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Business to Government (B2G) data sharing workshop - 5th and final workshop

The 5th (and last) workshop of the B2G data sharing in cities series of workshops aimed to draw conclusions from the series of meetings and put forward recommendations for future activities. The workshop was attended by around 40 participants from cities and communities as well as Commission services, and was moderated by Lodewijk Noordzij from Eurocities.

"EDIH Heatmap" Information and Exchange webinar

This webinar was organized by DIHNET, Vanguard and BOWI on 29 June 2021. EDIH consortia could learn about the EDIH Heatmap, a structure to discuss the strengths and gaps in the consortium and to develop a competence profile.

4th B2G data sharing workshop - A private sector perspective

For years, cities and communities have been raising their voices about the importance of privately held data for their city management; to know where traffic flows are, where tourists come from or what consumer purchasing patterns are in certain parts of town. These data are regularly collected by companies, but for various reasons, are often not shared or not shared in a format useful for policy-making. Research shows that some approaches already exist to tap into such data, but they are often sub-optimal and do not scale up. A series of business-to-government (B2G) workshops are organised to discuss such approaches; the first three workshops have focused on the experiences of cities in accessing data, while today's workshop gave an insight into the perspective of the private sector.

Summary of the State of Play of the European Digital Innovation Hubs meeting with Member States Representatives

On 17 June 2021 an on-line information meeting provided the latest updates to the European Digital Innovation Hubs (EDIH) Work Programme and the upcoming evaluations to the representatives of Member States. We took the opportunity to have an informal dialogue on the situation in the various countries. Several Member States expressed their concerns related to the uncertainties on the co-funding mechanisms and to the delays in the approval of the workprogramme.

B2G data sharing in energy – 3rd B2G Data Sharing Workshop

Smart energy management in cities is a key to achieving the green and digital transition. This was the focus of the third in a series of five workshops on business to government (B2G) data sharing in cities. Helsinki, Rennes Metropole and Milan shared their experiences, followed by an engaging discussion with around 30 European cities.

The 'News Initiative'

A free, viable and pluralistic media environment is key to keeping citizens informed, holding power to account, and strengthening open, democratic societies.

Guidance on Article 17 of Directive 2019/790 on Copyright in the Digital Single Market

The aim of this guidance is to support a correct and coherent transposition of Article 17 across the Member States, paying particular attention to the need to balance fundamental rights and the use of exceptions and limitations, as required by Article 17(10). The guidance could also be of assistance to market players when complying with national legislations implementing Article 17.

Latest results from SPARTA CAPE programme

The CAPE program addresses assessment of cybersecurity properties for software, with a focus on two specific areas, cyberphysical systems and complex systems of systems. For cyberphysical systems, the objective is to propose a method to jointly specify security and safety properties - security-safety co-design. The main challenge is the complexity of the co-design to address all the certification schemes. For complex systems of systems, the objective is to take into account the DevOps paradigm, where services are deployed at the same time as they are being developed, and where they are leveraging a lot of external libraries. The challenge here is to extend the assessment scope over time, and to assess external code.

CyberSec4Europe event: Developing SME Cybersecurity Resilience in Europe

On the evening of 5 May during its 2021 Spring General Meeting, CyberSec4Europe hosted an online panel discussion entitled, Developing SME Cybersecurity Resilience in Europe. Following an introduction from Mark Weinmeister, Secretary of State for European Affairs of the State of Hessen and Kai Rannenberg, Goethe University Frankfurt and co-ordinator of CyberSec4Europe, moderator David Goodman from Trust in Digital Life introduced the panellists: • Martin Übelhör Head of Cybersecurity Industry and Innovation, DG CONNECT, European Commission • Annika Linck Senior EU Policy Manager, European DIGITAL SME Alliance • Nicholas Ferguson Trust-IT Services, Partner, CYBERWISER.EU; Project Coordinator, • José Francisco Ruiz Atos Spain, Technical Coordinator, Cyber-GEIGER

DigitALL Public conference

The DigitALL Public conference, held on 20, 21 and 22 April 2021, was the closing event of the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) Digital and the Interoperability solutions for public administrations, businesses and citizens (ISA²) programmes. Together with the Member States, these programmes have helped build cross-border public services for citizens, provided free interoperable solutions to companies and connected various organisations in different sectors.

Get started with B2G Data Sharing - 1st B2G Data Sharing Workshop

The first in a series of 5 workshops on B2G data sharing in cities was held on 5 May, setting the scene for an open, peer-to-peer discussion among EU cities on their experiences of business-to-government (B2G) data sharing and how to scale up these practices in cities and regions across Europe.

Results of the new European Data Market study 2021-2023

The European Data Market (EDM) monitoring tool will continue to provide essential information to the European Commission on the size and trends of the EU data market and data economy, the number of data professionals, the number of data companies and the revenues created by them.