Digital Agenda for Europe
A Europe 2020 Initiative


The Recommendation of the European Parliament to the Council, the Commission and the European External Action Service on the role of broadcasting media in projecting the EU and its values was adopted on April 2nd, 2014 The non-binding recommendation recognises that broadcasting for democratisation and promotion of human rights in third countries does not explicitly fall within the remit of EU media policy but suggests exploring ways in which the EU and member countries can coordinate media actions and strategies. Read more
2014 EU SME eHealth Competition awards Big White Wall (UK) and Aseptika Limited (also UK) for their solutions for mental health and wellbeing and self-management support for respiratory diseases. Read more
From 08/04/2014 to 09/04/2014
Leeds, UK
At this conference, the results of AKTIVE, a three-year research project funded by the Technology Strategy Board's Assisted Living Innovation Platform scheme, will be presented together with other national and international research and industry experience from over 50 contributors. Read more
INCA aims to coordinate the socio-sanitary services of different administrations, aiming to reduce costs, improve patient experience and achieve greater efficiency and value from health delivery systems. The inclusive approach of INCA can help to remove technological barriers for patient engagement and leverage the “Contribution towards first-time introduction of integrated care programmes” in Member States. This approach will lead to operational deployment of novel organisational models and care pathways for integrated care. The initiative, supported by the European Commission through Competitiveness and Innovation Programme (CIP) ICT Policy Support Programme (PSP), contributes innovative solutions to the current state of art in Chronic Disease Management. It aspires to integrate or facilitate the integration of social programmes beyond the clinical vision of the care chain, with a progressive and flexible implementation tailored to each customer priority. INCA puts the patient in the centre with a personalized network of stakeholders (Social Services, Service providers, GPs, Specialists, Caregivers, Volunteers…), empowering patients to communicate directly with their circle of care. Read more
From 28/04/2014 to 17/04/2014
The AAL Association organized this info day on 16 April to inform interested parties about the next call topic of the AAL Joint Programme: “Care for the future”. The video of the event along with presentation material are now available online. The topic of this call is explained as well as the procedures for applying and for searching a partner. Read more
From 01/04/2014 to 26/06/2014
IMPORTANT: The call text was modified on 26 May 2014:The applicants are encouraged to register in the AAL proposal submission website before end May 2014. The call closes 26 June 2014, 17 h 00 Central European Time (CET). Read more
The International Standards Organisation has recently released the latest standards for care robotics. The standards define the requirements for safe design of personal care robots with an emphasis on mobile servant robots, physical assistant robots and person carrier robots that aim to improve the quality of life of the user, irrespective of age or capabilities. The standards outline hazards related to the use of these types of robots, as well as the requirements and guidelines which attempt to mitigate the risks and hazards. Read more
The world population is ageing rapidly, which means the number of disabled and dependent people is increasing, particularly among the over-80s. Against this backdrop, the Tecnalia centre for applied research has designed a system of sensors which when fitted in a home, allows a person's habits and activities to be monitored. Crucially, it can detect any changes in his/her habits and activities that could be a symptom of disorders relating to neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer's. Read more
The European Institute of Innovation & Technology (EIT) ICT Labs' Idea Challenge is a European innovation contest with eight different categories – organized in two waves. A call has been launched for European innovators to submit their ideas on the following topics: Health & Wellbeing, Smart Spaces, Cyber-Physical Systems, and Future Cloud Read more
His Majesty the King of the Netherlands will meet the FROG Robot at the opening ceremony of the innovation centre, the Gallery, at Kennispark Twente in Enschede, on Wednesday, 2nd April. Read more