Working Group Leaders

Representatives of Brussels-based offices leading the work of ICT Working Group.

ICT WG Leader

Leader

Emilia Pernaa

West Finland European Office

ICT WG Leader

Leader

Romain Wascat

Hauts de France Innovation Développement

Wim De Kinderen

Leader

Wim De Kinderen

Brainport Eindhoven EU Office Brussels

Annelie Zapfe

Leader

Annelie Zapfe

Thuringia

Edwin Teurlincx

Edwin Teurlincx

City of ’s-Hertogenbosch

Cosmin Cristal

Cosmin Cristal

North-East Regional Development Agency Romania

ICT

The main objective of the ICT Work Group is to provide a platform for members that helps to inform about important European Initiatives, Strategies and funding programs related to ICT topics and their regional dimension. This platform is equally meant to create opportunities for interregional cooperation in the ICT area crosscutting with other areas.  

We will invest in links and synergies with other topics and ERRIN WGs. In preparation of the new funding period from 2021 on we will continue dialogue with different DGs to talk about the proposed funding programs Horizon Europe and Digital Europe as well as European initiatives to facilitate the participation of our regional stakeholders.

Next Working Group Meetings

Next Working Group Meetings

Health/ICT

Health and ICT WG meeting: Telemedicine as an answer to the current challenges

Agnieszka Wieczorek Jetha

Telemedicine as a distribution of health-related services using information and communication technologies (ICT) allows long-distance diagnostics, interventions and monitoring. While still being

Last Working Group Meetings

Last Working Group Meetings

Digitising Cultural Heritage

Postponed: Digitising Cultural Heritage

Agnieszka Wieczorek Jetha

In light of the current COVID-19 concerns in Brussels, we regret to inform you that the upcoming Working Group meeting on 26th March on Digitising Cultural Heritage will be postponed. We will

ICT WG

ICT WG meeting: Digital and Gamified Learning

Anonymous

Digital technologies have already changed the way we learn. How can digitalisation influence education in the future? Will traditional classroom-based learning be disrupted, or will it take on board

WG Events

WG Events

Vienna UP'20

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, this event has been postponed to May 2021. More information will follow.  From 11 to 17 May 2020, Vienna will become a hotspot for start-ups. ViennaUP'20 is a week of more than 80 events designed to inspire startups, corporates, investors and talent, connecting the Viennese startup scene with international contacts. Events will take place at various locations across Vienna, focusing on subjects such as smart cities, clean tech, the creative industries, health tech and life sciences, smart manufacturing and new technological frontiers including blockchain, big…

ICT 2020: Leading the Digital Age

The European Commission, the German Presidency and the Federal Ministry of Education and Research will jointly host 'ICT 2020: Leading the Digital Age' in Cologne at the end of this year.  The high-level policy conference will address the growing impact of data and digital technologies on life in Europe, from their role in the coronavirus pandemic to reconstruction and global development in the future. The event will draw on the European Digital Strategy in its mission to make Europe and Europeans fit for the digital age, one of the Commission's priorities. ICT 2020 is positioned at the…

Symposium on ethical aspects of digital solutions in nursing care

The ongoing development and implementation of digital solutions in nursing care is the subject of a symposium in Germany in September. The symposium will consider the application of Ambient Assisted Living (AAL) systems as well as telenursing applications.  The discussions will consider how IT-based applications for documentation and the care work itself will facilitate new forms of learning and evidence-based nursing.  The organisers have also launched a call for abstracts, to fill the final 10 speaker slots. Potential topics could be: Ethical challenges of the man-machine-interaction…

Health and ICT WG meeting: Telemedicine as an answer to the current challenges

Telemedicine as a distribution of health-related services using information and communication technologies (ICT) allows long-distance diagnostics, interventions and monitoring. While still being developed, it is becoming an increasingly important part of the healthcare infrastructure. Digital services can improve prevention and management of chronic conditions and allow contact with healthcare providers remotely and in a secure way. Health systems will also benefit from innovative care models that use telehealth and mHealth to address the rising demand for healthcare. This meeting will look…

3D Digital Cultural Heritage for resilience, recovery & sustainability

A three-part digital conference will explore initiatives, technologies and policies for overcoming mobility and access limitations during and after the coronavirus crisis. The event will explore how digital 3D technologies can be an effective solution for keeping cultural heritage virtually accessible. The three sessions will discuss: Resilience: 3D-based digital options when access is suspended or restricted Recovery: 3D technologies for overcoming the consequences of the crisis and support a return to normal Sustainability: sustainable ways to access and understand cultural heritage…

DIH webinar: Artificial Intelligence for Smart Cities

As Artificial Intelligence (AI) becomes one of the most strategic and significant technologies of the 21st century, the European Commission is working to coordinate the European approach and framework. Now a webinar will build on previous discussions to explore how Digital Innovation Hubs (DIHs) will accelerate the take-up of AI by public adminstrations. The webinar will discuss: What European tools can DIHs use to help smart cities experiment with AI? What data sets are relevant for smart city services? What kinds of AI-enabled solutions and services would cities benefit from the most?…

