The European Commission has launched a competition to identify Europe's top future innovators and their innovations. During the entire month of August, people will be able to vote for their favourite among 40 nominees who have been developing digital innovations through EU-funded projects.
The ECIM project officially ended on 30 June 2016. During the 30 months of the project, 14 partners from five European countries worked collectively and in cooperation with other actors, such as mobility service providers, public authorities and cities. Read more
From 1st July, people, businesses and public administrations will be able to carry out convenient, secure and legally valid electronic transactions across borders. EU rules on electronic signatures, electronic seals, time stamps, electronic delivery service and website authentication, as well as electronic documents apply directly across the 28 Member States. For example, an electronic signature will be recognised in the same way as a written one, across the EU. Cross-border digital transactions will be more convenient and more secure in a Digital Single Market. Read more
New EU wide rules will abolish the current requirement to have an authenticity stamp on public documents (such as birth or marriage certificates) issued in one EU country before presenting them to a public authority in another EU country. If the receiving authority has serious doubts about the authenticity of a public document presented by a citizen, it will be able to consult the issuing authority through the Internal Market Information system (IMI) for back-office verification between authorities, a solution developed under the EU funded ISA programme. Read more
Contribute to the eGovernment Action Plan 2016 – 2020: this online platform has been set up to gather ideas for new actions and provides a space for all to collaborate and discuss how to improve eGovernment services in the EU. Read more
The European Commission has just proposed an update of EU audiovisual rules to create a fairer environment for all players, promote European films, protect children and tackle hate
speech better. This proposal also reflects a new approach to online platforms, addressing challenges in different areas. Read more
On 19 April 2016, the College of Commissioners of the European Commission adopted the first work programme under the new ISA² programme. The EUR 131 million programme, which runs from 2016 to 2020, supports the development of interoperability solutions for the modernisation of public administrations across Europe. Read more
On 1 July 2016, the provisions on trust services under the eIDAS Regulation (Regulation (EU) N°910/2014) apply directly in the 28 Member States.
What’s new? What changes with regard to the existing eSignature Directive? What must be done at National level? How does it impact market operators? How does it benefit users (citizens, businesses and public administrations)? What has the Commission done to facilitate the switchover? Read more