Friday, May 8, 2015

EU-funded project ECHORD++ launches call for applications on Robotized Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment

ECHORD++ 's mission is to close the innovation gap between what is available on the market and the public sector's needs. The project has selected as its focus for the next five years the two areas of smart cities and of healthcare. The aim of this call for applications is to develop a tailor-made solution to assist medical doctors in performing geriatric tests.


High-level Cybersecurity Conference - Agenda

This event, organised by the European Commission, in cooperation with the European External Action Service, will be devoted to trust and security in the digital world. Gunther Oettinger, Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society, will open the event.


Thursday, May 7, 2015

State of play on the implementation of the 116 numbers

This report gives an updated overview of the current state of play on the implementation of the 116 numbers in the Member States.


OPtimising Hybrid Energy grids for smart citieS - OrPHEuS project results

The EU FP7 funded OrPHEuS project is trying to improve the synergies among hybrid energy grids in smart cities through the implementation of ICT devices.


Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Quality of Public Administration - A Toolbox for Practitioners

The Toolbox aims to support, guide and encourage those who want to modernise public administrations in support of prosperous, fair and resilient societies. It is intended as a reference and resource by pointing readers to existing EU policies and international practices, illustrated by almost 170 inspirational case studies.


Connecting Europea Facility Digital: funding opportunities

The Connecting Europe Facility will open up funding opportunities. On one hand, the Commission will procure the core platform of Digital Service Infrastructures (DSIs). On the other hand, calls for proposals (grants) will be published to help linking the national infrastructure in the Member States to the core components.


Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Contribute to the trilateral collaboration EU-US-Japan questionnaire on geospatial needs for automation

In the framework of the support action for Vehicle and Road Automation network (VRA), the US Department of Transportation (US DoT) has launched a survey to understand better the geospatial needs for automation.


Study on the maturity of the Digital Service Infrastructures supported by the Connecting Europe Facility

The European Commission has just published a study on the digital service infrastructures supported by the Connecting Europe Facility programme. The study gives an overview on the technical maturity of specific infrastructures to be deployed as of 2015.


COGWATCH: helping stroke patients to regain their independence

A home rehabilitation system helps stroke patients to remaster sequential daily tasks like brewing tea


Monday, May 4, 2015

Declaration by the High Representative, Federica Mogherini, on behalf of the European Union on the occasion of the World Press Freedom Day

Free, diverse and independent media are essential in any democratic society because without freedom of expression and media, an informed, active and engaged citizenry is impossible.


Neighbour Aware Virtual Infrastructure

A vehicular network allows cars to connect to each other and it creates a mobile network with a wide range for every participating car. However, efficient and reliable data dissemination is a particularly challenging task in the context of vehicular networks. This is due to the underlying properties of these networks, limited availability of network infrastructure and variable penetration rates for distinct communication technologies. A novel approach for a mobile vehicular network is being developed and will be presented at the 81st Vehicular Technology Conference VTC 2015 by Dr Nitin Maslekar from NEC Laboratories Europe - partner in the EU FP7 funded TEAM project "Tomorrow's Elastic, Adaptive Mobility".


2nd International Conference on Internet of Things Technologies for HealthCare

HealthyIoT 2015 is the first of an international scientific event series dedicated to Internet of Things and Healthcare. The event has published a call for workshops and papers (deadline 15 June 2015).


Sustainable Health Systems through Evidence-based Guidelines on Improving Health Literacy

The purpose of the conference is to present and debate Health Literacy Guidelines for Policy and Practice. As European populations are ageing and developing more and more costly chronic conditions, there is a strong need for effective interventions, which make the health systems more sustainable.


10 things not to miss at eHealth Week

These are the top 10 things not to be missed at the annual European eHealth Week in Riga.


Lower back pain? Your spine can be virtualised for better treatment

The EU-funded MySpine project has completed its goal of developing prognosis technology for spinal problems.