturing. The Summit will engage actively with young people and discuss the opportunity for them in driving the future of innovation in Europe.

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Cross-border cooperation - Opinion adopted by Health Expert Panel

An independent expert panel, which advises the European Commission on matters relating to "effective ways of investing in health", has adopted an opinion on cross-border cooperation in healthcare. The panel identifies both benefits and obstacles standing in the way of such cooperation and suggests actions to be taken.

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Taking innovation in Ambient Assisted Living across the EU market

What can be done to ensure that innovative AAL solutions go to market successfully across borders? How can the EU support the journey of innovation to market (I2M initiative) for entrepreneurs / start-ups with the ambition to go-to-market across the EU? Building on existing accelerators, digital health and technology hubs, how can the EU help high-potential innovators develop a pan-EU market distribution networks and effective go to market strategies? This session, organised in the context of the AAL Forum 2015, will touch on areas such as compelling data needs to inform market strategies, training, mentoring, networking and brokerage opportunities for start-ups, early user / buyer involvement in development and much needed investment to fuel development and growth of innovation in active and healthy ageing.

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Monday, August 24, 2015

EU seeks views on the Satellite and Cable Directive

The European Commission is asking whether EU rules which define where and how satellite broadcasters and cable companies should clear copyright are up-to-date, in a public consultation launched today. It is also seeking views on the impact of extending these rules to cover broadcasters' services (including TV and radio) provided over the Internet, This consultation is part of a broader review of the 1993 EU Satellite and Cable Directive, one of the 16 initiatives announced in the Commission's plan for the Digital Single Market. In particular, the Commission aims to enhance cross border access to broadcasting and related online services across the EU. Removing barriers in the Digital Single Market will reward creation, and strengthen Europe's creative and broadcasting sector, while giving consumers access to a wider variety of works, especially across borders.

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Consultation on the review of the EU Satellite and Cable Directive

The Commission is consulting on Directive 93/83/EEC of 27 September 1993 on the coordination of certain rules concerning copyright and rights related to copyright applicable to satellite broadcasting and cable retransmission (Directive) first to gather input for the evaluation process in order to assess the current rules, and, second, to seek views on a possible extension of the Directive in light of market and technological developments, with the objective of contributing to the Digital Single Market Strategy.

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Friday, August 21, 2015

Open Consultation on the Ambient Assisted Living Programme

The Ambient Assisted Living (AAL) Programme invites members of the AAL community and stakeholders to share their expertise in the fields tackled by the Programme to support the choice for the challenge that will be addressed in the AAL Call 2016.

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The EU research project DAVID goes to Hollywood

The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE), a worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, has revealed the outstanding industry members who will be recognized Thursday, October 29, at the SMPTE 2015 Awards Ceremony in Hollywood.

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Connect with potential business and project partners during the matchmaking event at the Ambient Assisted Living Forum

Enterprise Europe Network Flanders invites you to participate in the matchmaking event during the AAL Forum in Ghent, organized by AAL Programme in cooperation with iMinds and IWT. This matchmaking event will enable bringing together companies, deployers, investors, corporations, researchers, to seize the opportunities and build (technological and/or commercial) collaboration across the borders.

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Survey on the introduction of robotic services in healthcare facilities

The European project Robot-Era is an ambitious integrated project. Its objective is to develop and implement the general feasibility, scientific/technical effectiveness and social/legal plausibility and acceptability by end-users of a plurality of complete advanced robotic services, integrated in intelligent environments, which will actively cooperate with older people to provide independent living. The project has set up a short survey to collect the point of view of secondary, tertiary and quaternary stakeholders on the introduction of robotic services in healthcare facilities. You are invited to participate in the survey, it should take about 10 minutes to complete.

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Thursday, August 20, 2015

15th Meeting of the Member States Expert Group on Digitisation and Digital Preservation (MSEG)

Agenda, presentations, minutes and other related documents of the Plenary meeting of the Member States Expert Group on Digitisation and Digital Preservation, Luxembourg 24-25 June 2015.

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POPULATE explores how mobile games can entertain and educate

Fancy playing a game while visiting the ICT2015-event in Lisbon? At the stand of the POPULATE-project you can, if you don't mind playing a prototype where some of the gameplay and some of the graphics are still in development and are being substituted by placeholders.

