Digital Agenda for Europe
A Europe 2020 Initiative


From 16/11/2003 to 20/11/2003
Madrid, Spain
The plenary session on 17 November will focus on eSafety, a joint industry-public sector initiative for improving road safety by using new Information and Communications Technologies (ICT). This initiative is driven by the European Commission with ERTICO (and ACEA (Association of European Car Manufacturers). The Americas and Asia-Pacific regions will also highlight their road safety plans. Mr. Erkki Liikanen, European Commissioner for Enterprise and Information Society, has been invited to speak at this session. More than 200 exhibitors will display state-of-the-art services, products and projects in the field of Intelligent Transport Systems. Read more
The European Information Security Awards, supported by the European Commission, aim to recognise and reward the most significant achievements in the field of information security across Europe. The 2003 Awards Categories are : European Policy, Academic Research and Implementations. Every submission will be subjected to a rigorous evaluation process, with final judging being conducted by an independent panel of security professionals. The awards will be presented at the opening of the fourth annual RSA Conference on November 3. The closing date for submitting entries is September 30th, 2003 Read more
This workshop, which runs from September 2002-September 2003 has brought together more than 200 organisations within and outside Europe to contribute to developing a "European Guide to Good Practice in Knowledge Management".The workshop has built upon examples of good practice already available, notably in Europe lead by the British Standards Institution (BSI) in the UK, to develop guidelines which cover all facets of the challenge of managing organisational knowledge - and not just technology issues. The resulting European Guide to Good Practice in Knowledge Management will comprise chapters on Knowledge Management Frameworks, Organisational Culture, Implementation, Measurement and Terminology. Further information is available on the following websites : Read more
IST Results ( provides news and analysis on emerging technologies and innovations from the EU funded Information Society Technologies research programme. The website was launched earlier this year and funded by DG Information Society of the European Commission. It is attracting users from many countries and the IST Results team is keen to hear their views on the service. The short survey takes around 5-10 minutes to complete. Even if you are an infrequent user of IST Results, the service still welcomes your comments. The survey is open from now until Monday 13 October 2003. Anyone wishing further information can contact the IST Results Marketing team at Read more
Following the inaugural meeting of the Radio Spectrum Policy Group on 17 January 2003, a second meeting of the RSPG took place on 19 September 2003. Mr. J.A. Andersen, Director-General of the Danish National IT and Telecom Agency was elected as its chairperson and Mr. M. Goddard, Director of Spectrum and International Policy in the UK's Radiocommunications Agency, as vice-chairperson. The Group also agreed to issue in 2004 Opinions on the secondary trading of rights to use radio spectrum, on the spectrum implications of the switchover to digital broadcasting and on the EU issues at stake at the World Radiocommunication Conference 2007. Read more
The European Commission has adopted, at the initiative of Commissioner Erkki Liikanen, responsible for Enterprise and the Information Society, a Communication on the transition to digital broadcasting. This Communication addresses a key issue for Member States in their move towards the Information Society: which approach to take for the migration to digital broadcasting. The Communication also raises a strategic issue for the EU, concerning the future reuse of valuable radio spectrum currently used for analogue television. Read more
From 22/09/2003 to 24/09/2003
Rimini, Italy
London, United Kingdom
Concert Noble, Brussels, Belgium
Erkki Liikanen will be a keynote speaker at this event. Fabio Colasanti, European Commission, Director General for Information Society and a panel of high-level experts & specialists will also take part in this one day conference focusing on three key issues: 1) Are winners emerging in the race to develop new business models? The relationship between content & infrastructure providers 2) Has the new regulatory framework contributed to the development of broadband? The conditions to deliver broadband (multi-platform competition) 3) Are the Broadband strategies on target to meet the Lisbon process objectives? What is being done at member state level to promote its development? Read more