Digital Agenda for Europe
A Europe 2020 Initiative


In the wake of large-scale Internet surveillance and reduced trust in the internet, the European Commission proposes a key reform to the way the Internet is managed and run. The proposal calls for more transparent, accountable and inclusive governance. Read more
From 12/03/2014 to 14/03/2014
Rovereto, Italy
The H2020 Information Day 'Innovation and Public sector' was held on 10 February 2014 in Brussels. The aim of the Info Day was to explain topics related to ICT-enabled public sector innovation in H2020 (in SC6, SC7 and LEIT/ICT).

Find all the presentations, and the video recording, on the related website - see below.

The event was well attended and demonstrated great interest for our activities on ICT-enabled public sector innovation; over 300 participants from more than 230 organisations, representing various types of stakeholders (public administrations, universities, companies, etc.) and different countries.

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From 03/03/2014 to 04/02/2014
The Management Centre Europe, Brussels, Belgium
Over the coming few years, the European Internet landscape will look very different from the Internet of today. These developments, fuelled by The Internet of Things and M2M communications, will open up more possibilities and help to transform European society and business, and the everyday lives of citizens. Now in its fifth year, this year's IoT Summit will once again provide a high-level meeting point and timely platform for discussion concerning the key policy dimensions and commercial opportunities of the latest IoT technologies and innovations in Europe. The event brings together leading industry stakeholders, including large telcos, hardware manufacturers, software developers, cloud providers, entrepreneurs, consumer advocates and the key decision makers to explore the current IoT ecosystem in Europe, and addresses the impact that the Internet of Things will have on European society. It will also stimulate a dialogue about a trusted IoT. Taking place the week following Mobile World Congress, the event will be the first opportunity to discuss some of the key IoT developments and new trends and technologies announced in Barcelona. The event will also address the new initiatives and building blocks that are available to support IoT innovation in Europe, together by discussing what work is being done to educate citizens and increase people’s awareness of the IoT’s potential. Read more
The Communication "Unleashing the Potential of Cloud Computing in Europe" states that the Commission, under Key Action 2 (Safe and Fair Contract Terms and Conditions), will work with industry to agree on a code of conduct for cloud computing providers. In order to implement this action of the Communication the Cloud Select Industry Group on Code of Conduct was established. Read more
Preterm infants have a higher risk for neurological damage. They are given rehabilitation sessions a few times a week but basic neuroscience indicates that it would be necessary to provide them with an early, intensive and multiaxial intervention. Researchers at the CareToy project want to achieve that in an easy, affordable and efficient way. They have developed a baby gym where preterm babies can be stimulated to rehabilitation techniques at home and with the mere presence of their parents. Read more
Read the FULL TEXT of the Communication on "Internet Policy and Governance - Europe's role in shaping the future of Internet Governance" Read more
Most Europeans are still unsure about which number they should call in case of emergency in a foreign country. According to a recent Eurobarometer survey, 49% of Europeans do not know they can use “112” to reach emergency services. Despite years of efforts, ignorance levels remain stuck at around 50%, including for regular travellers. Read more
Safer Internet Day is being celebrated today in over 100 countries, including the USA for the first time. Vice-President Neelie Kroes will reward the creators of the best online content for kids and, together with INSAFE, will launch a Youth Manifesto on how to make a better Internet based on ideas from young people. Read more
Brussels, Belgium
FET (Future and Emerging Technologies) organises an Information Day for the Work Programme 2014-15 to present the following call topic: FETOPEN-2–2014: Coordination and Support Activities 2014. The challenge set under this topic is to make Europe the best place in the world for collaborative research on future and emerging technologies that will renew the basis for future European competitiveness and growth, and that will make a difference for society in the decades to come. Read more