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11th Meeting of the MSEG

Plenary meeting of the Member States Expert Group on Digitisation and Digital Preservation, Luxembourg, 9-10 April 2013. See below the related documents.

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Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Even in complex cases: KConnect helps the doctor find the right treatment

There is a huge amount of health related information available, either as medical literature on the web, or as patients records kept by doctors and hospitals but in practice it is often difficult to access and use this information. For instance, doctors cannot quickly access anonymized medical records of similar cases or matching clinical trials or treatments to the ones they are handling, although this could often help them to make the best-decision on how to treat a patient. This could change thanks to the KConnect project: It will provide a set of medical-specific multilingual text processing services to health care providers and researchers.

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Friday, August 14, 2015

European Film Forum Venice 2015

Boundaries between visual arts, film and business are being pushed. How to reinforce cross cultural and cross media dialogue to support the future of the European film industry and its talents? This question will be at the heart of the European Film Forum event "Cross Culture a driver for a Creative Europe". This event is organised by La Biennale di Venezia and the European Commission, with the support of the Creative Europe MEDIA programme. Two panels on "Short film as a driver of creativity, talent scouting and business" and "Crossovers from film to societal and economic change" will gather artists, producers, business leaders and political representatives.

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Thursday, August 13, 2015

Film Forum Sarajevo looks at how to boost the presence of European films in south-eastern Europe

The south-eastern European film sector is vital and growing, with remarkable creative talents emerging every year. Five films which have received EU investment are in the competition at this year's Sarajevo Film festival. Meanwhile, a recent report shows that up to 90 percent of cinema admissions in Romania and Bulgaria come from US films.A European Film Forum event will explore how the Creative Europe MEDIA programme can help European films reach audiences in south-eastern Europe.

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Wednesday, August 12, 2015

REVEAL and PHEME: Telling fact from fiction on social networks

Europe's tallest Ferris wheel, the London Eye, was on fire during the 2011 England riots! Was it really? Social networks are rife with lies and deception, half-truths and facts. But irrespective of a story's truthfulness, the rapid spread of such information through social networks and other online media can have immediate and far-reaching consequences. In such cases, large amounts of user-generated content need to be analysed quickly.

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5th Cybersecurity and Privacy Forum Newsletter on EU-funded projects in Trust & Security

The Cybersecurity and Privacy (CSP) Forum (funded via SecCord EU FP7 project), actively coordinates the clustering of the funded EU FP7 trust and security research projects , promoting collaboration, dissemination and networking.

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Implementation of the PSI Directive in the UK



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Tuesday, August 11, 2015

The European Film Forum goes to Sarajevo

The European Film Forum will be in Sarajevo this year to discuss the access for European films to cinema theatres in the region, and co-production in a borderless digital world. The Sarajevo film festival is the most important festival in the region, and the discussions will be within the framework of the Regional Forum.

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Friday, August 7, 2015

Study on Better Internet for Kids policies in Member States

The study 'Benchmarking of Safer Internet policies in Member States' (SMART 2012/0043/2012) took place in the context of the European strategy for a Better Internet for Children (BIK). The main objective was to provide a comprehensive analysis of how BIK related challenges are addressed in policies and initiatives, and to develop a sustainable benchmarking tool - the "BIK Map" for future policy work on European level.

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Study on Personal Data Stores conducted at the Cambridge University Judge Business School

DG Connect commissioned this report to evaluate whether the concept of personal data stores ('personal data spaces', 'personal data clouds', 'personal data vaults') is a viable mechanism to increase consumer trust and engagement in the Digital Single Market and to ensure wider access to good quality personal data. It results from an experimental cooperation between DG Connect and the Cambridge Judge Business School. The report explores the concept of personal data spaces from social, legal, technical, and economic perspectives, recommending ways to guide development of the innovation. The report also explores personal data spaces specifically in the healthcare sector to provide a concrete case study.

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Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Access City Award 2016

EU cities are invited to participate in the sixth edition of the Access City Award - the European Prize for making cities more accessible to people with disabilities and older people. Submission Deadline is 10th September 2015.

