Digital Agenda for Europe
A Europe 2020 Initiative


The submarine optical fibre cable between Europe and Latin America will link Lisbon (Portugal) with Fortaleza (Brazil). This initiative will bring the 2 continents closer and boost education, research and innovation as well as business exchanges. It should reduce connection costs and provide many more households, organisations and companies with a very high-speed Internet connection. A EULALINK Joint Venture agreement between the two consortium partners, Telebras of Brazil and Islalink of Spain, has just been signed. Read more
The registrations for the Horizon Prizes for breaking the optical transmission barriers and collaborative spectrum sharing are now open. Innovators, SMEs and non-profit organisations can now formally register and submit their proposals. Read more
The call inviting Students, Young Researchers and Innovators to participate in ICT2015 attracted numerous ICT enthusiasts from all over the Europe. We would like to thank everyone for their interest in our event. Read more
Startup Europe has just launched a brand new website, a single-entry-point portal entirely dedicated to European tech startups with the mission of uniting their ecosystems. Startup Europe aims to strengthen the business environment for web and ICT entrepreneurs so that their ideas and business can start and grow in the EU. Read more
The nineteen projects of the first phase of the 5G public private partnership (5G-PPP) were presented at the European Conference on Networks and Communications conference in Paris. The EU invests, through these selected projects, 128 million euros in order to put Europe in the lead of the 5G technology race. Read more
This piece introduces the notions of self- and co-regulation and how, in spite of a negative image following the banking crisis in 2008, they could be given a chance within the current technological revolution. It mentions the Community of Practice for better self- and co-regulation (CoP) as a think tank which currently examines related questions in the framework of the Digital Single Market (DSM). The article, written by Charles Cuvelliez who is lecturer at the Université Libre de Bruxelles, is available in French only. Read more
The 4th AIOTI Board meeting took place during the Internet of Things week in Lisbon. The members discussed a series of practical as well as strategic issues and reported on progress made in each of the working groups since the last Board meeting, one month ago. Read more
European Commissioners Günther H. Oettinger and Carlos Moedas publish a joint blog post on the occasion of the "Opening up to an ERA of Innovation" conference. Read more
The European Commission has just launched a discussion on the future of Broadband. Tomorrow's digital services increasingly rely on superfast high-speed broadband connections. Applications for e-Government, e-Commerce or e-Health require high-performance internet connections. Therefore, extensive access to high-speed broadband networks is of growing importance for private households as well as the business sector. Read more
What role does the EU play in rolling out eHealth as health remains a national priority? Orange Healthcare had the opportunity to ask this question to Takis Daskaleros from the European Commission and published it in a video. Read more