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.
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.
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”.
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.
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.
The summary of the debate is now available.
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.
The third WiFi4EU call for applications took place from 19 to 20 September 2019. By the closure of the application period on 20 September, the Commission had received over 11,000 applications from all participating countries out of the 25,000 registered municipalities.
Update: VP Dombrovskis press remarks after Tripartite Social Summit are available.
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.