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Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Open innovation in Smart Cities, design for successful innovation ecosystems - SMART 2015/0064

Smart city projects are often triggered by the need to upgrade 1 or more of the core infrastructures of a city/urban community: energy, water, transport, housing, etc. and a decision is made to enhance or replace an existing infrastructure with a smart infrastructure to improve the capacity of the city to efficiently plan and manage resources (in particular energy), enhance mobility and improve environmental conditions.

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Monday, August 3, 2015

Two new pledges to the Grand Coalition

Two new organisations, Ubiqum Code Academy and DigitalJobs.com, are joining the Grand Coalition for Digital Jobs making concrete commitments for action.

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Friday, July 31, 2015

Database of digital services for carers of the elderly launched

The European Commission's Joint Research Center has partnered with EUROCARERS to launch a new online database of digital services for carers of older people. This new tool offers access to 78 good practices of digital services for older care at home, which the JRC gathered and that EUROCARERS, the European network representing informal carers and their organisations, helped make available to all.

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Testing e-health services in the Nordics - Connected For Health project launched

The Connected for Health project promotes a wider use of open FTTH (Fiber To The Home) networks to make public services more accessible also in rural areas. The objective of the project is to identify, test and evaluate new and existing systems and services for providing accessible home health care over open FTTH networks. The idea is to find most suitable, user friendly and cost-efficient combinations of systems for individual needs of patients and clients.

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Report of the Conference 'Innovative Financing Opportunities for Active & Healthy Ageing'

The European Commission organised the conference 'Innovative Financing Opportunities for Active & Healthy Ageing' on the 3rd June 2015. The conference looked at the issue of how to practically leverage public and private financial instruments and maximise synergies in the area of active & healthy ageing. In particular, the conference focused on the EU financial instruments, the Investment plan for Europe, joint-procurement of innovative solutions, new ways of public-private co-investments in health, European Structural and Investment Funds, social innovation and more recent innovative alternative financing tools.

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The European Parliamentary Research Service publishes briefing on the Silver Economy

The 'Silver Economy' covers a host of different but interlinked strands; together these can improve the quality of life and inclusion in society and involvement in economic activity of the ageing population through developing innovative policies, products and services to meet their needs, bringing more growth and jobs. The concept has been emerging over the years, and recently gathered momentum with the European Commission's first paper on the topic.

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Thursday, July 30, 2015

ICT 2015 Exhibition - online catalogue of exhibitors

The online catalogue featuring the exhibitors present at ICT 2015 is now published.

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Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Workshop report on new EU eGovernment Action Plan

DG Connect/Public Services organised a workshop on 1 July 2015 in Brussels (the first of a series) to gather views and opinions from key stakeholders on their expectations from the new eGovernment Action Plan (2016-2020). The workshop also aimed to improve citizens and businesses experience when interacting with public administrations and to facilitate their relationship with governments. The workshop report provides an overview of what was discussed that day.

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Commission launches a 2 million EUR initiative to develop new subtitled versions of selected TV programmes across Europe

In order to facilitate cross border on-line dissemination of cultural content, the Commission aims at trying out innovative strategies for the provision of subtitled versions of European factual cultural programming. To do so, the present call for proposals has just been published.

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Tuesday, July 28, 2015

eGovernment Benchmark Report 2015 - United Kingdom

This factsheet shows the progress in the online delivery of public services, across the various dimensions of user-centricity, transparency, cross-border mobility and key enablers in the United Kingdom.

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eGovernment Benchmark Report 2015 - Slovakia

This factsheet shows the progress in the online delivery of public services, across the various dimensions of user-centricity, transparency, cross-border mobility and key enablers in Slovakia.

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eGovernment Benchmark Report 2015 - Slovenia

This factsheet shows the progress in the online delivery of public services, across the various dimensions of user-centricity, transparency, cross-border mobility and key enablers in Slovenia.

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eGovernment Benchmark Report 2015 - Sweden

This factsheet shows the progress in the online delivery of public services, across the various dimensions of user-centricity, transparency, cross-border mobility and key enablers in Sweden.

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eGovernment Benchmark Report 2015 - Romania

This factsheet shows the progress in the online delivery of public services, across the various dimensions of user-centricity, transparency, cross-border mobility and key enablers in Romania.

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eGovernment Benchmark Report 2015 - Portugal

This factsheet shows the progress in the online delivery of public services, across the various dimensions of user-centricity, transparency, cross-border mobility and key enablers in Portugal.

