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Economy & Jobs 29-04-2021

How innovative EU-funded projects prepared us for lockdown challenges

Often described as cumbersome and hard to access, European regional funds, which are designed to decrease disparities between Europe’s regions, are actually at the forefront of funding innovative projects, often able to financially support ideas from which the traditional markets...
Stefano Agnelli
Digital & Media 02-04-2014

All EU schools could go digital thanks to satellite broadband

The EU Commission calls for broadband in every classroom in its “Opening up education” initiative. Current initiatives to interconnect thousands of remote schools, in France and in Turkey, show the relevance of satellite broadband solutions, argues Stefano Agnelli.

University researcher: Virtual teaching gaining ground

The education world is not as conservative as it is often seen, with many teachers now using innovative methods based on eLearning, says Christian M. Stracke.


In a joint effort, industry and the EU seek to make as many EU residents as possible computer-literate. They profit professionally and in their private lives, and the potential benefits for the economy are huge. 
Languages & Culture 30-01-2006

Understanding knowledge societies

Will converting every organization into an e-organization result in the transition of a society to a Knowledge Society (k-society)? This report, by the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, comes to the conclusion that this will not be the case. 
Digital & Media 05-10-2004

eEurope – An Information Society for All

eEurope was launched in December 1999 to ensure the EU fully benefits from the changes the Information Society is bringing. eEurope's key objectives are to bringing every citizen, home and school, every business and administration, into the digital age and online. It plans to create a digitally literate Europe, supported by an entrepreneurial culture ready to finance and develop new ideas. eEurope also wants to ensure the whole process is socially inclusive, builds consumer trust and contributes to social cohesion.

Schools invited to compete for eLearning Awards

Schools can be granted Awards for ongoing or recently finalised educational projects and activities using eLearning.

EU takes initiatives to bolster online services

The EU has ratified the international Convention on online services. The move comes only days after the Commission launched its e-TEN programme 2004 to bolster online services in the enlarged EU.
Economy & Jobs 18-02-2004

International eLearning summit to explore business opportunities

The eLearninternational World Summit 2004 will adress the future of e-learning and the e-learning industry over the next decade.
Digital & Media 04-02-2004


The EU's eLearning initiative seeks to mobilise all actors to speed up changes in the education and training systems for EU's move to a knowledge-based society.
Economy & Jobs 31-10-2003

Virtual Learning Environments, Open Standards and Open Source in European Schools

This paper illustrates the situation and trends regarding national development of Virtual Learning Environments (VLEs) within the European school sector.
Brexit 07-07-2003

Italy targets eEurope

Italy wants eGovernment to be a "top priority" for its six-month EU Presidency.
Economy & Jobs 08-05-2003

Education Council not ready to pay as much as Parliament wishes

On 5 May, the EU education ministers reached a political agreement on the funding available for the new Erasmus Mundus and eLearning programmes.
Economy & Jobs 09-04-2003

EP gives green light to the eLearning programme

On 8 April, the Parliament adopted a resolution on the eLearning Programme, which supports actions to integrate Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) in education and training systems in Europe.
Economy & Jobs 06-03-2003

European learning opportunities at a fingertip

On 5 March 2003, Viviane Reding, Education Commissioner, presented the new PLOTEUS portal designed to inform students about studies abroad, national education systems and mobility issues.

Commission launches a European eLearning portal

On 4 February, Viviane Reding, Education Commissioner, announced the launch of a new eLearning portal providing information on European and national initiatives in this field.
Economy & Jobs 30-01-2003

The learning business: Can trade in international education work?

The learning business: Can trade in international education work? Education is largely a national affair, but it is fast becoming a worldwide service industry too, even for publicly-funded systems. Does trade in education help and can education be traded on...

Commission adopts an e-learning programme

On 19 December, the Commission adopted a proposal for an e-learning programme to widen the use of new information and communication technologies (NICT).
Digital & Media 08-07-2002

‘Father of Internet’ wants interplanetary Internet

During a presentation for Internet Society Luxembourg Mr Vinton Cerf, 'father of the Internet', introduced his ideas about an interplanetary Internet 'InterPlaNet' and raised policy issues at the current state of play.
Defence policy 29-05-2002

Commission presents eEurope 2005 Action Plan

On 28 May the Commission presented an eEurope 2005 Action Plan, due to be adopted by the European Council in Seville on 21-22 June 2002.
Digital & Media 22-11-2001

Commission wants life-long learning for all Europeans

The Commission on 21 November adopted a Communication on a European area of lifelong learning to prepare Europeans for the knowledge-based economy and society. The lifelong learning initiative covers all learning activities, at any time in life and in a wide range of environments.

Council debates education of the future

On Thursday, EU education ministers discussed future systems of education in the knowledge society and the Commission's "eLearning" initiative.

EU agenda this week

ECOFIN; Employment Council; Education Council