Digital Agenda for Europe
A Europe 2020 Initiative


The European Commission has adopted a Communication setting out the EU priorities and objectives for the World Radiocommunication Conference 2003 (WRC-03). This Conference, organised periodically by the International Telecommunication Union, will next take place in Geneva from 9 June to 4 July 2003, with the objective of updating the allocation and other usage conditions of the radio spectrum at global level. Read more
Where do Europeans turn when they want reliable information on health? A Eurobarometer survey published today by the European Commission shows that, across the EU, nearly one in four Europeans (23%) use the internet to get health information. The picture varies considerably, though, between countries: in Denmark and the Netherlands around 40% of people use the internet for health information, while in Greece, Spain, Portugal and France usage is at 15% or less. Read more
Ministerial Symposium on e-Inclusion, Crete
Ministers of EU Member States, Acceding, Associated and EFTA countries, have met in Heraklion, Greece, on the 11th of April 2003 in the framework of the Ministerial Symposium "Towards an Inclusive Information Society in Europe" organised by the Greek Presidency of the Council in cooperation with the European Commission Read more
Heraklion, Greece
Commissioner Erkki Liikanen will attend this symposium which will focus on the developing environment of multimedia services and broadband access. Read more
On 8 April 2003 the Commission decided to send France a reasoned opinion for having failed to comply with the "Cable" Directive and the "Full Competition" Directive by maintaining special arrangements for the provision of telecommunications services by cable. The combined effect of the two Directives for cable operators is to remove restrictions on the provision of telecommunications services on cable networks, which until recently were essentially dedicated to the distribution of television programmes Read more
The European Information Society Technologies Prize is the most distinguished European Prize for innovative products and services in the Information Society Technologies field. Organised by Euro-CASE with the support of the IST Programme, it is open to companies or organisations from 33 countries with an innovative IST product with promising market potential. Applications close on May 15. The 20 Winners, each receiving € 5,000, will be announced in June and will exhibit at the IST 2003 event (Milan, October 2-4). Three of them will be awarded the Grand Prize, worth € 200,000 each, at the EISTP Award Ceremony, held on the event's first day in presence of Commissioner E. Liikanen, responsible for Information Society and Enterprise, and of Lucio Stanca, Italian Minister for Innovation and Technology. Read more
IST 2002 which took place in Copenhagen was a major success with nearly 5000 visitors in 3 days. IST 2003 is under preparation and will take place in Milan, Italy, on October 2-4, under the Italian Presidency in partnership with SMAU, one of the most important IT fairs in Europe. The Calls for Ideas for Conference Workshops and Research Exhibits have just opened for IST 2003, to be held on October 2-4 in Milan in partnership with SMAU, one of Europe's largest ICT events. The Calls close May 5 and are open to all players in the Information Society sector, irrespective of funding. They represent a unique opportunity to shape one of the most influential Information Society events of the year, bringing together high-level decision-makers from the public sector, private industry and the world of research to discuss and organise European policies, strategic initiatives and research activities in the sector. The Calls will be followed by a interactive Call for Networking Sessions. Read more
From 15/09/2003 to 16/09/2003
Valencia, Spain
From 23/09/2003 to 24/09/2003
Minatec, Grenoble, France