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eGovernment Benchmark Report 2015 - Poland

This factsheet shows the progress in the online delivery of public services, across the various dimensions of user-centricity, transparency, cross-border mobility and key enablers in Poland.

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eGovernment Benchmark Report 2015 - Netherlands

This factsheet shows the progress in the online delivery of public services, across the various dimensions of user-centricity, transparency, cross-border mobility and key enablers in the Netherlands.

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eGovernment Benchmark Report 2015 - Italy

This factsheet shows the progress in the online delivery of public services, across the various dimensions of user-centricity, transparency, cross-border mobility and key enablers in Italy.

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eGovernment Benchmark Report 2015 - Malta

This factsheet shows the progress in the online delivery of public services, across the various dimensions of user-centricity, transparency, cross-border mobility and key enablers in Malta.

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eGovernment Benchmark Report 2015 - Latvia

This factsheet shows the progress in the online delivery of public services, across the various dimensions of user-centricity, transparency, cross-border mobility and key enablers in Latvia.

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eGovernment Benchmark Report 2015 - Luxembourg

This factsheet shows the progress in the online delivery of public services, across the various dimensions of user-centricity, transparency, cross-border mobility and key enablers in Luxembourg.

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eGovernment Benchmark Report 2015 - Lithuania

This factsheet shows the progress in the online delivery of public services, across the various dimensions of user-centricity, transparency, cross-border mobility and key enablers in Lithuania.

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eGovernment Benchmark Report 2015 - Ireland

This factsheet shows the progress in the online delivery of public services, across the various dimensions of user-centricity, transparency, cross-border mobility and key enablers in Ireland.

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eGovernment Benchmark Report 2015 - Hungary

This factsheet shows the progress in the online delivery of public services, across the various dimensions of user-centricity, transparency, cross-border mobility and key enablers in Hungary.

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International Conference on ICT for Ageing Well and e-Health

The second edition of this event (ICT4AWE) aims to offer a meeting point for those that study and apply information and communication technologies for improving the quality of life of the elderly and for helping people stay healthy, independent and active at work or in their community along their whole life. ICT4AWE facilitates the exchange of information and dissemination of best practices, innovation and technical improvements in the fields of age-related health care, education, social coordination and ambient assisted living.

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Monday, July 27, 2015

Workshop on Age-Friendly Homes and Smart Living - Summary report

This workshop of 7 July 2015 aimed to explore options to stimulate investments and solutions for age-friendly housing and smart living at European scale. The need for a common framework of reference for age-friendly homes together with innovative investment or fiscal instruments to finance and facilitate access to capital for age-friendly renovation were identified as critical elements of a future strategy.

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Friday, July 24, 2015

eGovernment Benchmark Report 2015 - Croatia

This factsheet shows the progress in the online delivery of public services, across the various dimensions of user-centricity, transparency, cross-border mobility and key enablers in Croatia.

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eGovernment Benchmark Report 2015 - France

This factsheet shows the progress in the online delivery of public services, across the various dimensions of user-centricity, transparency, cross-border mobility and key enablers in France.

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Commission gathers evidence on remuneration of authors and performers for the use of their works and the fixations of their performances

A new EU study looks at the level of remuneration paid to authors and performers in the music and audio-visual sectors in ten EU countries (France, United Kingdom, Germany, Spain, Poland, Italy, Hungary, the Netherlands, Denmark and Lithuania). The Commission is looking for evidence whether, and to what extent, the differences that exist among the Member States affect levels of remuneration and the functioning of the internal market.

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eGovernment Benchmark Report 2015 - Finland

This factsheet shows the progress in the online delivery of public services, across the various dimensions of user-centricity, transparency, cross-border mobility and key enablers in Finland.

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Study on a marketing plan to stimulate the take-up of eID and trust services for the digital single market SMART 2015/0046

The objective of the study is to investigate the economic potentials of e-identification and trust services (eID and eTSs) in a fully integrated digital single market at EU level (including e-government) and also taking the international dimension inherent to trust services.

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Wednesday, July 22, 2015

eGovernment Benchmark Report 2015 - Greece

This factsheet shows the progress in the online delivery of public services, across the various dimensions of user-centricity, transparency, cross-border mobility and key enablers in Greece.

