Update: the background brief has been made available.
In a debate with Finland’s Minister for European Affairs Tytti Tuppurainen, EU’s local and regional representatives called on the EU to ensure all regions and their citizens benefit from the digital and ecological transitions that are shaping our societies. The European Committee of the Regions (CoR) adopted on 9 October two opinions requested by Finland’s Presidency of the Council of the EU, which focus on tackling the digital divide and ensuring cohesion and solidarity for all Europeans.
A summary of the hearing is now available.
The summary of the hearing is now available.
32 Styrian (Austria) municipalities have received today the WiFi4EU voucher worth €15,000. The symbolic ceremony took place in the State Parliament and the vouchers were handed over to the happy winners by Dirk Beckers, INEA Director and Gabriele Kolar, President of the institution.
The third WiFi4EU call for applications took place from 19 to 20 September 2019. The European Commission has received over 11,000 applications from all participating countries.
Questions to be addressed include:
• When and where is 5G entering European citizen’s lives?
• What stands in the way of 5G deployment in Europe?
• What are the advantages of developing leading zones in Europe? And the risks?
• Is Europe’s existing digital gap creating a 5G abyss?
• How can Europe balance the need to run the 5G race internationally as well as bridge inequalities of deployment within the bloc?
A summary of the exchange of views is now available.