Press Release: Winners of the European Broadband Awards 2019

The winners of the European Broadband Awards 2019 were announced at the special Award Ceremony in Brussels. The Director General for Communication Networks, Content and Technology announced 5 project winners in the different categories focusing on innovative models of financing, cost reduction, socio-economic impact, demand generation and quality of services. The selected projects presented innovative cooperative approaches and solutions for broadband deployment in Europe.

Blogpost: A living legacy – Commissioner Andriukaitis’ State of Health in the EU cycle

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Press Release: State of Health in the EU: shift to prevention and primary care is the most important trend across countries

Today the European Commission published the reports that depict the profile of health systems in 30 countries. Country Health Profiles are being issued with the Companion Report that shows some of the biggest trends in the transformation of the healthcare systems and draws key conclusions from the Profiles.

UPDATED – Conclusions of the Council and of the Representatives of the Governments of the Member States meeting within the Council on Digital Youth Work

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Presidency Note: High-Level Conference on the Data Economy in Helsinki, 25-26 November 2019

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Press Release: WiFi4EU stories: an interview with PR Department of Maardu, Estonia

The Estonian municipality of Maardu is among the first winners of the WiFi4EU Call 2 to complete the implementation of the network. Jelena Katsuba, Head of the PR Department, told us more about the municipality’s plans to improve the e-services offer so that citizens will “fully enjoy the benefits of having internet everywhere”.

Stakeholder Press Release: A long-term strategy for Europe’s industrial future: from words to action

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Presidency paper: Principles for a human-centric, thriving and balanced data economy

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Stakeholder press release: Launching the Contract for the Web

By the Web Foundation

Last year, the inventor of the web, Sir Tim Berners-Lee, called for governments, companies and citizens from across the world to take action to protect the web as a force for good.

Today, we stand together to launch the result of that call: a new Contract for the Web.

Event: The Future of Digital Health Systems 2.0: safe and inclusive digital health for all (Copenhagen, 4 – 5 March 2020)

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Report: The EU Environmental Foresight System (FORENV)

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Note: Outcome of the “Friends of Industry Ministerial meeting 2019” (Vienna, 4 October 2019) – Information from the Austrian delegation

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Press Release: Commission and OECD present recommendations to help EU countries and regions achieve industrial transition

Today the Commission and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) present a report on an initiative launched in 2017 to help 12 EU regions and Member States achieve industrial transition and hold their own in a globalised economy.

Event: Digital Freedom Festival (Riga, Latvia, 14-15 November 2019)

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OPP Meeting Summary: Education, Youth, Culture and Sport Council – AI in education (08 November 2019)

The summary of the debate is now available.

OPP Meeting Summary: EP AGRI Committee – Study on ‘Megatrends in the agri-food sector: global overview and possible policy response from an EU perspective’ (5 November 2019)

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Event: GovTech Summit (Paris, 14 November 2019)

A fast emerging sector, built by innovative startups leveraging both technological advances and recent reforms to government platforms and registers, GovTech aims to build better services for citizens and better tools for public servants. The GovTech Summit will bring the GovTech community together.

In the ‘State of GovTech: Europe’s Next Opportunity’, PUBLIC and Accenture explore the scope of the GovTech market to date, the huge opportunity ahead, and the practical steps needed to realise a GovTech future.

Agenda: Audiovisual Working Party (morning only) (24 October 2019)

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UPDATED – Tripartite Social Summit (16 October 2019)

Update: VP Dombrovskis press remarks after Tripartite Social Summit are available.

The main theme of the autumn social summit is “Progressing on the social and economic dimensions for a competitive, fair and sustainable Europe”.

UPDATED – Agenda: Education Committee (18 October 2019)

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Press Release: The EU must put inclusiveness at the heart of the digital and ecological transition

​In a debate with Finland’s Minister for European Affairs Tytti Tuppurainen, EU’s local and regional representatives called on the EU to ensure all regions and their citizens benefit from the digital and ecological transitions that are shaping our societies. The European Committee of the Regions (CoR) adopted on 9 October two opinions requested by Finland’s Presidency of the Council of the EU, which focus on tackling the digital divide and ensuring cohesion and solidarity for all Europeans.

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