Digital Assembly 2023 to Take Place in Stockholm, 15 and 16 June
The Digital Assembly 2023 will be held on 15 and 16 June in Stockholm, Sweden. The event, jointly organized by the European Commission and the Swedish Presidency of the Council of the EU, will bring together stakeholders from across Europe for discussions and debate on “a digital, open, and secure Europe”.
CEPIS President Attends EU-India Trade and Technology Council Meeting
CEPIS President, Luis Fernandez-Sanz, joined other key stakeholders at a high-level discussion on fostering technology investments and collaboration between the EU and India.
€122 Million Investment in Digital Planned by EU
The EU plans to invest over €122 million in strengthening digital technologies and competences across the EU.
AI Regulations Developing Around the World
AI is in the sights of regulators around the world, with major and diverse new legislation on AI rules being brought forward in the EU, USA, and China, amongst others. Individual countries have also brought in regulation of specific AI tools in response to the recent rapid development of Large Language Models.
New Commission Proposals Aim to Tackle Digital Skills Issues in Member States
The European Commission has called on Member States to “ensure universal access to inclusive and high-quality digital education and training” and tackle digital skills gaps between different demographic groups in two new proposals announced on 18 April 2023.
Consultation on Researchers’ Access to Data from ‘Very Large Online Platforms’
The European Commission has launched a consultation on new rules for researchers to access data from large online platforms. The Commission is seeking feedback on creating a framework that would allow vetted researchers to access data from these designated platforms with an aim to make them more transparent and accountable.
Cyber Solidarity Act to Help Build “European cyber shield”
A new EU Cyber Solidarity Act has been proposed by the European Commission with an aim to raise awareness of and help detect cybersecurity threats. The proposal is also intended to increase the cybersecurity preparedness of what the Commission terms “critical entities”.
CEPIS joins European Network of Innovation for Inclusion
CEPIS has become a member of the European Network of Innovation for Inclusion (ENII). ENII is a network of 450 organisations from 23 European countries, whose aim is to promote the creation of an inclusive labour market in Europe.
TrainDL WebTalk “Policy Experimentation – Innovation in and for Digital Education”
Digitization is changing our societies and individual lives by the minute. Educational systems in Europe adapt in various ways and political decision-makers often need to rely on goodwill when adopting new measures for digital education. This upcoming TrainDL WebTalk will explore if and how “policy experimentation” can be an effective approach for better educational policies.
European Parliament and Council agree on European Year of Skills 2023
A new recent political agreement on the European Year of Skills (EYS) 2023 has been reached by the European Parliament and the Council of the EU. This agreement concerns the year-long celebration of skills development and learning across Europe.