Digital Agenda for Europe
A Europe 2020 Initiative


From 15/09/2004 to 16/09/2004
Barcelona, Spain
The theme of this workshop is the Integration of Music in Multimedia applications. Currently many new music-related applications are strongly impacting and attracting the market. Most of them will become more and more widespread in a short time, driven by users’ demand. The organisers are launching a Call for Proposals and Papers. Read more
The number of people and businesses accessing the Internet at high speed has grown by more than 80% in the year to January 2004, says a new European Commission report. Broadband take-up is now faster in the EU than in the US with several Member States among the best performers around the globe. The EU15 Member States all have national broadband strategies in place and the new Member States will table theirs before the end of 2004. All Member States agree that progress should be market driven. Growth has been fastest in those countries where competition particularly from alternative networks has allowed a choice of providers and driven down prices. However, there remains a role for public authorities whenever markets do not deliver the necessary investment. National broadband strategies therefore aim at increasing coverage of under-served areas and steps to stimulate demand. The Report concludes that national approaches must be kept under review and updated during 2005, both to take account of new ways of delivering high speed access and to learn from good practice in other countries. Read more
Scheduled on the 8th of December
The 10th meeting of the RSC will take place in Brussels. Read more
On 19th November 2004
The 5th meeting of the Radio Spectrum Policy Group shall take place in Brussels. Read more
In the EU15 Member States, 44% of enterprises had some form of innovation activity between 1998 and 2000, and the vast majority of these, 93%, successfully completed an innovation during the period considered. Among the EU15 Member States the highest proportion of companies that had some innovation activity between 1998 and 2000 was recorded in Ireland (65% of enterprises), followed by Germany (61%), Belgium (50%) and Austria (49%). The lowest values were observed in Greece (28%), Spain (33%), Italy and the United Kingdom (36% each). Read more
The European Commission has published a consultation paper on the definition of when mobile phone activity involves the issuance of "electronic money", how the E-Money Directive applies to mobile phone operators and whether changes to that Directive are needed to better reflect industry needs and cover risks. The consultation targets mobile phone operators, other businesses linked to the mobile phone sector and consumers. It focuses on, among other things, the extent to which the rules applying to electronic money should also apply to prepaid phone cards. Read more
IFT World Mobile Communications Conference, London (United Kingdom), 10 May 2004 Read more
Brussels, Belgium
Is there a process of deindustrialisation in the EU? Stakeholder conference organised by the Enterprise Directorate-General of the European Commission. Read more
From 17/06/2004 to 18/06/2004
Brussels, Belgium
This two-day workshop will serve as a forum for the EU and US research and development community to explore new approaches to improve the assessment of public RTD programmes performance. It is organised by the European Commission, in collaboration with the Washington Research Evaluation Network and the Office of Science of the United States Department of Energy. Read more
From 01/07/2004 to 02/07/2004
Ermatingen, Switzerland
The objectives of this event are the following : obtain insights into cutting edge research, assess impacts on learning and business and foresee implications for society and private life. Read more