Friday, June 5, 2015

Taking innovation to market

"Just how inclusive are the innovative technology solutions that we're developing?" asks Paul Timmers (Director Sustainable & Secure Society, DG CONNECT, European Commission) in his last blog post.


Call for project proposals under the 2015 work plan of the 3rd Health Programme

9 million in funding is available for projects that deal with reducing harmful alcohol use, viral hepatitis, tuberculosis, transplantation therapies and implementing and scaling up of good practices in integrated care, frailty prevention, adherence to medical plans and age-friendly communities.


Save the date: EU Code Week 10-18 October 2015 Bringing ideas to life with #codeEU

Plan your events now! The third edition of EU Code Week will take place 10-18 October 2015. Millions of children, young adults, adults, parents, teachers, entrepreneurs and policymakers will again come together in events and classrooms across Europe to learn to create with code.


Memorandum of Understanding - Towards Open Urban Platforms for Smart Cities and Communities

In the presence of European Commissioner Gnther H. Oettinger small and big organisations signed a Memorandum of Understanding towards open and interoperable urban platforms during the General Assembly of the European Innovation Partnership on Smart Cities and Communities, held in Berlin on 21 May 2015.


ICT for Water Management Roadmap 2015

The ICT for Water Management roadmap describes the main gaps and challenges that need to be addressed in the future of the ICT for water management sector, including water providers,customers and policy makers.


Thursday, June 4, 2015

Riga Health Conference 2015

The Riga Health Conference, organised by the Latvian Presidency of the EU Council, aims to identify strategies to harness citizen participation and create efficient, equitable European health systems. eHealth has a big role to play.


Tuesday, June 2, 2015

How digital competence development brings better care services: the CARERPlus project

Care workers and carers are the missing link between the digital tools and elder people. The project CARERPlus proved this hypothesis right. The project trained and enhanced the digital skills and competences of care workers and carers across Europe, making the home care service they deliver better. The projects programme also improved the professionalisation and job opportunities of the participants. As a result, elder people can acquire themselves ICT competences and become familiar with ICT tools and devices, thus supporting their active ageing and a better quality of life.