Digital Agenda for Europe
A Europe 2020 Initiative

Making the Digital Single Market a reality

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Opening and closing statement at the European Parliament plenary in Strasburg

INSIDDE: Uncovering the real history of art using a graphene scanner

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Museum curators, art restorers, archaeologists and the broader public will soon be able to learn much more about paintings and other historic objects, thanks to an EU project which has become a pioneer in non-invasive art exploration techniques, based on a graphene scanner.

Morpheus Cup: Europe’s First Higher Education Digital Championship

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In this competition, under the patronage of Vice-President of the European Commission Andrus Ansip, students from 47 education establishments in 17 European countries will take part in the European final in Luxembourg.

Connected Communities Initiative

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The European Commission has launched the Connected Communities Initiative, a public call for expressions of interest for broadband projects interested in the use of financial instruments. Connected Communities aim to gather information from the market about existing connectivity projects that seek to provide high-speed broadband (30 Mbps and above) and are currently under consideration by public and private promoters, in particular regional and local decision makers.

Time-of-Flight based on Single-Photon detectors: a long journey from the lab to the market

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Starting from a "crazy" and risky research idea explored in a Future and Emerging Technologies project, a team successfully transferred the developed technology, now used for a wide set of applications (from better mobile phones images to medical imaging), to industry and to a start-up.

Round table discussion on digital regulatory policy

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German high-ranking representatives from politics, economy, science and civil society, met on 13 May to discuss consumer and data protection in the digital world. The meeting looked more deeply into a new study that reviews the regulatory challenges of digital markets and suggests a stronger use of alternative instruments of regulation.

Information Day on FET Open call

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FET (Future and Emerging Technologies) is organising an Information Day for the FET Open call for Research and Innovation Actions. Next call cut-off date is 29 September 2015.

Food for thoughts

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How safe is what we eat? Can we certify food production? Photonics is increasingly dealing with such themes, which are currently also being debated at the World Expo 2015.

Lightening the load - National experiences and best practices for a new EU better law-making agreement

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This conference aims to provide concrete recommendations for a new agreement that ensures “better rules for better results” without imposing excessive or unnecessary burdens on businesses.

Enabling digital data exchange across borders and sectors: The European Commission signed an agreement with OpenPEPPOL

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The European Commission and OpenPEPPOL are joining forces to support the uptake of secure electronic data exchange across borders. Both signed an agreement, where the Commission will host a central service of the eDelivery network, while OpenPEPPOL will continue to manage the business-related governance of the network in the e-procurement domain.