Digital & Media

30-11-2021

DSA: Re-establishing trust in the internet society

The Digital Services Act (DSA) is a horizontal legislative proposal to regulate the digital ecosystem at large. By safeguarding the rights of internet users, this new legislative framework will play a key role in rebuilding trust in the internet society....
16-06-2021

Unleashing the power of data

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Data is the critical resource of the digital age. As data is an inextricable part of virtually all digital technologies, Europe’s approach to data governance will largely affect EU digital priorities. The way data is managed, stored and processed in...
26-05-2021

Towards a gigabit society: from ambition to reality

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With its Digital Compass, the European Commission set out its digital ambitions for 2030. In a series of events organised in collaboration with the Presidency of the EU Council, GIGAEurope puts these targets at the centre of the debate, looking...
Economy & Jobs 22-04-2021

EU scales up efforts to support the culture and creative industry

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The Culture and Creative Industries (CCIs) have been among the hardest-hit branches by the COVID crisis, losing up to 90% of their revenues since the beginning of the pandemic. In this context, the EU is launching a new initiative to...
04-03-2021

Connectivity and the workplace of tomorrow

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The reality of the ongoing global pandemic has reminded Europe of its reliance on high-capacity and low latency networks as a means to maintain a sense of normalcy in our lives.
02-03-2021

Re-connecting Europe

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Living under the reality of a global pandemic, the world has turned to digital tools to maintain a sense of normality. As Europe charts its recovery from the coronavirus, there is a renewed sense of purpose with regards to the importance of technology in our everyday lives, as well as the need to employ various technologies in order to meet wider political goals.
This event report covers DIGITALEUROPE’s annual Masters of Digital conference.
05-02-2021

Making Europe fit for the digital age

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There has been no greater reliance on digital tools than during the current period, as Europe continues to live under the reality of a global health pandemic. In this context, the European Commission is charting Europe’s digital transition with a...
Over the course of this year, European citizens have had to radically realign their lives to the new reality brought on by the coronavirus crisis. For the most part, this has meant rapidly migrating our personal and professional lives online.
10-12-2020

Legal certainty in the digital world: Lessons for Europe

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Over the course of this year, European citizens have had to radically realign their lives to the new reality brought on by the coronavirus crisis. For the most part, this has meant rapidly migrating our personal and professional lives online.
Non-discrimination 23-11-2020

Media society and non-discrimination: Are we doing enough?

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You can also read the Special Report in Romanian. Racist harassment, violence, and discriminatory ethnic profiling are commonplace in Europe, which increases the importance of the role of the media in exposing discrimination based on ethnic origin. Over the years,...
Following a provisional agreement between the European Council and the European Parliament recently on the EU's next long-term budget, 20% of the outlay has been dedicated to 'digital.' Where the bloc's priorities lie in this broad field, however, is still up for debate.
16-11-2020

Recovering with connectivity: a choice for Europe

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Following a provisional agreement between the European Council and the European Parliament recently on the EU's next long-term budget, 20% of the outlay has been dedicated to 'digital.' Where the bloc's priorities lie in this broad field, however, is still up for debate.
Between 9 and 13 November, the European Commission is hosting its fifth edition of the European Vocational Skills Week, comprising of a series of events and workshops taking place all across the continent, as well as the presentation of a New Pact for Skills.
11-11-2020

Upskilling Europe: The path to a green and digital future

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Between 9 and 13 November, the European Commission is hosting the fifth edition of its European Vocational Skills Week, with a series of events and workshops taking place all across the continent, as well as the presentation of a New...
In early December, the EU will present ambitious new plans to regulate the platform economy in presenting its landmark Digital Services Act together with new digital competition capacities as part of the Digital Markets Act.
30-10-2020

Thinking of the whole ecosystem: EU’s plans to regulate the platform economy

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In early December, the EU will unveil ambitious new plans to regulate the platform economy in presenting its landmark Digital Services Act together with new digital competition capacities as part of the Digital Markets Act.
Transport 26-10-2020

The nexus between data and transport

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Digitalisation and the use of data is increasing in various sectors, not least in transport. As the coronavirus looks set to accelerate the meeting of the digital and mobility worlds, policy-makers and legislators will have to make sure it is...
22-10-2020

Imagining Europe’s Digital Recovery: Options for Investment

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As part of her state of the union speech in September, Commission President Ursula von der Leyen noted that the EU’s recovery fund, the so-called ‘Next Generation EU’ outlay, should be spent on digital projects by member states. Questions have now...
08-06-2020

The coming revolution: Europe’s digital transition in a post-covid world

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Policymakers and legislators in Brussels and across the bloc have been mapping out Europe's emergence out of the coronavirus pandemic with a series of commitments for how tomorrow's digital world should function for citizens across the continent.
29-05-2020

Digital in a post-crisis world

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As Europe slowly begins to emerge out of an unprecedented public health crisis, questions are being posed as to how digital technologies could be leveraged on the bloc to ensure a resilient and stable recovery. Building on from a recent...
14-05-2020

A Man’s world: Challenging gender stereotypes in the tech sector

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With men dominating higher managerial positions in Europe's technology sector, there has been no shortage of calls for greater female empowerment in the industry.
09-03-2020

How the light gets in: Europe’s Photonics Landscape

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Photonics technologies are ubiquitous. Earmarked by the European Commission as a Key Enabling Technology for the 21st Century, photonics equipment is used across quantum computing applications, agricultural technologies, Internet of Things devices, self-driving cars, and healthcare tech, amongst many others.

EU citizens at a legal crossroad

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The Single Market has torn down the economic barriers all across the EU but the legal discrepancies still stand and citizens find themselves too often at a legal crossroad. A strong EU justice system and legal cooperation across the bloc is key to help Europeans deal with their day to day problems.
Future EU 21-10-2019

20 Visions for Europe

We gather 20 unique visions on the next two decades of Europe from public officials, intellectuals, artists, diplomats, athletes, civic actors and business representatives.
Cybersecurity 18-10-2019

Striking a balance: IT infrastructure and digital sovereignty

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As the EU searches for the best path to balance cutting-edge technologies with its future ‘digital sovereignty’, EU policymakers must consider the potential advantages and risks of working with non-EU services providers in technology infrastructure, including 5G.
Data Centre
10-09-2019

Finding digital freedom in a crowded world

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As the EU enters new and uncharted waters in the digital world, a number of pressing questions emerge as to how the bloc can distinguish itself in a highly competitive marketplace.
26-08-2019

Mapping Europe’s tech landscape

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This event report covers some of the burning issues in the context of the European Institute of Technology's annual Digital Conference taking place in mid-September, where politicians and industry experts will get together in order to map out the future of Europe's tech landscape.
Economy & Jobs 12-03-2019

Supporting sports to boost gender equality

Getting to better know your body, having healthier habits, gaining confidence… sports can be a tool for education for children, but also to enhance gender equality. Through its Erasmus + programme, the EU has been funding initiatives that aim at supporting inclusiveness, and integration in athletics events, including gender equality.