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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 ...

    07 April 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. Bioinformatics

    Developing and running software tools and methods able to organise, store, retrieve and analyse large volumes of biological data is what bioinformatics is all about. At the JRC, we apply bioinformatics to genetic data, i.e. to DNA sequences, for the detec ...

    29 June 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. Standards for wireless services

    The radio spectrum is the key enabler for innovative wireless services, including digital broadband and smart infrastructures (such as future internet, smart grid and intelligent transport systems). As a limited natural resource, the radio spectrum must b ...

    02 September 2015

  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. Internet surveillance systems

    Monitoring the internet regularly is crucial for the global security community to detect emerging threats, such as public health outbreaks and various types of instability. By applying its core scientific competences in computer science and computational ...

    01 September 2015

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. 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

  16. 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

  17. Encrypted material: a challenge for law enforcement investigations

    10 Jun 2016 Encryption represents an important challenge for judicial investigations throughout Europe. Law enforcement authorities are increasingly collecting encrypted evidence material. The technical difficulties associated with decrypting this potenti ...

    10 June 2016

  18. New momentum for ICT, services and public-private cooperation

    01 Jun 2016 The European Commission presented on 1st June its vision on how European standard setting should evolve in the light of technological developments, political priorities and global trends. It also announced next steps on the Joint Initiative on ...

    01 June 2016

  19. ICTs in the Economy: empirical evidence and measurement challenges

    18 Feb 2016 to 19 Feb 2016 The JRC organised an expert workshop within the framework of the PREDICT project on ICTs in the Economy: empirical evidence and measurement challenges. Presentations and the debate addressed a broad array of aspects, including t ...

    07 June 2016

  20. Commission proposes new e-commerce rules to help consumers and companies reap full benefit of Single Market

    25 May 2016 On 25 May 2016, the European Commission tabled a package of measures to allow consumers and companies to buy and sell products and services online more easily and confidently across the EU. Delivering on its Digital Single Market and Single Ma ...

    25 May 2016

  21. Digital technologies and social innovation trigger the success of social services

    17 May 2016 A social enterprise recruits homeless people to work as tourist guides and uses the web to raise awareness about homelessness. Another one supports welfare beneficiaries by training selected individuals living with long-term conditions to help ...

    17 May 2016

  22. Computer-assisted method and device for restoring three-dimensional images

    The present invention relates generally to reproducing images in three dimensions and more particularly to synthesizing holograms digitally and reproducing images in three dimensions from those holograms. There is provided a method of reproducing at least ...

    30 May 2016

  23. Spread-spectrum code for satellite navigation system

    One embodiment of the invention provides a method of creating a set of secondary spreading codes for use in a satellite navigation system comprising a constellation of satellites. Each satellite in the constellation employs a tiered spreading code compris ...

    30 May 2016

  24. European Innovation Policies in the Digital Single Market – Present and Future Challenges

    08 Apr 2016 In the context of their joint EURIPIDIS project on ICT innovation *, the JRC and DG CONNECT jointly organised a workshop on European Innovation Policies in the Digital Single Market- Present and Future Challenges. The objective of the workshop ...

    08 May 2016

  25. Helping educational organisations to go digital

    28 Apr 2016 The JRC has designed the first pan-European conceptual model to help educational organisations self-assess the use and integration of digital technologies and resources in the learning process. The framework also supports policymakers in devis ...

    28 April 2016