This consultation seeks to evaluate the impact of the termination rates recommendation on the termination markets and on the EU internal market. It also seeks views on whether the current regulatory approach towards termination rates should be either maintained and/or amended to reflect technological developments in the markets concerned. Read more
As part of its Digital Single Market Strategy, the European Commission is launching the most important review of the EU regulatory framework for digital services of the last 20 years. Consumer protection will be at the core of the debate.
The seminar will look at whether the current rules protecting digital consumers are suited to the evolution of the Internet eco-system and which additional reforms are needed. Read more
At the 2016 Innovation Summit, Carlos Moedas, European Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation announced the "Science, Research and Innovation Performance of the European Union 2016" report that looks at the performance of European countries in research and innovation and provides policy insights into the road ahead. Read more
The EU co-funded project Dr Inventor addresses scientific creativity as it aims to support scientists in pursuing scientific discoveries by a technology that helps them overcome a range of limitations. Read more
On 3rd March 2016, Paul Timmers, Director for Digital Society, Trust and Security at DG CONNECT, gave a keynote speech at the conference "Cybersecurity – A Balancing Act?" organised by the European Utilities Telecom Council. Read more
European Get Online Week (GOW) is a digital empowerment campaign run at libraries, community centres, schools and non-for-profits across Europe every March. The new campaign has two main interconnected themes. The first is ‘Trust and confidence’, addressing key policy actions under the Digital Single Market. The second theme is ‘Digital jobs’, as part of the eSkills for Jobs campaign. Read more
Startup Europe is en route to CeBIT, the world’s leading trade fair and conference for the ICT and related technology industries.
34 high potential startups and innovators from 16 European countries will exhibit in the Startup Europe pavilion in the second edition of CeBIT’s SCALE11. Read more
Services in Europe are becoming increasingly digitalized. EU legalisation has sought to address the challenges brought by the digitalization of the economy, such as ensuring that the cross-border flow of data is secure and up-to-date; or preventing the proliferation of various standards and syntaxes in the Single Market. Programmes funded by the European Commission have contributed towards innovative, interoperable and reusable solutions to support the provision of digital services across borders. Read more
This year the European Commission prominently takes part in CeBIT, one of the largest global IT fairs, hosting the high-level conference Driving the Digital Economy and Society in Europe on the Digital Single Market strategy, which is one of the top priorities of the Juncker Commission. Read more