• RFID and the recycling industry
    Call for tenders23 April 2010 to 24 June 2010

    The aim of this study is to improve the understanding of the nuisances and advantages that RFID technology could have on the recycling industry.

  • Health-e-Child Final Conference - Reminder!
    Event23 April 2010 to 24 April 2010

    Following four years of development, a series of awards from major international conferences culminating in the first prize at ICT08 and European-wide press recognition, the Health-e-Child consortium would like to discuss, compare and assess its results with stakeholders from the relevant worldwide research communities, trying also to envisage the social impact of innovation on paediatric healthcare. This conference will represent a unique opportunity to discuss modern aspects of personalized healthcare from innovative new health IT to clinical advancements in Paediatrics, while contributing to the progress made throughout the VPH community. Join to discuss the project’s work as well as the state of the art and road ahead for personalised healthcare in paediatrics.

  • ICT and Ageing - European Study on Users, Markets and Technologies
    Report / Study23 April 2010

    As highlighted in the European Commission’s Action Plan on Ageing Well in the Information Society, the market of ICT for ageing well in the information society is still in its nascent phase, and does not yet fully ensure the availability and take-up of the necessary ICT-enabled solutions. The ‘ICT & Ageing’ study was launched by the Commission in the beginning of 2008. The main goal was to identify and understand the market barriers which currently hinder uptake of ICT for independent living and active ageing in Europe. For the first time, the study looks into the situation prevailing in 14 EU Member States, the USA and Japan with regard to the deployment situation of relevant ICTs and policy/market response respectively. It also identifies and analyses good practice and show how Europe can learn from the experience in individual countries.

  • 6th Data Centres Europe 2010
    Event22 April 2010 to 23 April 2010

    The annual EU conference for data centres will this year include a special focus on enterprises and their evolving outsourcing needs as emerging private clouds, new technologies and market changes impact across the sector. The event is accompanied by an industry exhibition, special workshops and an Awards Dinner.

  • ICT enabled independent living for elderly
    Report / Study22 April 2010

    Originally performed on behalf of the European Commission, the present study gives a status quo analysis of the research landscape and products in the scope of Ambient Assisted Living. The investigations have been undertaken in all 27 member countries of the European Union. This study provides the first comprehensive data collection in this field. It includes about 1 000 organisations all over Europe, 180 products and 150 research projects.

  • 8th Eastern European eGov Days: Changing Concepts & eGovernment as a Service
    Event21 April 2010 to 23 April 2010

    The annual Eastern European eGov Days have become a recognised platform for dialog and knowledge transfer between Western and Eastern European countries. The event brings together about 200 professionals from both private and public sectors. The EU eGovernment Action Plan for 2015 will be discussed in both parallel sessions and plenary panels.

  • 8th Eastern European eGovernment Days
    Event21 April 2010 to 23 April 2010

    The annual Eastern European eGov Days has become a platform for dialogue and knowledge transfer between Western and Eastern European countries. The event brings together about 200 professionals from both private and public sectors to present and discuss issues related to eGovernment.

  • Boosting cultural heritage online: the European Commission sets up a Reflection Group on digitisation
    Press release21 April 2010

    European Commission President José Manuel Barroso has announced that the European Commission will entrust three personalities - Maurice Lévy (CEO of Publicis), Elisabeth Niggemann (Head of the German National Library) and Jacques De Decker (writer) - to come up with recommendations on how best to speed up the digitisation, online accessibility and preservation of cultural works across Europe. This Reflection Group will examine the various ongoing initiatives involving both public and private partners (notably the Google Books project) and copyright issues to find ways to boost the digitisation efforts of the complete collections held by libraries, museums and archives in Europe. These recommendations will ultimately help Europeana, Europe's digital library, reach a new dimension: today the Europeana portal (www.europeana.eu) already offers access to over 7 million digitised books, maps, photographs, film clips, paintings and musical extracts, but this is only a small part of all the works held by Europe's cultural institutions. The establishment of the Reflection Group is part of the Commission's broader strategy to help the cultural sector make the transition towards the digital age. The Group, who will report to Commission Vice President for the Digital Agenda Neelie Kroes and Commissioner for Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth Androulla Vassiliou, has been requested to submit its conclusions before the end of the year.

  • Call for contributions for the Ambient Assisted Living Forum - deadline 18 May - reminder
    News article20 April 2010 to 18 May 2010

    The Ambient Assisted Living Forum (AAL Forum) 2010 wil present innovative solutions to tackle the challenges inherent to our ageing societies. It aims to provide both a physical meeting platform, supported by an advanced web 2.0 social media platform for all stakeholders – investors, researchers, policy makers, industry providers and end-users – to discuss and share smart solutions for an improved quality of life in later years. Details of the call for contributions can be found on the website.

  • Future and Emerging Technologies at the service of Europeans
    Speech20 April 2010

    Science beyond Fiction: Future and Emerging Technologies exhibition at the European Parliament Strasbourg, 20 April 2010