The European Commission welcomes today’s vote in the European Parliament on InvestEU, the programme to boost investment in Europe in the next long-term EU budget. This vote brings InvestEU one step closer to its creation.
The InvestEU Programme will bring together under one roof the multitude of EU financial instruments currently available to support investment in the EU, making funding for investment projects in Europe simpler, more efficient and more flexible.
As urban populations grow, cities will have to become smarter to provide the same level of services to their residents, while tackling growing environmental and logistical challenges. A dedicated session at the recent Munich Satellite Navigation Summit discussed the future needs of smart cities and how synergies between GNSS and other emerging technologies support the applications that will meet these needs.
The Future of Internet Conference will gather European and international stakeholders who will assess what the future of our digital societies may look like, focus on the advanced technologies that will act as game changers and the convergence between these, while debating the immediate and longer term policy priorities for Europe’s future digital strategy.
Through a series of panel-based discussion, interviews, and Tech Talks focusing on emerging and advanced technologies, join us to explore the future of the full digital ecosystem as we are entering a New Age of Intelligent Data and Connectivity.
This in-depth analysis was prepared by Policy Department A at the request of the ITRE Committee. It compares 5G deployment in the EU with other leading economies – the USA, China, Japan, the Republic of Korea, Singapore and Taiwan. On a range of indicators, the EU compares well. However, this is not a short-term race. 5G is more complex than previous wireless technologies and should be considered as a long-term project to solve technical challenges and develop a clear business case.
Today at Digital4Med, representatives from the industry, the EU and the Southern Mediterranean looked for new ways of working together for connectivity and data.
The second WiFi4EU call for applications took place from 4 – 5 April 2019. More than 10,000 municipalities across Europe have applied for a € 15,000 voucher.
With a call budget of EUR 51 million, the Commission will distribute 3,400 vouchers across European municipalities to set up a free Wi-Fi network in public spaces.