Future Connectivity

Eastern Europe 23-09-2021

Digital connectivity can fix the EU’s faltering Eastern Partnership

Relations between the EU and its eastern neighbours a going backwards. But a combination of renegotiated trade agreements and digital connectivity could reverse the tide, writes Dan Dalton.
Economy & Jobs 29-06-2020

The new ERA must do more for gender equality

As we slowly emerge from the coronavirus outbreak in Europe, one thing is clear – it has brought to the front various aspects of gender equality issues in Research and Innovation (R&I), writes Marcela Linkova.
Digital & Media 10-04-2020

Europe, stay strong: Spring is coming

It’s sunny and warm in Shenzhen now, and the restaurants and cafes are serving lunch to young professionals and workers in the open air. Abraham Liu, Huawei Vice President for the European Region paints a picture of life in China, as the country gets overs the recent public health crisis.
EU-China 26-12-2019

2020: Critical year for EU-China relations

2020 will be a decisive year for the EU’s relations with China and its success will largely depend on the fate of the long-running bilateral investment treaty negotiations, writes Fraser Cameron.
5G 19-06-2019

Protecting Europe from China will strengthen the future of NATO

Competition with China is mostly economic, but NATO members need to pay attention. American and European interests align when it comes to the growing strategic competition between the Western alliance and China, writes Douglas Lute.
Digital & Media 17-04-2019

Connected cars: Licensing traffic jam drives automakers to turn to EU antitrust law

Antitrust complaints are like London buses. You don’t get one for ages then four come at once in the same industry. That’s what has happened this past month in the auto sector, writes Mike Sax, Chairman of ACT, The App Association.
Development Policy 12-03-2019

Here’s what the Brussels conference can do for Syria’s children

The Brussels III Conference on Supporting the Future of Syria and the region kicks off today in Brussels. Delphine Moralis explains why education must be top of the agenda.
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Cybersecurity 05-03-2019

Digital trust is built on standards and facts

Trust is the foundation for a healthy digital environment. But as technology evolves, building trust becomes more difficult. Telecom operators that once ran closed networks are now running open ones connected to the internet. The world lacks a common and unified understanding of cybersecurity.
Economy & Jobs 27-02-2019

Greece 4.0: Leveraging technological change for an inclusive and sustained economic recovery

How can the Greek economy continue its recovery? Investing in skills and technological change will be part of the solution, argues Cyril Muller.
5G 26-02-2019

Digital iron curtain makes no sense in the 5G era 

Constructing a digital iron curtain would disrupt the technology market and hurt consumers, writes Zhang Ming, China's Ambassador to the EU.
Global Europe 26-11-2018

Culture is the bridge to humanity

We need alternative narratives to tackle extremist discourses and radicalisation, and this is why we have to invest more in culture, writes Stavros Papagianneas.
Economy & Jobs 20-11-2018

Digital skills are essential to youth employment

Organising a videoconference, storing documents in the cloud, finding reliable information on the Internet or protecting your data... Digital skills have become essential in the labour market, especially for young people.
Digital & Media 15-10-2018

5G and IoT licensing: Are we better connected?

A vital first step to making a European success story of 5G and the ‘Internet of Things’ is to help businesses manufacturing connected products understand the wireless technology licensing environment. That is why a group of innovative European companies have published a detailed draft guidance to help inform them.
Digital & Media 27-09-2018

Royalty stacking builds a big wall for small business IoT innovators

Last week it was Apple, next month it’s Google and last month it was Samsung. Each unveiling their latest smartphones to an expectant public. The latest features will be scrutinised. And, naturally, the prices to the consumer will be debated, writes Brian Scarpelli.

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Economy & Jobs 17-09-2018

How the EU should support teachers in meeting professional needs

The European Trade Union Committee for Education (ETUCE) organises a public event in Brussels, Belgium on 19 September.
Future EU 21-05-2018

Tackling EU child poverty through Child Guarantee

Based on figures from 2016, nearly 26.4% of children across the EU are experiencing, or are at risk of experiencing, poverty or social exclusion. But the EU has one potential policy development to deal with this worrying trend, write Joanna Hofman and Katie Stewart.
Economy & Jobs 11-05-2018

A place for children in the EU’s budget

Last week, the Commission announced a budget that ‘’protects, empowers and defends’’. But who exactly are we protecting empowering and defending? Not Europe’s children nor their counterparts in the developing world. Children are not even mentioned in this proposal.
Economy & Jobs 30-04-2018

Schools of tomorrow – building and transforming skills for a digital world

Europe’s bid to lead the digital and advanced technology trend will be lost if the EU and national governments don’t take steps to make skills development in digitisation their priority. Digital skills need to be conveyed at all levels and in all forms of education to ensure Europe’s global position, writes Martina Dlabajová.
5G 12-03-2018

Pushing boundaries: Thoughts on the tech milestone we’re about to reach

It’s been almost ten years since the commercial rollout of 4G created the connected world we live in today. And the new buzzword now is 5G, writes Tony Graziano.
5G 12-03-2018

Europe’s new era – only possible with 5G

If the EU misses out on 5G it could lead to a drain of world leading tech companies in Europe (of which there are only a few), if it wants to catch up to America and China then it has to deliver on 5G before anyone else, writes Gunnar Hökmark.
Economy & Jobs 11-12-2017

European Solidarity Corps caught in contradictions

In September 2016, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker unexpectedly announced the creation of a European Solidarity Corps. A welcome proposal, but it has been hijacked for enhancing employability instead of focusing on personal development, writes Florian Sanden.
Competition 01-12-2017

Europe’s opportunity to lead on 5G deployment is dwindling

Europe’s window of opportunity to lead on 5G deployment is closing fast, writes Gabriel Solomon. A repeat of Europe’s mistake on 4G roll out would be regrettable.
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Economy & Jobs 22-11-2017

The role of teachers and school heads in improving Vocational Education and Training

The European Trade Union Committee for Education (ETUCE) is pleased to announce the forthcoming public hearing on “The role of teachers and school heads in improving the status of Vocational Education and Training".
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Digital & Media 20-11-2017

Cutting-edge communication network vital for digitalisation

The widespread rollout of 5G technology in the coming years will make digitalisation and the Internet of Things an integral part of all aspects of our daily lives, writes T-Systems.