Digital Agenda for Europe
A Europe 2020 Initiative


From 29/06/2015 to 13/07/2015
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Being able to maintain personal hygiene plays a crucial factor for independent living in old age. Loosing this ability means needing support for these activities, often resulting into a move in a nursing care home. This clearly suggests that automated showering support can foster independent living in dignity for persons experiencing loss of autonomy and relieve the caring and nursing burden of the family, domiciliary services, medical centers and other assisted living environments or nursing care homes. I-SUPPORT is a three-year HORIZON 2020 European research project launched in March 2015. Its goal is to develop a robotic shower system in order to enable independent living for a long period and thus, improve the quality of life of frail citizens. Read more
Horizon 2020 (2014-2020), the EU funding programme for research and innovation, puts emphasis on tackling societal challenges, including Societal Challenge 1 (SC1) related to Health Demographic Change and Wellbeing. Having at its core the principle of better health for all, SC1 focuses on personalised health and care. It has an overall budget of €7.4 billion for the programme duration. This Info Day will precede the adoption of the Work Programme 2016-2017 (SC1). Read more
At the next CAPS/Networked Social Responsability conference, the report by Prof David Lane which assesses the impact and results of the Net Innovation Unit's activity on Collective Awareness Platforms (CAPS) will be distributed. Read more
The ISA programme of the European Commission has just published the 2015 version of the eGovernment factsheet of the EU. This factsheet of some 60 pages aims at providing a comprehensive overview of the e-Government activities in the EU. Read more
Recent innovations in technological fields like embedded computing, communication, sensors and actuators, and informatics and control have enabled the implementation of complex systems that are able to control and coordinate physical and organizational processes on a local and a global scale via the use of information and communication technology. By their inherently socio-technical character, these systems – called cyberphysical systems – provide the potential for revolutionary changes, bringing disruptive change to existing economical value-chains and societal processes. Read more
From 25/06/2015 to 17/08/2015
The European Commission launched a call for tenders for suport services for its data storing and visualisation tool (DAD) of a maximum value of EUR 150.000 € Read more
From 25/06/2015 to 26/06/2015
Intelligent Cargo in Efficient and Sustainable Global Logistics Operations showcases its advanced sustainability solutions for transport logistics at the final review in Gothenburg. 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
Representatives of 20 journalists associations, publishing houses, academic institutions, trade unions and media rights experts from many European countries have founded the European Centre for Press and Media Freedom (ECPMF) in Leipzig as an independent non-profit European Co-operative Society (SCE). Read more