Thursday, October 20, 2016

EU Research project on eHealth for visually impaired wins award

Researchers of the EU-funded Sound of Vision project have won the Best Paper Award at XXI CIM, the 21st Colloquium on Music Informatics. The project is working on digital solutions that create and convey an auditory representation of the surrounding environment. This could assist visually impaired people.

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Cardiac patients show high interest in technology enabled cardiovascular rehabilitation

E-cardiology, eHealth and digital solutions for physical activity uptake and monitoring have evolved rapidly, they also have potential in cardiovascular disease management. A survey among 310 cardiac patients made it clear what the current technology usage is of these patients, and their needs and interests for technology enabled cardiovascular rehabilitation.

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Online Webinar about Service Store

The STRATEGIC consortium invites you to join the online webinar that will demonstrate the usage of their marketplace called "Service Store". The webinar will take place on October 25 at 11:00 AM CET.

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Birth Day Prize - Win up to €1 million

This prize will be awarded to a novel solution that best demonstrates a reduction in maternal and/or newborn morbidity and mortality and/or stillbirths during facility-based deliveries. The European Commission has committed €1 million, with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation pledging another €1 million and a further €500,000 donated by the MSD for Mothers programme of Merck Sharp & Dohme Corporation.

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Smart tools to measure your feet for creating insoles

Which specific shoe-insole combinations and which corresponding materials are most suitable? This was addressed by an EU-funded initiative that developed a series of computer tools to help podiatrists make the best possible therapeutic prescription for their patients.

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SIMPATHY project: Innovation for appropriate polypharmacy in the elderly

An increasing number of older people use multiple medicines (polypharmacy). Ensuring that they receive the most appropriate combinations of medications (appropriate polypharmacy) is a significant challenge. The EU-funded SIMPATHY project is working to innovate this field across the EU and is looking to join forces with other interested parties. You can also have your say in their stakeholder survey.

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Journalism under threat – The need to shout the truth

On 7 October 2016, on the occasion of the annual conference of the European Centre for Press and Media freedom (ECPMF) in Leipzig, Lorena Boix Alonso, Head of the European Commission's Audiovisual and Media services Policy Unit gave the following speech on "Journalism under threat - the need to shout the truth".

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Tuesday, October 18, 2016

4th Age Annual Conference

AGE Platform Europe, the voice of older persons at EU level, will hold its fourth Annual Conference. It will focus on how the EU should address age discrimination, while strengthening both economic and social rights of older people.

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Blueprint to innovate health and care - Have your say

How can we best innovate health and care provision in our ageing society? Called upon by Commissioner Günther Oettinger, the European Commission and the European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing have started working on a European blueprint, a "shared vision", to address this challenge. A draft of the blueprint has now been published, have your say and share your ideas!

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Monday, October 17, 2016

What is needed to make integrated care work?

The EU-funded research project INTEGRATE did four integrated care case studies in Europe, in the areas of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, mental health, geriatric conditions and diabetes. The studies showed that integrated care improves patient experiences, generates better care outcomes and provides cost-effectiveness. But what constitutes good quality integrated care provision, and how can integrated care systems be most effectively built? This video explains.

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Hope for a good start in life for premature babies

Born too soon? One of the biggest apprehensions of parents is having a premature baby. With BabyLux, their baby is in good hands.

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Call for submissions: Med-e-Tel presentation proposals and 'Women in eHealth'

You can now submit your presentation proposal for the annual eHealth and telemedicine conference Med-e-Tel 2017. On this occasion, the Journal of the International Society for Telemedicine and eHealth is calling for paper submissions about women's engagement in eHealth.

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Friday, October 14, 2016

EU code week 15-23 October 2016 – Programming enthusiasts in 46 countries celebrate creating with code

Code enthusiasts will celebrate EU Code Week between 15-23 October by inviting hundreds of thousands of children, teenagers, young adults, adults and teachers to coding events. Events are taking place in 46 countries in and outside of Europe, in libraries, in schools, universities and tech companies and other digital locations. The aim: to give people of all ages hands on programming experience. Check out coding events close to you on the EU Code Week map. In 2015 more than half a million people took part in more than 7, 500 events in 46 countries in Europe and beyond.

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Supporting the implementation of eGovernment at regional and local level

To help regional and local public administrations implement the eGovernment Action Plan 2016-2020, a seminar is being organised to present the various funding mechanisms available for actions and discuss how to ensure alignment of these investments with the main priorities of the eGovernment Action Plan.

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Thursday, October 13, 2016

European Summit on Digital Innovation for Active and Healthy Ageing

This Summit aims to look at how digital technology will transform the way we think about delivering health and care in Europe.

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Wednesday, October 12, 2016

FICHe accelerator boosted 20 innovative eHealth startups into the European market

After two years, the 'Future Internet CHallenge eHealth' (FICHe) accelerator recently ended. Its aim has been to challenge European start-ups to develop innovative applications building upon FIWARE technology. Three phases and altogether €6.24 Million funding later, 20 finalists made it out of an initial 300+ applicants to the finish line. They developed their ideas into successful new eHealth solutions.

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Monday, October 10, 2016

Vacancies for ICT – Online Repository 2 (VICTORY 2): Data Collection

This call for tenders aims to obtain data on job vacancies for ICT practitioners and other professional categories gathered by crawling job advertisements published in relevant online job advertisement outlets (SMART 2016/0057).

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Friday, October 7, 2016

Results of EIF consultation available

The European Commission has published the results of the open public consultation on the revision of the European Interoperability Framework (EIF). Respondents from 27 countries sent a total of 179 contributions. The Commission will further analyse the results and take them into account when determining the type of instrument to propose.

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The European Digital Services Hackathon

The hackathons are organised for Public Service Providers that want to increase the visibility of their applications and services in a European Marketplace through migrating their services to a single digital store. They will also provide Public Administration Service Subscribers with a new insight into Cloud based computing.

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ERGA Opinion on AVMSD proposal

The European Regulators Group for Audiovisual Media Services (ERGA) adopted today an Opinion on the practical implications of the AVMSD proposal.

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The sectoral impact of the digitisation of the economy

The purpose of this call for tenders is to assess the potential of ICT to reduce prices (through increased productivity) by sector, estimate the effect on demand for goods and services of each sector at these lower prices (based on price elasticities) and deduce potential employment impacts (SMART 2016/0054)

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Thursday, October 6, 2016

Round table event for European mHealth projects

As a side event of the 6th EAI International Conference on Wireless Mobile Communication and Healthcare ("Transforming healthcare through innovations in mobile and wireless technologies"), the PEGASO project will host a round table especially for EU-funded projects working in mHealth. Aim: to get together and build a common strategy and vision for research exploitation at scientific and impact level.

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SELFback: mHealth for low back pain

The SELFback project is developing new mHealth technology to self-manage low back pain. Project Coordinator Paul Jarle Mork: "We anticipate that those who use the SELFback system will have at least a 20% reduction in pain related disability".

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Wednesday, October 5, 2016

"Accelerating the digital transformation of government" session at EWRC 2016

The Workshop will present the new eGovernment Action Plan 2016-2020, which aims to accelerate the digital transformation of government in the EU.

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Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Survey on eID and electronic trust services under eIDAS

The European Commission has contracted a study on a marketing plan to stimulate the take-up of eID and trust services for the Digital Single Market(SMART 2015/0046). In this context, a survey has been launched with a view to gather information on how to boost the uptake of these services.

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ICT-enabled open government at ICT Proposers Day 2016

Funding opportunities for ICT-enabled open government in 2017 under the Horizon 2020 research and innovation framework programme were presented at the ICT Proposers' Day in Bratislava during a networking session held on 27/09/2016.

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EU Trust mark LOGOs ready to download

The EU trust mark is a logo which tells users that they can trust a certain service online to carry out their online transactions in a safe, convenient and secure way. You can download the EU trust mark here.

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Monday, October 3, 2016

Apply now for the new European Digital Skills Award 2016

Today the European Commission invites nominations for the best projects, which encourage people to improve their digital skills. The intention is to identify projects that can inspire others to take similar actions all over Europe.

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CHIC project survey: Your opinion counts

Ever heard of multiscale cancer hypermodels? The EU-funded CHIC project has launched a survey to get insight on how to better deploy them in the clinic.

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Country Factsheets - eGovernment Benchmark Report 2016

These factsheets give the most recent analysis and data on eGovernment by country

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The 4th e-gov benchmarking report shows uneven progress

A new study on eGovernment services in the EU reveals that online public services are becoming increasingly accessible across Europe, 81% now being available online. However, deeper analysis of user-centricity, transparency, cross-border mobility and in general quality of use shows that growth is uneven and a substantial number of EU countries are still lagging behind.

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Friday, September 30, 2016

Revolutionary 'iknife' for cancer surgery

European researchers developed an innovative surgical tool that relies on mass spectrometry to discriminate between tissues. Its implementation is expected to revolutionise surgery.

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Age-friendly housing: a European Brainstorm about Neighbourhoods of the Future

After events in the UK, Spain, the Netherlands, and Switzerland, the European roadshow on age-friendly housing arrives in Genk, Belgium.

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In Silico - Turning big data into personalised medicine

Taking place in the European Parliament, this debate will focus on the revolutionary role of In Silico medicine in the pharmaceutical, medical devices and software industries and how regulatory systems would need to adapt to these new changes.

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Broadband coverage in Europe 2015

The "Broadband Coverage in Europe 2015" study monitors the progress of EU Member States towards their specific broadband coverage objectives – namely: ‘Universal Broadband Coverage by 2013’ and ‘Universal Broadband Coverage with speeds at least 30 Mbps’. This report covers thirty-one countries across Europe – the 28 EU Member States, plus Norway, Iceland and Switzerland, and analyses the availability of nine broadband technologies (DSL, VDSL, cable modem, DOCSIS 3, FTTP, WiMAX, HSPA, LTE and satellite) across each market, at national and rural levels.

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EPP-eHealth survey: Have your say on public procurement

Do you supply eHealth goods or services? EPP-eHealth, an EU-funded project working on transforming the eHealth market, would like to know your opinion about public procurement in the healthcare sector.

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European Cyber Security Month: get in the driving seat of your own online security

October 2016 is European Cyber Security Month and will bring plenty of opportunities for people to discover how to stay safe online and play an active role in their own security.

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Smart Health - Digital innovation driving smarter health in Europe

This Forum Europe debate will include both digital innovation and horizontal, cross-sector perspectives, with a view to enabling a deeper, less siloed approach to healthcare thinking in Europe.

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Commission study on remuneration of authors of books and scientific journals, translators, journalists and visual artists for the use of their works

A new EU study looks at the remuneration paid to authors in the print sector in ten EU countries (United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Poland, Ireland, the Netherlands, Hungary and Denmark). The study was conducted to support policy-making in the area of copyright. The Commission is looking for evidence on whether, and to what extent, the differences that exist amongst the Member States' legislative frameworks affect levels of remuneration and the functioning of the internal market.

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Study on the Satellite and Cable Directive

This study focuses on the functioning of the EU Satellite and Cable Directive of 1993.

