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From 30/06/2008 to 04/07/2008
The objective of this service contract is to develop European e-competence guidelines. The focus will be on ICT practitioners' skills and e-business skills (according to the definition of the European e-skills forum). Read more
From 30/06/2008 to 04/07/2008
A service contract to constitute a compendium of at least 200 case studies of best eBusiness practices of European SMEs, covering SMEs of different sizes, sectors and geographic areas in the EU. Read more
From 30/06/2008 to 04/07/2008
The objective of this service contract is to study and recommend exchange mechanisms of e-skills training resources (focusing in priority on e-learning courses) for the workforce, and the networking of training and research centres in Europe (e.g. the network of Living Labs) with a view to contributing to a better understanding and addressing of future e-skills needs. Special attention will be given to the needs of SMEs. Read more
From 30/06/2008 to 30/06/2008
The term “territorialisation” refers to conditions requiring that, in return for state aid granted under a given funding scheme, part of this aid or of the film budget must be spent in the territory where such funding scheme. Read more
From 30/06/2008 to 30/06/2008

ELECTRA is a joint initiative by the EU’s electrical and electronic engineering industry and the European Commission. It aims at addressing the EU's policy objectives on climate change and the creation of more growth and better jobs, whilst proving that the electrical and electronic engineering industry in Europe is strong, vibrant and innovative.

ELECTRA deals with all questions relating to the competitiveness of the European electrical and electronics engineering industry.

ELECTRA makes 20 key recommendations for reaching the 20/20/20* Target by 2020:

  • 20% increase in energy efficiency
  • 20% reduction in CO2 emissions
  • 20% share of renewables in the EU’s overall energy consumption
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Today is the anniversary of the EU Roaming Regulation, which entered into force on 30 June 2007. Since then, the introduction of the Eurotariff has led to savings of up to 60% for consumers using their mobile phone to make and receive calls abroad within the EU (roaming). They will benefit from further reductions by 30 August as prices will be capped at €0.46 for making calls and €0.22 for receiving calls for the coming year. The European Commission is now assessing whether there have been satisfactory developments in the prices of data roaming (including SMS and MMS) before deciding on whether the Regulation needs to be extended to also cover these services. A deadline set by Commissioner Reding in February to the mobile industry for voluntary reductions of roaming prices for text messages and mobile data services expires today, close of business. Read more
From 28/06/2008 to 08/08/2008
This study will support i2010 and the future strategic work by collecting up-to-date, detailed data so as to give a complete picture of the coverage of broadband networks in the enlarged EU. By analysing different variables and bringing forward the methodology developed in previous similar studies, the study will provide a clear map of the coverage and usage of broadband across the EU. Read more
From 28/06/2008 to 08/08/2008
This call, structured into four separate lots, each covering a broad but distinct area of expertise, is to provide the Commission with multiple framework contracts ("cascade system") for: Lot 1 - Web-based benchmarking of public services on-line ; Lot 2 - Support services to benchmarking impact of eGovernment ; Lot 3 - Specific reports and case studies ; Lot 4 - Impact Measurement Workshops Read more
From 27/06/2008 to 27/06/2008
Brussels, BE
This briefing session has been cancelled. Read more
Use of mobile data services within individual Member States is growing much faster than cross border data roaming services, says a Connect2Roam study carried out for the European Commission. This is because mobile operators are introducing aggressive retail rates to compete with existing broadband offers. However, use of data roaming services remains limited as consumers are discouraged by extremely high charges when compared to national prices, as well as a lack of transparency related to the pricing by volume of data (Megabytes) used. High-volume users are susceptible to bill shocks if, for example, they surf the internet for long periods when using their datacard connection on a laptop computer. Read more