Digital Agenda for Europe
A Europe 2020 Initiative


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
The agreement is a milestone in the global race to develop 5G mobile technologies. Neelie Kroes and Mr Mun-Kee Choi, South Korea's Minister of Science, ICT and Future Planning (MSIP) have agreed to work towards a global definition of 5G and to cooperate in 5G research, as well as the need for harmonized radio spectrum to ensure global interoperability. Read more
Brussels, Belgium
Interested parties, such as representatives of network operators, service providers, users, consumers, manufacturers, trade unions, third countries and international organisations, are invited to a short debriefing session following the Communications Committee (COCOM) meeting on Monday 30 June 2014. The session is estimated to start at 18.00 in the Charlemagne building, rue de la Loi 170 in Brussels. The debriefing is intended to give a general overview of the discussions in the Committee. Read more
The second COFET conference, which was held in Pisa in January 2014, brought together many people with an interest in outreach and citizen engagement, helping to shape the way that FET projects address this challenging area.
A lively discussion was held on how outreach can add value to both the FET programme and FET projects, on innovative approaches to outreach, and on how Coordination and support actions can support outreach activities.
The report includes many of the exciting ideas and practical tips that the participants put forward – take a look! Read more