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From 20/02/2017 to 20/02/2017
A few years ago, Nelson Mandela nailed the importance of multilingualism in two sentences: "If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his own language, that goes to his heart." Read this blog post by Roberto Viola (European Commission, Director General DG Connect) and Rytis Martikonis (European Commission, Director General DG Translation). Read more
From 17/02/2017 to 17/02/2017
Today the European Commission decided that a decision by the Lithuanian regulator to suspend, for three months (21/11/2016 – 21/02/2017), the retransmission of a Russian language channel "RTR Planeta" containing incitement to hatred is compatible with EU law. Read more
From 17/02/2017 to 17/02/2017
Corinthia Palace Hotel and Spa, Balzan (Malta)
Malta is holding a Presidency event, in cooperation with the Commission, to inform the community about the status of the preparation of the Quantum Technology (QT) Flagship and to promote its objectives. The high level experts group will present its first recommendations towards the QT Flagship. It will be a key contribution to the definition of the research topics for the first three years of the Flagship, starting in 2018. At the event, several countries intend to announce important national initiatives that complement very well the European strategy. Read more
Graphic showing map of Europe with connected cities
Graphic showing map of Europe with connected cities
From 17/02/2017 to 17/02/2017
The European Commission has opened today a call for proposals under the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) to stimulate and support the deployment of European Digital Service Infrastructures (DSIs). Up to €27.5 million will be made available to meet the needs of public administrations, businesses and citizens in their cross-border activities. The deadline for submitting proposals is 18 May 2017. Read more
From 16/02/2017 to 16/02/2017
Speech of Roberto Viola at the Media seminar on European Law on Robotics at the European Parliament. Read more
From 16/02/2017 to 16/02/2017
The European Aviation Safety Agency and the Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-EU) of the EU Institutions signed on 10 February 2017 a Memorandum of Cooperation with a view to the establishment of a European Centre for Cyber Security in Aviation (ECCSA). Read more
From 16/02/2017 to 16/02/2017
Malta (MT)
QuantERA organises a networking event to allow researchers to exchange ideas in order to form or strengthen consortia for proposals to its Call 2017 on Quantum Information and Communication Sciences & Technologies. Read more
From 16/02/2017 to 16/02/2017
The European Parliament Legal Affairs Committee recently presented a report on civil law rules on robotics. As there is an increasing public debate about the use of robots and artificial intelligence, this initiative comes at the right time and raises important questions for the European Union. I presented the European Commission's first reaction to this report during a seminar in the European Parliament. Read more
EU innovation prize
EU Prize
From 15/02/2017 to 15/02/2017
Nine impressive women entrepreneurs who have created outstanding innovations and brought them to market have been nominated for the Women Innovators 2017 Prize. Read more
From 15/02/2017 to 15/02/2017
The future holds much potential, whether we'll end up in Utopia or Dystopia will be up to us and the following few generations. Walter Van de Velde, European Commission FET Programme and Strategy Officer gives an inspiring Tedx Talk on "The Deep Future? It Starts With Believing In It" and on how the European Commission still believes in magic with its Future & Emerging Technologies funding scheme. Read more

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