WG Documents

WG Documents

European Digital Innovation Hubs in Digital Europe Programme

European Digital Innovation Hubs (EDIH) will play a central role in the Digital Europe Programme to stimulate the broad uptake of Artificial Intelligence, High Performance Computing (HPC) and Cybersecurity as well as other digital technologies by industry (in particular SMEs and midcaps) and public sector organisations in Europe. They are onestop shops that help companies become more competitive with regard to their business/production processes, products or services using digital technologies, by providing access to technical expertise and experimentation, so that companies can “test before…

WG Related Content

WG Related Content

Monitor regional post-lockdown recovery with EC & European Space Agency's RACE tool

Together the European Commission and the European Space Agency have today launched a new platform to monitor the green and sustainable recovery following the coronavirus crisis. The Rapid Action Coronavirus Earth observation tool, known as RACE, will use Earth observation satellite data to measure the impacts of the lockdown and to track post-lockdown recovery at local, regional and global scales.  The tool will monitor key environmental parameters, economic and human activities and agricultural productivity. This platform will combine data from the Copernicus Sentinels satellites, owned by…

Consultation on Digital Services Act

The European Commission has launched a public consultation on the Digital Services Act. The act is a landmark package announced by Commission President von der Leyen in February via the 'Shaping Europe's Digital Future' communication.  The consultation will collect views, evidence and data from people, businesses, online platforms, academics, civil society and all interested parties to help shape the future rulebook for digital services.  The consultation covers online safety, freedom of expression, fairness and a level-playing field in the digital economy. It will remain open for responses…

Next Generation EU proposed as recovery programme in new EU budget

The European Commission has put forward its proposal for the recovery plan, Next Generation EU, which will be included within the long-term EU budget. The recovery instrument should ensure the sustainable, inclusive and fair recovery for the EU. The budget earmarks €94.4 billion for Horizon Europe where research in health and green and digital transitions will be crucial. Next Generation EU will have a budget of €750 billion, as well as targeted reinforcements to the long-term EU budget for 2021-2027 – making the EU budget’s new total for this period €1.85 trillion. The money raised for…

€56 million available for coronavirus solutions

A new call has launched, making €56 million available for medical technologies, digital tools and Artificial Intelligence (AI) that can offer solutions to the coronavirus crisis. The tools should improve Europe's ability to respond to the crisis, recover and prepare for future crises or waves. The call is part of a larger call of expression of interest with a total budget of €122 million mobilised by the European Commission's R&I programme Horizon 2020 for the COVID-19 crisis. It will also address the repurposing of manufacturing to safe-guard the supply of vital medical equipment.  The…

WE4Authours: Survey on authoring tools

Aimed at improving web authoring tools used in the public sector, there is now a survey open on the subject. The We4Authors project is trying to find ways to make accessibility automatic, where web authors would need no experience to publish accessible content. The survey is for anyone who posts online, whether it's every day or less frequently.  The short survey hopes to discover what features most web authors struggle with. Complete the survey here. 

LUCA School of Arts is looking for partners for a Erasmus strategic partnership: AI4_FUTURE

Today youngsters are moved by a genuine concern about the future global challenges, such as climate change, inequalities, lack of civil participation in the policy-making processes, demonstrated through non-violent protests (Fridays for Future, Extinction Rebellion, …). This consortium wants to empower their drive for change through: Pioneering Blockchain/decentralized solutions as tool for tracking and enabling environmental constructive behavior Generating positive social change/impact by stimulating an emerging community of new young developers and practitioners Improvement in…

Latest Updates

  • By Hilary Webb

Monitor regional post-lockdown recovery with EC & European Space Agency's RACE tool

The Rapid Action Coronavirus Earth observation tool (RACE) allows economic, environmental and agricultural indicators impacted by the pandemic to be viewed and compared at regional, national and global levels.

  • By Ilaria d'Auria

Provide a regional example for the Spring AGM Policy Debate

Can your region be an example of how the COVID-19 recovery has shifted priorities, putting the green transition and research and innovation at the core of your strategy? We encourage you to get in touch with us as we are looking for regional cases to feed into the policy debate.

  • By Hilary Webb

Consultation on Digital Services Act

Businesses, online platforms, academics, civil society and all interested parties are invited to respond to the Commission's consultation on the Digital Services Act until September 2020.

  • By Hilary Webb

Next Generation EU proposed as recovery programme in new EU budget

The European Commission has put forward its proposal for the recovery plan, Next Generation EU, which will be included within the long-term EU budget. The recovery instrument should ensure the sustainable, inclusive and fair recovery for the EU.

  • By Hilary Webb

€56 million available for coronavirus solutions

A new call has launched, making €56 million available for medical technologies, digital tools and Artificial Intelligence (AI) that can offer solutions to the coronavirus crisis.

  • By Hilary Webb

WE4Authours: Survey on authoring tools

Aimed at improving web authoring tools used in the public sector, We4Author has now opened a survey on the subject.