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Digital 22-10-2020

Empowering Citizens – The key to a successful digital health transformation

The COVID-19 pandemic brought to the fore the untapped potential for the deployment of digital health tools in Europe. Digital tools can empower citizens to manage their own health, allow healthcare workers to treat patients remotely, enable beneficial research efforts,...
Economy & Jobs 15-07-2020

STEM skills: Mind the gap!

We often hear from policymakers, media and employer groups that the EU faces a shortage in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) skills. However, what we rarely hear are specific details of what those skills shortages actually are and —...
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GE Garages Brussels 2016
Digital 24-11-2016

GE Garages Brussels 2016

Digitisation and technology are changing the way we build.
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Steven Tas
Broadband 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.
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Future Media Lab 2016

Technology and Media: Shaping the Future of Audience Engagement – Future Media Lab’s 2016 Annual Conference

The sixth Future Media Lab. conference took place on 26 January 2016 in Brussels.
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Digital 30-04-2015

Embracing the Internet Opportunity to Drive the European Economy

Europe has an unprecedented opportunity to increase consumer and business use of online technology as it crafts its Digital Single Market plan. The outcome can help grow Europe’s domestic technology industry and boost productivity and sales for traditional European companies -- or stifle them depending on what choices are made.
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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.
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Digital 20-01-2015

Vince Cable on the Digital Single Market

“The European Union is part of the solution; not part of the problem” said Vince Cable, in a speech at the Lisbon Council in Brussels on January 20th. The speech, titled "The Europe I Want, the Europe We Need" called for a re-invigorated digital single market. Cable, the British business secretary – and Liberal Democrat MP added that, “digital is central to growth in the European Union” and “we need to be able to show that the internal market works.”
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Politics 11-03-2014

The importance of digital technologies and social media

The Yellow Academy is a series of 7 workshops on EU lobbying and communication with a strong focus on case studies.
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Digital 28-10-2013

Open and Connected Learning: How to improve and expand education through technology

While the digital revolution has led to an increase in educational resources via the Internet, European education systems are still unable to integrate ICT in their mainstream practices. A Commission initiative titled 'Opening up Education' aims at enhancing education and skills development through new technologies.   How can a coherent infrastructure and use of ICT in schools be achieved across Member States?   What are the main reasons for not fully exploiting new digital resources such as &#
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What do European metal, engineering and technology-based industries need from the EU?

CEEMET President Sakari Tamminen discusses the policy environment European metal, engineering, and technology industries require to stay internationally competitive and profitable in today’s world.   CEEMET Represents metal, engineering and technology employers in 23 countries, with 200,000 member companies directly employing over 13 million people.  
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Innovating for a wireless future – Interview with Leo Sun

Huawei launched an exhibition “Enriching Life Through Communication – Innovating for a wireless future” at Place du Luxembourg in Brussels from May 14 - 16.   Starting from the year 2000, the exhibition guided visitors through a timeline of Huawei’s evolution as an innovator of wireless technologies in the EU.  
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COST Science Night

COST Science Night - How S&T Networks Impact Tomorrow's Europe was held on 4 December 2012. This exclusive event showcased the impact of science and technology networks on Europe's society. At this unique science night researchers leading successful COST networks met research policy-makers and stakeholders for interactive discussions... and fun experiments!
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Economy & Jobs 05-11-2012

StartUp Europe Launch

As Europe faces its highest unemployment rate in more than two decades -- and hitting today's young adults particularly hard -- StartUp Europe is being established to stem the current "brain drain" of talent from the region and empower youth, technology and entrepreneurship. StartUp Europe is a centre of excellence to develop and support entrepreneurship and drive job creation in Europe and is a collaboration between Telefónica and the Lisbon Council - the Brussels-based think tank.
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Digital 08-09-2011

EU to define ICT ambition as future Internet is shaped

The role of Europe in shaping the future of the Internet remains to be defined as the European Union's institutions are bracing for a long battle with governments of the union's 27 member states over the amount of money that is to be made available for research & development projects in the ICT sector. The amount of money that will be assigned to the new Horizon2020 research funding programme will show exactly where Europe's ambitions are when it comes to determining which technologies will serve people online.
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European Business Summit highlights skills shortage, climate split

Europe runs the risk of being left behind by its global competitors because of the shortage of engineers and scientists leads to lower productivity and a loss of domestic and international trade. That's one of the key messages given on Wednesday to delegates at the European Business Summit.
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