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Thursday, September 29, 2016

ICT Research and Innovation for Creative Industries and Cultural Heritage: Horizon 2020 Information and Networking Day

This event addresses potential applicants for two Horizon 2020 Calls in the fields of ICT research & innovation supporting the Creative Industries and Cultural Heritage

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Digital Champions Bratislava statement on eGovernment

We are living through challenging times when the mission of the European project needs to be reinvented. If we want a prosperous digital Europe, we cannot wait with ambitious actions. The Digital Single Market is definitely one of the key European policy initiatives and can become an engine for prosperity. However, to achieve an ultimate vision of the interconnected and innovative Europe, we need to put a lot of effort into the digital transformation of our continent.

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Call for Proposals for a Pilot Project for developing the use of new technologies and digital tools in education

The aim of this pilot project is to identify existing digital learning solutions that can support teachers in the classroom and parents at home with pupils having attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder and/or concentration problems, and to provide good practice examples where technology has been successfully used in daily classroom activities to help pupils with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder and concentration problems.

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Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Call for Proposals for a Preparatory Action – Open Knowledge Technologies: Mapping and Validating Knowledge

The aim of this preparatory action is to develop and demonstrate a European-wide learning and assessment technology system and networks to facilitate the up- and re-skilling of European citizens at risk of exclusion, in particular migrants, whilst empowering citizens to take more responsibilities for their own learning. The solution should deliver employability skills for the particular target group, by matching the interests and the current knowledge of these with the most demanded labour market skills and suggest possible learning roadmaps.

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Wednesday 28 - Thursday 29 September: Digital Assembly in Bratislava

More than 750 European researchers, investors and policy makers will gather in Bratislava, Slovakia, on 28 and 29 September for the 2016 Digital Assembly (#DA16eu) to discuss the creation of a Digital Single Market in the EU.

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Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Women in Digital Age

The European Commission will soon launch a call for tenders for a service contract of a maximum value of 60.000 EUR The purpose of the call for tender is to produce a study which should identify and analyse gender-segregated data on women and digital economy with a view of drawing informed conclusions about the status quo and identifying high-yield actions to correct identified asymmetries (SMART 2016/0025)

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Monday, September 26, 2016

Contributions received from public bodies to the ad hoc consultation on the Evaluation and Review of the ePrivacy Directive

In addition to the public consultation the European Commission consulted a number of public bodies.

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7 EU funded films awarded at the San Sebastian Film Festival

The Giant (Jätten) by Johannes Nyholm (SE, DK) has won the Special Jury Prize at San Sebastian Film Festival. In total €422.370 were invested in the 7 EU MEDIA supported movies awarded this weekend.

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Friday, September 23, 2016

Emerging Topics and Technology Roadmap for ICT for Water Management - August 2016

Climate change, increased urbanization and increased world population are several of the factors driving global challenges for water management. This roadmap was finalised by the European Commission in August 2016, with inputs gathered from 20 FP7/H2020 research projects -grouped in the ICT4Water cluster- and taking into account other relevant reports.

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Thursday, September 22, 2016

Call for Proposals for Thematic Collections on the Europeana Platform

The 2016 CEF Telecom Europeana makes an indicative €2 million of funding available for proposals in this area.

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Webinar on the updated transatlantic health IT/eHealth cooperation roadmap

Join our online public webinar on Health IT/eHealth cooperation between the EU and the US. The webinar presents an opportunity for feedback and dialogue among EU and US stakeholders on topics such as the updated roadmap and the new work-stream on innovation ecosystems.

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Wednesday, September 21, 2016

eIDAS study on pilots for replication of multipliers: supporting the uptake of eIDAS services by SMEs

The European Commission is launching a Call for Tenders for a study on pilots for replication of multipliers in supporting the uptake of eIDAS services by SMEs (SMART 2016/0084).

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Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) Telecom: over €28 million to foster the European digital service ecosystem

Today the European Commission is taking further action to stimulate the deployment and support of European Digital Service Infrastructures (DSIs) in Europe by launching two sets of calls for proposals of Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) endowed with more than €28 million.

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Empattics procurers launch open market consultation for upcoming PCP

The Galicia and Aragon public health care authority (ES), the Central Denmark region (DK) and the Service Numerique de Santé (FR) invite potentially interested bidders to participate in the open market consultation for their upcoming Pre-Commercial Procurement (PCP) on new ICT solutions that can empower patients with chronic diseases as decision makers in the treatment of their illness. The open market consultation meetings take place in Copenhagen (9 November), Paris (11 November) and Santiago de Compostela (15 November) and Zaragoza (18 November).

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LEOS – drafting legislative texts made easy

Drafting new legislation is a complex and time-consuming process, involving many actors. This process, with increasing pan-European dimensions, can be made easier with LEOS, a free tool that facilitates the editing/reviewing process and generates legislation in a format supporting interoperability between European Institutions. LEOS enables users to create and draft legislative acts via a web user interface, where the document content is stored in an XML format.

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Friday, September 16, 2016

A source code analysis toolbox for software security assurance

The STANCE Consortium, co-funded under the EU FP7 programme, has announced the successful completion of the R&D Project that has developed source code analysis tools for security and safety-critical applications. The project brings trust and security to software-driven systems used in critical industrial areas (such as networks, trusted computing platforms and web applications), and will reduce computer-related threats, errors and malfunctions. The originality of the project lies in using static analysis for an exhaustive detection of all faults of a given kind.

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eHealth and ICT for Ageing at ICT Proposers' Day 2016

Are you interested in European funding for your eHealth or Innovative Ageing project or SME? Get info, find partners and learn about proposal writing at the ICT Proposers' Day.

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Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Commission paves the way for more and better internet connectivity and proposes modern EU copyright rules

On the occasion of President Juncker's 2016 State of the Union address, the Commission is making important progress towards a Digital Single Market with two major sets of proposals.

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New Eurobarometer shows how 15 to 45 year olds use the internet to access music, films, TV series, images and news

How do people listen to music, watch films & TV series, or read the news today? A new Eurobarometer survey shows that a majority of Europeans, aged 15 to 45, use the internet at least once a week to read the latest news (72%), listen to their favourite music (63%), find pictures (54%) and watch films or TV series (53%). Nearly eight in ten use free services to access content, but other criteria are also important such as good audio or video quality or the possibility of access content without having to go through a registration process.

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Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on copyright in the Digital Single Market

Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on copyright in the Digital Single Market - COM(2016)593

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Proposal for a Directive on permitted uses of works and other subject-matter protected by copyright and related rights for the benefit of persons who are blind, visually impaired or print disabled

Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on certain permitted uses of works and other subject-matter protected by copyright and related rights for the benefit of persons who are blind, visually impaired or otherwise print disabled and amending Directive 2001/29/EC on the harmonisation of certain aspects of copyright and related rights in the information society - COM(2016)596

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Evaluation of the Council Directive 93/83/EEC on the coordination of certain rules concerning copyright and rights related to copyright applicable to satellite broadcasting and cable retransmission

Commission Staff Working Document: Evaluation of the Council Directive 93/83/EEC on the coordination of certain rules concerning copyright and rights related to copyright applicable to satellite broadcasting and cable retransmission

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Proposal for a Regulation laying down rules on the exercise of copyright and related rights applicable to certain online transmissions of broadcasting organisations and retransmissions

Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council laying down rules on the exercise of copyright and related rights applicable to certain online transmissions of broadcasting organisations and retransmissions of television and radio programmes - COM(2016)594

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State of the Union 2016: Questions and answers on the modernisation of EU copyright rules for the digital age

Questions and answers on the modernisation of EU copyright rules for the digital age

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Eurobarometer: Internet users’ preferences for accessing content online

This survey was designed to explore a range of aspects regarding how Internet users access -in a digital format- the following types of content online: music, films/TV series, images and news.

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Proposed Regulation on the cross-border exchange between the Union and third countries of accessible format copies of certain works for persons who are blind, visually impaired or print disabled

Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on the cross-border exchange between the Union and third countries of accessible format copies of certain works and other subject-matter protected by copyright and related rights for the benefit of persons who are blind, visually impaired or otherwise print disabled - COM(2016)595

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Commission proposes modern EU copyright rules for European culture to flourish and circulate

On the occasion of President Juncker's 2016 State of the Union address, the Commission today set out proposals on the modernisation of copyright to increase cultural diversity in Europe and content available online, while bringing clearer rules for all online players. The proposals will also bring tools for innovation to education, research and cultural institutions.

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Impact Assessment on the modernisation of EU copyright rules

Commission Staff Working Document - Impact Assessment on the modernisation of EU copyright rules - Accompanying the document "Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on copyright in the Digital Single Market" and "Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council laying down rules on the exercise of copyright and related rights applicable to certain online transmissions of broadcasting organisations and retransmissions of television and radio programmes" - SWD(2016)301

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Promoting a fair, efficient and competitive European copyright-based economy in the Digital Single Market

Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament, the Council, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions: Promoting a fair, efficient and competitive European copyright-based economy in the Digital Single Market - COM(2016)592

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Factsheet on copyright

The European Commission proposes new copyright rules for fairer access and choice to online content across borders, inclusion of disabled people. The proposal also provides for a fairer online environment for creators and the press as well as improved rules in the areas of education research and cultural heritage.

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Synopsis reports and contributions of the results of the public consultation on the role of publishers in the copyright value chain and on the 'panorama exception'

The public consultation on the role of publishers in the copyright value chain and on the 'panorama exception' was held from 23 March until 15 June 2016. You will find below the responses of individual participants, organisations and other stakeholders who gave their consent to publication as well as two synopsis reports on the results of the public consultation (one focusing on the 'publishers' section and another focusing on the 'panorama exception' section).

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Thursday, September 8, 2016

eHealth Forum 2016 - eHealth: Catalyst for reform – Enabler for growth

This event aims to become the meeting point for eHealth stakeholders from Southeast Europe, the Balkans and the Mediterranean region promoting innovation and business collaboration. In parallel, the eHealth Forum Festival showcases how innovation helps us to manage our health and wellbeing.

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Doremi project final conference

Researchers of the EU-funded Doremi project have been studying early warning signs of malnutrition as well as physical and cognitive deterioration and are looking at possible solutions to improve older people’s quality of life across Europe. Their final event will present the outcome of the two-year research project and its synergies with other relevant EU projects.

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Big Data can now more easily be used by researchers for societal challenges

The European project 'Big Data Europe' has created tools to make big data technologies also accessible to non-IT experts such as healthcare professionals and researchers.

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Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Brochure on "ICT-enabled public sector innovation" in H2020 Societal Challenge 6

ICT-enabled public sector modernisation is one of the key priorities of Societal Challenge 6, part of the H2020 research programme. Public administrations should move towards an open government paradigm, composed of 3 axes: «Open data», «Open services» and «Open process». This brochure presents these themes and the projects focusing their activities in "Europe in a changing world - inclusive, innovative and reflective societes".

