Digital Agenda for Europe
A Europe 2020 Initiative


The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE), a worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, has revealed the outstanding industry members who will be recognized Thursday, October 29, at the SMPTE 2015 Awards Ceremony in Hollywood. Read more
From 21/08/2015 to 25/09/2015
The European project Robot-Era is an ambitious integrated project. Its objective is to develop and implement the general feasibility, scientific/technical effectiveness and social/legal plausibility and acceptability by end-users of a plurality of complete advanced robotic services, integrated in intelligent environments, which will actively cooperate with older people to provide independent living. The project has set up a short survey to collect the point of view of secondary, tertiary and quaternary stakeholders on the introduction of robotic services in healthcare facilities. You are invited to participate in the survey until 25th September, it should take about 10 minutes to complete. Read more
From 30/07/2015 to 25/08/2015
The objective of this study is to prospect in the unexplored area of technological and socio-economic impact of software-defined networking (SDN) and network function virtualisation (NFV). It is supposed to elaborate on the future impact of 2 possibly game-changing technologies in terms of time-frames to (stepwise) deployment, migration paths from existing technologies, potential impact on business models, innovation potential including new stakeholders profiting from the ongoing developments, general market potential and their positioning within the current and future telecommunications regulatory framework. Read more
From 30/07/2015 to 04/09/2015
The main objective of this study is to provide the reader with a clear understanding of the dynamics (factors of emergences, key drivers, common characteristics) that have led to the creation of the existing Internet of Things innovation clusters in the European Union and to provide concise and comprehensive information about these clusters using for e.g. specific ranking categorisations. Read more
Fancy playing a game while visiting the ICT2015-event in Lisbon? At the stand of the POPULATE-project you can, if you don't mind playing a prototype where some of the gameplay and some of the graphics are still in development and are being substituted by placeholders. Read more
There is a huge amount of health related information available, either as medical literature on the web, or as patients’ records kept by doctors and hospitals… but in practice it is often difficult to access and use this information. For instance, doctors cannot quickly access anonymized medical records of similar cases or matching clinical trials or treatments to the ones they are handling, although this could often help them to make the best-decision on how to treat a patient. This could change thanks to the KConnect project: It will provide a set of medical-specific multilingual text processing services to health care providers and researchers. Read more
Agenda, presentations, minutes and other related documents of the Plenary meeting of the Member States Expert Group on Digitisation and Digital Preservation, Luxembourg 24-25 June 2015. Read more
From 14/08/2015 to 25/09/2015
The FRACTALS Project is one of the 16 accelerators within the FIWARE community across Europe supporting FIWARE based applications for the Agricultural Sector. FRACTALS now launches the Smart Urban Farming Challenge – a challenge for SMEs, web-entrepreneurs and startups willing to use FIWARE technologies in order to deliver innovative solutions addressing the challenges in urban farming. Read more
The south-eastern European film sector is vital and growing, with remarkable creative talents emerging every year. Five films which have received EU investment are in the competition at this year's Sarajevo Film festival. Meanwhile, a recent report shows that up to 90 percent of cinema admissions in Romania and Bulgaria come from US films. A European Film Forum event will explore how the Creative Europe MEDIA programme can help European films reach audiences in south-eastern Europe. Read more
Venice VE, Italy
Boundaries between visual arts, film and business are being pushed. How to reinforce cross cultural and cross media dialogue to support the future of the European film industry and its talents? This question will be at the heart of the European Film Forum event "Cross Culture – a driver for a Creative Europe". This event is organised by La Biennale di Venezia and the European Commission, with the support of the Creative Europe MEDIA programme. Two panels on "Short film as a driver of creativity, talent scouting and business" and "Crossovers from film to societal and economic change" will gather artists, producers, business leaders and political representatives. Read more