The European Commission has opened a public consultation on the safety of applications ("apps") and other non-embedded software as part of an effort to ensure a high level of health, safety and consumer protection.
At eHealth Week in Amsterdam on 8 and 9 June, two sessions - one on the Privacy Code of Conduct and one on mHealth assessment guidelines - focussed on the quality and privacy of mobile health (mHealth) apps. The presentations are now available as is a public survey on the guidelines.
The European Commission has published the results of two Eurobarometer surveys on the use of online platforms by consumers and SMEs. Such platforms include online marketplaces, search engines, payment systems, social media, and video and content-sharing sites.
Interested parties, such as representatives of network operators, service providers, users, consumers, manufacturers, trade unions, third countries and international organisations, are invited to a short debriefing session following the Communications Committee (COCOM) meeting on Thursday 9 June 2016.
The 2016 CEF Telecom Public Open Data call makes an indicative €3.5 million of funding available for proposals in this area.
The Info Day will offer a detailed presentation of the call, clarify open questions and give interested parties and potential participants the opportunity to meet one another.
To follow up on the results of the mHealth Green Paper consultation, the European Commission has been paving the way for several European initiatives such as an industry-led Code of Conduct for mobile health apps and mHealth assessment guidelines.
Need some training or assistance on how to use innovation procurement in the security/defence/law enforcement sector? Attend the security workshop organised by the European Assistance for Innovation Procurement initiative (eafip).
The European Commission has launched a call for tender for the study on implementation and monitoring of measures under the broadband Cost Reduction Directive (Directive 61/2014). The study will examine the implementation of the cost reduction measures in the Member States, map progress in their application and identify best practices. The call is open until 8 August.
The sessions of eHealth Week 2016 in Amsterdam will focus on Empowering People, Trust & Standards and Social Innovation & Transition. You can also attend the EU eHealth competition for SMEs, the interoperability IHE summit and matchmaking events.