The European Commission is organising a series of workshops to discuss specific issues related to trading practices between online platforms and their business users. A high-level report of the workshop focusing on data-related issues is now available. Read more
This Summit aims to look at how digital technology will transform the way we think about delivering health and care in Europe. Areas covered will range from health (medical treatment) to prevention and healthy lifestyles (physical activity and sport/wellbeing) and other areas of the Silver Economy (Silver Tourism, Age Friendly Homes and Living Environments etc.). Participants will help to define a shared vision on how innovation can transform demographic change into an opportunity for Europe's ageing society and the Silver Economy. Read more
Smart online platforms will be a vital enabler of future economic growth across the EU and a key component of the EU single digital market. They also promise new ways to pool and mobilise society’s resources with the potential to address various impending social and environmental crises.
However, to reap these benefits, new thinking is required around the regulation and governance of smart online platforms to ensure balanced interests, and to promote fair and safe forms of participation, particularly relating to the role played by algorithms and data in driving economies of scale.
Last Friday, Telecoms Council marked a first positive step towards providing free Wi-Fi connections in towns, cities and villages across Europe, according to an initiative announced by President Juncker in his State of the Union Address. Read more
The Safer Internet Forum (SIF) is an international conference where policy makers, researchers, law enforcement bodies, youth, parents and carers, teachers, NGOs, industry representatives, experts and other relevant actors come together to discuss the latest trends, risks and solutions related to child online safety. SIF is organised in the framework of the European Commission's Better Internet for Kids strategy with funding provided by the Connecting Europe Facility programme (CEF).
The objective of the day is to inform the participants about the H2020 calls on ICT Innovation for Manufacturing SMEs I4MS (FOF-12-2017), Customised and low energy computing (including Low power processor technologies) (ICT-5-2017) and Micro- and nanoelectronics technologies (ICT-31-2017). Participants will have the occasion to present their proposal ideas for these topics and to network with other participants. In addition it will be possible to pose questions to Commission staff about proposal ideas. Read more