Digital Agenda for Europe
A Europe 2020 Initiative


2013 was a busy year for the CEO Coalition: In January 2013 it committed to work in five areas and made recommendations to make the Internet a better and safer place for kids. In June, the executives of the CEO Coalition meet with Vice-President Kroes and agree to cooperate - not compete - for a better Internet for Kids. One year on, in January 2014 the companies come back with progress reports. Read more
Following their individual commitments in Januray 2013, the companies implemented a series of measures in five areas: - simple and robust reporting tools; - age-appropriate privacy settings; - wider use of content classification; - wider availability and use of parental controls; - effective takedown of child abuse material. Detailed reports of these action are to be found in attached documents. Read more
Have you already heard about the Internet of Plants? In the not too distant future, cyborg plants will be able to tell you if they need more water. They will be used as low cost, sustainable sensors for monitoring environmental factors like soil quality and air pollution. And yes, they will be plug into the network. Read more
A consortium including five national archives and government IT modernisation programs in Spain and Portugal is to develop solutions that will allow Europe's national archives to keep records authentic as well as usable. The system will be made available publicly, and software will be published as open source. The E-Ark project (European Archival Records and Knowledge Preservation) was given a 2.9 million euro grant from the European Commission. The three-year project was launched this Tuesday at a meeting in Lisbon, Portugal. Read more
From 23/06/2014 to 26/06/2014
Bologna, Italy
The European Conference on Networks and Communications (EUCNC2014) is the key yearly event for showcasing EU funded research and innovation, as well as for presenting the latest developments in this area. EUCNC2014 will hold regular sessions with scientific papers (to be uploaded to IEEE Xplore), workshops, special sessions, poster sessions, panels, keynote talks, demos and exhibitions. Submissions for the demo proposals are open until 25 April 2014. Read more
Mainly because of all the paper work involved, healthcare professionals report only a minority of adverse drug events (undesired harmful effects resulting from a medication) to the authorities. A new tool developed by the EU-funded SALUS project addresses this problem of under-reporting and thus improves patient safety. Read more
D. Pasini, Policy & Programme Officer at the European Commission presenting the Flagship Human Brain Project in "Society for Neuroscience" edition winter 2014 Read more
The Special Presentation featured a panel discussion about emerging neuroscience projects in the United States and Europe. The panel included key leaders from the U.S. Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) Initiative and the Human Brain Project, a European Flagship program. Learn more about recent investments in brain research initiatives, the scientific foci, and the public policy implications and opportunities in neuroscience. The Human Brain Project was presented by Daniel Pasini, European Commission DG CNECT,C4 Flagship unit Read more
From 13/02/2014 to 17/02/2014
Chicago (USA)
Session:Inventing New Ways To Understand the Human Brain Read more
The first call in the H2020 programme is now open. Language technology proposals can be submitted under topic 17: Cracking the language barrier. The challenge is to facilitate multilingual online communication in the European digital single market which is still fragmented by language barriers. Multidisciplinary research to be supported under this topic should lead to improved quality and coverage of automatic machine translation. The aim of the innovation actions should be to optimize the translation quality and language/topical coverage in realistic use situations. Read more