11 May 2016 ...
The digital transformation of government is a key element to the success of the Single Market; helping to remove existing digital barriers and preventing further fragmentation arising in the context of the modernisation of public administrations.
Delivering on its Strategy to create a Digital Single Market, the Commission today unveiled its plans to help European industry, SMEs, researchers and public authorities make the most of new technologies.
The Commission is opening a public consultation on the rules which govern the processing of personal data and the approach towards privacy in the electronic communications sector (the ePrivacy Directive)
The latest regions to register to the S3 Platform are Sud Muntenia (RO) and Central Bohemia (CZ).
EUROGIA2020, the EUREKA Cluster for low carbon energy technologies, supports and promotes international partnerships developing innovative projects in low-carbon energy technologies. Eurogia2020 has recently launched a call for project proposals. More info: http://www.eurogia.com/
The S3 Platform is seeking stories of how smart specialisation is working in practice, showing how S3 has impacted the country / region. The stories will be used in publications and on-line media with great visibility.
The latest region to register to the S3 Platform is Keski-Pohjanmaa (FI).
The European Commission is collecting data from key public procurers with potential interest in procuring new innovative solutions in the coming years. The results will help the EC to prioritise these needs in the upcoming years, in view of allocating funding for calls under the next Horizon 2020 Work Programme (2018 – 2020). Public procurers across Europe are invited to participate in this survey to help shape future EU funding for innovation procurement. Tell us what are your upcoming procurement challenges, in particular those that require ICT based innovation solutions.
Investment Plan for Europe: new guidelines on combining European Structural and Investment Funds with the EFSI07 Mar 2016
The European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI) and European Structural and Investment Funds (ESI Funds) both play a crucial role in creating jobs and growth. A brochure now published is designed to help local authorities and project promoters make full use of the opportunities of combining the EFSI and ESI Funds.
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