• Europeana website overwhelmed on its first day by interest of millions of users
    Press releases
    21/11/2008
    On the first day of its launch, Europe's digital library Europeana was overwhelmed by the interest shown by millions of users in this new project. On the basis of expert advice, Europeana had anticipated up to 5 million hits per hour on the site. The real interest was 3 times as strong. This massive interest slowed down the service so much that after having already doubled server capacity yesterday at noon, the Europeana management in The Hague (Netherlands) and the European Commission last night had to temporarily take down the site to take pressure off it. This is an unexpected difficulty, but it is also an encouraging sign that citizens in Europe and around the world have great interest in Europe's digital library. It also provides strong motivation for the Europeana team and the experts from the Commission working on the project to intensify their efforts and the site's technical back-up even further. Europeana must now be made more robust to deal with peak hour requests as they happened yesterday – thousands of users searching in the very same second for famous cultural works like the Mona Lisa or books from Kafka, Cervantes or James Joyce. The European Commission and the experts from the Europeana project are working on this day and night to make a fully functional Europeana service available as soon as possible. The Commission and the Europeana management are confident that Europeana will be up and running again by mid-December.For the time being, a demo version of Europeana will be available at http://dev.europeana.eu/ .
  • Press conference and networking session announcement : EXCELLENCIA awards
    News Article
    21/11/2008
    Created in 2005 by Innov.Europe, following an idea of the French engineering school Epita, and with the support of Microsoft France, the Excellencia Awards aim at improving the image of technological and engineering careers, especially in the most innovative segments (computing, Internet, telecoms, transports, communication, biotech, nanotech…). The objective of the Awards is to show that a woman could have a balanced life while entering into such a career, to increase the number of young girls choosing this area for their studies.
  • PROMIS : Getting to grips with Compliance and Certification
    News Article
    21/11/2008
    After more than 12 years research and development, as well as market validation, the PROMIS service (www.promis.eu) went online last October in English, Italian and German speaking countries. The full commercial roll-out of PROMIS in the first 3 countries, Germany, Italy, UK will start in the first quarter 2009 through the new company PROMIS@Service Sarl established in Mai 2008 in Luxembourg.
  • Now Online: "Europeana", Europe's Digital Library
    News Article
    20/11/2008
    Europeana, Europe’s multimedia online library opens to the public today. At www.europeana.eu, Internet users around the world can now access more than two million books, maps, recordings, photographs, archival documents, paintings and films from national libraries and cultural institutions of the EU's 27 Member States. Europeana opens up new ways of exploring Europe’s heritage: anyone interested in literature, art, science, politics, history, architecture, music or cinema will have free and fast access to Europe's greatest collections and masterpieces in a single virtual library through a web portal available in all EU languages. But this is just the beginning. In 2010, Europeana will give access to millions of items representing Europe's rich cultural diversity and will have interactive zones such as communities for special interests. Between 2009 and 2011, some €2 million per year of EU funding will be dedicated to this. The Commission also plans to involve the private sector in the further expansion of Europe's digital library. In September 2007, the European Parliament supported, in a resolution voted by an overwhelming majority, the creation of a European digital library.
  • NEXES - Supporting Healthier and Independent Living for Chronic Patients and Elderly
    Factsheet
    20/11/2008
    Validation of four ICT-enabled integrated care programs in large scale trials (5200 patients), targeting prevalent chronic conditions. The project aim is to ensure immediate successful deployment of this type of services supporting healthier and independent living in these individuals.
  • Europeana: un voyage à travers la culture européenne
    Speech
    20/11/2008
    Lancement d'Europeana, la Bibliothèque européenne Bruxelles, 20 November 2008
  • Now Online: "Europeana", Europe's Digital Library
    Press releases
    20/11/2008
    Europeana, Europe’s multimedia online library opens to the public today. At www.europeana.eu, Internet users around the world can now access more than two million books, maps, recordings, photographs, archival documents, paintings and films from national libraries and cultural institutions of the EU's 27 Member States. Europeana opens up new ways of exploring Europe’s heritage: anyone interested in literature, art, science, politics, history, architecture, music or cinema will have free and fast access to Europe's greatest collections and masterpieces in a single virtual library through a web portal available in all EU languages. But this is just the beginning. In 2010, Europeana will give access to millions of items representing Europe's rich cultural diversity and will have interactive zones such as communities for special interests. Between 2009 and 2011, some €2 million per year of EU funding will be dedicated to this.
  • Challenge 5: Towards sustainable and personalised healthcare - Call open
    Call for proposals
    19/11/2008 to 01/04/2009
    The new ICT call 4 is open from today. Deadline for submission of proposals is 01/04/09 17:00.
  • ICT for Governance and Policy Modelling (FP7-ICT-2009-4)
    Call for proposals
    19/11/2008 to 01/04/2009
    ICT Call 4 seeks proposals - among others - in the area of ICT for Governance and Policy Modelling (Objective 7.3 of ICT Work Programme 2009-10). The closing date for proposals is 17h00 on 1st April 2009.
  • ICT Call 4 now open
    Call for proposals
    19/11/2008 to 01/04/2009
    The ICT theme was launched focusing on seven strategic Challenges for the seven years of this Framework programme. This Fourth call seeks proposals in nineteen areas.

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