Today the European Commission is publishing the results of the 2018 Digital Economy and Society Index (DESI), a tool which monitors the performance of Member States in digital connectivity, digital skills online activity, the digitisation of businesses and digital public services.
The European Commission has opened a call for proposals under the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) to reinforce the EU’s cybersecurity capacity, with up to €13 million available in grant funding.
The Innovation and Networks Executive Agency (INEA) has received 47 project proposals by the 15 May deadline for the CEF Telecom 2018-1 call, requesting over €33,5 million in total EU funding. The total available budget for the call is €30 million. Evaluation of the project proposals with the help of external experts will start in June.
Brussels, 15 May 2018 – At this year’s INNOGRID2020+ conference, co-organisers EDSO for Smart Grids and ENTSO-E will jointly present their ‘Ten priorities for Europe’s research policy to deliver the Energy Union’ and hand them over to the Commission.
Update: the minutes of the meeting are available.
Digitisation and its impact on jobs and skills, as well as measures to develop the European data economy are on the agenda. The meeting of the EEA Council will also be preceded by an informal political dialogue with the EEA EFTA States. The meeting will be chaired by Mr Sven Mikser, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Estonia. Discussions will focus on the implications for the EEA Agreement of the UK’s withdrawal from the EU and the Eastern Partnership.