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Commission Decision on Ukraine joining the work of BEREC

Today, the Commission adopted a Decision authorising the national regulatory authority of Ukraine responsible for electronic communications to participate in BEREC, the Body of European Regulators for Electronic Communications (‘BEREC’) and the BEREC Office, the agency supporting BEREC.

BETTEReHEALTH supports deployment of eHealth in African lower income countries for better health outcomes

BETTEReHEALTH, funded under Horizon Europe and started in January 2021, aims at mapping and identifying human, technical and public policy factors that are barriers or enablers for eHealth implementation in low and lower middle income countries in Africa. BETTEReHEALTH will coordinate and support the deployment of sustainable eHealth solutions to derive strategies and policies for more successful use of eHealth, and thus better health.

Cultural Heritage @home

Museums, opera houses and tourist attractions across Europe and the world are making more and more content available online to make the self-isolation and social distancing more enjoyable and relaxing for everyone in times of confinement.

EU-Asia Connectivity: Building Bridges for a Sustainable Future

How can connectivity bring the EU and Asia closer? From geopolitics and economics to standards and finance, join European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the Asian Development Bank Takehiko Nakao and many others at the EU-Asia Connectivity Forum.

Meet the jury of the European Broadband Awards 2019

The projects applying for the European Broadband Awards 2019 will be assessed by a jury composed of five European broadband experts with comprehensive experience. The jury will select the finalists and the winners in each of the five award categories. The jury members are: Ivančica Urh, Mart Võrklaev, Koen Salemink, Maija Ahokas & Konstantinos Champidis.

Summary of the Digital4Med Conference

This event was organised by the European Commission on 8 April 2019 as the first step towards developing a connectivity and data strategy for the Southern Mediterranean countries (South Med). It gathered 200 participants from governmental and private organisations from the North and South of the Mediterranean. The conference discussed how the changes brought by the EU's Digital Single Market offer the opportunity to put our relationship with the South Med on a new footing, focusing on areas that can have the biggest impact and where the EU has relevant experience and demonstrated expertise.

H2020 - What can your Health National Contact Point do for you?

Societal Challenge 1 National Contact Points (SC1 NCPs), also referred to as “Health NCPs”, are people nominated by the national authorities in Member States and Associated Countries to provide assistance to potential Horizon 2020 applicants in their countries.

New Africa-Europe Digital Economy Partnership - report of the EU-AU Digital Economy Task Force

The European Union-African Union Digital Economy Task Force (EU-AU DETF) provides a platform of partnership for the private sector, donors, international organisations, financial institutions and civil society based on a shared understanding of how an already fast evolving African digital transformation can achieve cross-border integration, and bring benefits to all citizens. During 6 months, the EU-AU DETF developed a shared vision, a set of common agreed principles and a list of policy recommendations and actions focusing on four main objectives. You can read the final report here.

16th Information Society Dialogue between the United States and the European Union - Joint statement

On May 23, 2019, the United States of America hosted the 16th U.S.-EU Information Society Dialogue (ISD) in Washington, D.C. Robert Strayer, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Cyber and International Communications and Information Policy, U.S. Department of State, and Roberto Viola, Director General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology (DG CONNECT), European Commission, co-chaired the dialogue.

Real-time WhatsApp advice aids surgery in rural Malawi

A instant messaging group, that arose as part of a EU funded project called SURG-Africa, allows health workers to ask specialists for advice before – or sometimes during – surgical operations. The aim is to expand access to safe surgery in sub-Saharan Africa through training, supervision and the increased use of the World Health Organization’s surgical safety checklist.

Packing some power: storing energy at ultra high temperatures

Is it possible to store energy at extremely high temperatures of up to 2000ºC? What are the advantages of having such technology? And what are the challenges when it comes to developing it? These are just some of the burning questions scientists from the FET-Open Amadeus project are trying to answer at an experimental foundry in Norway.