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eGovernment Benchmark Report 2015 - Spain

This factsheet shows the progress in the online delivery of public services, across the various dimensions of user-centricity, transparency, cross-border mobility and key enablers in Spain.

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eGovernment Benchmark Report 2015 - Estonia

This factsheet show the progress in the online delivery of public services, across the various dimensions of user-centricity, transparency, cross-border mobility and key enablers in Estonia.

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eGovernment Benchmark Report 2015 - Denmark

This factsheet shows the progress in the online delivery of public services, across the various dimensions of user-centricity, transparency, cross-border mobility and key enablers in Denmark.

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eGovernment Benchmark Report 2015 - Germany

This factsheet shows the progress in the online delivery of public services, across the various dimensions of user-centricity, transparency, cross-border mobility and key enablers in Germany.

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eGovernment Benchmark Report 2015 - Czech Republic

This factsheet shows the progress in the online delivery of public services, across the various dimensions of user-centricity, transparency, cross-border mobility and key enablers in Czech Republic.

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eGovernment Benchmark Report 2015 - Bulgaria

This factsheet shows the progress in the online delivery of public services, across the various dimensions of user-centricity, transparency, cross-border mobility and key enablers in Bulgaria.

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PRAISE: a social network for online music learning

Community feedback and advanced analytics, combined with lesson planning and monitoring tools for teachers make this social learning platform, PRAISE, a step forward in collaborative online learning.

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Friday, July 17, 2015

New Report Released on Methodologies for Measuring Environmental Efficiency Metrics for Data Centres

Smart City Cluster created by several EU Projects on Data Centres and public procurement has just released a new report on Measurement and Verification Methodology for Energy, Environmental and Economic Efficiency Metrics.

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Thursday, July 16, 2015

Call for proposals - Fostering European integration through culture by providing new subtitled versions of selected TV programmes across Europe

The Commission is launching a 1 million hunt to find out how crowdsourcing or other innovative solutions can reduce the costs of obtaining subtitles and increase the exposure of European films in video on demand (VOD) services available in the EU. Applications are open until 25th September for projects to run in 2016.

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Commission launches 1 million initiative to crowdsource subtitling to increase the circulation of European works

The Commission is launching a 1 million hunt to find out how crowdsourcing or other innovative solutions can reduce the costs of obtaining subtitles and increase the exposure of European films in video on demand (VOD) services available in the EU. Applications are open until 25th September for projects to run in 2016. Giving EU audiences greater choice and creating wider audiences across borders for creators and their works, are among the aims of the Commission's strategy for the Digital Single Market.

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Call for Proposals - Monitoring media pluralism in Europe: Further application of the Media Pluralism Monitor tool (MPM)

The present call invites proposals to continue the test implementation of the Media Pluralism Monitor (MPM) tool. The MPM is designed to identify potential risks to media pluralism in Member States. The initial tool was first created in 2009.

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Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Workshop "Modernizing transport services" Open Days 2015

Are you interested to learn more about Innovation Procurement in the transport sector? Join our workshop! Participants will have the opportunity to discover new initiatives launched by the European Commission and learn best practices from successful projects in the transport area.

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Tuesday, July 14, 2015

GET Service Final Event

GET Service EU FP7 Project is organising a workshop on information sharing in the logistics sector in Rotterdam Harbor. Speakers from the logistics sector will outline the problems they are facing regarding information sharing, followed by disussions with software tool vendors and academics to discuss existing solutions as well as what is being developed.

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Thursday, July 9, 2015

Study: What do patients and carers need in health apps - but are not getting?

A report came out analysing the views of 1,130 patient and carer groups on health apps.

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SmartCare project: Pathways for integrated eCare

SmartCare aims to define a common set of standard functional specifications for an open ICT platform enabling the delivery of integrated care to older European citizens. A total of 23 regions and their key stakeholders are defining a comprehensive set of integration building blocks around the challenges of data-sharing, coordination and communication.

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BREATHE project: privacy by design for Ambient Assisted Living

The BREATHE project (co-funded by the AAL programme) aims to design and develop an intelligent monitoring system for AAL environments, by employing cameras and other types of binary sensors. In order to ensure the privacy of user data and information, BREATHE follows a privacy-by-design approach.

