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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


"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.


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.


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.


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.