The 'Digital Tomorrow' video contest has been launched in the context of the 60th Anniversary and the White Paper debate. Young people across Europe, between 16-25 years old, have created videos on their vision of the digital world in 2025.
The winners are now known and they will participate in the Digital Assembly 2017 in Malta.
European citizens will soon benefit from the WiFi4EU initiative which supports installing free public Wi-Fi hotspots in local communities across the EU: in public squares, town halls, parks, libraries, and other public spaces.
The Commission has launched a call for tender for a pilot project on Digital Skills: New Professions, New Educational Methods, New Jobs. Its overall objective is to engage and empower people to use technology with confidence and acquire the digital skills, know-how and capabilities that will make them more competitive in the modern labour market.
The European Commission has launched a call for tender for a Pilot Project to design training solutions to upskill people working in small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and re-train unemployed people for jobs in small businesses. The Pilot Project was initiated by the European Parliament (on initiative of MEP Victor Negrescu).
The European Broadband mapping project is developing a mapping application that will provide a georeferenced overview of the quality of fixed and mobile broadband services across Europe. The project gathers data from both national, public as well as private, international initiatives. A third workshop is being held to discuss with regulatory bodies and experts preliminary findings from a cross-country and cross-initiative comparison of connectivity data and to consult on mapping methodologies. So far more than 150 stakeholders have been involved in this project.
The enabling of fiber optics in rural areas is a tough challenge in EU Member states. The Fryslân Ring association, a finalist of 2016 Broadband awards, took up the challenge of enabling high speed internet for Business parks and rural areas in the North of the Netherlands.