Digital Agenda for Europe
A Europe 2020 Initiative


To improve their cross-border eHealth services, the epSOS project is asking for your opinion. You are invited to complete their questionnaire, regardless of whether you already used their services or not. Read more
You might think that such a new ‘wonder material’ would lie outside your everyday experience, but graphene is the exception.
When you write or draw with a pencil, the graphite (the ‘lead’ of the pencil) slides off in thin layers to leave a trail — the line on the paper. Carbon’s ability to form a thin layer of molecules is what makes graphene special — and scientists are starting to explore the possibilities for electronics and computing of carbon grids that are just one molecule thick.
More read see page 30-32 Research*EU magazine Issue nr29 - Feb2014 attached Read more
The project T-AREA-SOS has produced a state-of-the-art report for the domain System of Systems (SoS). System of Systems is a collection of task-oriented or dedicated systems that pool their resources and capabilities together to create a new, more complex system which offers more functionality and performance than simply the sum of the constituent systems. The highly and increasingly connected nature of modern society means that the existence of SoS is an unavoidable factor of modern life, driving the need for better techniques to analyse, design for, manage, and retire SoS and the individual systems that contribute to SoS. Read more
In the framework of the FP7 RUBICON project a system of sensors has been designed, which when fitted in a home, allows a person's habits and activities to be monitored and any changes in his/her habits and activities that could be a symptom of disorders relating to neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer's to be detected. Read more
From 09/04/2014 to 05/05/2014
The European Technology Platform for Software and Services NESSI, together with partners from the FP7 project Big, has drafted a Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (SRIA) on Big Data Value for Europe. The objective of the SRIA is to describe the main research challenges and needs for advancing Big Data Value in Europe in the next 5 to 10 years. Read more
Computers have been doubling in performance every two years for the last forty years but we are reaching the physical limits of what we can achieve with current semiconductor technology. An EU initiative for High Performance Computing (HPC) is looking to shake up the way in which computer processors are designed and made. The good news is that computers with higher performance will also lead to less power consumption; a win for computing and a win for the environment. Read more
mHealth allows mobile devices to monitor and collect health data more efficiently, allowing quicker and better treatment and increase prevention. The infographic explains in detail what mHealth does and how it improves the life of patients in the EU Read more
This InfoDay was the first public event within the charter of the PPP on HPC and an extensive review of EC HPC policy. Read more
Plenary meeting of the Member States Expert Group on Digitisation and Digital Preservation, Luxembourg, 9-10 April 2013. See below the related documents. Read more
This study was foreseen under the eGovernment Action Plan 2011-2015. Administrative Burden Reduction (ABR) can be achieved through the integration of eGovernment tools; the smart use of the information that citizens and businesses have to provide to public authorities for the completion of administrative procedures; making electronic procedures the dominant channel for delivering eGovernment services; and the principle of the “once only” registration of relevant data. The latter ensures that citizens and businesses supply certain standard information only once, because public administration offices take action to internally share this data, so that no additional burden falls on citizens and businesses. Read more