Friday, December 4, 2015

Public stakeholder consultation on next phase of EU-US cooperation in eHealth/Health IT

The European Commission's DG CONNECT and the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) have jointly updated a Roadmap that guides European and US cooperation on eHealth (Health Information Technologies*). Please have your say on the draft Roadmap.


The European Commission supports research and innovation on technologies to break down barriers for people with disabilities.

One in six people in the EU has a disability that ranges from mild to severe. This means around 80 million people are often prevented from taking fully part in society and the economy because of environmental or attitudinal barriers. ICT solutions can improve the lives of people with various abilities (with visual, cognitive or motor impairment). The European Commission is funding several ICT research and innovation projects, to help people with disabilities.


Meeting of the Media Literacy Expert Group

The Media Literacy Expert Group meeting held on 1 December 2015 addressed various topics such as the scope of the Group and the synergies of Media Literacy with EU policies. There were also two panel discussions. The agenda and presentations are available on this page.


Wednesday, December 2, 2015

"Towards a European strategy for cyberspace" - Presentation at the the European Security and Defence College

The presentation provides an overview on EU policies, legislation, research and innovationa activities in the areas of cybersecurity and eprivacy.


Data in Smart Cities Analysis of the current situation

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.


Main results of iStoppFalls project published

The main results of the EU-funded iStoppFalls project have been published in the European Review of Aging and Physical Activity (EURAPA). The primary aim of the project was to develop and evaluate innovative home-based technologies for continuous monitoring and prevention of falls risk in older people.


Tuesday, December 1, 2015

European Film Forum event - the Art of Screenwriting

A one day event on "The Art of Scriptwriting" within the context of the BOZAR event "Are You Series" will focus on the importance of scriptwriting in high quality European TV Drama and continue the dialogue between Creative Europe MEDIA and the TV industry which we kickstarted at MIPCOM 2015.


New Machine 2 Machine Standard for Smart Appliances introduced by European Telecommunications Standards Institute and European Commission

The European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) published a new Machine 2 machine standard for smart appliances based on a reference ontology called SAREF (Smart Appliances Reference Ontology) developed by the European Commission, ETSI and TNO (Toegepast-Natuurwetenschappelijk Onderzoek).


Monday, November 30, 2015

Call for expression of interest: eHealth Stakeholder Group members

The Commission has launched a call for expression of interest to renew the membership of the eHealth Stakeholder Group. The group will mainly contribute to implementing the eHealth Action Plan and to the activities of the eHealth Network.