• The social impact of ICT - SMART 2007/0068
    Report / Study1 April 2010

    Recent years have witnessed a growing awareness of the extent to which ICT permeates all our society and economy, and of the wide-reaching implications this has on the structures and dynamics of the European society.

  • Regulatory framework for electronic communications in the European Union
    Brochure31 March 2010

    Further to the adoption of the EU electronic communications reform package in November 2009 the Commission produced a collection of relevant texts concerning the new rules. This collection of texts is now available online and could be a useful resource for those concerned with the application of law in the electronic communications sector. The booklet includes a consolidated version of the electronic communications framework as amended in 2009, as well as other applicable rules, such as those related to frequency policy.

  • ICT 2010: Call for proposals for exhibits - Submission deadline extended
    News article29 March 2010

    The European Commission has today extended the deadline for the Exhibition Call at ICT2010 to 15 April 2010. Any organisation involved in European research and development is invited to submit their ideas for an exhibit at ICT2010, taking place in Brussels on 27-29 September 2010. The call is open to all sorts of actors in ICT research: universities, research institutes, non-profit organisations, public authorities and commercial companies including small and medium sized enterprises.

  • Symposium: Life and Death Matters: Disability Rights and Incapacity
    Event29 March 2010

    In the context of an increasing ageing population, limited financial resources, an ongoing need for organs and research subjects, there are continuing calls for the legalisation of physician assisted suicide. This symposium will consider issues in end-of-life care, both proposals for active euthanasia and non-treatment decisions particularly where the patient is no longer competent. This symposium aims to promote a critical evaluation of healthcare provision for the elderly and incapacitated, thereby creating a forum for a wide range of interested parties, including lawyers, patient advocacy groups, policy makers, students, the disabled and health care professionals.

  • Western Balkan Countries’ ICT Idea Competition
    News article29 March 2010

    Since 2008, Western Balkan countries (WBC) have been full members to the EU’s Framework Programmes. A campaign has now been launched to overcome inherent barriers and shortcomings that inhibit more active participation of WBC researchers in EU-funded programmes. This competition is open to anybody carrying out research or development in the ICT area who has forward looking research ideas. These could be researchers or developers from research institutions, NGOs, administrations or companies based in the WBC. Research ideas could eventually be turned into project proposals to be financed by FP7/ICT. The six best ideas will be awarded participation to the ICT 2010 event in Brussels. In addition the winners will receive support to write a proposal or be included in a proposal to FP7/ICT. Deadline for submission of ideas is 15 May 2010.

  • REACH 112 project at the EU-112 event
    Event25 March 2010 to 26 March 2010

    The EU-112 event is organised jointly by EENA, the European Emergency Number Association, and the General Directorate for Emergencies of the Region of Murcia. The aim of the workshop is to foster sharing of best practices between EU emergency services and relevant authorities. The event is organised under the patronage of the Spanish Presidency of the European Union. The REACH112 - REsponding to All Citizens needing Help - project will be presented at the event, it is a three-year project partially funded under the ICT Policy Support Programme (ICT PSP) as part of the Competitiveness and Innovation Programme. REACH112 will implement an accessible alternative to traditional voice telephony that will be suitable for all. While people with disabilities find it hard to communicate with the existing solutions, REACH112 will provide modes of communication so that they will find a way to communicate in each situation, may it be with a live real-time text conversation, with sign language, with lip reading, with voice or with any simultaneous combination of these modes.

  • EU-112 event
    Event25 March 2010 to 26 March 2010

    The EU-112 event is organised jointly by EENA, the European Emergency Number Association, and the Region of Murcia. The aim of the workshop is to foster sharing of best practices between EU emergency services and relevant authorities. The event is organised under the patronage of the Spanish Presidency of the European Union.

  • Workshop on Recent advances in Smart Integrated Biodiagnostic Systems for Healthcare
    Event25 March 2010

    This is the 4th User Group Workshop in the course of the EC-funded SmartHEALTH Integrated Project. Driven by key applications in cancer diagnostics, SmartHEALTH was conceived and constructed to address the development and delivery of the next generation of smart diagnostic devices. The aim of the Workshop is to interact with the user community and gather expert opinion in order to address real market needs and find the best pathways towards exploitation of our results. We will do this by introducing the technology being developed within SmartHEALTH and having an open discussion to explore the opportunities and barriers for exploitation/ commercialisation in the healthcare arena.

  • Roaming Workshop
    Event24 March 2010

    The Information Society Directorate General of the European Commission is organising this workshop to get input from all stakeholders : Member States, National Regulatory Authorities, operators and associations, including consumer associations. The aim is to prepare an intermediate report on the functioning of roaming in the EU to be presented by the Commission to the Council and the Parliament by the end of June 2010. Attendance is free of charge but prior registration is required. For organisational reasons, the Commission may need to restrict the number of applicants.

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