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23/05/2003
The European Regulators Group (ERG) held its fourth meeting on 20 May 2003 in Athens, agreeing to launch a public consultation in June to formulate a common approach to market failure. The Group is established by the New Electronic Communications Framework that is due to be implemented by the Member States by end of July this year (see IP/03/460) to achieve a better coordination of the Member States' application of EU legislation in the area of electronic communications and thus to create a level playing field in this regard throughout Europe. The main result of the meeting was that the ERG agreed to set out a common approach regarding remedies for market failure. Read more
23/05/2003
Costas Stefanis, Greek Minister for Health, issued a ministerial declaration on behalf of the Presidency, and agreed by the 33 EU, EEA and Acceding Countries Ministers attending a high-level conference on eHealth in Brussels. Having seen for themselves the best eHealth practices already implemented in Europe and the benefits these have brought in terms of cost savings, improved quality and access to care, Ministers expressed their renewed commitment to developing national and regional eHealth implementation plans, and to exploring the possibilities for co-ordinating these at European level. Read more
23/05/2003
The 4 Prize winners for the eEurope awards for eHealth and have been announced at a formal ceremony held in the presence of 33 Ministers and European Commissioners Erkki Liikanen and David Byrne, during the eHealth Conference in Brussels. Read more
22/05/2003
FET (Future and Emerging Technologies) announces the creation of a new online consultation forum open to the whole scientific and technical community. The aim of the forum is to allow you to submit ideas for new IST-related research areas (and supporting related workshops). Read more
22/05/2003
A new Call for Proposals under the eTEN Programme for projects of common interest in the field of trans-European telecommunications networks is now open. The calll focuses on projects in the domains of eGovernment, eHealth, eInclusion, eLearning and Trust and Security services.This will be the only eTEN Call for proposals launched in 2003. Read more
22/05/2003
65 applications representing "the best practices of public administrations in Europe" have been selected for exhibition at the EU's Ministerial Conference eGovernment 2003, taking place 7-8 July in Villa Erba, Como (Italy). Ministers responsible for public administration and for telecommunications from some 40 countries will attend the conference, to discuss how technology can help provide more inclusive and personalised services and increase the productivity and accountability of public administrations. Read more
22/05/2003
The European Commission has decided to designate EURID - the European Registry for Internet Domains as the Registry for the dot EU (.eu) Top Level Domain (TLD).The .eu is intended to become the distinctive pan-European identification of websites and e-mail addresses, comparable to .org or .com. The three founder members of EURID are currently managing the country codes .be (Belgium), .it (Italy) and .se (Sweden). Two associated members are from acceding countries. EURID has committed to consult stakeholders from the European Internet Community and to ensure contacts with regional and international organisations involved in the Internet. Read more
22/05/2003
The European Commission has adopted a Communication on the forthcoming World Summit on Information Society setting out the main objectives for the EU at this Summit. This Summit, the first world-wide event in the field, is under the patronage of the United Nations and will be held in Geneva in December 2003, continuing in Tunis in November 2005. Read more
21/05/2003
33 Ministers from the EU, EFTA and Accession countries will attend the first European eHealth Ministerial Conference and Exhibition which will take place in Brussels on May 22-23 in collaboration with the Greek Presidency. Ministers for Health and Telecommunications will discuss how technology can assist in delivering better and more cost-effective healthcare to European citizens. Erkki Liikanen, European Commissioner for Information Society and Enterprise will open the conference with an introduction on the e-Europe Policy Perspective, and then, together with David Byrne, European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection, will officially open the Exhibition. Read more
04/07/2003
Lingotto Conference Centre, Turin, Italy
'Image, the reality' Image is an EU co-funded research project in the field of Ubiquitous and Intelligent Info-mobility and Geo-information Systems. The Image Consortium invites experts to participate in its third International User Forum in Turin, Italy on the 4th of July 2003. Read more

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