• The Future of Digital Memory and Cultural Heritage
    Event16 October 2003 to 17 October 2003

    This international conference is held within the framework of the Italian Presidency of the Council of the European Union. Representatives from the European Commission (the digiCULT Head of Unit Bernard Smith and Maurizio Lunghi), the Secretary General of IFLA, representatives of FIAT/IFTA, ICA, ICOM, UNESCO, will give keynote speeches. The titles of the sessions are: "Technologies, Standard and Methods: The State of the Art in Europe", "Strategies, Regulations and Organisational Models" A Round Table will we held on "EU Strategies and Policies for Long Term Preservation of the Digital Memory of Cultural Heritage

  • Workshop on spam
    Event16 October 2003

    A one day workshop on unsolicited commercial communications or spam , organised by the European Commission. Building on the 'opt-in' regime to be introduced in all Member States by the end of October, the workshop will aim at discussing additional measures needed to address the various legal, technical and educational facets of spam e.g.: effective enforcement by public authorities, co-operation within industry (filtering, codes of conduct), consumer awareness, international co-operation.The workshop will be introduced by Commissioner Liikanen.

  • The management of Sixth Framework Integrated Projects
    Event16 October 2003

    One day practical briefing for R&D managers and practitioners on the management of FP6 Integrated Projects

  • Consultation on the Radio Spectrum Policy Group (RSPG) Work Programme
    News article15 October 2003

    The Radio Spectrum Policy Group (RSPG) seeks opinions on the indicative list of topics it has retained for consideration of its future activities. RSPG would welcome the views of all radio spectrum users, both commercial and non-commercial, as well as any other interested parties on the RSPG Work Programme. Comments on the Work programme should be sent exclusively to infso-rspg@cec.eu.int for the attention of the RSPG secretariat. Only electronic contributions will be taken into consideration. Deadline for submission of comments : 13 January 2004

  • eAccessibility workshop
    Event14 October 2003

    Commissioner Liikanen has invited representatives from Industry and user groups to discuss how more accessibility for people with disabilities in Europe could be achieved. The chairman of the EDF (European Disability Forum), Mr. Vardakastanis, will introduce "the users point of view". Industry and Standardisation organisations will present possible ways forward to improve accessibility in different areas.

  • "A more innovative, entrepreneurial Europe"
    Speech14 October 2003

    Speech by Erkki Liikanen Member of the European Commission, responsible for Enterprise and the Information Society at the XI Congress of Eurochambres in Rome on 9 October 2003

  • "Back on the Growth Path"
    Speech14 October 2003

    Speech by Erkki Liikanen, Member of the European Commission, responsible for Enterprise and the Information Society at the ITU TELECOM 2003 Conference in Geneva on 12 October 2003

  • Commissioner Erkki Liikanen at ITU TELECOM 2003 : "Back on the Growth Path"
    News article14 October 2003

    On Sunday 12 October, Mr. Erkki Liikanen, Commissioner responsible for Information Society and Enterprise, participated at the opening of the ITU Telecom 2003 in Geneva. This telecom event, which takes place every 4 years, is gathering during a week top level companies and operators from the whole world. Mr. Liikanen gave a speech on where Europe stands with its European industry and what are now the perspectives after a tough period for the sector. He also described the concrete actions undertaken by the European Commission to support the sector: an important financial effort to invest in the research and development; working on the implementation of the new regularoty framework for electronic communications; achieving the goals of the eEurope Action Plan, especially eHealth, eLearning and eGovernment. He announced that the European Commission will take part in the Information Society World Summit in December 2003 and stated:" Given the scope of the challenge, political commitment at the highest level is indispensable. I am confident that from the World Summit, we will obtain this political commitment

  • "European Network Security"
    Speech13 October 2003

    Speech by Mr Erkki Liikanen Member of the European Commission, responsible for Enterprise and the Information Society, at the Stonesoft EMEA partner meeting in Helsinki (Finland) on 10 October 2003