Friday, February 19, 2016

European film festivals as a unique opportunity for EU cultural diplomacy.

A new study carried out for the European Commission has concluded that European film festivals (EUFFs) provide a unique opportunity for European films to reach audiences in third countries. They are important tools to promote the image of a creative Europe abroad as well as to foster mutual understanding between cultures. Professionalization is pivotal for EUFFs to fulfil their cultural, trade and diplomatic potential.

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Thursday, February 18, 2016

Study reports - Preparatory activities in the context of Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) cybersecurity component

In the context of the preparatory activities for the establishement of a cooperation platform for the European Computer Security Incident Response Teams (CSIRTs), two reports on the technical and organisational requirements of the platform are now available.

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Webinar on Supporting EU-US eHealth Innovation Ecosystems

At this online webinar you can give feedback and join the dialogue among EU and US stakeholders on the new EU-US eHealth/Health IT MoU Roadmap - Work-stream 'Supporting Transatlantic eHealth/Health IT Innovation Ecosystems'.

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Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Enjoy the fresh air proposed by VirtuWind at the Mobile World Congress 2016

VirtuWind proposes radical changes via innovative application of Software-Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) in reducing capital invest (CAPEX) in turbine control components and reducing operational & Maintenance (OPEX) costs over the lifetime of the turbines. The project will give a demo in the EU pavillion at the Mobile World Congress.

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SIMPLI-CITY, the road user information system of the future

SIMPLI-CITY provides us with services and apps helping us with various daily mobility-related activities. If you are going to the Mobile World Congress 2016 to be held in Barcelona at the end of February, visit the European Commission's pavilion (Hall 4 at the Congress Square) to watch a demo of this project.

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Transforming ageing into an opportunity for Europe

In this article on the Adjacent Government website Ilias Iakovidis and Bruno Alves from the European Commission (DG CONNECT) explain how digital transformation can turn demographic change into an opportunity for Europe.

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e-health app guidelines developed to improve elderly care

Growing demand for elderly e-health applications has created an opportunity for SMEs to develop innovative internet, mobile phones and tablets-based solutions along with video games that can improve the health of older people. The EU-funded IROHLA project trialled several of these promising technologies with elderly participants – including those with low health literacy – in order to assuage market feasibility and to create a set of development guidelines.

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5G NORMA: creating a future-proof E2E mobile network architecture for the 5G era

This month, at the Mobile World Congress 2016 in Barcelona, check out 5G NORMA project, at the European Commission's pavilion (Hall 4 at the Congress Square). This EU-funded project develops a novel, adaptive and future-proof architecture enabling extreme mobile broadband services, critical machine type communications and support of a massive number of terminals.

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How to make cities smarter and easier to live in: the proposal of CityPulse

CityPulse could help in the provision of reliable real-time smart city applications by adopting an integrated approach to the Internet of Things and the Internet of People. The project will give a demo at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

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Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Had a stroke? Playing a game could help you get better

Can playing a virtual reality computer game help stroke patients to get better? A team of computer scientists, psychologists and doctors working on the Rehabilitation Gaming System (RGS) think so. And they have positive outcomes to show for it, including the results of clinical studies.

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Apply for the RegioStars Awards 2016 now !

Regions can now send in their application for the 2016 edition of the RegioStars Awards, the yearly initiative by the European Commission's Directorate General for Regional and Urban Policy. The objective of RegioStars is to identify good practice in regional development and to highlight original and innovative projects which could be inspiring to other regions and project managers.

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Solving disputes online: New platform for consumers and traders

The European Commission has just launched a new platform to help consumers and traders solve online disputes over a purchase made online.

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Monday, February 15, 2016

Health and lifestyle: how digital tech can improve how we live

"We are living in an era of change and opportunity. Digital innovation can help to generate economic growth as well as bring about better health; better, safer care for patients", Vice-President Ansip writes in his latest blog post.

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Europe and Brazil join forces to improve the efficiency of the energy sector with High Performance Computing

Energy is one of the current priorities of the EU-Brazil cooperation. To improve the current energy production systems, we need supercomputers that enable an efficient use of the future Exascale systems.

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EU MEDIA Programme 1991-2016

25 Years of support for Creativity in Europe

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Sweden opens academic ‘borders’ with the e-SENS project

As part of the Citizen Lifecycle domain in e-SENS, Sweden is piloting a new online service to allow third-level students from other countries to access academic programmes at Stockholm University. The pilot uses e-ID for identification and signing through a federated cross-border authentication tool supported by e-SENS, the EU’s large-scale initiative.

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