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TRANSFoRm Conference 2015: The Learning Health System in Europe

The EU-funded TRANSFoRm project is hosting a conference in September that will bring together EU and US researchers, clinicians, industry stakeholders and Electronic Health Record vendors to exchange knowledge.

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Wednesday, July 8, 2015

World Health Summit 2015

This year the World Health Summit has a track on the 'Digital Health Revolution' and Commissioner Oettinger will be one of the conference speakers. The 'WHS Startup Track' offers eHealth/mHealth start-ups the chance to display their business ideas and to network; apply before 31 July.

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Conclusions eHealth Week 2015 and save the date for 2016

Following eHealth Week 2015, the conclusions of the high-level eHealth conference of the Latvian Presidency of the Council of the EU have been published. The eHealth Week video is available as well. The next eHealth Week 2016 is confirmed to take place from 8-10 June.

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eHealth at European Health Forum Gastein 2015 (EHFG)

One of the 'Fora' of the annual health policy event EHFG 2015 is organised by DG Connect (European Commission) and will highlight the benefits eHealth and mHealth can bring to the health system.

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Innovations + Investment in Healthcare Summit (IIHC)

IIHC is a leading European conference linking healthcare innovations to investments. The event attracts attendees ranging from executives of major corporations and Venture Capitalist firms to founders of healthcare start-ups. The EU-funded GET project invites 7 lucky SME's.

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Helping the public sector get innovative while saving money

Public organisations in Europe (ministries, local authorities, universities, hospitals, public utility companies etc.) could be buying more and better innovative products and services that are based on Information and Communication Technologies (ICT), thanks to a new three-year EU-funded initiative.

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Tuesday, July 7, 2015

PROSPERITY4ALL: access to technology for everyone

EU researchers are developing a new, broad-ranging, cloud-based infrastructure that makes the Internet more accessible for users with special needs. The new ecosystem enables people previously excluded from ICT to get help using technology and aims to use their feedback to develop new apps and services.

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Monday, July 6, 2015

Survey ENISA on eHealth and cyber security

The European Network and Information Security Agency (ENISA) is conducting a study on eHealth Infrastructures and Services with a focus on cyber security. What will be the impact if an incident occurs? How resilient to power loss are these infrastructures? Please help ENISA by filling out the questionnaire.

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Questions and answers on the public consultation on the AVMSD

Questions and answers on the public consultation on the Audiovisual Media landscape in Europe

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Commission seeks views on Europe's audiovisual media rules

The European Commission seeks the views of all interested parties on how to make Europe's audiovisual media landscape fit for purpose in the digital age.

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Public consultation on Directive 2010/13/EU on Audiovisual Media Services (AVMSD) - A media framework for the 21st century

The European Commission seeks the views of all interested parties on how to make Europe's audiovisual media landscape fit for purpose in the digital age.

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Friday, July 3, 2015

Framework Contract for the provision of evaluation and impact assessment services to DG CONNECT - SMART 2013/0065

The European Commission launched a call for tenders for a framework contract for the provision of evaluation and impact assessment services to DG Communications Networks, Content and Technology in the areas of spectrum policy, regulation of electronic communications networks and services as well as audiovisual and media policies.

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Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Study on the Silver Economy SMART 2015/0038.

A call for tenders is launched by the European Commission for a service contract of a maximum value of EUR 250 000. This study is intended to help underpin and support the development of a Silver Economy Strategy for Europe.

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Study on support to scaling-up of innovations in active and healthy ageing - SMART 2015/0039.

A call for tenders is launched by the European Commission for a service contract of a maximum value of EUR 250 000. The objective of the study is to support the sharing of experience and skills regarding scaling-up strategies and experiences, addressing also problems due to diversity of health and care systems including social protection paradigms, and in this way, support the success of the deployment efforts of the European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing (EIP on AHA) and partners of the Reference Sites of the EIP on AHA as well as other targeted regions and organisations.

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Monday, June 29, 2015

Info Day: Horizon 2020 - 'Health, demographic change and wellbeing'

Horizon 2020 (2014-2020), the EU funding programme for research and innovation, puts emphasis on tackling societal challenges, including Societal Challenge 1 (SC1) related to Health Demographic Change and Wellbeing. Having at its core the principle of better health for all, SC1 focuses on personalised health and care. It has an overall budget of 7.4 billion for the programme duration. This Info Day will precede the adoption of the Work Programme 2016-2017 (SC1).

