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).


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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".


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.


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.