Friday, March 20, 2015

CARER+ Final conference: Smart Homecare: investing in skills and service delivery

CARER+ final conference will bring together experts and researchers in the field of homecare and social services, representatives of care workers and policy makers from all over Europe to picture how the use of ITC in homecare can contribute to improve well being at home for care recipients and quality of services of caregivers.



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AAL Forum 2015

The Ambient Assisted Living (AAL) Forum is the annual platform for the European AAL community to meet and discuss several topics, relevant for improving the AAL Programme as well as the adoption of AAL solutions in the market. This year's event will combine interactive sessions and workshops with an interesting exhibition area. Initiatives from the Flanders care sectors and care living labs will be showcased while end users will be heavily involved.



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Noord-Brabant plans to become "smarter" in active and healthy ageing

Last 9 and 10 March representatives from the Dutch province of Noord-Brabant, one of the Reference sites of the European Innovation Partnership on Active & Healthy Ageing, took part to the European Summit on Innovation for Active and Healthy Ageing. Among them, Marielle Swinkels, co-director of Smarter Futures EEIG and a strategic advisor of the Smart Health programme of the province of Noord-Brabant, who presented the Smart Health Programme of Noord-Brabant, focussed on the deployment of innovative smart health solutions for independent and healthy living at home.



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Get Online Week

The European Get Online Week is an annual digital empowerment campaign that engages and empowers people to use technology and the Internet with confidence and skills that allow them to benefit of the world of online opportunities.



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Thursday, March 19, 2015

How to Build Smart Mobility Systems to Improve Local Transport Plans?

In the framework of the Festival Futur en Seine, Europe's major festival dedicated to digital innovation, the City of Issy-les-Moulineaux (Paris, France) organises a conference on “How to Build Smart Mobility Systems to Improve Local Transport Plans?” for sharing experiences conducted by European Cities to improve the urban travels through the implementation of Digital innovations.



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Wednesday, March 18, 2015

ENERGISE at a glance

The ENERGISE project (ICT-based ENERgy Grid Implementation - Smart and Efficient) is one of four EU-H2020 funded projects in the area of Smart Cities and Sustainability. With its "low carbon energy" strategy, the European Commission is seeking cost-efficient ways of creating a more climate-friendly European economy. By 2050, the member states are required to drastically reduce their greenhouse gas emissions. After all, the future of Europe's economy lies with clean technologies.



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Two more cities join the Green Digital Charter initiative

The Cities of Roubaix (France) and Burgas (Bulgaria) have signed the Green Digital Charter initiative in January and February respectively, promoting the use of ICT solutions to reduce cities' emissions and greening the cities' ICT equipment.



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Exposure of minors to alcohol advertising

The European Commission has awarded a specific contract to Ecorys Nederlands B.V., in partnership with the National Institute for Health and Welfare (Finland) for a study on the exposure of minors to alcohol advertising on linear and non-linear audiovisual media services and other online services, including a content analysis.



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Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Data for policy: when the haystack is made of needles. A call for contributions

The European Commission has launched a study on 'Data for policy: big data and other innovative data-driven approaches for evidence-informed policymaking'. Contribute to the collective reflection by sharing with us good practices and examples you have from other public administrations.



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PHENICX - A live concert becomes a digital artefact

PHENICX exploits state-of-the-art multimedia and internet technologies so that a live concert becomes a digital artefact. As a result, novel engaging and interactive ways to explore live classical concerts are foreseen which can enrich the concert experience before, during and after the concert.



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Monday, March 16, 2015

19th Networked and Electronic Media Initiative General Assembly

The Networked and Electronic Media (NEM) Initiative was established as one of the European Technology Platform under the Seventh Framework Programme, aiming at fostering the convergence between consumer electronics, broadcasting and telecoms in order to develop the emerging business sector of networked and electronic media. In order to respond to new needs and requirements of the Horizon 2020 programme, the NEM initiative enlarged its focus towards creative industries and changed its name to New European Media.



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eCult Observatory – where Technology meets Culture

The eCult Observatory is an on-line platform where cultural heritage stakeholders – museums , technology providers from EU projects or SMEs, researchers, museologists or young museum geeks – can find a place to share knowledge, interact and get information on technology solutions and museum needs.



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mHealth at eHealth Week 2015

During the coming eHealth Week, you can be part of the discussion on the future of mobile health (mHealth) in Europe.



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National eGovernment factsheets of 34 countries

The European Commission has just published the 2015 version of the eGovernment factsheets for each of the 28 Member States of the EU and for some further six countries. These factsheets, of some 40 pages each, aim at providing a comprehensive overview of the e-Government activities of a given country. They can also support the comparison between countries.



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31 cities agree to use EU-funded open innovation platform for better smart cities' services

Today at CEBIT 31 cities from the EU and Brazil present their deal to improve smart cities' services using an EU-funded open source platform.



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Exploring eHealth Cooperation across the Mediterranean

Health and Digital Economy Ministries of the Southern Mediterranean, the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM), telecoms regulators, development banks and EU institutions pledged closer cooperation and called for work on a long-term cooperation strategy for eHealth and to expand the deployment of eHealth solutions.



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Network and Information Security (NIS) Directive

The Digital Single Market is one of the European Commission's top priorities. It represents a golden opportunity: by fostering a Digital Single Market, the EU can create up to €250 billion in additional growth, hundreds of thousands of new jobs, and a vibrant knowledge-based society.



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