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Data in Smart Cities Analysis of the current situation- SMART 2015/0045

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.

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New European project to develop robotic shower system to assist frail persons

Being able to maintain personal hygiene plays a crucial factor for independent living in old age. Loosing this ability means needing support for these activities, often resulting into a move in a nursing care home. This clearly suggests that automated showering support can foster independent living in dignity for persons experiencing loss of autonomy and relieve the caring and nursing burden of the family, domiciliary services, medical centers and other assisted living environments or nursing care homes. I-SUPPORT is a three-year HORIZON 2020 European research project launched in March 2015. Its goal is to develop a robotic shower system in order to enable independent living for a long period and thus, improve the quality of life of frail citizens.

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2015 eGovernment factsheets of the European Union

The ISA programme of the European Commission has just published the 2015 version of the eGovernment factsheet of the EU. This factsheet of some 60 pages aims at providing a comprehensive overview of the e-Government activities in the EU.

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Thursday, June 25, 2015

FP7 Research Project iCARGO Final Review

Intelligent Cargo in Efficient and Sustainable Global Logistics Operations showcases its advanced sustainability solutions for transport logistics at the final review in Gothenburg.

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Wednesday, June 24, 2015

European Centre for Press and Media Freedom founded in Leipzig - #ECPMF

Representatives of 20 journalists associations, publishing houses, academic institutions, trade unions and media rights experts from many European countries have founded the European Centre for Press and Media Freedom (ECPMF) in Leipzig as an independent non-profit European Co-operative Society (SCE).

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Workshop on new EU eGovernment Action Plan 2016-2020

In preparation for the new eGovernment Action Plan (2016-2020), the European Commission (DG CONNECT) organises a workshop to gather views and opinions from key stakeholders on their expectations from the new Action Plan. The workshop will also aim to improve citizens and businesses experience when interacting with public administrations and to facilitate their relationship with government.

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Tuesday, June 23, 2015

EU eGovernment Report 2015 shows that online public services in Europe are smart but could be smarter

A new study on eGovernment services shows that the users are still asked to fill forms with information already available to the administration in more than half of the cases. Only 57% of the public services are available to cross-border businesses and only 47% to other EU citizens across the border. 73% of the public services websites does not have a mobile-friendly version.

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Monday, June 22, 2015

The role of traditional and new media in the digital age - the EU view

Deutsche Welle Global Media Forum, 22 June 2015

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Friday, June 19, 2015

Work programme for 2015 for "Measures concerning the digital content, and audiovisual and other media industries", related preparatory actions and evaluation activities.

On 16 June 2015, the Commission adopted the work programme for 2015 and the financing decision for "Measures concerning the digital content, and audiovisual and other media industries", related preparatory actions and evaluation activities. The documents are available below, in three languages.

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IET International Conference on Technologies for Active and Assisted Living (TechAAL)

Active and assisted living (AAL) makes use of information and communication technologies (ICT) in a person's daily living and working environment to enable them to stay active longer, remain socially connected and live independently into old age. Research efforts in AAL have increased rapidly to support independent living, as the social and economic impact of aging population has become a more concrete problem in our European society.

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Report on Case Studies of Technology-based Services for Independent Living for Older People

This research aims to guide Member States in the development of long-term care strategies, which use technology-based services to enable older adults to continue living at home independently. These services use any kind of technology including ICT to empower clients to manage despite their frailties. They also make it possible to organize the provision of care better and increase the productivity and quality of long-term care delivery.

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eHealth, a key focus for the European Union

What role does the EU play in rolling out eHealth as health remains a national priority? Orange Healthcare had the opportunity to ask this question to Takis Daskaleros from the European Commission and published it in a video.

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Latvia, another EU Member State piloting cross-border digital public services with e-Sens and e-Codex

At the occasion of the Digital Assembly in Riga (17-18/6/2015), Latvia signed a document to become a partner in the e-Sens and e-Codex Large Scale Pilot projects.

