Digital Agenda for Europe
A Europe 2020 Initiative


The Science and Technology Options Assessment (STOA) unit of the European Parliament published an analysis entitled "Ten technologies which could change our lives: Potential impacts and policy implications", covering topics such as Graphene and Massive Online Courses. Read more
A workshop for Mathematics and Digital Science organised by DG CONNECT (Unit C1 – eInfrastructure) took place in November, with around 50 mathematicians with expertise in the mathematical disciplines related to big data and High Performance Computing (HPC) from around Europe, and even from the US. Notably, this included also the Chair of European Research Council, Dr Jean-Pierre Bourguignon, as well as the Joint Research Centre. The workshop was preceded by an open online consultation. Read more
The Commission held the first annual review meeting of the Human Brain Project (HBP) in January in Brussels. This technical review covers the period 01/10/2013 – 30/09/2014. Read more
From 13/04/2015 to 17/04/2015
Livorno, Italy
International experts across multiple fields in the scientific community of soft robotics, industrial leaders, young researchers and students will meet to discuss current research activities and applications and to face future frontiers for the field of soft robotics. Read more
From 20/07/2015 to 24/07/2015
York, UK
The FET Proactive project PhyChip is organising a workshop and a special session at the European Conference on Artificial Life (ECAL). Read more
The Digital Champions (DC) Expert Group held its 8th meeting in Brussels on 25 February. The group exchanged views with VP A. Ansip and Commissioner G. H. Oettinger and were briefed on the Juncker investment plan, internet governance and Latvian Presidency priorities. Read more
The European Audiovisual Observatory will undertake a major study that will result in two unique publications on animation industry in Europe this year. This research will be carried out for the European Commission, the initiator of this project, to map out the landscape of the animation industry in Europe. Read more
From 04/03/2015 to 21/04/2015
The Computing Policies Secretariat of the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MCTI) and Rede Nacional de Ensino e Pesquisa (RNP) (National Education and Research Network) publicised the Third Coordinated Call BR-EU in Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs). Interested parties have until April 21 to submit proposals for technological development and innovation projects in the form and conditions laid down in the document. Read more
The discourse concerning computer ethics qualifies as a reference discourse for ethics-related Information Systems (IS) research. Theories, topics and approaches of computer ethics are reflected in IS. The paper argues that there is currently a broader development in the area of research governance, which is referred to as ‘responsible research and innovation’ (RRI). RRI applied to information and communication technology (ICT) addresses some of the limitations of computer ethics and points toward a broader approach to the governance of science, technology and innovation. Taking this development into account will help IS increase its relevance and make optimal use of its established strengths. Read more
The eEnviPer project has released a software that guarantees compliance with EU environmental law through a web platform and cloud technologies. The product is now ready for the market and Greece is going to adopt it. Read more