Many SMEs lack the skills to harness the digital transformation. The European Commission has recognised their decisive impact and made digital skills one of the five pillars of the Digital Europe programme. In the business world, Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) has become ubiquitous.
The FOSS4SMEs consortium wants to explore how Europe and its SMEs can benefit from FOSS by adjusting public policy. For this reason, we have drafted policy recommendations on how the European Union can support SMEs using FOSS. Join us to discuss these recommendations with our distinguished panel and at the following cocktail reception.
A workshop on cybersecurity in the energy sector was hosted by the Secretariat on 17 September 2019 in Vienna. The workshop, which brought together more than forty participants from the ministries, regulatory bodies and operators of critical electricity and gas infrastructures across the Energy Community, was dedicated to presenting the preliminary results of a study on cybersecurity.
Defence is a central public sector which consumes a significant amount of energy. Increasing energy efficiency and boosting renewable energy can bring significant advantages to the sector and help with the protection of critical energy infrastructure.
Original title: Le deuxième Sommet européen de l’éducation se tiendra à Bruxelles la semaine prochaine
New Presidency text for discussion at the WP TELE of 24 September 2019 (the meeting will discuss the child imagery issue and on articles 1 to 4a and 18 to 29)
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?