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Call for proposals for projects under the 2015 work plan of the Health Programme

The Work Plan 2015 of the 3rd Health Programme was published on 2 June 2015, and the call for proposals for projects under the 2015 work plan was published on 5 June 2015. The deadline for submissions is set for 15 September - 17:00 (Brussels time). The call includes support for the implementation and scaling up of good practices in the areas of integrated care, frailty prevention, adherence to medical plans and age-friendly communities, in line with the action plans of the European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing.

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Thursday, June 18, 2015

Final report - Evaluative study on the Cross-Border Healthcare Directive

A new report has come out evaluating the Cross-Border Healthcare Directive (2011/24/EU).

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Bridging user needs to deployed applications of service robots - Call for papers

This workshop will be held during the International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems. The aim of this workshop is to provide a structured approach from user needs to the deployment of intelligent robot and system solutions to improve the quality of life of elders, impaired persons and everybody else by augmenting mobility, manipulation and cognitive capabilities of the users. Researchers are invited to submit either a 4-6 page paper or a 2 page extended abstract that relates to the workshop theme before 20th July 2015.

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Digital Agenda Scoreboard 2015: Strengthening the European Digital Economy and Society

Discover how the European Union is progressing towards a digital economy and society.

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Wednesday, June 17, 2015

FP7 EU Research Project PRESERVE Final Event

The PRESERVE Consortium will present its project results. The focus will be on critical issues in C-ITS (Cooperative-Intelligent Transport Systems).

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3% of all cinema tickets bought in Europe in 2010-2014 were for animated films, made in Europe

Study gives first snapshot of Europe's animation industry.

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Digital skills: new national coalitions for Digital Jobs to be launched in Belgium, Cyprus, the Netherlands and the UK

4 new National Coalitions for Digital Skills and Jobs in Belgium, Cyprus, the Netherlands, and the UK were announced today at the Workshop Digital Skills for the Digital Single Market of the European Digital Assembly in Riga. There are now 12 national partnerships inspired by the EU's Grand Coalition for Digital Jobs, launched in 2013 to overcome the digital skills deficit in Europe. Digital skills and confidence are essential for everyone who wants to benefit from the opportunities offered by new technologies and the Digital Single Market (DSM). To boost the DSM, digital skills will be a key element of the European Commission's skills agenda. The Commission is also supporting the Grand Coalition and other initiatives such as the EU Code Week to boost digital skills. Also today in Riga, organisations including the BBC, CA Technologies, EMC Academic Alliance, the National College for Digital Skills and Google announced pledges to the EU Grand Coalition.

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Next mHealth stakeholder meeting

As a follow up to the Green Paper on mobile health, the European Commission has envisaged to engage with the stakeholders to work on the follow-up actions building on the results of the public consultation.

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Focus on Animation

This booklet is part of a major research project entitled Mapping the Animation Industry in Europe commissioned to the European Audiovisual Observatory by the Creative Europe MEDIA sub-programme of the European Commission. The project aims to track the production volume, distribution and circulation of European animation films and TV works, and also to provide a general overview of the structure of the animation industry.

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ePrivacy Directive: assessment of transposition, effectiveness and compatibility with proposed Data Protection Regulation

The European Commission has just published a study on the "ePrivacy Directive: assessment of transposition, effectiveness and compatibility with proposed Data Protection Regulation" (SMART 2013/0071).

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Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Provision of audio-visual material promoting the achievements and opportunities of the EU funding and legislation in the area of ICT

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.

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Monday, June 15, 2015

Transportation pilot to speed up the exchange of safety related road data

The European Union Location Framework project has just released a video on its Transportation pilot. The pilot will facilitate the exchange of safety related road data attributes, such as speed limits and access restrictions, between public road authorities and commercial map providers.

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The 5th International Conference on Operations Research and Enterprise Systems ICORES 2016

The purpose of ICORES is to bring together researchers, engineers and practitioners interested in both advances and applications in the field of operations research. Two simultaneous tracks will be held, covering on one side domain independent methodologies and technologies and on the other side practical work developed in specific application areas.

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2nd International Conference on Information Systems Security and Privacy ICISSP 2016

The International Conference on Information Systems Security and Privacy aims at creating a meeting point for researchers and practitioners that address security and privacy challenges that concern information systems, especially in organizations, including not only technological issues but also social issues. A call for papers has been launched (deadline: 8 September).

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