The European Commission yesterday hosted the first meeting of a European industry-led Task Force established to ensure the timely availability of the next generation of the Internet protocol as called for by the Stockholm Summit.
The European Commission's e-confidence initiative has been a practical response to the deficit between a growing rate of internet penetration in Europe, and the continuing low confidence in e-commerce and cross-border transactions.
The Networks of Excellence, which form an important part of the Commissions' proposals for the next RTD framework programme, took shape at a meeting of the fourth Norwegian R&D/IT forum in Brussels on 30 March.
A new initiative 'Northern eDimension' was launched by the Council of the Baltic sea and the European Commission at a meeting of the European Union foreign ministers and high level representatives from seven partner countries on 9 April, with the aim to exploit the IT potential of the region.
Adoption of pan-EU rules on copyright and related rights in the Information Society by EU Council of Ministers on April 9, as an essential building block for the Information Society, until now, missing.