Digital Agenda for Europe
A Europe 2020 Initiative

Call for tenders: Satellite Broadband in Schools Feasibility Study

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The European Commission will soon launch a call for tenders for a framework contract in cascade of a maximum value of EUR 60.000 €. The purpose of this call for tenders is to deliver a Feasibility Study for the provision of Satellite broadband into schools located in rural areas and not covered by any fixed or mobile broadband through vouchers schemes in accordance with the description of services required included in the attached annex.

Registration for ICT 2015 is open!

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Registration for ICT 2015 has just opened. Register today and join the ICT enthusiasts from research and academia, politics, industry, start-ups, investors. Free registration gives you access to the ICT 2015 conference, networking, exhibition activities and much more!

Graphene Workshop in European Parliament

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On June 2nd, the Science and Technology Options Assessment (STOA) bureau of the European Parliament explored Graphene and other 2D materials in the workshop "From Nobel Prize to technology, innovation and industrial competitiveness." Why are they so special? Will the Graphene Flagship allow Europe to take the driving seat in these technologies, and turn them into growth and jobs? For the members of the European parliament present, the conclusions are clear.

How digital competence development brings better care services: the CARERPlus project

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Care workers and carers are the missing link between the digital tools and elder people. The project CARERPlus proved this hypothesis right. The project trained and enhanced the digital skills and competences of care workers and carers across Europe, making the home care service they deliver better. The project’s programme also improved the professionalisation and job opportunities of the participants. As a result, elder people can acquire themselves ICT competences and become familiar with ICT tools and devices, thus supporting their active ageing and a better quality of life.

Open Innovation 2.0 Yearbook 2015

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The yearbook supports the key issues on the table for 2015, also related to the Open Innovation 2.0 conference. Themes range from European Innovation Ecosystems and their governance to several practical examples on how open innovation brings well-being forwards, both in terms of jobs and growth, but also in terms of quality of life.

ECTA Conference 2015 - Writing digital history: game changer policies for a connected Digital Single Market

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As the European Commission is preparing the overhaul of Europe’s telecoms rulebook this conference will explore the fundamental questions for creating a genuinely connected European economy and society.

EU and Japan step up cooperation on 5G mobile technology and strengthen research and innovation collaboration

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With the new 5G agreement, the EU will join forces with Japan to cope with the increasing need for wireless Internet and complement current efforts to create a Digital Single Market in Europe.

Call for tenders: Review of approaches to estimate a reasonable rate of return for investments in telecoms networks in regulatory proceedings and options for EU harmonisation

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The European Commission will launch soon a call for tenders for a service contract of a maximum value of EUR 60 000. The purpose of this call is to commission a study which will review the approaches used by National Regulatory Authorities (NRAs) to estimating a reasonable rate of return for both legacy and Next Generation (such as fibre) investments in telecoms networks.

Improve the access to your research results by requesting funding for Open Access publication

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The Gold Open Access pilot funding instrument is now open for collecting funding requests to support the publication in Open Access of research results from finished FP7 projects (“post-grant”). Launched by the European Commission, the pilot is being implemented in the context of the OpenAIRE2020 project, and is aligned with the Open Access infrastructure and support network provided by OpenAIRE.