About: ICT

The Cap and the Digital Single Market
Digital 08-11-2016

The CAP and the Digital Single Market

Internet connectivity has become vital to modern agriculture.

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Switch
Digital 25-09-2016

Digital revolution at #SWITCHVilnius: skills for the jobs of the future. Let’s get them and boost Europe!

Which region is becoming the next big region with many tech companies? How can Europe boost the Digital Single market and get a bigger share of the global #appeconomy pie?

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Steven Tas
Digital 05-09-2016

Steven Tas, ETNO EB Chair – A new Digital Union

We have to substantially reform our European policies for digital networks and services. Small changes will not be enough.

Women in ICT
Digital 28-04-2016

Women in ICT – How do EU member states measure up?

Women are underrepresented in the technology industry in Europe, constituting only 18% of the workforce.

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What are you going to make?
Digital 28-04-2016

What are you going to make?

On International Girls in ICT Day, Microsoft wants to inspire more young women about the potential of STEM studies.

Paving the way for women in technology

To mark International Girls in ICT Day 2016, we are calling for greater efforts to close the gap between aspiration and achievement for young women around the world, writes Sylvie Laffarge.

Trade & Society 15-03-2016

Taiwanese official: Some EU countries overlook the potential of deeper bilateral ties

Opportunities for further cooperation between Taiwan and the EU have sometimes been overlooked by some EU member states. It is time to boost our bilateral economic ties, starting with signing a Taiwan-EU bilateral investment agreement, says Lee Yao-Hsiung.

Digital Skills in Europe
Digital 14-10-2015

INFOGRAPHIC: Digital skills in Europe

SPECIAL REPORT / Most jobs today require some digital and ICT skills. Jobseekers will have a harder time finding work without them.

Facebook Data Center Server Board
Digital 13-05-2015

Renewable energy vital for internet lifestyles says Greenpeace

A Greenpeace report released on Tuesday (12 May) accused utilities of hampering efforts to use renewable energy to power data centres needed for services hosted in the cloud.

Digital 24-04-2015

ICT is for women, too

Acknowledging the gender issue sporadically in a male-dominated ICT sector is no longer enough if businesses are serious about bridging the gender gap, writes Afke Schaart.

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#Media4EU 13-02-2015

EU Community launches new tool for relevant experts

On 29 January, EURACTIV's flagship innovation project EU Community, presented the beta version of its first tool: EurActory.

Digital 15-01-2015

EU could legislate to make cloud and office servers greener

SPECIAL REPORT: European Commission officials are considering whether to regulate to enforce energy efficiency standards on enterprise servers, technology vital for cloud computing.

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Economy & Jobs 13-11-2014

Growth Through Skills and Diversity

Jobs in the field of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) are expected to continue to grow. But the skills in supply are not matching the demand. Especially women’s STEM participation rates have been in decline since the 1980s resulting in a potential shortage of up to 900,000 ICT professionals in Europe by 2020. Action is needed.

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Economy & Jobs 18-10-2013

How Innovation is Changing in Europe: an interview with OECD’s Andrew Wyckoff

Andrew W. Wyckoff, director for science, technology and industry at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, on how to drive forward innovation and digital advancement in Europe.

 

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Future EU 20-09-2013

eParticipation in the EU – Engaging Citizens in Policy Issues

eParticipation showcases how Web-based eParticipation initiatives, such as Puzzled by Policy [www.puzzledbypolicy.eu] and OurSpace [www.joinourspace.eu], can enhance traditional participation mechanisms, by providing accessibility, transparency, and real-time interaction.

Digital 24-04-2013

Tackling the gender imbalance in the communications sector

Brussels will host a "Girls in ICT" event on 25 April, co-organised by the European Commission, the European Parliament and the International Telecommunications Union. The event will seek ways of attracting women to ICT jobs, writes Anne Bouverot.

Digital 22-02-2013

Kroes: Europe needs a digital ecosystem to create growth

Europe's ICT sector is falling behind its Asian and American competitors due to the lack of skills and lack of women active in the sector. Europe needs a digital ecosystem as the evidence of the sector's impact on growth is endless, says Neelie Kroes, European Commission vice-president.

22-02-2013

Kroes: Industry ‘morally obliged’ to help youth get ICT skills, jobs

SPECIAL REPORT / Europe’s ICT industry has a ‘moral’ obligation to pull behind the Commission’s new Grand Coalition for Digital Growth and Jobs and help young people get jobs, Commission vice president, in charge of the digital economy, has told EURACTIV in an interview.

Digital 20-02-2013

Brussels plans fresh push for more women in ICT jobs

SPECIAL REPORT / The European Commission in June plans to publish a survey explaining why Europe’s information and communication technology (ICT) sector has too few women despite a projected deficit of 700,000 skilled workers by 2015.

18-02-2013

Commission co-opts private sector in grand ICT skills venture

SPECIAL REPORT / The European Commission in March is due to launch an initiative designed to close the gap between an unskilled workforce and the EU’s growing demand for information and communications technology (ICT).

Should teachers bring ICT into the classroom?

Education experts and lawmakers gathered this week in Brussels at the invitation of US software giant Microsoft to debate the role that information and communication technologies (ICT) should play in education.

Digital 22-10-2012

UN envoy: Affordable broadband a global challenge

The UN Broadband Commission for digital development has set four targets related to accessibility, affordability and getting online in order to reach the UN Millennium Development Goals. Among these, universal access to broadband seems to be manageable, but affordability is and will continue to be the bigger problem, says Suvi Lindén.

Mobile, ICT sectors call for EU data privacy reform

The EU needs to tackle discrepancies between the proposed Data Protection Regulation and the 2002 ePrivacy Directive because they could create inconsistent privacy experiences and rights for consumers, say trade organisations representing the mobile and ICT sectors.

Energy 02-10-2012

Replacing laptops harms the environment, study shows

Upgrading old laptops is more energy-efficient than purchasing newer, 'greener' models, German scientists said on Monday (1 October).