The EDPR report combines the quantitative evidence from DESI (Digital Economy and Society Index) with country-specific policy insights, allowing us to keep track of the progress made in terms of digitalisation by each Member State and providing an important feedback loop for policy-making at EU level
As the impact of social media becomes more relevant, there is an increasing concern that social media —and also technology in general, and particularly Artificial Intelligence— might be replicating or even amplifying existing gender discrimination, prejudices and stereotypes. Identifying the causes might help preventing the negative impact of such technological developments.
We have performed a test aimed at identifying possible areas of further research by trying to isolate the effect of the gender in the functioning of the recommendations algorithm.
For the first time, a publicly-funded eInfrastructure is awarded two ISO certifications. This is a great achievement for the European Grid Infrastructure (EGI) Foundation and for European research infrastructures.
Through the Digital Skills and Jobs Coalition the European Commission invites companies and organisations to organise activities to equip more women and girls with digital skills and enthuse them to pursue ICT studies and careers.
This Information Day was the opportunity for the attendees to learn about the H2020 Future Emerging Technologies (FET- OPEN) Research and Innovation Actions proposal guidelines and submission procedures and about the criteria for evaluation. There was ample time for questions and for networking among the participants.
In its July 2106 Communication on Strengthening Europe's Cyber Resilience System, the European Commission has committed to develop a proposal for a European ICT security certification framework. As a follow-up on this commitment, the European Commission, together with the European Union Agency for Network and Information Security, is organising a consultation workshop with industry and experts from Member States.
The finalists of the eHealth Competition for SMEs of 2017 are known. Among them are two SMEs resulting from the work of EU-funded projects: the Danish mHealth solution for mental health Monsenso, and the Eodyne tool for rehabilitation of neuromuscular diseases. The award will be given during the opening ceremony of Health 2.0 in Barcelona, Spain (3-5 of May 2017).
Helping people to lose weight has been very much examined. The NoHoW project however focusses on keeping the weight off in the long term. While collecting evidence about what works and what doesn't, the NoHoW researchers have developed a weight loss maintenance toolkit consisting of mobile apps, web-based tools, smart scales, activity trackers etc.