15 August 2005
Successfully crossing frontiers in IT - working in research. Information Society Marie Curie Industry Host Fellowships and Training Accompanying Measures.
15 August 2005During the 5th Framework Programme for Research (FP5), a small proportion of the IST Programme budget was allocated to human capital activities. More than fifty Marie Curie Industry Host Fellowship (MCIHF) contracts, and a number of Training Accompanying Measures (TAMs) were set up. This report celebrates the achievements of the participants in these projects and illustrates what can be done to support the building of European industry based research with as little as €20 M.
See also: Marie Curie Fellowships
1 August 2005
1 August 2005Some of the main findings of this study include : R&D expenditure per capita is highest in Sweden and Finland ; more than half of R&D personnel in the EU Member States work in 3 countries ; biggest researchers increase is seen in Greece, Denmark and Austria ; most graduates from tertiary education in science, mathematics and computing are observed in Ireland and the United Kingdom.
16 July 2005
1 July 2005
1 July 2005The main objective of this study is to present comparatively the methodologies used for monitoring developments of ICT and e-business adoption in major economies of the world, to analyse their main features and summarise the main findings, and to compare these initiatives with their counterparts in the EU.
See also: e-Business W@tch website
30 June 2005
30 June 2005Security and trust in Internet usage is difficult to quantify as it has a highly subjective component. In this publication, security and trust is indirectly measured through an analysis of behaviour and use. Furthermore, the figures presented in this publication (survey-based, see Methodological Notes) may be biased due to a low awareness of the respondents with regards to the risks of certain Internet usage aspects.
21 June 2005
3 June 2005
1 June 2005
1 June 2005A Review of European innovation and enterprise: knowledge society and public service, competitiveness and technology
24 May 2005
2 May 2005
2 May 2005This report presents the results of surveys of internet usage by individuals and enterprises for the EU25 Member States, Bulgaria, Romania, Turkey, Norway and Iceland. As well as internet use, it covers broadband connections, e-commerce and e-government.
29 April 2005
29 April 2005This report contains up-to-date information on changes and innovations in labour market policy trends and measures in each of the EU25 Member States. It also considers the transition to a knowledge-based information society, with attention for lifelong learning, technology and innovation, ICTs. It is available in English, French and German.
6 April 2005
6 April 2005Innovation challenges and policy trends in Europe: TrendChart 2004 Report
25 March 2005
25 March 2005New Report evaluates European security needs in the space sector: integrated monitoring and communications systems, combining satellite and terrestrial technologies
Contact: EC Space Policy
25 March 2005
14 February 2005
14 February 2005A blueprint for the future technical infrastructure of e-government in Europe
See also: website IDABC
2 February 2005
2 February 2005In May 2004, Member States and the European Commission gave a mandate to the Expert Section of the eEurope Advisory Group, in order to provide input to a strategic reflection on post-eEurope future challenges. To achieve their mandate, experts undertook an intensive process of reflection and discussion with the support of a SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats) analysis and a DELPHI (prospective scenarios) exercise. The first results were presented to the Member States in October 2004 who welcomed the proposed approach, based on three pillars. These are: grassroot change, creative diversity and open governance. The Final Report now available online, is the second report by the Expert Section, the first having been published in September 2004, on the territorial coverage of broadband, and a third report, on eInclusion will be published in May 2005.
25 January 2005
e-Government: Internet based interaction with the European businesses and citizens (Statistics in Focus) - .pdf format, 404kb
25 January 2005This edition of Statistics in Focus highlights the use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) for interacting with government bodies (e-Government). Increasingly, public bodies are creating websites for enterprises and citizens that enable easier, cheaper and more efficient handling of procedures and supply of services.
14 January 2005
"Report on the feasibility of a pan-European enterprise data repository on intangible assets" issued in November 2004
14 January 2005
14 January 2005This survey, commissioned to assess progress made under the eEurope action plan 2005 in the field of eGovernment, covered 48,228 users (19,896 replies from citizens and 28,332 from businesses). It provides an extensive snapshot of general user satisfaction with public services provided online by measuring perceptions of their usability, benefit and value. According to the survey, 90% of users appreciate the quality of services offered electronically and over 60% are very satisfied with these services. The most commonly reported benefits are saving time and gaining flexibility.
See also: Press Release
11 January 2005
11 January 2005A book produced largely by the INFSO Training Accompanying Measure IST-1999-29034 NetAGES, "Network for Automated Geometry Extraction from Seismic". The PhD students and a number of post-docs who took part in the project contributed to the software suite which is described as the "workflow" in the book. It is perhaps not well enough known that only 20-30% of the oil can be extracted from reservoirs at the present time. The results of the work described in the book and performed in the project could lead to an economically significant improvement in this figure. Hydrocarbon exploration and production incorporate great technology challenges for the oil and gas industry. In order to meet the world's future demand for oil and gas, further technological advance is needed, which in turn requires research across multiple disciplines, including mathematics, geophysics, geology, petroleum engineering, signal processing, and computer science.