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Active and Healthy Ageing workshops at European Week of Regions and Cities

The 14th European Week of Regions and Cities (EWRC) focuses on the challenges Europe's regions and cities are currently facing. Two of the workshops will discuss innovation for active and healthy ageing, smart homes and the Silver Economy.

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New interactive app encourages users to adopt healthier lifestyles

The EU-funded PRECIOUS project is harnessing the power of smartphones to help users better track their fitness and encourage healthier lifestyle options.

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Telemedicine holds out hope for better disease management

Experts of the EU-funded CHROMED project have been researching telemedicine care models for chronic diseases, offering the benefits of early diagnosis and treatment alongside a reduction of the socio-economic burden.

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Innovative computer models of Parkinson's disease help match medication to disease stages

The EU-funded NOTREMOR project is getting close to building combined brain and neuromuscular computer models to predict the progression of Parkinson’s and ensure the prescription of the correct medication.

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EU study and toolbox to prevent infectious diseases spreading on public transport

EU researchers are helping national and regional transportation hubs to better mitigate the risks of the spread of transmissible pathogens.

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Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Consultation on Cloud Computing Research Innovation Challenges for WP 2018-2020

The European Commission (DG CONNECT, Unit "Cloud and Software") is consulting all interested stakeholders on the future research and innovation challenges in the area of Cloud Computing to be addressed in the forthcoming H2020 LEIT ICT Work Programme 2018-2020.

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Monday, September 5, 2016

How to make every week Code week - a debate on skills and engagement

Come and meet the Ambassadors of Code Week on 27 September in Brussels! This amazing network of volunteers has been active since 2013 in engaging hundreds of thousands of kids and adults in coding activities across Europe and beyond. We are planning a very interactive discussion on how to work together for promoting digital skills and competencies for the 21st century work and life. This debate is hosted by Claire Bury, Deputy Director General of DG CONNECT.

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Friday, September 2, 2016

1st International Workshop on Open Platforms in the Field of Independent Living and Active Ageing

The EU-funded ALFRED project organises a workshop on interoperability, standards and business modelling for active ageing and health solutions during the IEEE health congress.

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Thursday, September 1, 2016

AirPROM involved in major asthma treatment breakthrough

The EU-funded AirPROM project has demonstrated how an integrated approach, involving computer modelling, measurement and clinical validation, can accelerate the development of new therapies and improve existing methods. The outcome is a new asthma pill that has the power to dramatically reduce the severity of the condition.

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Wednesday, August 31, 2016

The European Film Forum goes to San Sebastian

The 64th San Sebastian Festival will also celebrate its second edition of “Audiences in motion”. The event will continue to study the central position held by the audience in the production, distribution and exhibition of audiovisual content in the digital era. Connecting to the new generations of users, the so-called millennials and digital natives, represents an enormous opportunity for the industry.

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Call for tenders: eGovernment benchmark report 2016–2018 — SMART 2016/0050

The purpose of this call for tenders is to produce the eGovernment benchmarking report, which analyses the state of play of eGovernment provision across EU countries.

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Tuesday, August 30, 2016

"Study on ensuring interoperability for enabling Demand Side flexibility"- SMART 2016/0082

The purpose of this call for tenders is to come to a solution for the problem of the multitude of non-aligned (or in some cases non-existing) standards on a semantic level on the different interfaces between the components of the end-to-end Demand-side flexibility (DSF) flow.

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Pilot project – Media literacy for all

The Commission is launching a Call for Proposals in the field of media literacy. The deadline for submitting applications is 14 October 2016 17:00 Brussels time.

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How to best help children with cardiac conditions

European research and innovation focuses on ways to help children with heart conditions. The Association for Predictive Medicine (Avicenna Alliance) gives an overview of EU-funded projects and their results, focusing on computer modelling (also called in silico medicine).

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Monday, August 29, 2016

eHealth Week 2017: Save the Date

The coming eHealth Week 2017 will discuss topics such as 'Cross-border exchange of personal health data: from policy to practice' and 'European Reference Networks: how digital health helps'.

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Empattics workshops on chronic disease care and innovation

Interested in bridging the gap between ICT and chronic disease care, and empowering patients? Join the European Empattics workshops in Denmark, Spain and France.

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Organisation of a conference to launch the Digital Skills and Jobs Coalition

The European Commission will soon launch a call for tenders for a service contract of a maximum value of EUR 60 000. The purpose of this call for tenders is to organise a conference for the launch of the Digital Skills and Jobs Coalition on 1st December in Brussels.

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Friday, August 26, 2016

Robot Charlie supports children with diabetes

The PAL project and its eHealth and mHealth tools (a social robot, its avatar and an app) provide support to children with Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus (T1DM) and their parents. The project already received a lot of positive feedback, according to project coordinator Rosemarijn Looije in her blog post.

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Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Data in Smart Cities and Smart Mobility - Analysis of the current situation

The European Commission will launch soon a call for tenders for a service contract of a maximum value of EUR 60 000. The purpose of this call for tenders is to gain insights into the current data-related situation (taxonomy, mapping, gap analysis, players, market structure, business models, applicable legislation, bottlenecks and their cause) in the context of the adoption and application of smart mobility solutions for cities, communities and local stakeholders.

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eGovernment at Regional and local level: Have your say and shape our Public Administrations of the future

The first workshop since the adoption of the new eGovernment Action Plan 2016-2020 will present the new plan and focus on animating its implementation, in particular its dynamic aspects. The aim of the workshop, jointly organised by the Committee of the Regions and the European Commission, is to show how the new eGovernment Action Plan is useful for all levels of administration - European, national, regional and local - and how stakeholders will be engaged in its future evolution.

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Tuesday, August 16, 2016

45th Meeting of the AVMSD Contact Committee

The Contact Committee has been established to monitor the implementation of the Audiovisual and Media Services Directive and the developments in the sector as well as to offer a forum for the exchange of views.

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Thursday, August 11, 2016

European Film Forum in Venice 2016 - Focus on access to finance and exhibition

Industry representatives from the cultural and creative sectors will meet in Venice at the European Film Forum, to discuss alternative modes of financing for enterprises, and reflect on the use of new digital possibilities for film exhibitors.

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Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Smart Regions in Smart Europe: Digital Innovation Hubs shaping the Digitisation of European Industry

This workshop is part of the OPEN DAYS – European Week of Regions and Cities, an annual event during which cities and regions showcase their capacity to create growth and jobs.

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Contributions to the public consultation on the Evaluation and Review of the ePrivacy Directive

A large number of citizens (162) have responded to this consultation. 186 contributions were received from industry. 40 public bodies, including the competent authorities which enforce the ePrivacy Directive at national level, have responded to the consultation and 33 contributions were received from civil society and consumer associations. You will find below the responses received from respondents that have given their consent to publication. Some replies have been anonymised at the request of the respondent.

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Contributions received from industry to the public consultation on the Evaluation and Review of the ePrivacy Directive

186 contributions were received from industry. You will find below the responses received from respondents that have given their consent to publication. Some replies have been anonymised at the request of the respondent.

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Contributions received from citizens to the public consultation on the Evaluation and Review of the ePrivacy Directive

A large number of citizens (162) have responded to this consultation. You will find below the responses received from citizens who have given their consent to publication. Some replies have been anonymised at the request of the respondent.

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Contributions received from public bodies to the public consultation on the Evaluation and Review of the ePrivacy Directive

40 contributions were received from public bodies.You will find below the responses received from respondents that have given their consent to publication. Some replies have been anonymised at the request of the respondent.

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Contributions received from civil society and consumer associations to the public consultation on the Evaluation and Review of the ePrivacy Directive

33 contributions were received from civil society and consumer associations. You will find below the responses received from respondents that have given their consent to publication. Some replies have been anonymised at the request of the respondent.

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Friday, August 5, 2016

Demonstration of the solution for the Food Scanner Prize (Phase 2)

The European Commission will launch soon a call for tenders for a service contract of a maximum value of EUR 45,000 – forty five thousand. The purpose of this call for tenders is to contract a third party for the organisation and implementation of the demonstration phase (Phase 2) of the Horizon Prize - the Food Scanner .

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Thursday, August 4, 2016

Summary report on the public consultation on the Evaluation and Review of the ePrivacy Directive

The public consultation on the review of the ePrivacy Directive took place between 12 April 2016 and 5 July 2016. This report takes stock of the contributions and trends that emerge from them focusing primarily on the quantitative analysis of the responses.

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Thursday, July 28, 2016

Interfaces, Content & Data at the ICT Proposers' Day 2016

A whole strand is dedicated to the subjects Interfaces, Content and Data at the ICT Proposers' Day 2016 which will take place in Bratislava on 26-27 September. Upcoming calls for proposals in these areas will be presented in 5 networking sessions, and related booths will offer further information opportunities for interested stakeholders

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Contributions on the public stakeholder consultation on next phase of EU-US cooperation in eHealth/Health IT

Read here the summary of the responses to a public consultation on eHealth/Health IT launched by the European Commission and the US Department of Health & Human Services.

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EU and US strengthen their collaboration on eHealth IT

The European Commission's Directorate General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology (DG CONNECT) and the United States Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), after consulting with stakeholders, have updated the roadmap for their Memorandum of Understanding on eHealth/Health information technologies.

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Synopsis report on the public stakeholder consultation on next phase of EU-US cooperation in eHealth/Health IT

Read the Synopsis report on the public stakeholder consultation on next phase of EU-US cooperation in eHealth/Health IT. The public consultation took place from 22 December 2015 to 15 March 2016 on both side of the Atlantic.

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Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Call for proposals to develop an online tool enabling the tracking of language versions of films

The Commission is launching a €500 000 call to design a technical solution which will aim to increase the exposure of European films in video on demand (VOD) services available in the EU.

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Call for expressions of interest: Experts in digital content production and management

In spring 2017, DG CONNECT will organise the evaluation of H2020 proposals submitted under ICT-20-2017 on Tools for smart digital content in the creative industries.

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Monday, July 25, 2016

Call for Tender: Study on the Promotion of European Works in Audiovisual Media Services - SMART 2016/0061

The European Commission is launching a Call for Tenders for a study on the promotion of European works.

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Friday, July 22, 2016

The film industries of the Eastern Partnership countries to be discussed in Odessa

A new study of the film industries in the Eastern Partnership countries will be discussed at the Odessa film festival, at a seminar taking place on 21 and 22 July.

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Tuesday, July 19, 2016

European Cloud Marketplace for Intelligent Mobility (ECIM Project) Results

The ECIM project officially ended on 30 June 2016. During the 30 months of the project, 14 partners from five European countries worked collectively and in cooperation with other actors, such as mobility service providers, public authorities and cities.

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Borderless Cyber Europe

Join CIOs, CISOs and cyber threat intelligence experts from industry, government and CSIRTs worldwide to share experiences, strategies, tactics and practices that will improve your state of preparedness and more effectively protect your business against cyber threats. You will learn how to build communities of practice between C-level professionals and IT security practitioners, access the latest cyber threat information sharing and get actionable experiences from real-world use cases.

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Friday, July 15, 2016

Contributions received from organisations to the consultation on the contractual PPP on cybersecurity

You will find below the responses from organisations (other than national organisations) who have given their consent to publication.

