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From 06/03/2017 to 06/03/2017
The open consultation for the Next Generation Initiative (NGI) was held between 10th November 2016 and 9th January 2017. The outcome report that summarises the main findings of the consultation is now available online. Read more
From 06/03/2017 to 07/03/2017
The event is organized by the Network of Secure Societies National Contact Points (SEREN3) in collaboration with the European Commission. This information day and brokerage event gives details on the calls for proposals which will be published on 1 March 2017 under the societal challenge "Secure Societies - Protecting freedom and security of Europe and its citizens". Read more
From 06/03/2017 to 06/03/2017
Madrid, Spain
Vice-President of the European Commission, Andrus Ansip, and Madrid’s most important financial, tech and startup players will gather for the presentation of the ‘Madrid Startup House’ Foundation. Read more
cover of the report on Mapping Media Freedom showing a map of Europe with the countries investigad coloured in red
Publication by the Mapping Media Freedom project run by Index on Censorship
From 03/03/2017 to 03/03/2017
In 2016, a total of 1,387 reports of threats, limitations and violations to press freedom were verified by Mapping Media Freedom’s network of correspondents, partners and other sources based in Europe. Read more
cover of the Defamation and media freedom in Hungary publication
publication of IPI
From 03/03/2017 to 03/03/2017
This study analyses current trends in civil defamation and privacy cases in Hungary involving the media and summarises key challenges for freedom of the press and expression. Read more
Graphic representing someone blowing a whistle with text "public consultation on whistleblower protection"
A whisteblower in action
From 03/03/2017 to 29/05/2017
The consultation, launched by DG Justice and Consumers, will enable to collect information, views and experiences on the benefits and drawbacks of whistleblower protection; on the elements that are important for effective whistleblower protection; on problems arising both at national and EU level from gaps and weaknesses of existing whistleblower protection and from the divergences of protection across the EU, as well as on the need for minimum standards of protection. Read more
From 03/03/2017 to 03/03/2017
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on what is the Digital Economy and Society Index and the DESI methodology. Read more
Graph showing a pie chart representing the number of European SMEs that sell online (17%) and text
Graph showing a pie chart representing the number of European SMEs that sell online
From 03/03/2017 to 03/03/2017
The 2017 Digital Economy and Society Index (DESI) shows that the EU is making progress but the gap between top digital players and lower-performing countries is still too wide. More efforts and investments are needed to make the most of the Digital Single Market. Read more
From 03/03/2017 to 03/03/2017
To accompany the 2017 Digital Economy and Society Index, and in advance of the Digital Day, part of the celebrations of the 60th anniversary of the treaties of Rome, the Commission has published a paper with key messages for EU leaders and decision-makers. Read more