Digital Agenda for Europe
A Europe 2020 Initiative


Temporary derogations granted by the Commission to EU Member States regarding the start of the use of the 800 MHz band under Article 6.4 of the Radio Spectrum Policy Programme. Read more
From 17/06/2014 to 18/08/2014
The aim of the Study is to enable a better understanding of the use of harmonised licence-exempt frequency bands by different categories of radio equipment in Europe. The results should in particular support the implementation of the Article 9 "Inventory" of the Radio Spectrum Policy Programme (RSPP) by developing a reliable approximation approach to assess the medium and long-term spectrum usage densities in harmonised licensed-exempt frequency bands. In addition, the Study should contribute to the establishment of a potential trans-Atlantic market of radio equipment using harmonised licence-exempt frequency bands. Read more
Prof Sean Hill, co-director of the HBP project was giving a lecture at Imperial College London's Data Science Institute as part of London Tech Week (16-20 June 2014).
He talks to Motherboard about the importance of data integration within the Human Brain Project.
The machines might be getting smarter, but they're still a long way off from emulating the dizzying complexity of the human brain. We don’t even understand how our own brains work yet. But the Human Brain Project, which is funded by the EU and was launched towards the end of last year, plans to work on both of these simultaneously.
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The Communication "Unleashing the Potential of Cloud Computing in Europe" states that the Commission will develop with stakeholders model terms for cloud computing service level agreements for contracts between cloud providers and professional cloud users, taking into account the developing EU acquis in this field. 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. The code of conducts will support a uniform application of data protection rules and may be submitted to the Article 29 Working Party. In order to implement this action of the Communication the Subgroup on code of conduct within the Cloud Select Industry Group was established. Read more
Stockholm has the Nobel, Hollywood the Oscars and today Dublin hosted the second annual European awards for Innovation Leadership. The Innovation Luminary Awards took place at a special gala dinner in Dublin’s City Hall in advance of tomorrow’s Open Innovation 2.0 Conference. Miriam O’Callaghan acted as master of ceremony for this evening’s awards. Read more
From 16/06/2014 to 30/09/2014
The study will aim at providing the fundamental quantitative socio-economic bases for the stakeholders to plan the critical phases for the introduction of 5G, from the research and innovation activities to infrastructure investments and prospects for early commercial developments. The study should also help regulators to plan for key policy actions. The documents have been published on eTendering. Read more
From 17/06/2014 to 18/06/2014
EU initiative I4MS (ICT Innovation for Manufacturing SMEs) is now running for one year. At the event "Fostering Digital Industrial Innovation in Europe" organised on 17 – 18 June in Berlin back to back with the launch of “Autonomik für Industrie 4.0" by the German Ministry for Economics and Energy, first achievements were highlighted and next steps discussed by a high calibre panel of industrialists and decision makers from public authorities. Read more
Genoa, Italy
The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and the European Commission are organizing a series of events concentrated on the prominent theme of "Smart Sustainable Cities". Cities are at the same time drivers of social and economic development, as well as responsible for resources consumption and pollution. Furthermore, the rising global urban population is intensifying environmental pressure and social and economic challenges. ICT can play a significant role in fostering livability in cities, enabling us to live more sustainably. Urban infrastructure and services that rely on ICT-integrated solutions can enhance sustainable lifestyles, foster a more intelligent and profitable use of resources and promote social justice. Read more
The government and policy makers have the responsibility to promote entrepreneurial activities and improve the business environment for the economy to grow, more jobs to be available, and innovation to realize its true potential. Read more