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15/12/2014
UNICEF and Millicom have formally agreed to a three-year alliance to improve respect for children’s rights in the telecommunication sector. The partnership will strive for positive change within the industry through pilot implementation of the Children’s Rights and Business Principles and the UNICEF and the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Guidelines for Industry on Child Online Protection. Read more
15/12/2014
The objective of the study was to examine the potential role that commercial mobile networks – with associated economies of scale for commercial equipment (including handheld devices for end-users) – could play in ensuring the provision of mission-critical high-speed broadband communications in the following sectors in Europe: Public safety, civil protection and disaster relief (PPDR); Utilities – intelligent energy management systems and smart energy grids; Intelligent transport safety and transport management systems (ITS). Read more
15/12/2014
Traditional linear TV over broadcast networks dominates Audiovisual (AV) consumption today. This could change substantially by 2030 with fixed broadband and Wi-Fi playing a growing role in delivering and distributing video content – both as a substitute for, and a complement to, traditional broadcast networks. But there is considerable uncertainty over the scale of these effects, which require the construction of scenarios for AV consumption against which to assess the merits of a converged platform. Read more
15/12/2014
An EU research project is developing tools to help software engineers create energy-efficient code, which could reduce electricity consumption at data centres by up to 50% and improve battery life in smart devices. Read more
14/12/2014
Federica Mogherini, High Representative for Foreign affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President of the Commission, and Johannes Hahn, Commissioner for European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations, issued a statement on the police raids and arrests of media representatives in Turkey. Read more
12/12/2014
Representatives of the CPSoS project project met the European Commission on 3 December to discuss future research directions in Cyber-physical Systems of Systems (CPSos). Read more
12/12/2014
On 5 December 2014 the European Commission organised a Horizon 2020 information day on the topic ICT-SC1 (Societal Challenge 1), for funding of projects in the domain of ICT for health, wellbeing and ageing. Did you miss this day? You can still watch the presentations online. Read more
12/12/2014
An EU-funded ICT research project is producing visual and touch apps to help people with Down’s syndrome become more independent in their daily lives. Read more
11/12/2014
Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are a valuable medium for building urgently needed web and IT skills. They can help meet the high demand in such qualifications across Europe. However, improved recognition is necessary to seize the full potential of MOOCs. These are the main results of the project “MOOCs for Web Skills”. Read more
11/12/2014
Journalists and media workers are confronting relentless pressure as they do their jobs, a survey of the first six months of incidents reported to Index on Censorship’s Mapping Media Freedom project has found. In the six months since the mapping project was launched, over 500 reports — including 61 violent attacks on journalists — from across Europe have been verified and published. Reports have come in from as far afield as Finland and Malta, Ireland and Turkey. Read more

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