Digital Agenda for Europe
A Europe 2020 Initiative


Who hasn’t had that experience of knowing they’re perfect for a job with all the right qualifications but not even being able to get an interview? It can be disheartening. Read more
German Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel talks with historian Frank Drauschke in her weekly video podcast about Europeana Collections 1914-1918 project and the importance of the remembrance of World War I. "I am happy that many people participate and that history also becomes more comprehensible... This is a great thing", says Angela Merkel about Europeana 1914-1918. Such a project makes it clear that it is "better to negotiate 20 hours longer and talk, but never come back to such a situation in the middle of Europe". Read more
While Sweden may be a global leader in R&D investment, the EU as a whole is still lagging behind the Japan and the US: new data shows that 6.6% of the total R&D government support is invested in ICT in the EU, compared to 9.1% in Japan and 7.9% in the US. Read more
Vice President Kroes will attend the Transport and Telecoms Council in Luxembourg on Friday 6 June, where she will welcome good progress on the Telecoms Single Market (TSM) regulation. This regulation will see the end of roaming charges in the EU, it will improve consumer rights for mobile and broadband contracts, and it will guarantee an open and free internet. She will also press Member States to commit to finalising the Network and Information Security (NIS) directive, which will make ICT networks more secure against cyber-attacks, and will see better coordination and sharing of information at EU level. Vice President Kroes will also congratulate the Council on completing the e-Identification regulation; on the entry into force of the civil engineering directive, which will cut the cost of high speed broadband rollout by up to 30%; and she will present Ministers the 2014 Digital Agenda Scoreboard, which shows Member States' progress in the uptake of broadband, eCommerce, eGovernment and digital skills. Read more
Plenary meeting of the Member States Expert Group on Digitisation and Digital Preservation, Luxembourg 3-4 June 2014 Read more
Is the collective able to solve a given complex problem which is unsolvable for individuals? Is the collective more creative than the most talented of their members? A Collective Music Experiment (CME) will be conducted during the 21st International Festival of Advanced Music and New Media Art Sónar to provide new knowledge on the ways large groups of individuals produce creative results collectively. Read more
From 04/06/2014 to 13/06/2014
The purpose of this call for tenders is to find Development Leader - Project Editor for guidelines/ inputs of the EC working group – Cloud Select Industry Group (C-SIG) – Subgroup on service level agreements to International Standardization Organization (ISO) Read more
From 29/09/2014 to 30/09/2014
Bremen, Germany
This workshop, organised by FET SceneNet project, deals with the concept of combining multiple sources of audio-visual information and user generated contents, in the form of images and videos, to create an enhanced description of a scene that can be shared among users. In this workshop we aim at discussing several aspects of this topic: data acquisition, data synchronization, 3D/4D visual data reconstruction, compute related issues, visualization aspects and last but not least ethical, legal and social questions that arise from this concept. Read more
Budapest, Hungary
The European Commission, Ideal-ist, the network of National Contact Points for ICT, and the COFET project are organising a series of events on Future and Emerging Technologies in Horizon 2020. The event will start with an information day and consortium building event addressing the FET Open and FET High Performance Computing calls for proposals. Read more
The infographic offers a snapshot about FET in FP7, showing the participation per country (number of all institutions per country participating in FET projects) and the distribution in participation, number of projects and funding between FET Open, FET Proactive and FET Flagships schemes. Read more