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Contributions received from individual citizens to the consultation on the contractual PPP on cybersecurity

You will find below the responses from the individual citizens who have given their consent to publication.

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Contributions received from National Administrations to the consultation on the contractual PPP on cybersecurity

You will find below the responses from the National Administrations who have given their consent to publication.

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Thursday, July 14, 2016

EU Trust mark

Download the EU trust mark for qualified trust services

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European Regions bring a digital single market in active and healthy ageing

74 European regions have been recognised as Reference Sites of the European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing for their commitment to excellence in investing and scaling up innovative digital solutions for active and healthy ageing. The Reference Sites range from Oulu, Finland, to Heraklion-Crete, Greece and from Andalucia, Spain to Olomouc, Czech Republic. Together, they commit to investing more than €4 billion in digital innovation for active and healthy ageing, which is expected to benefit over 5 million people in the next 3 years.

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Wednesday, July 13, 2016

EU competition for reusable IT solutions in public sector - Apply now!

New European Commission awards for administrations that share and reuse their IT solutions

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Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Tales in the Mixer: e-books created by kids from H2020 project Q-Tales platform

A Collaboration Ecosystem enabling EU Creative SMEs to exchange multi-media content and create multi-plot, interactive Apps for Children, curated according to Reader ability and educational value

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A new Digital Skills and Jobs Coalition - New pledge by University of Urbino.

After the success of the on-line free course "Coding in your classroom, now! (CodeMOOC)" in Italy, the University of Urbino pledges to scale it up and make it available in other languages.

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Monday, July 11, 2016

From pottery to rare Romanian dancing: Scientists and sensors preserve cultural heritage

In our modern world, what happens to traditional craftsmanship such as pottery or to rare dancing styles typical for some regions in Greece, Romania or Wallonia? They fall gradually out of use and may eventually be completely forgotten. A European research initiative tries to prevent that.

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Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Staff Working Document: Report on the public consultation and other consultation activities for the preparation of the EU Cybersecurity cPPP

The Commission has consulted stakeholders on the areas of work of the future cybersecurity contractual Public-Private Partnership (cPPP) and also called for contributions on potential additional policy measures that could stimulate cybersecurity industry in the EU. The Commission launched an online public consultation on 18 December 2015 for 12 weeks. The European Commission along with the European Union Network and Information Security Agency (ENISA) organised various workshops with stakeholders. This Staff Working Document reports on those engagement activities.

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Q&A | Directive on Security of Network and Information Systems

The European Parliament's plenary adopted today the Directive on Security of Network and Information Systems. A list of related questions and answers is available on the press release.

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Webstreams | eIDAS Observatory

eIDAS Observatory conference opens today, 30 June 2016. Follow the event via webstreaming

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Statement by Vice-President Ansip and Commissioner Oettinger welcoming the adoption of the first EU-wide rules on cybersecurity

European Commission Vice-President Andrus Ansip, responsible for the Digital Single Market, and Commissioner Günther H. Oettinger, in charge of the Digital Economy and Society, welcome today's vote by the European Parliament's plenary to adopt the Directive on Security of Network and Information Systems (NIS Directive).

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Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Q&A: Commission boosts cybersecurity industry and steps up efforts to tackle cyber-threats

Cybersecurity incidents cause major economic damage of hundreds of billions of euros each year to European businesses and the economy at large. The European Commission's cPPP will boost the cybersecurity Industry in order to address these challenges and tackly cyber-threats.

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Summary report on the public consultation on the contractual PPP on cybersecurity and possible accompanying measures

The public consultation on the contractual Public Private Partnership on cybersecurity and possible accompanying measures took place from 18 December 2015 to 11 March 2016. This note takes stock of the submitted contributions and trends that emerge from them, focusing primarily on the quantitative analysis of the responses. A summary report of the consultation will be published during Summer 2016.

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Commission signs agreement with cybersecurity industry to increase measure to address cyber threats

The Commission today launches a new public-private partnership on cybersecurity that is expected to trigger €1.8 billion of investment by 2020. This is part of a series of new initiatives to better equip Europe against cyber-attacks and to strengthen the competitiveness of its cybersecurity sector.

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Communication: Strenghtening Europe's Cyber Resilience System and Fostering a Competitive and Innovative Cybersecurity Industry

In its Communication of 5 July 2016 the European Commission announces the launch of a public-private partnership on cybersecurity and additional market-oriented policy measures to boost industrial capabilities in Europe.

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Commission Decision to establish a contractual public private partnership on cybersecurity (cPPP)

Read the European Commission's Decision of 5 July 2016 on the signing of a contractual arrangement on a public-private partnership for cybersecurity industrial research and innovation between the European Union, represented by the Commission, and the stakeholder organisation

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Commission Staff working document on cPPP and accompanying measures

The Staff Working Document is a report on the public consultation activities of the European Commission for the preparation of the EU Cybersecurity contractual Public-Private Partnership and Accompanying measures.

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Commission Staff Working Document on assessment of cybersecurity in EU's 7th Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development and Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme (CIP)

The EU's FP7 R&D programme and the Competitiveness and Innovation (CIP) programme have funded trust and cybersecurity projects over the 7 years of the programme (2007-2013). This Staff Working Document describes what type of partners participated in cybersecurity related projects and assesses to what extent these projects have contributed to the objective of excellent science and to a stronger ecosystem of cybersecurity companies in Europe .

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EU cybersecurity initiatives: working towards a more secure online environment

The EU is making it a priority to boost the security of the digital world. This factsheet presents an overview on the main initiatives in the areas of cybersecurity policies, legislation, R&I and cooperation at European and international level.

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Friday, July 1, 2016

European Commission Report on Bringing Europe's Cultural Heritage Online

This report on Digitisation, Online Accessibility and Digital Preservation of Cultural Material reviews and assesses the overall progress achieved in the European Union in implementing the Commission Recommendation of 27 October 2011 on the digitisation and online accessibility of cultural material and digital preservation (2011/711/EU), as well as the related Council Conclusions of 10 May 2012.

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Thursday, June 30, 2016

The Exploitation of Film Heritage Works in the Digital Era

The European Audiovisual Observatory has released a study on film heritage works and their presence online. The study was commissioned by the European Union.

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Boosting SMEs in the cultural and creative sectors: European Commission and EIF launch a new guarantee scheme

The European Commission and the European Investment Fund (EIF) today launched a €121 million guarantee initiative to support SMEs in the cultural and creative sectors via financial institutions. This scheme is expected to create more than €600 million worth of bank loans over the next six years.

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Launch of Creative Europe's Cultural and Creative Sectors Guarantee Facility

Lack of financing in the cultural and creative sector is widely acknowledged to be a barrier to European scale successes. This new financial instrument aims at providing opportunities to thousands of Small and Medium Enterprises.

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Building online trust and confidence: Electronic signatures, seals & trust services now valid throughout EU

From 1st July, people, businesses and public administrations will be able to carry out convenient, secure and legally valid electronic transactions across borders. EU rules on electronic signatures, electronic seals, time stamps, electronic delivery service and website authentication, as well as electronic documents apply directly across the 28 Member States. For example, an electronic signature will be recognised in the same way as a written one, across the EU. Cross-border digital transactions will be more convenient and more secure in a Digital Single Market.

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Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Call for Proposals in the field of data-driven news production

The European Commission is launching a Call for Proposals in the field of data-driven news production. Applicants are invited to submit proposals to increase reporting on European issues, from a pan-European viewpoint and/or by comparing different viewpoints from within Europe.

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Tuesday, June 28, 2016

44th Meeting of the AVMSD Contact committee

The Contact Committee has been established to monitor the implementation of the Audiovisual and Media Services Directive and the developments in the sector as well as to offer a forum for the exchange of views.

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17th Meeting of the Member States Expert Group on Digitisation and Digital Preservation (MSEG)

Agenda, presentations and the minutes of the Plenary meeting of the Member States Expert Group on Digitisation and Digital Preservation,13-14 June 2016.

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MISSION-T2D features in anti-diabetes app

Are you at risk of getting diabetes? An app can tell you: The EU-funded MISSION-T2D project for predicting type 2 diabetes is featuring in a mobile app that is available for downloading.

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Monday, June 27, 2016

CEN open call for project team experts

The European Committee for Standardization CEN is looking for experts who would like to support the standardization work on a European Standard for the Patient Summary and a CEN Technical Specification for the implementation guide for the Patient Summary. Deadline to apply is 8 July 2017.

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"My eHealth Week"

Gail Kent, who is Acting Deputy Director General at the European Commission's DG CONNECT, was at eHealth Week for the first time and wrote down her impressions in a blog post.

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What happened at eHealth Week - Videos and presentations available

This three-day conference (8-10 June 2016, Amsterdam) brought together 2,230 policy makers, healthcare providers, patients, researchers and industry from across Europe and beyond. You can watch the recordings of the plenary sessions online, the highlights video and save the date for eHealth Week 2017 in Malta: 10-12 May 2017.

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New simulation tool for cardiologists: experiment invitation and video

The EU-funded Cardioproof project developed a simulation tool to support clinical decision-making in patients with coarctation of the aorta. Until the end of July, Cardioproof is inviting cardiologists worldwide to take part in a virtual experiment to assess the impact of their tool.

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Who are the best eHealth SMEs of 2016?

The 2016 EU SME eHealth Competition has awarded Symptoma and iHealth for their innovative solutions: a chronic disease management tool and a search engine for healthcare professionals.

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Friday, June 24, 2016

European Health Forum Gastein

This year's high-level conference will include a forum called "Reality meets Reality": Healthcare providers and professionals, citizens and policy makers recognise the need for changes in healthcare systems and, although slowly, they are consistently becoming part of everyday practice.

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eHealth solutions for Africa

Two European projects, recently funded by the Horizon 2020 programme, want to help Africa through the use of digital health solutions. One aims to improve malaria prevention, and the other focusses on newborn babies and their mothers.

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Innovative post-stroke tool - the search for suppliers has started

The European pre-commercial procurement project called MAGIC has published a Prior Information Notice to find suppliers who can develop and test solutions to improve stroke recovery, home-based rehabilitation and to empower stroke patients following hospital discharge. The budget for this is about €3,6 million.

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Over €4 million for secondary stroke prevention

You suffered a stroke and you want to avoid getting a second one? The new 'Decision SupporT and self-mAnagement system for stRoke survivoRs' (STARR) project aims to enable the self-management of stroke risk factors. The project received a budget of over €4 million.

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Four Nordic eHealth pilots achieve lasting results

By using fiber for broadband connections, eHealth services such as telehealth consultations are being delivered successfully with lasting results. This was shown by the Connected for Health project and its pilots in Denmark, Finland and Sweden.

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Thursday, June 23, 2016

Results of the expert consultation workshop on directions for ICT-enabled public sector innovation at European Union level in Horizon 2020

In the context of the preparation of the forthcoming Horizon 2020 Work Programmes 2018-2020, the European Commission consulted experts to provide input for ICT-enabled public sector innovation, which resulted in an Orientation Paper. It has been compiled from expert discussions, presentations and inputs made during a workshop on 27/04/2016 in Brussels.

