Working Group Leaders

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

ICT WG Leader

Leader (on maternity leave - replaced by Anniina Palmu)

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.

Last Working Group Meetings

Last 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

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

WG Events

WG Events

Digital tools for patient empowerment and person-centred care

DigitalHealthEurope will present an online workshop led by the European Patients' Forum (PEF) on patient empowerment and digital solutions.

Digital Health - Connect University Autumn School 2020

High-level experts and speakers from the European Commission will present innovations and foster discussions on how technology is transforming healthcare. If more than seven of the sessions are followed, attendees will be given a diploma by CONNECT University.

Symposium on ethical aspects of digital solutions in nursing care

The Institute of History and Ethics of Medicine has organised a symposium on the ethical aspects of digital nursing solutions, which will take place in Germany this September.

Should I use blockchain? Sector challenges and future trends

An upcoming online event will present the current status of blockchain technology and the sectors that can benefit from blockchain-based solutions. 

Sustainable AI in practice - online webinar

The Technical University of Denmark together with KPMG in Denmark is running a webinar, where leading experts share their insights into how AI can be used sustainably.

No one size fits all: artificial intelligence as key technology for personalised medicine

The representation of the State of Baden-Württemberg to the European Union is hosting a webinar on the topic of AI and personalised medicine.

WG Related Content

WG Related Content

Short-term coronavirus measures announced including Implementing Decision on interoperability of tracing apps

The European Commission has announced a number of short-term and immediate measures to strengthen the EU's preparedness for COVID-19 outbreaks in the future.

Consultation on Digital Education Action Plan

The European Commission has launched an EU-wide public consultation to collect views on the future of digital education during the COVID-19 recovery period and after.

National contact tracing apps to safely share data when users travel in EU

A set of technical specifications has been agreed by Member States, meaning that national contact tracing apps will be able to safely share information when users travel in the EU.

Commission grants funds to protect infrastructure against cyber threats

Through Horizon 2020, the European Commission has awarded €38 million to support innovation projects working in the field of protection of infrastructure from cyber and physical threats, in order to make cities smarter and safer. 

Update from the ERRIN Secretariat – Our work policy

As Belgium moves away from confinement, the ERRIN Secretariat has developed a new work policy with necessary safety measures in line with national guidelines for the coming months.

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.

Latest Updates

  • By Hilary Webb

EU leaders reach agreement on 2021-2027 MFF budget

After five days of negotiation, EU leaders have agreed on the next Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF) budget, with €80.9 allocated to Horizon Europe.

  • By Hilary Webb

Regional public adminstrations sought to support ERRIN in 'EU Platform for Regions' proposal

ERRIN has been invited to join a preparatory action proposal (Ref CNECT/2020/3855382) to establish a pan-European tool (‘the EU Platform for Regions’) that facilitates the uptake and use of Artificial Intelligence and Big Data by regional and local public administrations across Europe. ERRIN is looking for regional public administrations from all over Europe that could support ERRIN in the implementation of the actions as consortium partners.

  • By Hilary Webb

JRC studies use mobility data to provide insight into virus spread and containment efficacy

The Joint Research Centre (JRC) has published three papers exploring the relationship between human mobility and the spread of coronavirus, which will inform data-driven approaches to tackling the virus.

  • By Hilary Webb

Short-term coronavirus measures announced including Implementing Decision on interoperability of tracing apps

The European Commission has announced a number of short-term and immediate measures to strengthen the EU's preparedness for COVID-19 outbreaks in the future.

  • By Rickard Eksten

Lund University launches COVID Symptom Tracker app

Please write a short summary.Researchers at Lund University in Sweden have launched a free app to help map the spread of infection in Sweden and increase knowledge of the coronavirus. “Data from the app will give us a clearer picture of the development of the disease and why some people only experience mild symptoms while others get seriously ill and die”, says Paul Franks, professor of genetic epidemiology.

  • By Hilary Webb

Consultation on Digital Education Action Plan

The European Commission has launched an EU-wide public consultation to collect views on the future of digital education during the COVID-19 recovery period and after.