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Cloud & Software (Unit E.2)

Cloud & Software (Unit E.2)

Today the Commission receives industry technology roadmap on cloud and edge

27 CEOs of leading European companies submitted to the European Commission, a roadmap outlining technological priorities for investment needed to strengthen Europe's leadership in cloud and edge technologies. The companies agree to continue cooperating and further elaborating this strategic technology roadmap in the framework of the forthcoming Alliance for Industrial Data, Edge and Cloud.

Impact of Open Source Software and Hardware on the European economy

The following topics will be addressed throughout the course of the day: Preview of the economic impact of open source; Open source policy trends around the world; Latest initiatives of the European Commission and Member States; Discussions on findings and actions with experts from academia, business and policy. The event is organised in the context of a current study conducted by OpenForum Europe (OFE) and Fraunhofer ISI.

Towards a next generation cloud for Europe

The European Commission and the German Presidency of the Council of the European Union welcome the political will expressed by all 27 Member States on the next generation cloud for Europe. This secure and competitive cloud offering is essential to provide the trustworthy data processing infrastructure and services that public administrations, businesses and citizens require in Europe.

Study and survey on the impact of Open Source Software and Hardware in the EU economy

Fraunhofer ISI and OpenForum Europe are conducting a study for the European Commission which shall investigate in detail the economic impact of Open Source Software (OSS) and Open Source Hardware (OSH) on the European economy. The study should identify strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and challenges of open source in relevant ICT policies.

Study on economic values of data flows

The European Commission is looking for tenderers who will conduct a study that allows for the measurement of intra- and extra-EU data flows and their associated economic values.

Towards a more secure and trusted cloud in Europe

The European Union Agency for Cybersecurity (ENISA) has been tasked by the European Commission to prepare a cybersecurity certification candidate scheme for cloud services, taking into account existing and relevant schemes and standards. The EU Cybersecurity Act adopted in June 2019 provides the framework to develop a European-wide cybersecurity certification scheme for ICT services, products and processes.

High-level conference on data economy

This conference will gather a broad spectrum of aspects on data economy in order to showcase solutions and to define the principles for a sustainable, competitive and human-driven data economy. The programme will focus on the theme of human-centric data economy featuring the public and private sectors, non-governmental organisations and civil society. The conference is organised by the Finnish Ministries of Transport and Communications, Finance and Education and Culture.