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Telemedicine holds out hope for better disease management

The EU-funded CHROMED project has been researching telemedicine care models for chronic diseases, offering the benefits of early diagnosis and treatment alongside a reduction in the socioeconomic burden.

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eHealth Week 2016: Trust and Standards

"Trust is important when it comes to the use of mobile apps that monitor your health and give health advice", writes Commissioner Oettinger in his blog post: "The Code of Conduct aims to provide easily understandable guidelines for app developers on how to respect and comply with EU data protection rules."

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Wednesday, June 22, 2016

The Human Brain Project (HBP) presents its scientists and their research with a video selfie campaign

Both early-career and senior scientists were invited to present their daily work and contribution to the Human Brain Project Platforms in a one minute video. The aim of the video campaign was to facilitate engagement between members of the Consortium, learn about the work of different scientists and engineers, and to increase the visibility of individuals, in particular early-career researchers.

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Synergies in cybersecurity markets

The objective of this study was to determine the potential to improve innovation and efficiency in the European cybersecurity market through better exploitation of synergies between the defence and civilian sectors.

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The value of film heritage discussed in Bologna

On June 30th, the European Film Forum will stop in Bologna for the first time to discuss the exploitation of film heritage in the current technological environment.

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Monday, June 20, 2016

Workshop: 'Cross-cutting Key Enabling Technologies for Health'

The combination of various technologies in groups, commonly known as "Key Enabling Technologies (KETs)", is deemed to be of highest benefit to innovation fields in health. What is the European Commission doing today to accelerate the development and make use of these advanced technologies and integrated systems, enabling new solutions for health? What shall it do in the future? What role can Horizon 2020 play? What are the opportunities for researchers and other actors in the field?

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Learning to eat right with weighing scales under your dinner plate

A chewing sensor in your ear, an activity meter on your belt and weighing scales under your lunch or dinner plate: Fighting obesity (too much weight) and eating disorders (being underweight) has become high-tech.

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Certifying your public documents when moving around in the Union? Not for much longer!

New EU wide rules will abolish the current requirement to have an authenticity stamp on public documents (such as birth or marriage certificates) issued in one EU country before presenting them to a public authority in another EU country. If the receiving authority has serious doubts about the authenticity of a public document presented by a citizen, it will be able to consult the issuing authority through the Internal Market Information system (IMI) for back-office verification between authorities, a solution developed under the EU funded ISA programme.

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Friday, June 17, 2016

Stakeholder Consultation on H2020 Work Programme 2018-2020 for Health, Demographic Change and Wellbeing challenge

In preparation of the next H2020 Work Programme Societal Challenge 1 (SC1 - Health, Demographic Change and Wellbeing), the European commission (DG CONNECT) is consulting with the SC1 Programme Committee, the SC1 National Contact Points and stakeholders. The National Contact Points together with the stakeholders in the respective countries will provide crucial input to this process covering all areas of the Work Programme, including ICT for Active and Healthy Ageing.

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Thursday, June 16, 2016

Cyber-Security, Open Data, Interoperability: Towards a truly smart e-administration

This conference will gather representatives from Industry, the European Commission, the European Parliament, Regional authorities, Academia and Civil Society to discuss topics related to cyber-security, open data and interoperability.

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Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Meetings of the Media Literacy Expert Group

The next meeting of the Media Literacy Expert Group will be held on 15 November 2015 in Brussels. The last one took place on 1 December 2015. Attendance is by invitation only. Agendas are presentations from the meetings are posted in this page.

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Commission prepares the ground for the end of roaming charges in June 2017

Today the European Commission adopted a proposal to set maximum wholesale roaming charges at € 0.04/min, € 0.01/SMS and € 0.85/MB in the EU. This is important to prepare the end of roaming charges for consumers set for 15 June 2017.

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TechAAL 2016 - Conference on Technologies for Active and Assisted Living - Call for Papers

At this event, organised by the Institution of Engineering and Technology, the latest advances in the area of Active and Assisted Living (AAL) will be presented. Being a multidisciplinary area, the event would attract researchers and professionals with different expertise: technological, health, care and social sciences, business. Full papers are invited on all aspects of active and assistive living from academia, industry and others to be selected for oral presentations through a peer reviewed system.

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Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Report shows digital skills are required across all types of work, also for jobs outside the office

Today the European Commission publishes a report on the impact of information and communication technologies (ICT) on job quality. Looking at the evidence from 12 specific types of non-office jobs, the report found that the use of digital technologies is beginning to have a profound effect on the tasks carried out and the skills required for many jobs outside the traditional office.

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Monday, June 13, 2016

Public Sector Transformation - Accelerating the Digitisation of Government

Building on the success of the inaugural Public Sector Transformation Conference in 2015, key themes to be addressed at this year's event include: the eGovernment Action Plan 2016-2020, the European Interoperability Framework ISA2 and the European Open Science Cloud.

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European project RECAP creates innovative platform to facilitate compliance with the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP)

A consortium of 12 partners in six European countries has launched a project to develop a cloud-based Software as a Service (SaaS) platform for improving the efficiency and transparency of the compliance with the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) monitoring procedure. The RECAP project is supported by the EU programme on “ICT- enabled open government” until October 2018.

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Friday, June 10, 2016

ICT Proposers' Day 2016 - Registration open

ICT Proposers' day 2106 is a networking event promoting European ICT Research & Innovation and focusing on the Horizon 2020 Work Programme for 2016-17. Registration is now open for this event.

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Digital Skills at the core of the new Skills agenda for Europe

Today the European Commission set out steps to improve digital skills in Europe, which are the cornerstone of a truly functioning digital society and Digital Single Market. These steps were outlined in the New Skills Agenda for Europe: working together for human capital, employability and competitiveness, adopted by the European Commission today. Its purpose is to improve the quality of skills development, make skills and qualifications more visible and comparable and improve skills intelligence for better career choices.

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Thursday, June 9, 2016

Europe's animation industry: how do we build scale?

The European animation industry is the sector with the largest circulation in Europe. However, it is still at pains to capture more than 20% of the European market. How can it grow? This is what this European Film Forum will look into.

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European Regulators Group for Audiovisual Media Services welcomes self-regulatory initiatives to protect minors online

The European Regulators Group for Audiovisual Media Services (ERGA) consists of the national regulatory authorities in the field of audiovisual media services.

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Have your say on the safety of apps

Today the European Commission opened a public consultation on the safety of applications ("apps") and other non-embedded software as part of an effort to ensure a high level of health, safety and consumer protection.

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Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Public consultation on the safety of apps and other non-embedded software

The European Commission seeks stakeholders' views on the safety of apps and other non-embedded software to ensure a high level of health, safety and consumer protection for Europeans in the digital area. Have your say in the public consultation!

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Tuesday, June 7, 2016

AIOTI Workshop on Security and Privacy at ETSI Security Week

If you are involved in emerging Internet of Things-businesses and interested in contributing to the ongoing global debate on Security and Privacy in the hyper-connected world don't miss this workshop. The participants will have the chance to discuss on minimum security and privacy requirements along the entire networked architecture and value chain in various sectors.

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Code of Conduct on privacy for mHealth apps has been finalised

The Code of Conduct on privacy for mobile health apps has now been formally submitted for comments to the Art 29 Data Protection Working Party. Once approved by this independent EU advisory group, the Code will be applied in practice: App developers will be able to voluntarily commit to follow its rules, which are based on EU data protection legislation.

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The MUSES software: greater engagement of the user in the security of corporate information systems

The user is perceived as the weakest link in corporate IT security. More often than not risky user behaviour finds its roots in simple ignorance. The necessity to proactively engage the user on IT security has become acute with recent developments in the corporate world, such as the introduction of mobile technologies, which blurs the lines between work and home life, or the Bring Your Own Device trend. The research project MUSES has developed the prototype of a software that provides security guidance to the user by offering real-time, context-based recommendations.

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Monday, June 6, 2016

Have your say: how to best share and reuse ICT solutions

The European Commission has opened its draft of the Sharing and Reuse Framework for public comments. The document includes ten recommendations to help overcome the key challenges public administrations face when sharing and reusing ICT solutions. For each recommendation, the Framework also offers a practical tool free of charge, e.g. the EC’s machine translation service, the Joinup repository or the European Union’s public software licence.

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Thursday, June 2, 2016

eGovernment4EU online platform

Contribute to the eGovernment Action Plan 2016 – 2020: this online platform has been set up to gather ideas for new actions and provides a space for all to collaborate and discuss how to improve eGovernment services in the EU.

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A European agenda for the collaborative economy

The European Commission today presented guidance aimed at supporting consumers, businesses and public authorities to engage confidently in the collaborative economy. These new business models can make an important contribution to jobs and growth in the European Union, if encouraged and developed in a responsible manner.

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Tuesday, May 31, 2016

European Commission and IT Companies announce Code of Conduct on illegal online hate speech

The Commission together with Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Microsoft (“the IT companies”) today unveil a code of conduct that includes a series of commitments to combat the spread of illegal hate speech online in Europe.

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Code Week EU 2016 – Skill up for the digital world with #codeEU!

The 4th edition of Code Week EU is less than five months away! Between 15 and 23 October, millions of children, young adults, adults, parents, teachers, entrepreneurs, and policymakers will again come together at events, in classrooms and libraries across Europe and beyond to learn to create with code.

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Monday, May 30, 2016

Feasibility study on cross-border use of eID and authentication services (eIDAS compliant) to support student mobility and access to student services in Europe

The European Commission will soon launch a call for tenders for a service contract of a maximum value of EUR 60 000. The purpose of this call for tenders is to deliver a feasibility study on cross-border use of eID and authentication services (eIDAS compliant) to support student mobility and access to student services in Europe in accordance with the description of services required included in the attached annex (SMART 2016/0064)

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Personalised Medicine Conference 2016

This event will explore personalised medicine through a research policy lens. It aims to showcase the current state-of-the-art in the area and explore research and innovation challenges for advancing the field to the benefit of patients. It will be live web streamed and you can also follow the discussion on twitter via #PerMed2016.

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Friday, May 27, 2016

Digital technologies' contribution to the Sustainable Development Goals

Mr Andrus ANSIP, Vice President of the European Commission responsible for the Digital Single Market, has invited high level guests to the European Development Days for a panel debate on Digital technologies' contribution to the Sustainable Development Goals.

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Digital Solutions for Better Health

"The European Cloud initiative will make it easier for researchers and innovators to access and process health data." and "eHealth is one of the areas that can definitely profit from our Digitising European Industry strategy", writes Director General Roberto Viola (DG Connect, European Commission) in his blog post.

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Communicating key results achieved from EU funded research and innovation on ICT for Active and Healthy Ageing

The full title of this call for tenders is "Communicating Key results achieved from EU funded research and innovation on ICT for Active and Healthy Ageing under Framework Programme 7, the Competitiveness and Innovation Programme and Horizon 2020 - SMART 2016/0072" This publication is made pursuant to Article 124.1 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 135.000 EUR.

