Digital Agenda for Europe
A Europe 2020 Initiative

Simulating extreme hydro-meteorological events with project DRIHM(2US)

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DRIHM, or the Distributed Research Infrastructure for Hydro-Meteorology, together with its US facing companion project, DRIHM2US, is a prototype research infrastructure for simulating extreme hydro-meteorological events such as flash flooding. Both projects enabled a step change in how scientists can approach studying high impact weather events: more functionality, more efficiency and faster results.

PROSPERITY4ALL: access to technology for everyone

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EU researchers are developing a new, broad-ranging, cloud-based infrastructure that makes the Internet more accessible for users with special needs. The new ‘ecosystem’ enables people previously excluded from ICT to get help using technology and aims to use their feedback to develop new apps and services.

Commission seeks views on Europe's audiovisual media rules

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The European Commission seeks the views of all interested parties on how to make Europe's audiovisual media landscape fit for purpose in the digital age.

mHealth stakeholder meetings

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As a follow up to the Green Paper on mobile health, the European Commission has envisaged to engage with the stakeholders to work on the follow-up actions building on the results of the public consultation.

LIGHTNESS: Anticipating the mobile traffic boom

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Mobile data traffic is expected to grow hundred- or thousand-fold by 2020, when the new 5G telecoms standards are due to enter the market. As the race is on to come up with new solutions for telecoms networks to accommodate this massive growth, one EU research project has already developed an ultra-fast solution using optical transmission technology.

Planned new submarine cable between Europe and Latin America: Joint Venture agreement signed

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The submarine optical fibre cable between Europe and Latin America will link Lisbon (Portugal) with Fortaleza (Brazil). This initiative will bring the 2 continents closer and boost education, research and innovation as well as business exchanges. It should reduce connection costs and provide many more households, organisations and companies with a very high-speed Internet connection. A EULALINK Joint Venture agreement between the two consortium partners, Telebras of Brazil and Islalink of Spain, has just been signed.

Framework Contract for the provision of evaluation and impact assessment services to DG CONNECT - SMART 2013/0065

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The European Commission launched a call for tenders for a framework contract for the provision of evaluation and impact assessment services to DG Communications Networks, Content and Technology in the areas of spectrum policy, regulation of electronic communications networks and services as well as audiovisual and media policies.

The Digital Single Market: driving the economic growth

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This requires investment in ICT infrastructures such as cloud computing and Big Data; research and innovation to boost industrial competiveness; and an inclusive society, with better public services and better digital skills for citizens.

The Digital Single Market: Improving the access to digital goods and services

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Consumers want to access digital goods and services across borders. Business would profit more. Facilitating this transaction is one of the objectives of the Digital Single Market Commission proposal. A truly Single Market exists in the physical world but not yet in the digital world. Let's make it happen!