Digital Agenda for Europe
A Europe 2020 Initiative


From 30/06/2015 to 17/08/2015
A call for tenders is launched by the European Commission for a service contract of a maximum value of EUR 250 000. This study is intended to help underpin and support the development of a Silver Economy Strategy for Europe. Read more
What is this agreement about? What does the end of roaming charges mean? Why do we need rules for net neutrality? Read more
Huge telephone bills ruining your holiday budget, an Internet connection not delivering on its promises: these experiences will be soon old memories. Almost two years after the European Commission put forward its proposal for a telecoms single market, an agreement was found with the European Parliament and the Council. Read more
The centerpiece of the Open Innovation 2.0 Conference 2015, the Innovation Luminary Academy’s prestigious Innovation Luminary Awards Ceremony established by the EU Open Innovation Strategy and Policy Group (OISPG), awards innovation thought leaders on an annual basis, both to recognise outstanding contributions to the field of innovation and to inspire the next generation of innovation experts to act. Read more
From 24/06/2015 to 13/07/2015
A call for tenders is launched by the European Commission for a service contract of a maximum value of EUR 250 000. The objective of the study is to support the sharing of experience and skills regarding scaling-up strategies and experiences, addressing also problems due to diversity of health and care systems including social protection paradigms, and in this way, support the success of the deployment efforts of the European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing (EIP on AHA) and partners of the Reference Sites of the EIP on AHA as well as other targeted regions and organisations. Read more
The Innovation Luminary Awards Ceremony was the centrepiece of the prestigious Open Innovation 2.0 Conference. Read more
From 29/06/2015 to 13/07/2015
This publication is made pursuant to Article 124.1(b) of the Rules of Application of the Financial Regulation that provides for an ex-ante publication on the Institutions' websites of contracts with a value up to 60.000 EUR. Read more
Being able to maintain personal hygiene plays a crucial factor for independent living in old age. Loosing this ability means needing support for these activities, often resulting into a move in a nursing care home. This clearly suggests that automated showering support can foster independent living in dignity for persons experiencing loss of autonomy and relieve the caring and nursing burden of the family, domiciliary services, medical centers and other assisted living environments or nursing care homes. I-SUPPORT is a three-year HORIZON 2020 European research project launched in March 2015. Its goal is to develop a robotic shower system in order to enable independent living for a long period and thus, improve the quality of life of frail citizens. Read more
Horizon 2020 (2014-2020), the EU funding programme for research and innovation, puts emphasis on tackling societal challenges, including Societal Challenge 1 (SC1) related to Health Demographic Change and Wellbeing. Having at its core the principle of better health for all, SC1 focuses on personalised health and care. It has an overall budget of €7.4 billion for the programme duration. This Info Day will precede the adoption of the Work Programme 2016-2017 (SC1). Read more
The ISA programme of the European Commission has just published the 2015 version of the eGovernment factsheet of the EU. This factsheet of some 60 pages aims at providing a comprehensive overview of the e-Government activities in the EU. Read more