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.
The EIT Digital General Assembly elected Linnar Viik as new Chairman of the EIT Digital Supervisory Board.
Several EP Political Groups published a press release outlining what would be their approach to the Commissioner-designate hearings.
The Conference of Presidents (EP President and leaders of political groups) on Thursday decided on the detailed calendar of hearings of the Commissioners-designate.
The hearings will start on 30 September and last until 8 October. On 15 October, the Conference of Committee Chairs will assess the outcome of all hearings and forward its conclusions to the Conference of Presidents. The latter will conduct the final evaluation and decide whether to close the hearings in its meeting on 17 October.
The full Commission needs to be elected by a simple majority of the votes cast in Plenary, by roll call. The vote is set to take place on 23 October.
On Tuesday 24 September 2019, the European Court of Auditors (ECA) will publish a special report on the impact of the 2014 reforms package of the EU staff regulations.
The entry into office of the additional judges will be the third stage of the reform of the judicial structure of the European Union.
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)