Registration is open and the agenda is online for the next training day for European national and regional Broadband Competence Offices (BCOs).
Digital Agenda Community
The CEMA Summit will bring together EU decision-makers, industry leaders, farmers’ representatives, digital experts, and agri-food stakeholders. Isane Aparicio, Deputy Director of the Broadband Competence Offices Support Facility, will speak on "The Broadband Challenge: EU support to connect rural areas".
All the European Union Member States and EFTA countries signed the 'eGovernement Declaration' in Tallin on 6 October 2017. The declaration was signed during the Ministerial Meeting which took place in the framework of the eGovernement Ministerial Conference. This was chaired by Minister Urve Palo, representing the Estonian Presidency of the Council of the EU and in the presence of Andrus Ansip, European Commission Vice-President for the Digital Single Market.
The European Commission has opened a consultation on the High Performance Computing Initiative in Europe. The Commission wants to gather stakeholders’ opinions on the key areas of the future EU-wide initiative on HPC that will support the development of the next generation of computing and data infrastructure in Europe.
The aim of the targeted consultation is to collect feedback in order to define EuroHPC, a new legal and financial instrument to boost High Performance Computing in Europe.
Around 80 representatives from business, European and national public authorities, civil society and academia came together for the seventh Community of Practice for better self- and co-regulation meeting to discuss SRCR aspects within new EC initiatives and explore how to enhance and ensure the best possible SRCR practice across the EU.
A new website to monitor the pace of research and innovation within the EU is now online. It provides data and analyses at both national and EU level.
Final study report explores how examples of open innovation can be used to direct information and communications technology (ICT) public policy, two innovation Challenges were run as part of the project. A thought-leader workshop was then held to discuss the outcomes and implications of the Challenges, and explore how crowdsourcing can be more widely used in public policy and the potential for up-scaling.
Nowadays, in times of a highly changing environment, self- and co-regulation actions are an important element of the policy toolbox. They are critical to effectively address societal challenges.
The CoP convened for the second time to build on first achievements and provide further impetus to the Community. A packed meeting room, prompted speakers and participants, fruitful discussions: this meeting led to pragmatic conclusions and ideas.
This first meeting gathered interested stakeholders as well as experts supporting the vision and bringing a contribution to this endeavour. More than 100 people actively participated in this first meeting of the CoP, chaired by Robert Madelin, director general of DG CONNECT.