Digital Agenda for Europe
A Europe 2020 Initiative


Many scientists point out that the goal of social sciences is not simply to understand how people behave in large groups, but to understand what motivates individuals to behave the way they do. Could this fundamental insight be transformed in a step forward towards the solution of important societal challenges like traffic congestion or the sustainability a fully electrified transportation system? Among others, those are the questions that DATASIM project tried to address. Read more
In May 2014, FET launched a consultation to identify promising and potentially game-changing directions for future research in any technological domain. Nearly 500 contributions have been received, suggesting new topics, or further refining previously identified topics. Regarding the formulation of new FET proactive calls, we are gradually converging on a range of topics for which FET may provide funding under its Proactive scheme. Read more
With 85 delegates from 29 African and European countries involved in vivid panel discussions, networking sessions and demonstrations the "e-Infrastructures for Africa: Gateways to the Future" conference held in Brussels on 29 October 2014 has been considered a big success in the context of EU-Africa international cooperation. Earlier this year the African Union made e-infrastructures one of its top priorities. Read more
EU-funded researchers recently sought to harness the popularity and teaching potential of computer games to help children think about and handle conflict. The new games can be used by school teachers all over Europe. Read more
The newsletter reports on FET related funding opportunities, conferenes & workshops, major results & achievements of FET projects & initiatives & reports. Read more
Avenue de Beaulieu 25, Brussels, Belgium
Under Action 23 of the Digital Agenda, the European Commission commits itself to provide guidance on the link between ICT Standardisation and Public Procurement in order to help public authorities use standards to promote efficiency and reduce lock-in. Read more
The Council conclusions on Audiovisual Policy in the Digital Era were adopted on 25 November 2014 at the Education, Youth, CULTURE and SPORT Council meeting. Read more
Chalmers University of Technology, the coordinator of the Graphene Flagship project, will launch a massive open online course on graphene. The course will be free of charge and accessible to anyone with a computer. The teacher is Jie Sun, Assistant Professor in the Quantum Device Physics Laboratory of the Department of Microtechnology and Nanoscience. Read more
Its arms are soft and deformable, they can bend in any direction at any point along the arm; however, they can stiffen when needed and they can grasp and pull objects with considerable strength; the octopus does not have a large brain, yet it can control this huge range of possible movements and motion parameters. What are the secrets to the octopus's soft dexterity? This is the core question the OCTOPUS project endeavoured to answer. Read more
Autoworld Museum, Parc du Cinquantenaire 11, 1000 Brussels
This event, organised by the European Automobile Manufacturers Association, will feature speeches and panel debates on three key aspects of connected cars: safety, environmental performance and security. Read more