Today, the EU Digital COVID Certificate has reached another important milestone with the go-live of the technical system at EU level, which allows to verify certificates in a secure and privacy-friendly way. The EU certificate was proposed by the Commission to resume safe travelling this summer. It will be free of charge, secure and accessible …

by Francesco Condello

The EllaLink transatlantic cable connecting the European and South American continents was inaugurated today during the Digital Assembly 2021.This marks the official closing of the connectivity gap thanks to 6,000 kilometres of submarine cable, reducing the current latency by 50% and bringing it under 60 milliseconds. What is the EllaLink? Linking Fortaleza in Brazil with …

by Francesco Condello

About this consultation Feedback period: 31 March 2021 – 12 May 2021  (midnight Brussels time) Topic: Public health Target audience This consultation concerns the creation of a European Health Emergency Preparedness and Response Authority. The Commission aims to ensure that the public and all concerned stakeholders can provide their views and input. For this reason, this …

by Heather Smith

The Commission proposes today new rules and actions aiming to turn Europe into the global hub for trustworthy Artificial Intelligence (AI). The combination of the first-ever legal framework on AI and a new Coordinated Plan with Member States will guarantee the safety and fundamental rights of people and businesses, while strengthening AI uptake, investment and …

by Francesco Condello

ERC funding scheme open to excellent mid-career researchers of any nationality who wish to carry out frontier research, in any field or subject, in EU Member States or associated countries. The European Research Council (ERC) was founded in 2007 and is the European Commission’s leading funding organisation for supporting investigator-driven, frontier research. The ERC runs …

by Francesco Condello

Today the European Commission is proposing to create a Digital Green Certificate to facilitate safe free movement inside the EU during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Digital Green Certificate will be a proof that a person has been vaccinated against COVID-19, received a negative test result or recovered from COVID-19. It will be available, free of …

by Francesco Condello

As the first calls of Horizon Europe are launched, this Q&A confirms that UK entities are already eligible to apply. It explains the process, scope and main features of UK’s association to Horizon Europe. Q&A on the UK’s participation in Horizon Europe SOURCE: https://ec.europa.eu/info/news/questions-answers-uks-participation-horizon-europe-2021-feb-25_it

by Francesco Condello

COVID-19 alert and warning Apps to protect lives and livelihoods The coronavirus does not stop at borders. Tracing and warning apps can help break the chain of coronavirus infections, nationally and across borders. They can save lives by complementing manual tracing. Most Member States have launched a national contact tracing and warning app which can be …

by Francesco Condello

The DigitalHealthEurope project just released its Digest#1, check it here. Among other things, DigitalHealthEurope is collaborating with experts and stakeholders across Europe to form multi-stakeholder communities, to develop white papers, guidelines and policy recommendations to inform the Commission’s policies and funding approaches to the transformation of digital health and care in the EU. Take this …

by Francesco Condello

As part of its continued efforts to tackle the spread of coronavirus and provide Member States with necessary equipment, the Commission launched the purchase of 200 disinfection robots that will be delivered to hospitals across Europe. Overall, a dedicated budget of up to €12 million is available from the Emergency Support Instrument (ESI). Hospitals from …

by Francesco Condello
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