Digital Agenda for Europe
A Europe 2020 Initiative


From 09/10/2015 to 23/10/2015
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
EU Code Week (10-18 October) kicks of 10 October with thousands of events all over Europe where people from children to seniors can learn the empowering digital skill of coding. Read more
The Smart Urban Farming Challenge (FIWARE accelerators - FRACTALS) will be presented at the ICT2015. It encourages SMEs, web-entrepreneurs and startups to create innovative services and solutions based on FIWARE open service platform technology. Read more
The Startup Europe Forum will be officially opened by Günther H. Oettinger, European Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society. The Forum is offering a set of activities profiling EU actions for startups and SMEs, innovators, private and public investors. Read more
Journalists and media workers in Turkey, Hungary and the Balkans are facing increased hostility as they do their jobs, according to a survey of the verified incidents reported to Index on Censorship’s Mapping Media Freedom project. Read more
FARSEEING aimed to focus on the issue of promoting healthy, independent living for older adults. More specifically, FARSEEING aimed to promote better prediction, identification and prevention of falls with a focus on ICT devices and the unique proactive opportunities they can provide to older adults to support them in their own environment. Key to this was the FARSEEING falls repository (real-world falls) and a broad range of FARSEEING technologies which include the use of smartphone, smarthome, wearable sensors and exergames. Read more
The main goal of WIISEL is to develop a flexible research tool to collect and analyze gait data from real users and correlate parameters related with the risk of falls from the elderly population. The WIISEL system can be useful as a research tool for studying fall risk and as a clinical tool for long-term monitoring of fall risk in the home and community setting. Read more
The European Commission, in cooperation with the European Investment Bank Institute, will award a prize of €2 million to whoever can offer the best breakthrough that will help meet a problem facing the society. But which particular problem this will be is yet to be decided - by popular vote. Between 16 September and 21 October 2015, citizens will be able to choose among five different challenges facing our society that they would like to see tackled in the coming years. An ageing population is one of the five challenges up for vote. Read more
On the International Day of Older Persons Paul Timmers, Director at DG CONNECT, European Commission, took the opportunity to reflect on how we – as a society – are looking at our older population. Read more
Centro de Congressos de Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal
Europe is facing an increasing shortage of digital skills. To address the skills gaps in the digital economy, we need to define and anticipate the digital skills demand in different sectors such as Big Data, Cyber Security and Internet of Things. This networking session, at the ICT 2015 conference in Lisbon, will discuss this with the purpose of designing a digital skills taxonomy. Read more
The project ENRICHME “Enabling Robot and assisted living environment for Independent Care and Health Monitoring of the Elderly“, funded by the Horizon 2020 programme, is a pioneering project in that it will be testing technologies for supporting elderly people with Mild Cognitive Impairments in the long-term and in their living environment. Read more
ENISA, the EU Agency for Network and Information Security, is organising together with the European Commission the first eHealth security workshop. The workshop will focus on the criticality of the information systems that support eHealth. Read more
From 14/01/2016 to 15/01/2016
Albert Borschette Congress Center in Brussels
The aim of the event is to inform and guide potential proposers preparing project proposals, to facilitate sharing of ideas and experiences. It will give participants the chance to network and to find partners for their projects. Read more
Last July, the European Commission recognised 27 profiles and standards for healthcare systems to be developed through public procurement. This is a step forward for reaching the European Digital Single Market in eHealth, writes Professor Mildenberger. He is co-chair of IHE-Europe, a non-profit association dedicated to interoperability in health information technology. Read more
From 08/10/2015 to 09/10/2015
The conference will be broadcast live via web streaming. One of the sessions (8 October at 16:30 CET) deals with "Network Challenges: eHealth and IT solutions". Read more
At the end of the EU-funded Trillium Bridge project, its experts recommend EU and US politicians to advance an International Patient Summary (IPS) standard. This would enable people to access and share their health information for emergency or unplanned care anywhere and as needed. At minimum the IPS should include immunizations, allergies, medications, clinical problems, past operations and implants. Read more
The third edition of EU Code Week will take place 10-18 October 2015. Millions of children, young adults, adults, parents, teachers, entrepreneurs and policymakers will again come together in events and classrooms across Europe to learn to create with code. Read more
The new Digital4Science platform is open to everyone interested in research and innovation to discuss and share opinion on science in the digital age. We want to hear your voice on EU policies and programmes designed to support science in the digital age and to boost scientific discoveries. Read more
The Horizon 2020 draft Work Programme 2016-2017 has been pre-published. It will continue to support ICT-enabled public sector innovation in Europe in a number of ways. (See 'WP SC6 Inclusive Societies 2016 – 2017') Read more
The Last Panthers - hitting TV screens this autumn - premieres tonight at MIPCOM in Cannes. The EC has invested €1 million in this blockbuster drama though Creative Europe MEDIA TV Programming Scheme. Read more