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It may be difficult to imagine that just 20 years ago people across the world didn’t enjoy the benefits of widespread access to high-speed Internet and cellular networks. Instead, they relied on postal services which were the cause of week-long communication delays, lost letters and missed deadlines. According to a study on the global adoption… » read more

Posted by Rita Balazs

At Europa Media we all follow the activities of DG CONNECT from different thematic angles, be it from a web entrepreneurship or a cybersecurity one. It comes with no surprise, then, that the news of a new director at the DG has filled us with curiosity and inquisitiveness: who is this Roberto? What will the… » read more

Posted by Rita Balazs

The European Commission has recently released its publication “Horizon 2020 – First Results”, sharing data collected throughout the first year of implementation of Horizon 2020, the European Union’s research and innovation framework programme for 2014-2020. Let’s take a look at it together. By 1 December 2014, a total number of 100 calls for proposals had… » read more

Posted by Rita Balazs

“I want to become an entrepreneur” – this is my personal conclusion after the first six months of our MY-WAY project (http://www.mywaystartup.eu/). Meeting great experts, change-makers, innovators and people who are passionate to support young wannabe entrepreneurs has radically changed my way of thinking. Before MY-WAY, I thought that I am too old to become… » read more

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The Mayors’ Geothermal Club (MGC) aims to facilitate synergies and cooperation between the key stakeholders of the European geothermal market with special attention to municipalities with deep geothermal potentials. The MGC will be officially launched on 8 October 2015 within the framework of an inaugural conference in Budapest, Hungary. Representatives of frontrunner European municipalities in… » read more

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From 6th to 9th May, the annual State of the Union conference took place in Florence, Italy. I decided to check the event, in order to listen to some of Europe’s leading experts on security and ICT, and European policy makers, as well as to enjoy my beloved hometown for a few days. The core… » read more

Posted by Rita Balazs

The web is full of documents, some more useful than others… The INCO division of the DG Research and Innovation, more precisely the Unit D3 — European Neighbourhood, Africa and Gulf has made a nice effort in preparing a booklet presenting all the coordination and support action (CSA) projects of International Cooperation financed under the… » read more

Posted by Rita Balazs