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  1. Governance, Public sector Innovation and Social Change

    Governance, Public sector Innovation and Social Change (GISC) research area is focusing on investigating the socio-economic impact of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) that contribute to address fundamental societal challenges, such as the ...

    05 July 2016

  2. Digital Single Market, Platforms and Copyright

    Online services trade in the EU Digital Single Market The creation of a borderless Single Market for trade in goods, services, capital and labour has been a major objective ever since the start of the EU. This objective has been extended to online markets ...

    02 May 2016

  3. ICT R&D and Innovation

    ICT-related innovation represents between 17% and 26% of total innovative output in the EU. With its annual R&D expenditure of €27 Bn (2009), the ICT industry represents 17% of total European Business Expenditure in Research and Development (BERD). Th ...

    07 June 2016

  4. netBravo- measuring internet signal to map connection quality across the EU

    netBravo netBravo netBravo is a free mobile application intended to map the speed, quality and access to the internet. Once installed on the smartphone, netBravo samples the radio waves and monitors the quality of wireless signals in the user's surro ...

    08 July 2016

  5. Safe mobility for the visually impaired

    The JRC has developed SESAMONET- SEcure and SAfe MObility NETwork- designed to improve ease of movement for visually impaired people. The idea consists in using RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) passive transponders (i.e. microchips) to create a path ...

    25 June 2014

  6. Behaviour and ICT policy

    Understanding how people interact with digital technology is relevant to EU policy for a number of reasons. For one, the  digital consumer and citizen needs to be protected, from malicious advertising, on-line tracking, companies tricking them into reveal ...

    05 February 2016

  7. Learning and Skills for the Digital Era

    Learning and skills are key contributors to society and the economy. As modern societies and economies are changing due to, amongst others, globalisation and technological progress, a fundamental transformation of education and training (E&T) througho ...

    07 June 2016

  8. Digital Earth

    Digital Earth is a concept of an interactive digital replica of the entire planet that can facilitate a shared understanding of the multiple relationships between the physical and natural environments and society. To do so, it needs to be accessible globa ...

    30 April 2014

  9. Security for privacy and data protection

    The JRC is carrying out research to assess new and emerging information and communication technologies (ICT) in respect to their impact and associated risks for the European citizen, with the aim to identify ways and measures to protect the citizen agains ...

    30 April 2014

  10. Ethical aspects of new ICT technologies

    New and emerging Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) regularly bring along specific features that have an impact on security. The user is typically exposed to complex and difficult technology details that are not easily understood, such as te ...

    30 April 2014

  11. Citizens' digital footprint

    While interacting with digital information systems, citizens create an increasing trail of personal and individual data. These data are recorded and possibly archived somewhere, owned by someone, and potentially used in various ways. The rise of mobile co ...

    30 April 2014

  12. Cybersecurity

    An increasing number of vital services depend on digital systems – commercial transactions, health, safety, security and others that contribute to our general well-being. Disruptions to these systems – through deliberate "cyber" attacks, natural ...

    30 April 2014

  13. Digital Living

    Based on their enabling characteristics, Information Communication Technologies (ICTs) permit all sectors in society to influence the way we live, work and behave. With citizens becoming active participants in the European Knowledge Society and thus being ...

    07 April 2016

  14. Digital Economy

    The rapid decline in computing costs, the emergence of the Internet as a communication tool and the proliferation of day-to-day applications have profoundly affected the organisation of businesses and of personal life. Consequently, it has also affected g ...

    02 May 2016

  15. Human capital for territorial growth

    11 Oct 2016 The JRC Annual Conference 2016 will focus on the importance of human capital for the prosperity of regions and cities. The conference will take place on 11 October, at the Bozar in Brussels, within the framework of the European Week of Regions ...

    06 July 2016

  16. Macro-Regional Innovation Week

    26 Sep 2016 to 30 Sep 2016 Innovation is not a phenomenon that occurs in a vacuum, it is intimately linked to local conditions and eco-systems and one of its key drivers is the complex interaction between the economic, scientific, academic, human and inte ...

    18 July 2016

  17. Policy for reproduction and reuse

    Opening up Education: A Support Framework for Higher Education Institutions  is available for reuse, according to the reuse policy of the European Commission, which is implemented by a Decision of 12 December 2011. You can reproduce it (copy and redistrib ...

    12 July 2016

  18. Virtual Currencies: combating fraud and counterfeiting of non-cash means of payments

    28 Jun 2016 The JRC is organising, in collaboration with the Directorate-General for Migration and Home Affairs and EUROPOL, a workshop about Virtual Currencies in the context of fight against fraud and counterfeiting of non-cash means of payments. This w ...

    23 June 2016

  19. Policy for reproduction and reuse

    DigCompOrg report is available for reuse, according to the reuse policy of the European Commission, which is implemented by a Decision of 12 December 2011. You can reproduce it (copy and redistribute it in any medium or format) and reuse it (adapt, transl ...

    12 July 2016

  20. Policy for reproduction and reuse

    EntreComp report is available for reuse, according to the reuse policy of the European Commission, which is implemented by a Decision of 12 December 2011. You can reproduce it (copy and redistribute it in any medium or format) and reuse it (adapt, transla ...

    08 July 2016

  21. New Commission app measures internet signal to map connection quality across the EU

    07 Jul 2016 The JRC has developed an application that will help EU citizens travelling abroad in Europe to see the quality of Wi-Fi, 4G, 3G, and GSM signals they can get in their surroundings. 'netBravo', allows the user to monitor different var ...

    07 July 2016

  22. Science and Policy Making: towards a new dialogue

    29 Sep 2016 to 30 Sep 2016 The European Commission, as part of its Scientific Advice Mechanism, and the International Network for Government Science Advice (INGSA), will jointly organise the 2 nd International Conference on Government Science Advice, whic ...

    31 May 2016

  23. European Digital Competence Framework for Teachers (DigCompTeach)

    The teaching professions face rapidly changing demands, which require a new broader and more sophisticated set of competences than before. In the area of teachers' digital competence, there are several national (e.g. Norway, Slovenia) and internation ...

    15 June 2016

  24. Entrepreneurship Competence Framework

    The report EntreComp: The Entrepreneurship Competence Framework defines and describes what entrepreneurship as a competence is in order to provide a common understanding and reference for initiatives dealing with entrepreneurial learning. Structure The En ...

    06 June 2016

  25. Competence frameworks: the European approach to teach and learn 21st century skills

    10 Jun 2016 On 10 June 2016, the Commission adopted a new and comprehensive Skills Agenda for Europe. The aim is to ensure that people develop a broad set of skills from early on in life and to make the most of Europe’s human capital, which will ultimatel ...

    13 June 2016