Thanks to Horizon 2020 projects such as SEAF or LAUNCH, investing in energy efficiency becomes more secure. Horizon 2020 projects help in developing IT-based tools to evaluate and benchmark smaller sized energy projects and, thereby, contribute to bridge the gap between developers and investors.
This study, requested by the ITRE Committee, provides a critical assessment of the 2017 EU industrial strategy and of the policy measures it comprises. Even though the EU industrial strategy is still a “meta- policy”, it successfully promotes a more integrated and innovative approach. However, it should more clearly identify mission-oriented strategic goals and mobilise the necessary effort and means to reach them.
Update: a revised version of the final draft legislative text as agreed by the co-legislators is now available.
The EU and Mexico agreed to continuously cooperate on several digital policy areas including digitalisation of industry, research cooperation, standardisation, eCommerce, online platforms, telecoms regulation, audio-visual regulation, eGovernment and data protection.
The EU is making a wealth of data held by the public sector more easily available for reuse as raw material for artificial intelligence, blockchain and other advanced digital technologies.
The Council today adopted new rules on open data and the reuse of public-sector data. This will boost the EU data economy, contribute to the development of a data-based society and stimulate growth and the creation of jobs in all sectors of the economy.
Following the release on 31 May 2019 of revised guidance concerning the implementation of Plan S, the ERC’s Scientific Council issued the following statement:
“The ERC Scientific Council, having for a long time acknowledged the need for ensuring timely open access to the results of research funded by public money, reaffirms its support to the principles of PlanS. We are happy to see that the revised principles and the detailed implementation guidance have taken on board a number of requests that have emerged from the consultation of the scienitific community. They clarify elements that were unclear in the original version and triggered questions and concerns. We acknowledge the excellent job that the Plan S Implementation Taskforce has done in such a short time, and the open mind that the Executive Group of cOAlition S showed to take advantage of the synthesis made. We look forward to working with the members and supporters of cOAlition S in the same spirit towards a successful and broadly accepted implementation.”
The Semantic Interoperability Community (SEMIC) action of the ISA² programme invites you to its webinar on “CCCEV evolution: past, present and future” taking place on 25 June 2019, 10:00-11:30 CEST (GMT+2).
The Core Criterion and Core Evidence Vocabulary (CCCEV) has been developed as part of the e-Government Core Vocabularies solution under the ISA² Programme. The CCCEV supports the exchange of information between organisations that define criteria and organisations that respond to these criteria by means of evidences.
On Tuesday, May 28, 2019, the Belgian DPA imposed its first financial penalty since the entry into application of the GDPR. The administrative fines amounts to EUR 2,000 and concerns the misuse of personal data for election purposes. Although the goal is small, the data is not necessarily important, but data controllers must assume their responsibility, especially if they have a government mandate.
As part of the Digital Single Market strategy, the new Regulation on the free flow of non-personal data, which has started to apply in the Member states, will allow data to be stored and processed everywhere in the EU without unjustified restrictions. Today’s guidance aims to help users – in particular small and medium-sized enterprises – understand the interaction between these new rules and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) – especially when datasets are composed of both personal and non-personal data.