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


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.


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.


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."


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.


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.


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.


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."


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.