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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 Amsterdam.

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DigiNew-B tool monitors health of premature babies

Prevent infections and improve the prognosis for premature newborns. That's the aim of a project initiated by two Breton teachers, which has just been awarded 4.4 million Euros. The new tool is called DigiNew-B and will capture and analyse changes in behaviour of newborns. The French television channel France 3 published a story about it.

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Thursday, May 26, 2016

EU-funded innovation procurement in the healthcare sector

On 11 and 12 May, the European Commission (DG Connect) and the EPP eHealth project hosted two workshops on innovation procurement in the healthcare sector. The videos of the events are now available.

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First eStandards conference: next steps to standardization in large-scale eHealth deployment

"eStandards nurture large-scale eHealth deployments, trusted dialogs on costs, plans, and expectations, and strengthen Europe’s voice and impact with digital assets that fuel creativity, entrepreneurship, and innovation so that people enjoy timely safe and informed health no matter where they are." This was said at the first eStandards conference at the ConhIT conference in April.

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Smart Appliances in the Smart Home - SAREF - Smart Applicances Reference

The European Commission (DG CONNECT) is organising a session during the Sustainable Energy Week in Brussels on "Smart applicances in the smart home - The SAREF standard for buildings for the new electricity market".

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Meet the 15 finalists of the EU eHealth SME Competition 2016

The finalists of the EU eHealth Competition for SMEs are known. The winners will be judged and awarded on the 9th of June during eHealth Week 2016 in Amsterdam.

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Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Online healthcare - what's the status?

People want to participate in their healthcare and this happens more and more online. But what is the state of play of topics such as digital health literacy, mHealth apps and electronic health records? In the run up to eHealth Week, Policy Officer Terje Peetso (DG Connect, European Commission) discusses this in the May edition of 'Adjacent Government': "eHealth is for citizens".

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Mobile Age project: making senior citizens benefit from open government data

On 1 February 2016, ten European partners launched the Mobile Age project. Aiming to develop inclusive mobile access to public services using open government data, Mobile Age targets a group of citizens that are usually marginalised when it comes to technical innovations but which is rapidly growing in number and expectations: European senior citizens.

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MyHealthAvatar: your digital health status through an app

The EU-funded MyHealthAvatar research project has launched an app that collects, and gives access to, your digital long-term health-status information. It takes on the form of a life-long health companion ('avatar'). 'MyHealthAvatar' also predicts your risk for stroke, diabetes, cardiovascular disease and hypertension.

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Ex-post REFIT evaluation of the Audiovisual Media Services Directive 2010/13/EU

Commission Staff Working Document - Ex-post REFIT evaluation of the Audiovisual Media Services Directive 2010/13/EU Accompanying the document "Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Directive 2010/13/EU on the coordination of certain provisions laid down by law,regulation or administrative action in Member States concerning the provision of audiovisual media services in view of changing market realities (COM(2016) 287 final) - (SWD(2016) 171 final)

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The New H2020 Robotics Projects in the SPARC Strategy

The new H2020 Robotics projects and their contribution to the SPARC strategy were presented at the European Robotics Forum.

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eGovernment in EU countries - State of play

Are you looking for a comprehensive overview of eGovernment in your country?

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Impact assessment accompanying the Proposal for an updated Audiovisual Media Services Directive

Commission Staff Working Document - Impact Assessment accompanying the document "Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Directive 2010/13/EU on the coordination of certain provisions laid down by law, regulation or administrative action in Member States concerning the provision of audiovisual media services in view of changing market realities (COM(2016) 287 final) - (SWD(2016) 169 final}

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ERGA Press release on the proposal by the European Commission to revise the Audiovisual Media Services Directive (AVMSD)

ERGA welcomes the proposals from the European Commission for the revision of the Audiovisual Media Services Directive.

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Commission proposes new e-commerce rules to help consumers and companies reap full benefit of Single Market

The European Commission today tabled a package of measures to allow consumers and companies to buy and sell products and services online more easily and confidently across the EU.

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Boosting e-commerce in the EU - Questions and answers

Questions and answers on Geoblocking, cross-border parcel delivery, consumer protection and unfair commercial practices

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Commission updates EU Audiovisual rules and presents targeted approach to online platforms - Questions & Answers

Questions and Answers on the Modernisation of the Audiovisual Media Services Directive and on Platforms

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Commission updates EU audiovisual rules and presents targeted approach to online platforms

The European Commission today proposed an update of EU audiovisual rules to create a fairer environment for all players, promote European films, protect children and tackle hate speech better. This proposal also reflects a new approach to online platforms, addressing challenges in different areas.

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Commission to broker a new Alliance to better protect minors online.

The Commission will broker a new Alliance to better protect children online, as part of its efforts to encourage industry to develop codes of conduct to support the implementation of the EU's updated audiovisual rules.

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Audiovisual and Media Services Directive (AVMSD) - Study on Advertising Rules

The European Commission (DG CONNECT) has commissioned a number of studies to prepare the revision of the Audiovisual Media Services Directive (AVMSD).

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Proposal for an updated Audiovisual Media Services Directive

Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Directive 2010/13/EU on the coordination of certain provisions laid down by law, regulation or administrative action in Member States concerning the provision of audiovisual media services in view of changing market realities (COM(2016)287)

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AVMSD - Self and Co-regulation study

The study on the “Effectiveness of self- and co-regulation in the context of implementing the Audiovisual Media Services Directive (AVMSD)” has been carried for Directorate General Communications Networks, Content and Technology (DG CONNECT), of the European Commission.

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Audiovisual and Media Services Directive- Study on Protection of Minors

The European Commission (DG CONNECT) has commissioned a number of studies to prepare the revision of the Audiovisual Media Services Directive (AVMSD).

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Report on the public consultation on the review of the Audiovisual Media Services Directive (AVMSD)

The public consultation on the Audiovisual Media Services Directive (AVMSD -Directive 2010/13/EU - "A media framework for the 21st century"), took place from 06/07/2015 to 30/09/2015. The synopsis report is available below.

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Audiovisual and Media Services Directive (AVMSD) - Study on media freedom, public interest and access for disabled people

The European Commission (DG CONNECT) has commissioned a number of studies to prepare the revision of the Audiovisual Media Services Directive (AVMSD).

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Communication on Online Platforms and the Digital Single Market Opportunities and Challenges for Europe

Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament, the Council, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions - Online Platforms and the Digital Single Market Opportunities and Challenges for Europe (COM(2016)288)

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Study on the role of intermediaries - Summary of the public consultation

A majority of the respondents stands behind intermediary liability principles of the e-Commerce Directive, but also demands some clarifications or improvements.

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Tuesday, May 24, 2016

ERGA report on territorial jurisdiction in a converged environment

The notion of territorial jurisdiction determines which Member State’s regulation shall apply to a certain audiovisual media service.

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2nd Survey of Schools: ICT in education

The objective of the study (SMART 2015/0071) is to measure progress on the use of and assess the impact of ICT use in schools for the purpose of teaching/learning.

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Monday, May 23, 2016

Connecting Europe Facility Telecom call 2 virtual Info Day

The Virtual Info Day will cover four priorities of the 2016 CEF Telecom Calls: eDelivery, eIdentification and eSignature, European eJustice Portal, Public Open Data.

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MEDIA-supported "I, Daniel Blake" by Ken Loach crowned Palme d'Or at Cannes Film Festival

Ken Loach scooped his second Palme d'Or with "I, Daniel Blake", a portrait of an ailing carpenter facing the bureaucracy of the healthcare system in today's Britain. Close to 100,000 euros were invested in the development and the distribution stages of this film. This is the 15th Palme d'Or awarded to a film supported by MEDIA since 1991, as the programme celebrates this year its 25 anniversary.

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Call for tenders to purchase services that help make the Internet a trusted environment for children and young people

You will find here all details and useful links about the Call for tenders launced by the European Commission has launched in order to ensure that children, parents and teachers have access to the right tools and information in the digital environment.

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Commission releases the 2016 "European Digital Progress Report": unequal progress towards the Digital Single Market

The European Commission has just released a report on digital progress in the EU. The analysis shows that Member States are at very different stages in the development of the digital economy; some, for example, such as the Nordic countries, are among the most advanced in the world, whilst other still have a lot of catching up to do.

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Europe's Digital Progress Report 2016

Europe's Digital Progress Report provides an overview of the progress made by Member States in digitalisation. It also details the policy responses by Member States to address the specific challenges that face them.

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Friday, May 20, 2016

Hack the brain

What is going on in the brain? Can we measure happiness, health, love? Can we influence the brain to improve our quality of life? These and other questions are on the table at the next 'Hack the brain' hackathon.

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Smart walking stick help Parkinson's sufferers

Neha Shahid Chaudhry, a student entrepreneur at the University of the West of England (Bristol), has developed a smart walking stick to improve the lives of Parkinson's sufferers at the technology incubator at the Bristol Robotics Laboratory. Parkinson's sufferers are prone to falls when their joints seize up. The smart walking stick detects when a user’s limbs have frozen and they cannot continue walking. The pause in motion triggers the stick, which starts vibrating to help the patient regain the rhythm and get moving again.

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2nd European Summit on Innovation for Active and Healthy Ageing

This Summit aims to look at how digital technology will transform the way we think about delivering health and care in Europe. Areas covered will range from health (medical treatment) to prevention and healthy lifestyles (physical activity and sport/wellbeing) and other areas of the Silver Economy (Silver Tourism, Age Friendly Homes and Living Environments etc.). Participants will help to the define a shared vision on how innovation can transform demographic change into an opportunity for Europe's ageing society and the Silver Economy.

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Try coding and other #Tech4EU activities at Europe Day 2016

To celebrate Europe Day, the EU institutions in Brussels will open their doors to the public. The European Commission Directorate General for Communications Networks, Content & Technology (DG CONNECT) will host a stand dedicated to coding and technology, as well as robotics.

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Thursday, May 19, 2016

RePlay Project: "library of movements" to protect sporting heritage into the future

In Europe alone there are over 3000 traditional sports and games. However, due in part to globalisation by a few sports and the increased tendency towards individualised physical exercise, many traditional sports are in decline or already lost to us. Given the importance of sport as an intangible cultural heritage it is imperative that we understand, preserve, protect and promote traditional sports.

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Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Computer models can predict aesthetic result of breast cancer surgery

As a result of breast cancer surgery, there is evidence that 30% of women end up with a suboptimal breast or an aesthetically poor looking breast. The EU-funded PICTURE project has addressed this issue by providing objective tools, tailored to the individual patient, to predict and evaluate the aesthetic outcome of breast conserving surgery.

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My-AHA | An ICT platform for healthy ageing

My-AHA (my Active and Healthy Ageing) project aims to reduce frailty risk by improving physical activity and cognitive function, psychological state, social resources, nutrition, sleep and overall well-being.

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EU project to delay frailty among older persons by bridging health data and new technologies

FrailSafe will combine state of the art information technologies and data mining techniques with high-level expertise in the field of health and ageing. The project is funded by the European Research programme Horizon 2020 and will last three years.

