In a report handed over to Commissioner for the Digital Economy and Society Mariya Gabriel, the High-Level Expert Group on Fake News and Disinformation spread online suggests a definition of the phenomenon and makes a series of recommendations.
This information day and brokerage event gives details on the calls for proposals published on 27 October 2017 under the societal challenge "Secure Societies - Protecting freedom and security of Europe and its citizens". One of the main topics to be discussed will be Digital Security and the agenda will include a presentation of the call for proposals for the pilot to support the creation of a network of cybersecurity competence centres. Registration to the event will open on 28 February 2018.
With a budget of almost €4 Million, the EU-funded Holobalance project aims to develop and validate a new personalised hologram coach platform for virtual coaching, motivation and empowerment of the ageing population with balance disorders.
The EU-funded 'Sound of Vision' project has created a wearable assistive system for visually impaired people. The innovative technology allows them to perceive the environment so they can move independently, in indoor and outdoor areas. You can watch a video of a prototype in action.
In January 2018, the European Commission set up a high-level group of experts ("the HLEG") to advise on policy initiatives to counter fake news and disinformation spread online. The main deliverable of the HLEG was a report designed to review best practices in the light of fundamental principles, and suitable responses stemming from such principles.
The public consultation took place between 13 November 2017 and 23 February 2018. The aim of the consultation was to help assess the effectiveness of current actions by market players and other stakeholders, the need for scaling them up and introducing new actions to address different types of fake news.
The Eurobarometer survey was conducted via telephone interviews early February in all EU Member States. Over 26.000 citizens were interviewed about their perception of fake news and their trust in news media sources. The first findings show a clear concern for the spread of disinformation online in Europe.
Five startups were selected to showcase their innovative products and services to South by Southwest (SXSW), the leading conference and festival in the U.S. devoted to the convergence of the music, film, and digital industries.