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

Today, on the eve of the World Cancer Day, the European Commission is presenting Europe’s Beating Cancer Plan – a main priority in the area of health of the von der Leyen Commission and a key pillar of a strong European Health Union. With new technologies, research and innovation as the starting point, the Cancer …

by Francesco Condello

The ECHAlliance and DHS keep raising awareness and advocating for citizens empowerment towards the European Health Data Space ‘EHDS’ and the Data Governance Act.  We submitted our feedback positions to the European Commission’s consultations on these two topics, fostering a strong plan for capacity building on a trio of citizen literacies – health, digital and data literacy, preventing inequalities and …

by Heather Smith

Today, the Commission and the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy are presenting a new EU Cybersecurity Strategy. As a key component of Shaping Europe’s Digital Future, the Recovery Plan for Europe and the EU Security Union Strategy, the Strategy will bolster Europe’s collective resilience against cyber threats and help …

by Heather Smith

The European Commission is launching the call for tenders for the EU blockchain pre-commercial procurement to develop new capabilities for the European Blockchain Service Infrastructure. This procurement is done in relation to the work of the European Blockchain Partnership, a cooperation between the European Commission, all EU Member States and some countries of the European …

by Heather Smith

Yesterday at the Web Summit in Lisbon, the European Investment Bank (EIB) together with the European Investment Fund (EIF) launched a new financing instrument, in the form of a co-investment facility of up to €150 million, to support artificial intelligence companies across Europe. The initiative, which is part of the EU’s overall support to the European …

by Heather Smith

The European Commission is presenting today its European Democracy Action Plan to empower citizens and build more resilient democracies across the EU. Standing up to challenges to our democratic systems from rising extremism and perceived distance between people and politicians, the Action Plan sets out measures to promote free and fair elections, strengthen media freedom and counter …

by Heather Smith

Today, the European Commission is taking the first steps towards building the European Health Union announced by President von der Leyen in her State of the Union address. The Commission is putting forward a set of proposals to strengthen the EU’s health security framework, and to reinforce the crisis preparedness and response role of key EU agencies. In order …

by Heather Smith

The European Commission shared in early October the state of play on streamlining the numerous paper-based or electronically managed model grant agreements (MGAs). The new Corporate MGA for use as from 2021 harmonises the contractual models and guidance for all post-2020 programmes such as Horizon Europe, Digital Europe, Erasmus+, and many others. The Commission is …

by Heather Smith
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