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Estonian Presidency event: Ministerial eGovernment Conference

The Estonian Presidency of the Council organised the Ministerial eGovernment Conference to discuss how to boost e-governance development and cooperation in Europe. The concrete goal of the conference was to sign the Tallinn Declaration on eGovernment.

 
Tallinn Digital Summit

This Digital Summit is all about our future: data economy, digital skills, eGovernment and cybersecurity - priority topics for the European Commission. In collaboration with the Estonian Presidency several European innovative projects relating to the new ways in which Europeans will live, work, study, move and communicate will be showcased.

 
Fixed Broadband Prices in Europe 2016

This study provides comprehensive data on the 2016 retail prices of fixed broadband offers for consumers in the EU28, Iceland, Norway, Japan, South Korea, Canada and the USA.

 
Study on broadband coverage in Europe 2016

The Broadband Coverage in Europe study is designed to monitor the progress of EU Member States towards their specific broadband coverage objectives, i.e. ‘Universal Broadband Coverage with speeds at least 30 Mbps by 2020’ and ‘Broadband Coverage of 50% of households with speeds at least 100 Mbps by 2020’.

 
Ex-ante Publicity for the Call for Tenders: Study and Technical Assistance for the Development and Maintenance of the Broadband Europe Section of the Digital Single Market Website - SMART 2017/0019

This publication is made pursuant to Article 124.1 of the Rules of Application of the Financial Regulation that provides for an ex-ante publication on the Institutions' websites of contracts with a value up to 135.000 EUR. The European Commission will soon launch a call for tenders for a service contract of a maximum value of EUR 120.000 (one hundred twenty thousand).

 
Digital Single Market in practice: Simplon.co

Simplon.co offers free training in digital skills for disadvantaged and young people across France. This project aims to reduce the digital divide and provide a skilled workforce to help build the EU digital economy.

 
Mariya Gabriel is the new Commissioner for the Digital Economy and Society

Mariya Gabriel has been appointed as the new Member of the European Commission for the Digital Economy and Society. She will contribute to delivering a Digital Single Market, helping to lay the groundwork for Europe's digital future with EU-wide telecommunications networks, digital services that cross borders and a wave of innovative European start-ups.

 
15 June: roaming charges end in the EU

Roaming charges in the European Union will no longer apply from 15 June 2017. The end of roaming charges is a true European success story. From now on, citizens who travel within the EU will be able to call, text and connect on their mobile devices at the same price as they pay at home. Removing roaming charges is one of the greatest and most tangible successes of the EU.

 
Digital Single Market in practice: Podoactiva and Ingecontrol

Podoactiva, a Spanish traditional podiatrist company, saw the potential of digitisation to create a unique method to scan feet in order to produce made-to-measure medical insoles. Podoactiva developed the technology in partnership with Ingecontrol, an IT company who provided them with the specific software.