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Daily Issue - 12 November 2012

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First Open International Forum on mobile technologies for social inclusion

20 November 2012 - 21 November 2012 Barcelona, Spain

The Forum will focus on analyzing and raising awareness about the needs and mobile-based solutions for groups under risk of digital exclusion in Latin America (low-income and isolated communities, chronic patients and people with disabilities). Relevant stakeholders from all over the world will participate providing their expertise from technological, social and politic-economical perspectives. The M-Inclusion awards for “Apps4Change” Challenge Program 2012, which recognizes groundbreaking mobile solutions for social inclusion, will take place during the conference. M-Inclusion is a project co-funded by the European Commission's 7th Framework Programme. The consortium, led by Telefónica, also includes Futura Networks Colombia, Innovation Engineering, Econet, the Nokia Technology Institute of Brazil, the Federal University of Minas Gerais in Brazil, Cayetano Heredia University in Peru and the Polytechnic University of Valencia in Spain.

ECTA Regulatory Conference 2012

26 November 2012 - 28 November 2012 Brussels, Belgium

As the European Commission considers new rules aimed at enhancing the broadband investment environment, the European Competitive Telecommunications Association’s annual conference will explore how different regulatory approaches and business models have shaped the European telecommunications market, and what steps are needed to deliver advanced communications infrastructure and competitive services across the single market to consumers and businesses. In a series of keynote speeches, workshops and panels, high-level policy makers and industry leaders will debate key policy questions.

Workshop on Technology trends in the framework of the Study "Analysis of technology trends, future needs and demand for spectrum in line with Art. 9 of the RSPP"

7 December 2012 Brussels, Belgium

The workshop will be conducted by Analysys Mason who is carrying out the Study "Analysis of technology trends, future needs and demand for spectrum in line with Art.9 of the RSPP" for the European Commission.

See also: Digital Agenda for Europe website > Wireless Europe


Europeone - eGovernment Conference

3 December 2012 - 4 December 2012 Nicosia, Cyprus

The Europeone e-Government Conference will bring together experts from the Commission, the Member States, the Candidate Countries and the Private Sector. The conference will focus on issues related to interoperability, key enablers, cross border services, trust and privacy, new technologies tendencies, and e-procurement. Experts will discuss and exchange ideas/experiences on how to empower European citizens and businesses in order to improve their mobility across Europe. Discussions will also focus on how Governments are transforming in order to be more efficient, productive and push economic growth in these difficult global times. The event is organized within the context of the Cyprus Presidency of the Council of EU.

Research Results

Toward the 'Future Internet', experiment by experiment

31 October 2012

You may not notice as you surf the web, but the internet is a clunky thing, built on a mixed bag of technologies, some of them decades old. Upgrading such a vast network is no easy task, though the same trial-and-error approach that led to the internet's creation now promises to keep it expanding and improving in the future, thanks in part to EU-funded research.


Projects that help Poland going digital

27 July 2012

Polish Digital Champion, Wlodek Marcinski, selected four Polish initiatives that seek to reduce digital exclusion. "I think that one of my tasks as Polish Digital Champion is to find synergies between bigger and smaller digital initiatives which are numerous in Poland. Some of them have a broad scope and an even broader social response. I do think that informing about them is a valuable way to disseminate best practice", said Mr. Marcinski.

Contact: wlodzimierz.marcinski [at]
See also:

New in the Library

Neelie Kroes, Vice-President of the European Commission responsible for the Digital Agenda
Europe Going Digital

The Italy Summit: New routes for growth, Financial Times Conference, Milan

Smart waste report

12 November 2012

The report describes the impact that a large deployment of Radio Frequency Identification Tags (RFID) can have on the environment.

The TechnolAGE study identifies 20 best practices of ICT solutions for ageing well around Europe

12 November 2012

The Study on business and financing models related to ICT for ageing well (a project commissioned by DG CONNECT and conducted by Ernst & Young and the Danish Technological Institute), has identified and analyzed 20 European best practices of ICT solutions for ageing well, with the aim of showing that this is an area worth investing funds on, and that it is capable of generating a return on investment, in line with the social and economic European context. Based on the findings, it is clear that the public sector, policy makers, the private sector and commercial actors can successfully work together to overcome the barriers identified in this particular market (such as the lack of European-wide standards and the absence of clear funding and reimbursement models), at the same time making the most of the precious lessons learned to date (such as taking a medium/long-term view on the possibilities of this market and working with new business and partnership models). A more specific analysis on 5 of the 20 cases will be published soon, focused on assessing their actual and potential replicability and scalability.

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