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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.