Digital Single Market
Digital Economy & Society


From 01/04/2007 to 04/04/2007
Bertinoro di Romagna, Italy
Rheumatic disorders are multifactorial diseases with an important genetic component which affect both disease susceptibility and disease outcome. More recently, chronic inflammatory disorders (auto-inflammatory diseases) due to mutations in single genes that control the inflammatory process, have been characterized. The course is intended to provide the clinician with the basis to understand the genetic component of rheumatic and auto-inflammatory diseases. Read more
From 24/05/2007 to 25/05/2007
Rome, Italy
The conference explores the concrete issues on "3C" (Continuity, Collaboration, Communication) and their influence on the eHealth infostructure (e.g. dissemination and customisation of clinical pathways, clinical datasets, reference terminologies vs. value sets, patient summaries). Read more
There are many people who cannot care for themselves in their everyday life: they could be elderly, have recently undergone surgery or be suffering from an incurable, degenerative disease. The situation can put a lot of strain on friends and family and reduce the quality of life for those concerned. The use of specially designed technology could be the answer in aiding the handicapped and the elderly to regain their independence. Read more
The European Commission has organised a series of "shadowing days" together with five leading technology companies to show young women that technology is not just "strictly for geeks" and to help promote careers in IT. Six young women were each paired with a successful career woman working in Information Technology. The students followed their mentors for one day as they went about their daily work. Read more
The publication contains the summaries of 40 experiences of regional innovation projects developed by regional authorities in different domains such as enterprise clustering, science/industry networking, delivering information and communications technology (ICT) service for citizens and many more. The case studies are part of the Commission's renewed strategy to proactively support the dissemination and exchange of good practices across the EU. Read more
The proportion of women graduates in information and communications technology (ICT) in Europe is falling, especially compared to other regions of the world. To promote women's careers in ICT, the Commission presented on 8 March, International Women's Day, the video diaries of 6 young women who were given the chance to accompany a successful female engineer or technologist for a day. These show the promising career prospects that are possible for women in ICT. Read more
Regional policy Commissioner, Danuta Hübner, launched on 8 March RegioStars 2008, the new annual awards event for innovative projects in regional development. RegioStars are significant to the 268 regions of the EU as they provide the opportunity to identify, highlight and share good practice. Applications for RegioStars 2008 can be sent by 29 June 2007. The launching of the new award took place in Brussels, at the conference "Regions for Economic Change: Fostering competitiveness through innovative technologies, products and healthy communities" (see IP/07/299) organised by the European Commission in partnership with the Committee of Regions and Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur (PACA region in France). Read more
International Women's Day 2007 – Women and ICT, Brussels, 8 March 2007 Read more
London, United Kingdom
The ParkService project (supported by the eTEN programme) will be demonstrating the use of Internet-connected television and the INDIGO walking aid at a free public event on 27 March in London. The event will be aimed at clinicians, people with Parkinson’s and their carers. ParkService is validating the European market for a new service supporting people with Parkinson’s disease in their own homes. Read more
Bridgestone test facilities near Rome/Italy
eSafetyAware! announces the launching event of 'Choose ESC!'. The event will take place at the Bridgestone test facilities near Rome/Italy on 8 May 2007. ESC (Electronic Stability Control) is an intelligent safety system which, in a situation where the car is sliding-prone, helps the driver avoid loss of control, or correcting it once it has started. ESC can make a significant contribution to road safety in Europe. With its campaign, eSafetyAware! wants to raise awareness of drivers and consumers of the system's benefits to make them 'Choose ESC!'. Speakers in Rome will include Viviane Reding, European Commissioner for the Information Society and Media, and Max Mosley, FIA-President (Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile). Demonstrations will comprise comparative driving of cars with and without ESC. Under the chairmanship of the FIA Foundation, eSafetyAware! is a communication platform consisting of 35 stakeholders in intelligent vehicle safety systems. The European Commission supports the work of eSafetyAware and has observer status. Read more