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Friday, May 13, 2016

Investing in creativity: 25 years of MEDIA programme celebrated at Cannes Film Festival

Since it was launched in 1991, the EU MEDIA programme has invested over €2.4 billion in European creativity and cultural diversity. It has supported the development of thousands of films in Europe and their international distribution.

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Country-specific factsheets on the national audiovisual industries in Europe

On the occasion of 25 years of the MEDIA programme, 30 factsheets covering the EU countries as well as Norway and Iceland have been produced to give account of the diversity and the success of European filmmaking since 1991. They underline the key role played by the MEDIA programme in making successes happen.

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New Routes to Integrated care: The Challenge of Assistive Technologies, Telehealth and Telecare

This is the first major UK conference of the Telehealth Quality Group that will tackle the issue of Integrated care.

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Thursday, May 12, 2016

25 years of MEDIA, 25 years of critical acclaim: 40 films supported by the MEDIA programme have been awarded top prizes since 1991 at the Cannes Film Festival

MEDIA has spent the last 25 years supporting European cinema and selecting the most promising works, with much success in international festivals such as Cannes Film Festival.

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Study on Preparatory action “ERASMUS for journalists” and "Statistical review of journalism and media sector in the European Union"

In 2009, the European Parliament suggested a preparatory action for a new EU programme provisionally called "Erasmus for journalists". The working hypothesis behind the proposal was that a journalists' mobility scheme could boost media pluralism. Following this suggestion, the European Commission launched a feasibility study to explore the practicalities and the potential impacts of such a programme.

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EU Media Futures Forum

Former European Commission Vice-President Neelie Kroes established a group to reflect on the impact of te digital revolution on European Media Industries, on the resulting risks and opportunities for everyone (industry and consumers), and on the emerging business models.

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Wednesday, May 11, 2016

22 films supported by Creative Europe MEDIA screened in Cannes

Cannes Film Festival as well as its parallel events - Directors' Fortnight and Semaine de la Critique - will present 22 films supported by Creative Europe MEDIA, starting on Wednesday 11 until Sunday 22 May 2016. In the Official Competition, which includes 21 entries, 9 of the MEDIA films will be competing for the Palme d'Or. Overall, €2.1 million were invested in these European works

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Commission welcomes agreement to make public sector websites and apps more accessible

Negotiators of the European Parliament, the Council and the Commission agreed on the first EU-wide rules to make the websites and mobile apps of public sector bodies more accessible, especially for the blind, the deaf and the hard of hearing.

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Tuesday, May 10, 2016

25 years of MEDIA: launch of anniversary campaign in Cannes with European filmmakers

In the presence of Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society Günther H. Oettinger, President of the Cannes Film Festival Pierre Lescure as well as the filmmakers Céline Sciamma, László Nemes and Pawel Pawlikowski, MEDIA will launch its 25th anniversary campaign at the Palais of the Cannes Film Festival.

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Wednesday, May 4, 2016

World Press Freedom Day

Speech at World Press Freedom Day (Difference Day, Bozar, Brussels)

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We cannot be complacent on media freedom

Europe has a good record when it comes to the freedom of the media. But the situation is far from perfect.

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MEDIA events at the Cannes Film Festival 2016

A dense programme of discussions and panels will be proposed to film professionals this year in Cannes, on various topics such as film financing, film distribution, audience development and innovation.

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Commission publishes results of two public consultations under Digital Single Market Strategy

The Commission has today published two reports as part of its preparatory work to create a Digital Single Market.

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Full report on the public consultation on the review of the EU Satellite and Cable Directive

The Commission held a public consultation from 24 August until 16 November 2015 as part of the review of the Satellite and Cable Directive (Directive 93/83/EEC of 27 September 1993 on the coordination of certain rules concerning copyright and rights related to copyright applicable to satellite broadcasting and cable retransmission).

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Tuesday, May 3, 2016

e-SENS project extended: building the European Digital Market through innovative ICT solutions

The e-SENS project has been extended and will continue its operation until 31 March 2017. The project team will work intensively to engage more public and private entities to help build digital interoperability between European governments.

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Sunday, May 1, 2016

Using avatars and robots to treat social disorders

Using avatars and robots to treat social disorders EU researchers are demonstrating how avatars and robots can be used to help patients suffering from schizophrenia, autism and other social phobias.

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Friday, April 29, 2016

Final conference of the SmartCare project

For more than three years, 23 regions and a total of 42 partner organisations have worked towards making ICT-supported integrated care a reality in Europe and beyond. At the end of this EU-funded project and at a point in time where key decisions about the mainstreaming of innovative services are being taken, the project will share the results of the work and discuss them in the wider context of care integration.

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mHealth at eHealth Week 2016

During two sessions at the coming eHealth Week, you can be part of the discussion on the quality and privacy of mobile health (mHealth) apps.

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Thursday, April 28, 2016

Opinion on disruptive innovation in health

Following a public consultation, the European Commission and the Expert Panel on Effective Ways of Investing in Health (EXPH) have adopted an opinion on 'Disruptive Innovation. Considerations for health and health care in Europe'.

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Governance of regulatory authorities

This international conference will cover new forms of governance that are being set up for network industries. The conference will highlight all aspects of the governance of regulatory authorities.

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Wednesday, April 27, 2016

2016 Work programme adopted for "Measures concerning the digital content, and audiovisual and other media industries''

The Commission adopted on 27 April 2016 the 2016 work programme and the financing decision for "Measures concerning the digital content, and audiovisual and other media industries", and related preparatory actions and pilot programs.

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Interview Pēteris Zilgalvis: 'Digital health is a way of empowering citizens'

In this interview, recorded at the Digital Health & Wellness Summit in Barcelona, Dr Pēteris Zilgalvis (Head of Unit for Health & Wellbeing, DG Connect, European Commission) talks about the opportunities of eHealth and mHealth. He also explains briefly what sort of things the Commission is working on in this field and he looks into the future of healthcare.

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eHealth system for support in diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer

The newly launched Horizon 2020 DESIREE project will provide a decision support system that predicts the evolution of breast cancer case by case. If successful, it will be used in Breast Units to apply specific therapies for each patient depending on the diagnosis.

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New members eHealth Stakeholder Group have been selected

Following a call for expression of interest, the European Commission has selected 30 members to participate in its eHealth Stakeholder Group 2016-2018. Members of the group are expert representatives of European umbrella organisations active in the eHealth sector.

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Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Data for Policy: an increasingly global affair

In a dynamic environment where data science and big data promise to fundamentally challenge and improve the way policies are designed, executed and monitored, there is an opportunity for more global collaboration and mutual learning. An international Data for Policy conference hosted by the University of Cambridge proposes a wider discussion. Deadline for abstract submission is 16 May.

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EU funded projects on Digital Inclusion

You can find a list of the summary of projects on Digital Inclusion funded by EU Commission under FP7, CIP and Horizon 2020 programme that address people with various types of disabilities along with useful links below.

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New resources from the Prevention of Falls Network for Dissemination

ProFouND (Prevention of Falls Network for Dissemination) is a recently completed project funded under the 7th Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development. On its portal you access the latest resources in this field, including an updated version of the Falls Prevention Intervention Factsheets booklet featuring guidelines for health care practitioners on falls prevention best practice.

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A disc-shaped diagnostic tool for global health

The Discognosis project developed a tool (the LabDisk) that can diagnose malaria and other febrile infectious diseases simultaneously in just an hour – allowing faster point-of-care treatment and precise drugs administration that could save thousands of lives.

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Monday, April 25, 2016

ISA² - Interoperability Solutions for European Public Administrations: first work programme adopted

On 19 April 2016, the College of Commissioners of the European Commission adopted the first work programme under the new ISA² programme. The EUR 131 million programme, which runs from 2016 to 2020, supports the development of interoperability solutions for the modernisation of public administrations across Europe.

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Europe bets on robots to help care for seniors

As part of a plan to strengthen the region’s robotics industry, the European Commission is investing tens of millions of euros annually in technology to help the elderly.

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The Alfred project, part of a new generation of games that is changing minds

The EU-funded ALFRED project is designing a voice-operated mobile app designed to employ gaming techniques to boost mental and physical training, as well as to help elderly people with simple tasks in the home and manage social events.

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Win €50k for your Internet of Things Smart Ageing innovation - but hurry!

The entry deadline for the first Active and Assisted Living (AAL) Challenge Prize, is approaching fast. The competition has been launched by AAL to identify an innovation that uses the Internet of Things to empower older adults to achieve the quality of life they aspire to, socially and independently. The winner will receive €50,000 to kick start their business.

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Informing the creation of a European Reference Framework for Age-Friendly Housing

On April 7th 2016, DG Connect and DG Grow of the European Commission in collaboration with Utrecht University and Creative Skills for Life hosted a 'Meeting of Minds' that took a fresh look at innovating smarter new built and retro-fit home environments. 70+ European thought leaders and entrepreneurs from various sectors gathered to share their views on the most exciting developments in ‘agile ageing’, smarter homes, new financing models and urban retrofitting. A summary of the discussions is available, along wih the presentations done on the day.

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Friday, April 22, 2016

Accelerating the health literacy agenda in Europe

A group of experts of the European Parliament, European Commission, universities and local health policy makers have written a paper on health literacy, including digital health literacy. "Research shows that health literacy is still in its infancy in Europe. How can we overcome this challenge?"

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AAL Forum

The AAL Forum is the annual showcase event for the people involved in projects under the Active and Assisted Living Programme (AAL) and the AAL community. Each year, it brings together policy makers, health professionals, commissioners, carers and, of course, older adults, to come and see the latest developments in this exciting area of research.

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Report: 'Telehealth in Practice - Care Delivery Models from 14 Regions in Europe'

The EU-funded United4Health project has published a report about how its 14 European project deployment sites have embedded telehealth technology into their care pathways. The project experts also give policy recommendations.

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ICT4Life: ICT services for Life Improvement for the Elderly

ICT4Life is a three-year project co-financed under Horizon 2020, the EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation, that kicked off earlier this year with the ambition to provide new services for integrated care employing user-friendly ICT tools, ultimately increasing patients with Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s and other dementias and their caregivers’ quality of life and autonomy at home.

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Thursday, April 21, 2016

NEW DATE - eIDAS stakeholder event - eID: emerging business cases - Boosting uptake

The event, which was initially scheduled on 31 March, will take place on 17 May in Brussels.

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Information Session on the AS4 profile of Connecting Europe Facility eDelivery

The European Commission is holding a half day information session for software vendors, system integrators, implementers and training providers interested in AS4 (OASIS Standard).

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Europeana 280: connecting Europeans to their art heritage

Europe's digital library - Europeana - today launches Europeana 280, a cross-border campaign to get people interested in Europe’s artworks and their evolution across the centuries.

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Make your voice heard: take part in an open public consultation on Interoperability in Europe

Until 29 June, through this public consultation, administrations, businesses and private organisations, research centres, academic institutions, standardisation organisations and others can all have their say in setting up an interoperability framework and strategy in Europe. This will be through the revision of the existing European Interoperability Framework (EIF) and the European Interoperability Strategy (EIS), dating back to 2010.

