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The launch of the Digital Agenda by Commissioner Kroes in May this year marked an important milestone Europe’s evolution towards a fully functiong digital economy of the 21st Century. John Higgins, DIGITALEUROPE Board Member (IntellectUK), explains the importance of using trade associations to present key messages of the Digital Agenda across member states to ensure… » read more

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[kml_flashembed movie=”http://www.youtube.com/v/18SpCokJii4″ width=”425″ height=”350″ wmode=”transparent” /]The hugely succesful, first-ever European e-Skills touched 65 million people across 35 countries in Europe. It marked the start a pan-European drive to empower citizens with the essential skills for the living and thriving in the digital age. It is estimated that 90% of all jobs will require digital skills… » read more

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Dr Erkki Ormala, President of Digital Europe (Nokia), explains why we need to face the challenges of competing in the digital age head on and deliver growth, jobs and a fully operational Digital Single Market. Dr Ormala points to reform of the current copyright levies regime as a being critical priority for Europe. [kml_flashembed movie=”http://www.youtube.com/v/AHgmy6kf-YM”… » read more

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#mce_temp_url#The second European Innovation Summit took place in Brussels last week (11-14 October) at the European Parliament, and gathered an impressive audience of European Industry elites and political leaders. The key theme of the event focussed on how innovation, through the pooling of forces, can deliver benefits for European society and tackle important societal issues.… » read more

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Industry applauds the European Commission’s ‘Innovation Union’, tabled yesterday. It is not only a forward thinking and strategic approach to innovation in Europe; it also outlines a clear ambition to bake research and innovation policies into the European policy framework. The ‘Innovation Union’ sets out a strategic approach to innovation driven by the highest political… » read more

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A truly open and innovative network is essential for a fully functioning and productive economy. The Internet is a central tool in people’s lives, whether for recreational, educational or work related activities. The intrinsic benefits drawn from the Internet’s open nature is the ability for anyone to develop new and innovative devices and services that… » read more

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MEP Edit Herczog together with DIGITALEUROPE, European Schoolnet and the European e-Skills Association cordially invites you to a lunch debate on the “e-Skills Manifesto, A Call to Arms” on 11 October 2010, 12.00 – 13.30 in the European Parliament, (Rue Wiertz 60, 1040 Brussels). e-Skills are an essential building block of European competitiveness in the… » read more

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IMPORTANT STEPS FOR SIMPLIFYING THE RESEARCH FRAMEWORK PROGRAMMES. Dear Commissioner, On behalf of DIGITALEUROPE members we would like to communicate the ICT industry’s appreciation regarding the European Commission’s adoption of the Communication on simplifying the implementation of the Research Framework Programmes on 29 April 2010. The membership is pleased to see the Commission adopt the… » read more

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The EU needs to continue fighting against protectionism, both inside the EU and outside its borders. We should promote free trade, not only in the traditional trade in goods, but even more in services, in particular in digital services. Digital services and more specifically the digital economy will play a greater role in the world… » read more

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