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Economy & Jobs 06-12-2021

Growing small businesses in a digital world

In November, seven nonprofit organisations from across Europe and the Middle East came together for the Google.org Skills Week on SMB Mentorship.
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Economy & Jobs 25-11-2021

Brave New World of Work?

Justin Nogarede is Digital Policy Adviser at FEPS (Foundation for European Progressive Studies). Introduction With the Covid-19 pandemic, the shift to digital tools and algorithmic systems at the workplace has accelerated. While some of this is obviously helpful – such...
Agrifood 22-11-2021

Horizon Europe opens new doors to fund rural digitalisation

The European Union's main research programme, Horizon Europe, opens new ways to reinforce rural digitalisation and technologies in the agri-food business through international projects and funds beyond those already earmarked in the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP).
Digital & Media 12-11-2021

€2 billion in Digital Europe funding approved by Commission

The Commission has adopted the first three work programmes for its Digital Europe Programme, totalling almost €2 billion in green and digital transition funding.

Digital divide hinders European citizens’ voice in local matters

European cities are using online tools to engage their inhabitants, but a lack of digital skills and access could amplify existing inequalities.
Digital & Media 12-11-2021

Digital Brief powered by Facebook: whistleblower European tour, DMA approved, Google fined

Welcome to EURACTIV’s Digital Brief, your weekly update on all things digital in the EU.
Digital & Media 09-11-2021

Low supply of digital services an obstacle to Germany’s digitalisation

The use of digital services in Germany is mainly hampered by low supply and limited practicability, a representative study by the Boston Consulting Group has found. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Agrifood 05-11-2021

Germany’s rural residents happy with quality of life, bemoan job diversity

A majority of residents in rural regions in Germany are satisfied with their quality of life the situation is less positive when it comes to jobs, digitalisation and public transport links, a study commissioned by the agriculture ministry published on Monday (1 November) found. EURACTIV Germany reports.
5G 29-10-2021

Austria to also rely on Huawei in 5G rollout

Austria is on course to expand its 5G network, using Chinese supplier Huawei despite other countries refusing to partner with them and some going as far as banning the company due to supposed security risks. EURACTIV Germany reports.
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Digital must be at the centre of our climate action plan

We urgently need to take bold actions to counter the global existential threat of climate change and to promote a green economic recovery.
Digital & Media 22-10-2021

China’s digital policy and the impact on European businesses

China has been pushing an aggressive agenda on a number of digital issues. We discussed the Chinese strategy to regulate the tech sector, and its implication for European businesses, with Vera Demary.
Digital & Media 20-10-2021

What Germany’s likely coalition has in store for digitalisation

Germany's Social Democrats (SPD), the business-friendly FDP and the Greens, who are soon to hold coalition talks, have pointed to digitalisation as one of the top priorities in a preliminary coalition agreement. EURACTIV Germany reports.
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Open-es, the digital platform for the sustainable supply chain development

A digital platform connecting companies that want to pursue the sustainable development of their businesses. It is called Open-es, an innovative initiative established by the collaboration between Eni, Boston Consulting Group and Google Cloud.
Digital & Media 10-09-2021

German parties offer conflicting views on the EU digital future

Digitalisation is one of the hot topics of Germany’s upcoming federal election and the parties are offering different visions of what Germany’s role in EU digital policymaking should be and the ways to foster digital sovereignty and strategic autonomy.
Agrifood 27-08-2021

Agrifood CAPitals: Some well-earned R&R

In this first CAPitals brief, the EURACTIV network takes a look at 13 EU country's recovery and resilience (R&R) plans. From digital to food security, what do these plans hold in store for the agrifood sector?
Economy & Jobs 13-07-2021

Assess full effects of technology on work before regulating, warns EU tech lawmaker

EU lawmakers should make sure they see the full effects of technological change on working patterns before they regulate them, as we are likely to see a continued shift towards remote and flexible employment, policymakers said at an event hosted by EURACTIV on the future of work across the bloc.
Economy & Jobs 12-07-2021

The future of work in the EU – Challenges in a fast-changing world

The way we work, and our societies more broadly, are undergoing fundamental transformations in a context of globalisation, demographic changes, and the rapid advance of technologies.
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Digital & Media 25-05-2021

Capturing Europe’s Connectivity Momentum

With the Digital Compass targets, the EU sets a clear course towards achieving its digital sovereignty ambition by 2030. Concrete targets on connectivity, digital skills, public services and transformation of businesses aim to enable Europe to play a leadership role...
Railways 29-04-2021

Rail companies should upskill workers for shift to digital: EU Commissioner

The digitalisation of the rail sector will create ‘quality jobs’ but many existing workers will need to reskill to meet the demands of new technology, according to EU employment commissioner Nicolas Schmit.
Automated vehicles 26-03-2021

Digital solutions can stem the economic toll of road congestion, official says

Digitalising European roads will save lives, reduce harmful polluting emissions, and cut down the “pure economic waste” caused by traffic congestion, according to an EU official.
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Transport 10-03-2021

The CEF ITS Corridors and the European ITS Platform contributing to the Green Deal and the Digitalisation challenges

The European Union activated an ambitious plan on two of the most fundamental subjects for the life of its citizens, namely the Green Deal and the Digital Strategy. Global climate change can put at risk the quality of life of the people,...
Digital & Media 04-03-2021

Digitalisation in times of COVID – Impacts on operations, business models and employees

COVID-19 has hit businesses hard, interrupting their operations, inducing low consumer demand and causing additional costs. But many companies were still able to make use of these unique circumstances to accelerate their digital transformation. They created customer-oriented technological solutions that...

EU cancer plan to create control centre for coordinating cancer efforts

The much-awaited ‘Europe’s Beating Cancer Plan’ intends to create a knowledge centre to coordinate the scientific and technical cancer-related initiatives at the EU level, including the European health data space, according to a leaked draft of the plan.
Economy & Jobs 21-01-2021

After a year of disruption, changes to the world of work will continue

2020 saw the swift transformation of work as an unprecedented amount of people worked from home, while others had to completely change their systems to adapt to the health crisis. Though the end of the pandemic is in sight, certain changes will remain and even accelerate in 2021.