The study should provide accurate and up-to-date information on telemedicine applications in use in Europe, with a particular focus on cross-border solutions. The study will also need to identify enablers and obstacles to the deployment of telemedicine applications and provide an initial overview of national policies in telemedicine. Read more
The study will have to monitor progress and analyse trends in the development and implementation of national eHealth stragegies versus the targets set by the eHealth action plan. Read more
The study will analyse successful business models for innovative eHealth applications, focusing on financing, longer term sustainability, incentives of all the stakeholders and on the role of procurers. Particular attention should be given to ICT applications for chronic diseases management, with reference to the research carried out in this field that the European Commission has funded (FP6, FP7). Read more
IST-Africa 2008 is the third in an Annual Conference Series which brings together delegates from leading commercial, government & research organisations across Africa and from Europe, to bridge the Digital Divide by sharing knowledge, experience, lessons learnt and good practice. It will focus on Applied ICT research topics addressing major societal and economic challenges. The programme will combine strategic keynote presentations, technical and policy papers, case studies, workshops, an exhibition and social activities. It will also showcase results from projects currently funded at national and regional level in Africa and Europe as well as those funded under the ICT Programme of the European Commission.
Online submission deadline for full paper or workshop proposal: 09 November 2007
Acceptance decision: 18 January 2008
Final Paper Submission: 20 February 2008 Read more
14 films representing in total over €900,000 of co-funding from the European Union's MEDIA programme have been selected for screening at the 61st Cannes International Film Festival, opening today. This high visibility for European films will be celebrated on 19 May during Europe Day at Cannes, where European Commission President José Manuel Barroso, EU Media Commissioner Viviane Reding and Festival President Gilles Jacob will invite EU ministers for Audiovisual policy to discuss international film cooperation and make a special tribute to Portuguese film maker Manoel de Oliveira. Romanian film-maker Cristian Mungiu, winner of the Palme d'Or prize in 2007, will be the patron of this year's Europe Day. Read more
i2010 Conference - Information Society at a Crossroads, Brdo, 13 May 2008 Read more
As part of its effort to combat climate change, the European Commission today announced that it would promote the use of ICT (Information and Communications Technologies) to improve energy efficiency throughout the economy, starting with buildings, lighting and the power grid. Read more
The ICT for Inclusion unit of the European Commission is organising under the Slovenian Presidency, a one - day workshop on the main ethical issues in the field of e-Inclusion - informed consent, right to privacy and protection of personal data, respect for dignity and integrity of the person, etc.
Ethical aspects concerning the use of ICT for independent living of elderly people, persons with disabilities, for social and cultural integration of migrants in their new communities in Europe, ICT for the social inclusion of marginalized young people, and the inclusive e-government services will be discussed during the workshop.
The Commission has identified the urgent need to clarify ethical issues in order to respect the rights of users and enable thriving markets to develop (see: June 2007 Commission Communication on Ageing Well in the Information Society and Nov 2007 Communication on e-Inclusion). Inclusion in the information concerns amongst others ICT for healthy and independent living of elderly people, assistive technologies for persons with disabilities, ICT for integration of marginalised young people or migrants. Read more
How to Face Future Challenges
– or how self-service will add value in the future Read more
The Norwegian Resource Network for Universal Design is hosting a conference on Research and Development Challenges in Universal Design and ICT. The Network is a forum where organizations, commercial enterprises, work places and research institutions can meet to establish a common platform for creating new research projects and innovative cooperation. The conference will offer an opportunity for researchers from institutions both in Norway and in Europe to meet in order to create the basis for future applications for Universal Design and ICT projects. Read more