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Wednesday, April 20, 2016

2016 Major Cities of Europe annual conference

This year's conference will try to define what City Renaissance means in the Digital Age. It will start by exploring current experiences which are at the leading edge of developments. It will also look at ongoing pilots and implementations and will conclude with a look into what the future may hold.

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Trusted data management in healthcare

One day before the start of eHealth Week, this conference will discuss the state of play and obstacles of healthcare data management, focussing on patients' trust and privacy.

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Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Cancer sniffer promises earlier diagnosis

European scientists have created the NaNose, a device that can detect lung cancer from the breath of a patient in less than 10 minutes.

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Commission publishes reports on eGovernment and Standards public consultations

Today the European Commission published the analysis reports on two public consultations: eGovernment Action Plan 2016-2020 and Standards.

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Staff Working Document: Implementation and Evaluation report - EU eGovernment Action Plan 2016 - 2020 Accelerating the digital transformation of government

Staff Working Document (SWD(2016) 109): Implementation and Evaluation report accompanying the document "Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament, the Council, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions: EU eGovernment Action Plan 2016 - 2020 - Accelerating the digital transformation of government COM(2016) 179" and SWD(2016) 108

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Staff Working Document: Implementation and Evaluation report - EU eGovernment Action Plan 2016 - 2020 Accelerating the digital transformation of government

Staff Working Document (SWD(2016) 108): Implementation and Evaluation report accompanying the document "Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament, the Council, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions: EU eGovernment Action Plan 2016 - 2020 - Accelerating the digital transformation of government COM(2016) 179" and SWD(2016) 109

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Digitising European Industry - Q&A

Questions and answers on the set of measures to digitise European industry

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Communication: EU eGovernment Action Plan 2016-2020 - Accelerating the digital transformation of government

Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament, the Council, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions: EU eGovernment Action Plan 2016-2020 Accelerating the digital transformation of government (COM(2016) 179 final)

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Report on the public consultation and other consultation activities of the European Commission for the preparation of the EU eGovernment Action Plan 2016-2020

The Commission launched an online public consultation on 30 October 2015 for 12 weeks to seek views on a forthcoming EU eGovernment Action Plan 2016-2020, one of the actions for the completion of the Digital Single Market.

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Monday, April 18, 2016

Info Day Horizon 2020 - 'Health, demographic change and wellbeing' - Save the date

This Info Day will help the participants find out essential information on the call topics in the 2017 Work Programme of Societal Challenge 1 'Health, demographic change and wellbeing'.

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Challenges and opportunities for the European animation industry

A new study carried out for the European Commission by the European Audiovisual Observatory finds that while animation films represent 14.7% of overall admissions to European works, European animation only holds 20% of the animation market in Europe. The 44 US films on release indeed accounted for most of the box office for animation that year, whereas Europe leads in terms of the number of productions (107 out of 188 animation films released).

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Understanding the Idea-to-Market process for health technologies: Final results of the ITECH project

The ITECH Project has focused on Research and Innovation in Health Technologies (Medical Devices and eHealth applications) and has set out to identify gaps and barriers currently existing in all phases of the Idea-to-Market process to propose recommendations to overcome the identified gaps. The project, co-funded under the EU's Seventh Framework Programme for research, has recently completed and published its final results.

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New project SUSTAIN seeks to improve integrated care practices

A European multidisciplinary consortium has started working in the frame of the SUSTAIN Project towards the objectives of improving established integrated care initiatives for older people living at home with multiple health and social care needs, and ensuring that improvements to the integrated care initiatives are applicable and adaptable to other health systems and regions in Europe. The SUSTAIN project is co-funded under the EU's Horizon 2020 project.

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Final Conference and Workshop of the Silver project

The Conference aims to share the SILVER experience with Pre-Commercial Procurement as an innovative tool for bringing new care technologies to the market. Participants will have an opportunity to hear from both procurers and contractors involved in the project’s Pre-Commercial Procurement exercise. Furthermore, the successful robotic solution – the Lean Elderly Assistant (LEA) – will be presented by its designers, Robot Care Systems. Silver is a project co-funded by the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme for research.

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Tuesday, April 12, 2016

ERGA Statement on alarming developments for the independent and effective functioning of media regulators in Europe

The European Regulators Group for Audiovisual Media Services (ERGA) expresses its serious concerns about the situation of one of its members, the media regulator in Croatia, the Electronic Media Agency. ERGA calls upon the European Commission to ensure the independent and effective functioning of all media regulators within the European Union.

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Monday, April 11, 2016

ePrivacy Directive: Commission launches a public consultation to kick start the review

The Commission is opening a public consultation on the rules which govern the processing of personal data and the approach towards privacy in the electronic communications sector (the ePrivacy Directive) This kicks off a review of the ePrivacy Directive to ensure that it is fit for the digital age and for the challenges facing European society. This is one of the key actions of the EU's Digital Single Market strategy to strengthen trust in online services.

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#ePrivacyEU: towards a future proof legal framework for online privacy

The EU has started a major modernisation process of the rules concerning online privacy. This factsheet presents an overview on the key initiatives (legislation and research&innovation)in the ePrivacy area.

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Public Consultation on the Evaluation and Review of the ePrivacy Directive

The European Commission seeks stakeholders' views on the current text of the ePrivacy Directive as well as the possible changes to the existing legal framework to make sure it is up to date with the new challenges of the digital area. The consultation is open until 5 July 2016.

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Friday, April 8, 2016

Presentation at the NCSC One Conference 2016

Jakub Boratynski, Head of the Trust and Security Unit at DG CONNECT, presented the NIS Directive at the One Conference organised by the Dutch National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC-NL)on 5 April 2016. The presentation was on "Network and Information Security (NIS) Directive: what's new in the EU cyber regulatory landscape?" -

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Thursday, April 7, 2016

CEF Digital Single Web Portal

The Digital Single Web Portal will be more than just a website. It will be the central online hub for information and tools related to the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) building blocks and provide information on the Sector Specific Digital Service Infrastructures (DSIs).

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Publications & Materials of the Secretariat of the Grand Coalition

Publications and materials that have been produced by the Secretariat of the Grand Coalition for Digital Jobs during the period February 2014 - February 2016.

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7 April World Health Day: eHealth for better diabetes treatment

EU-funded projects are using digital tools for better diabetes treatment

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Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Connecting Europe facilities — cybersecurity digital service infrastructure

The European Commission has launched a call for tenders for the establishment of a core service platform between participating Member States and the operation of cooperation mechanisms for computer emergency response teams.

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Friday, April 1, 2016

Support Services for the Grand Coalition for Digital Jobs

The European Commission has launched a call for tenders for a service contract with a total price that cannot exceed One million Euros today.

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Thursday, March 31, 2016

eIDAS high-level event | A big leap in the eIDAS journey: new trust services for a Digital Single Market

On 1 July 2016, the new rules on trust services under the eIDAS Regulation will come into effect in the 28 EU Member States repealing the 15 year-old eSignature Directive and modernising the legal framework for trust services. This will be a turning point in the eIDAS journey and another big milestone towards a Digital Single Market.

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Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Media Pluralism Monitor tool (MPM2016) - launch of the 2016 exercise

In 2016, the Media Pluralism Monitor (MPM2016) will be applied in all EU Member States and in two Candidate Countries.

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Media pluralism in Member States: EU-funded project presents new results

The European University Institute's Centre for Media Pluralism and Media Freedom (CMPF) in Florence published today a report assessing media pluralism in 19 EU Member States in 2015. The countries monitored were Austria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Finland, Germany, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain and Sweden. The 9 other Member States were assessed in the 2014 report.

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Cute robot helps children have fun in hospital

A cute robot helps children have fun in a Portuguese hospital. Its job is to make the children happy. Doctors say that happier children recover better and faster after treatment.

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Media pluralism in Member States: EU-funded project presents new results

The European University Institute's Centre for Media Pluralism and Media Freedom (CMPF) in Florence published today a report assessing media pluralism in 19 EU Member States in 2015. The countries monitored were Austria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Finland, Germany, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain and Sweden. The 9 other Member States were assessed in the 2014 report.

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Media Pluralism Monitor tool (MPM2016) - launch of the 2016 exercise

In 2016, the Media Pluralism Monitor (MPM2016) will be applied in all EU Member States and in two Candidate Countries.

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Sunday, March 27, 2016

Cute robot helps children have fun in hospital

A cute robot helps children have fun in a Portuguese hospital. Its job is to make the children happy. Doctors say that happier children recover better and faster after treatment.

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Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Commission seeks views on neighbouring rights and panorama exception in EU copyright

Have your say on the possible extension to publishers of the neighbouring rights currently granted, for example to broadcasters or producers of someone else's copyrighted material. We would also welcome your views on the panorama exception, which concerns the use made of images depicting buildings, sculptures and monuments. The Commission wants to hear from everyone interested in the publishing sector and the digital economy such as authors, researchers, publishers, online service providers and others in the creative industries.

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Public consultation on the role of publishers in the copyright value chain and on the 'panorama exception'

The Commission is launching a public consultation on the role of publishers in the copyright value chain and on the 'panorama exception'. It will serve to gather views in particular on the impact that granting an EU neighbouring right to publishers could have on the publishing sector, on citizens and creative industries and as to whether the need (or not) for intervention is different in the press as compared to other publishing sectors. The consultation will also serve to collect input for the Commission's analysis of the current legislative framework of the 'panorama exception'.

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Monday, March 21, 2016

ISO renews standards for safer medication

ISO is updating and expanding its key Identification of Medicinal Products (IDMP) standards to help stem the global toll of death and injury caused by medication errors. The European Commission, the European Union Network Data Board, and the EU ISO IDMP Task Force have endorsed a phased implementation commencing July 2016.

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Save the date: Open stakeholder meeting on mHealth assessment guidelines

This open meeting will address the development of guidelines for assessing data validity and reliability of mHealth apps.

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VPHi webinar - Computer models in biomedicine: What for?

What has computational biomedicine delivered so far? At this online webinar, Blanca Rodriguez from Oxford University will provide examples of different types of successful uses of computational models.

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EU member states request over €13 million for CEF eHealth projects

Responding to the eHealth call of the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) programme, EU member states have requested over €13 million in EU funding. They are planning to use the money to set up a cross-border network to exchange Patient Summaries and ePrescriptions.

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eHealth Week: Sessions announced and tweet chat

The programme of eHealth Week 2016 is increasingly taking shape. Experts will discuss eMental Health, the privacy code of conduct for mHealth apps, Personal Health Records and ethical aspects of eHealth. In the run-up to the event, you can watch a video featuring Dutch Health Minister Edith Schippers and join a tweet chat on 12 April 2016.

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Graphene material can also be used for mHealth

It is lightweight, flexible, transparent and can monitor your health parameters: Graphene. This video, recorded at the Graphene Pavilion at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, explains what possibilities graphene has on offer for mobile health solutions.

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