Building up a more sustainable and resilient European economy and completing Economic and Monetary Union (EMU) should be priorities for the next European Commission and European Parliament: these points emerged from a public hearing held by the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) on 12 April 2019.
Technical cybersecurity measures do not exist in a vacuum and need to operate in harmony with people. Against this backdrop, ENISA publishes a report comprising four evidence-based reviews of human aspects of cybersecurity: two based on the use and effectiveness of models from social science, one on qualitative studies, and one on current practice within organisations.
27 European Member States and Norway have signed a declaration to encourage women to play an active and prominent role in the digital and technology sectors. They will work closely with the public and private sectors and civil society to achieve equality in tech.
On 13 September 2017, the Commission adopted a cybersecurity package containing a series of initiatives to further improve EU cyber-resilience, deterrence and defence. A year later, the Commission presented a proposal for the creation of a European cybersecurity competence centre with a related network of national coordination centres. The initiative aims to improve and strengthen the EU’s cybersecurity capacity, by stimulating the European technological and industrial cybersecurity ecosystem as well as coordinating and pooling necessary resources in Europe.
30 Digital Innovation Hubs from 17 different countries have been selected to participate in a new EU-funded training programme.
The Digital Innovation Hub Enhanced Learning Platform (DIHELP) will provide mentoring and coaching for 30 Digital Innovation Hubs to develop and/or scale-up their activities for a 9-month period.
The EU is amending its legal framework on copyright to make it fit-for-purpose in today’s digital environment. The Council today adopted a directive that modernises existing EU copyright law to pave the way towards a true digital single market. The new rules ensure adequate protection for authors and artists, while opening up new possibilities for accessing and sharing copyright-protected content online throughout the European Union.
To compile the entire history of the EuroHPC Joint Undertaking, its achievement and the next challenges, Thomas Skordas, Director “Digital Excellence and Science Infrastructure” gave an interview to ACM magazine.
At Digital Day 2019, participating Ministers and representatives of the EU confirmed their full commitment to work more closely in key areas where digital technologies will make a significant impact in the coming years.
European Commission Vice-President Andrus Ansip, Commissioners Tibor Navracsics, Phil Hogan and Mariya Gabriel welcomed the commitments from European countries to step up cooperation on the digitalisation of cultural heritage, digitalisation of agriculture and rural areas, and promoting greater participation of women in digital.