Digital Agenda for Europe
A Europe 2020 Initiative


EU-funded researchers recently sought to harness the popularity and teaching potential of computer games to help children think about and handle conflict. The new games can be used by school teachers all over Europe. Read more
Excellence today is about more than ground-breaking discoveries – it includes openness, responsibility and the co-production of knowledge. ICT's pervasiveness calls for specific attention by ICT enterprises to Responsible Research and Innovation. Read more
The newsletter reports on FET related funding opportunities, conferenes & workshops, major results & achievements of FET projects & initiatives & reports. Read more
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Under Action 23 of the Digital Agenda, the European Commission commits itself to provide guidance on the link between ICT Standardisation and Public Procurement in order to help public authorities use standards to promote efficiency and reduce lock-in. Read more
The Council conclusions on Audiovisual Policy in the Digital Era were adopted on 25 November 2014 at the Education, Youth, CULTURE and SPORT Council meeting. Read more
Within the Horizon 2020 Work Programme 2014-2015, the FET Proactive call "Emerging themes and communities" had three initiatives: Global Systems Science (GSS); Knowing, doing and being: cognition beyond problem solving (KnowDoBe); and Quantum simulation (Q-SIM). The call closed on March 31st 2014 and thirteen projects have been selected for funding. Read more
Chalmers University of Technology, the coordinator of the Graphene Flagship project, will launch a massive open online course on graphene. The course will be free of charge and accessible to anyone with a computer. The teacher is Jie Sun, Assistant Professor in the Quantum Device Physics Laboratory of the Department of Microtechnology and Nanoscience. Read more
Its arms are soft and deformable, they can bend in any direction at any point along the arm; however, they can stiffen when needed and they can grasp and pull objects with considerable strength; the octopus does not have a large brain, yet it can control this huge range of possible movements and motion parameters. What are the secrets to the octopus's soft dexterity? This is the core question the OCTOPUS project endeavoured to answer. Read more
Autoworld Museum, Parc du Cinquantenaire 11, 1000 Brussels
This event, organised by the European Automobile Manufacturers Association, will feature speeches and panel debates on three key aspects of connected cars: safety, environmental performance and security. Read more
The European Commission has opened an investigation over the German telecoms regulator(BNetzA) pricing of mobile termination rates (MTRs). The German regulator consequently does not follow the EU recommended approach for the calculation of MTRs, which leads to competition and consumer harm. Read more