CEF Telecom call on electronic Identification and Signature
The CEF Telecom eIdentification & eSignature call is now open, offering €3 million to address the cross-border authentication of eIDs and the uptake and use of electronic signatures. Interested applicants from all EU Member States, as well as from Iceland and Norway, may submit their proposals until 20 May 2020.
European Commission helps teachers with digital solutions for remote learning
The circumstances surrounding COVID-19 have demonstrated the importance of organisational agility: working and learning remotely is the new reality for many and using digital solutions is essential to preventing prolonged blackouts in activity, be it in education or business.
A rural citizens’ cooperative brings gigabit connectivity to the Bavarian municipality of Senden
In the rural Bavarian municipality of Senden, in Germany, citizens formed a cooperative in order to create and invest in their own high-speed broadband network. By teaming up with the local administration and securing investment from telecommunications company Deutsche Glasfaser, they brought 1 Gbps Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) connectivity to over 650 homes and farmsteads. The project revitalised business in the area...
Using European supercomputing to treat the coronavirus
The European Commission has offered its support in the field of high-performance computing (HPC) in order to help find a treatment for the novel coronavirus.
mHealth solutions relevant for COVID-19
Given the global situation the World is facing these days due to COVID-19, many governments, companies and citizen movements have developed mHealth initiatives to keep the population informed and help manage the crisis situation. A non-exhaustive compilation of some initiatives developed at European level has been created by the EU-funded mHealth Hub project.
Rural Croatian community council co-finances high-speed Fibre-to-the-Home network
In the rural Croatian community of Drnje, the community council decided to co-finance the creation of a Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) network in order to bring over 100 Mbps connectivity to local businesses, citizens and public entities. This co-financing enabled the transformation of the original plan for broadband development in the area, in which a local Internet Service Provider had intended to...