Innovation Union 24 April 2014 ONE Conference Brussels 2014: Policies (R)Evolution and Every European Digital, Brussels The Future has begun. Member States and regions must lose no time in preparing the next generation of EU programmes for growth, says Commissioner Hahn after MEPs' vote on radical reform of EU Regional Policy in July 2013. The new programming period brings new investment budgets for Member States, seeking synergies between Regional Policy and Horizon 2020 in order to maximise the innovation opportunities. The data-driven economy can provide Europe with a chance to emerge from the multifaceted crisis with new capabilities.
Clicktivism is ruining leftist activism A battle is raging for the soul of activism. It is a struggle between digital activists, who have adopted the logic of the marketplace, and those organisers who vehemently oppose the marketisation of social change. At stake is the possibility of an emancipatory revolution in our lifetimes. Facts and figures of the digital divide in UK While the majority of people in the UK have access to the internet, there are still 10 million people who do not. Of these people, 4 million are are the most socially and economically disadvantaged in the country. "Those being left behind with technology are being left behind across many spheres" - Martha Lane Fox, Digital Inclusion Champion
Europe's Information Society Newsroom News :: Science and innovation, an essential factor for competitiveness and growth in Europe (30/04/2012) Europe needs innovation more than ever before to support sustainable growth and create new jobs, to replace those lost in the crisis. To keep up with growing global competition, we must leave the comfort zone of business. Youth on the move Move to achieve – degree, new job, training, your own business. Every year the European Union supports more than 400,000 young people to work , train and study abroad. This website lists a complete range of EU tools to help your dreams become reality. More about Youth on the Move The European Union offers grants for students, teaching professionals and staff to study or work abroad. Click here to find out more! Dissertation Click here for full list of Publications Do “Liberation Technologies” Change the Balance of Power Between Repressive StateS AND CIVIL SOCIETY? Dissertation Committee:Dan Drezner, Larry Diamond, Clay Shirky, Carolyn Gideon Do new information and communication technologies (ICTs) empower repressive regimes at the expense of civil society, or vice versa? For example, does access to the Internet and mobile phones alter the balance of power between repressive regimes and civil society? These questions are especially pertinent today given the role that ICTs played during the recent uprisings in Tunisia, Egypt and beyond.
Digital Economy Act 2010 (c. 24) Expand All Explanatory Notes (ENs) An Act to make provision about the functions of the Office of Communications; to make provision about the online infringement of copyright and about penalties for infringement of copyright and performers’ rights; to make provision about internet domain registries; to make provision about the functions of the Channel Four Television Corporation; to make provision about the regulation of television and radio services; to make provision about the regulation of the use of the electromagnetic spectrum; to amend the Video Recordings Act 1984; to make provision about public lending right in relation to electronic publications; and for connected purposes. [8th April 2010] Be it enacted by the Queen’s most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:—
EU research & innovation scoreboard 2012 EU makes progress, but growth slowing. This trend highlights the need to increase efforts if Europe’s economy is to maintain global competitiveness. Almost all EU countries have become better at fostering innovation, according to an annual research and innovation scoreboard But progress is slowing – and the EU still has not closed its innovation gap with international leaders the US, Japan and South Korea.
Sustainable growth - for a resource efficient, greener and more competitive economy How will the EU boost sustainable growth? Through 2 flagship initiatives: 1. Resource-efficient Europe To support the shift towards a resource-efficient, low-carbon economy, our economic growth must be decoupled from resource and energy use by: reducing CO2 emissions promoting greater energy security. reducing the resource intensity of what we use and consume 2. Googling Africa - By Dayo Olopade The Google office in South Africa is no different from the Google office in Washington -- from the outside. Tucked into a sprawling, high-tech office park in Johannesburg, Google's hip, young Africa team has taken the company's beanbag-chairs-and-jeans culture global. But in practice, their mission is different -- and far more difficult. They're out to prove that Google can be an African verb.
The internet's conscientious objectors The world of internet "have-nots" is not just populated by people who can't go online. Chris Bowlby finds there are many who simply won't. If you're reading this, you're part of the internet using majority. But it's not nearly as much of an overwhelming majority as many assume. It's estimated that as many as 17 million people in Britain aged over 15 are not using the internet.
Inclusive growth – a high-employment economy delivering economic, social and territorial cohesion How will the EU boost inclusive growth? Through 2 flagship initiatives: 1. Agenda for new skills and jobs for individuals – helping people acquire new skills, adapt to a changing labour market and make successful career shifts collectively – modernising labour markets to raise employment levels, reduce unemployment, raise labour productivity and ensuring the sustainability of our social models 2.