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Information Society Newsroom Update Weekly - 06/09/2011

Weekly Issue - 6 September 2011

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Digital Agenda: Commission seeks information from eight Member States on implementation of Audiovisual Media Services Directive

(1 September 2011) The European Commission has written to eight EU Member States (Austria, Cyprus, Estonia, Germany, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania and Luxemburg) seeking information about their implementation of the Audiovisual Media Services (AVMS) Directive. The Commission has asked the Member States to reply within 10 weeks. The fact-finding letters are part of the Commission's efforts to ensure that the national media laws of all Member States correctly implement all aspects of the AVMS rules. The issues raised vary from one Member State to the other. The requests for information do not imply that the Directive has been incorrectly implemented by the Member States concerned but simply that, at this stage, the Commission has some outstanding questions concerning their implementation of the Directive.

Children from all around the world draw the Internet of the Future

7 September 2011 Brussels, Belgium

At this Award Ceremony, prizes will be given for a children's drawing contest launched at the initiative of the PARADISO project, supported by the European Commission. Children who took part in the contest will be present. Around 200 participants from all over the world are expected. The event will offer an opportunity to be truly surprised by the creativity of youngsters from around the world, not only from an artistic or emotional viewpoint (children from Africa see for instance the Internet as a means to stop war, or children from Egypt as a means to start revolutions...) but also from a technology viewpoint: some of the ideas in these drawings could spark the interest of research laboratories. Participation to the event is free, but prior registration is required.

See also: Registration

Internet and societies: new innovation paths

8 September 2011 Brussels, Belgium

Over 450 participants from Europe and the rest of the world are expected at this event that will be opened by Neelie Kroes, Vice-President of the European Commission responsible for the Digital Agenda. During the conference, high-level international speakers will present and discuss the draft conclusions of an analysis of the interactions between Internet and societies in the next decades made by a multidisciplinary panel of 40 experts, in order to identify new innovation paths in Internet research. The event will also discuss concrete examples of how ICT platforms can promote sustainable lifestyles and democratic participation. Participation is free of charge but registration is mandatory through the website.

See also: Registration

1st dialogue on Collective Awareness - "Be the change you wish to see in the world"

9 September 2011 Brussels, Belgium

Can individuals save the planet from the multiple sustainability problems which we are facing? Can ICT create a higher level of consciousness about the state of the environment, and about the role that local individual actions can play in the global society, at the level of lifestyles or democratic participation? During this dialogue, the role of online platforms for collective awareness and action will be explored. Platforms based on the connecting power of online social networks and on the knowledge coming from collective co-production, combined with the Internet of Things. This one-day dialogue, part of the Paradiso international conference, aims to contribute to identifying related multidisciplinary research priorities for the last Call of FP7 and for FP8. Registration is free of charge but mandatory through the website.

See also: Registration

The Digital Agenda Summit

3 October 2011 Brussels, Belgium

Chief Executive Officers of leading digital economy players, including major telecoms operators and ICT equipment manufacturers, will gather at this event hosted by ETNO and the Financial Times, with Commissioner Kroes as keynote speaker. Building on the CEO Roundtable hosted by Commissioner Kroes, the CEO Summit will provide further input from industry on how to achieve the Digital Agenda targets and stimulate the debate amongst industry players on how to boost private investment in high speed broadband networks and encourage new business models and services to emerge.

Promotion of European works in audiovisual media services - Public Workshop

14 September 2011 Brussels, Belgium

The workshop will present the preliminary final report of the "Study on the implementation of the provisions of the Audiovisual Media Services Directive concerning the promotion of European works in audiovisual media services" and provide the stakeholders with the opportunity to discuss the key findings. A copy of the report will be made available to registered participants before the workshop. Translation services will be provided in DE, EN and FR. The project team will present the outcome of their analysis of the transposition of the relevant provisions of the AVMS Directive, the trends in the content industry economics and in the offer and consumption of European and independent works in EU audiovisual media services. They will also present the indicators they consider relevant for the monitoring of the application of these provisions of the AVMS Directive and discuss market perspectives and their possible regulatory implications. Participation is free of charge, but registration is mandatory.

See also: Registration website

1st Dialogue on Platforms for Collective Awareness and Action

9 September 2011 Brussels, Belgium

Can individuals save the planet from the multiple sustainability problems which we are facing? Can ICT create a higher level of consciousness about the state of the environment, and about the role that local individual actions can play in the global society? These are the questions that will be discussed in the form of a broad dialogue between civil society organisations (e.g. environment, consumers, democracy), social media, industries, active projects and citizens. The event is part of the high-level conference "Internet and Societies: New Innovation Paths" (7 - 9 September) which will be opened by Commission Vice-President Neelie Kroes.

See also: Agenda of the whole conference

6th Ministerial Conference "Borderless eGovernment Services for Europeans"

17 November 2011 - 18 November 2011 Poznan International Fair, Poland

The Polish Presidency of the European Union and the European Commission are organising the sixth Ministerial eGovernment Conference, entitled "Borderless eGovernment Services for Europeans". The conference will attract approximately 900 top-level stakeholders from around the world: government leaders and officials from national, regional and local levels, industry representatives, civil society and experts. In addition to the conference, an exhibition will be organised which will showcase the most recent European developments in the field of eGovernment - both at national and European level. Each Member State will demonstrate up to three cases according to its own priorities and approaches to eGovernment. The exhibition stand of the European Commission will host the successful Large Scale Pilot Projects which play a very important role in the implementation of cross border services in Europe. They have already demonstrated concrete benefits for citizens, businesses and governments in Europe in areas such as eProcurement, eIdentification, eJustice, mobility of citizens and businesses, etc. Attendance is by invitation only and the number of participants is limited.

See also: eGovernment events


FET Proactive Information Day on Call 8

12 October 2011 Brussels, Belgium

During this event, information on FET-Proactive initiatives under this call will be provided, as well as contractual, legal and administrative modalities. In addition, the creation of consortia and synergies will be facilitated through an open exchange "Proposers Forum". Registration is free of charge but mandatory.

Contact: Jean-Marie Auger

New in the Library

Automated Driving Study ("Definition of necessary vehicle and infrastructure systems for Automated Driving") SMART 2010/0064

31 August 2011

The Final Report of the Automated Driving Study identifies possible deployment strategies for automated driving.

Novel strategies for safe and accurate catheter guidance and manipulation

30 August 2011

Modern medicine is irreversibly shifting towards less invasive surgical procedures. Conventional open surgery approaches are systematically being replaced by interventions that reduce access trauma and thereby minimise pain and hospitalisation periods. In the perspective of patient safety, SCATh aims at minimizing these drawbacks specifically for a series of promising catheterization procedures with as common denominator treatment of cardiovascular disease, the main cause of death in the EU. The final product of SCATh will be a single software framework and robotic platform that integrates all the technological tools developed during the project.

See also: Other EU-funded projects in the domain of "Patient Safety"

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