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Information Communication Technology (ICT)

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New technologies and regional policy: Towards the next cohesion policy framework

The workshop and in-depth report implement a STOA project aimed at highlighting the importance of the territorial dimension for economic growth at European level. Continue reading

Cloud computing: An overview of economic and policy issues

Written by Ron Davies, Cloud computing is a model for providing information and communication technology (ICT) services (including servers, systems, storage and applications) over a network such as the internet. By taking advantage of self-service implementation and configuration, and flexible pools of virtual computers based on shared hardware in vast purpose-built data centres managed by … Continue reading

Delivering the full benefits of ICT to the developing world

Written by Gianluca Quaglio and Liliana Cunha, Over recent years, there have been increasing opportunities for inhabitants of low and middle-income countries (LMICs) to use information and communication technologies (ICT). ICT can potentially help LMICs tackle a wide range of health, social and economic problems. By improving access to information and enabling communication, ICT can … Continue reading

How can technologies re-shape healthcare in Europe?

Workshop hashtag: #ehealthSTOA STOA website & registration   Written by Nera Kuljanic and Liliana Cunha The demand for healthcare services is growing fast in Europe, partly due to the ageing population and the higher prevalence of chronic diseases. E-Health, defined by the WHO as ‘the use of information and communication technologies (ICT) for health’, is … Continue reading

Interoperability for a modern public sector

Written by Ron Davies, The electronic services of European public administrations need to interoperate to support citizens and businesses studying or working in other Member States, as well as to reduce costs and realise efficiencies for governments. A renewed EU programme for 2016-2020 proposes to continue support for interoperable e-government services, emphasising open data and … Continue reading

eGovernment: Using technology to improve public services and democratic participation

Written by Ron Davies eGovernment refers to efforts by public authorities to use information and communication technologies (ICTs) to improve public services and increase democratic participation. eGovernment aims to improve government efficiency through the reduced cost of electronic information management and communications, the reorganisation of government agencies and the reduction of administrative silos of information. … Continue reading

What makes us human in a hyper-connected era?

Written by Darja Vrscaj On 2 December 2014, the EP’s Scientific Foresight Unit (STOA) organised a workshop on ‘Being Human in a Hyper-connected Era’, focusing on the definition of what makes us human in the modern world. We are living in a hyper-connected era, where technology has penetrated every domain of society and private life. … Continue reading

Being human in a hyper-connected era – The onlife initiative

Written by Peter Ide-Kostic   Webstreaming available here 02/12/2014 at 5pm Discuss it via Twitter: #OnlifeEU The “Onlife Initiative”, a project launched by the Commission’s DG-CONNECT, explores the societal consequences of on-going digital transition. DG-CONNECT will present the conclusions of this project during a STOA workshop in the European Parliament on 2 December 2014. The STOA workshop takes as … Continue reading

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