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Creativity in the Countryside: How Art and Tech are Revitalizing Epirus

Tzoumerka is made of stone. Not just the towering peaks of this mountainous area, formed by nature and geography over millennia, but almost everything made by human hands — the walls, town squares, bridges and buildings — has been crafted from the local stone. It creates quite an impression: permanence, timelessness and a resistance to … Read more

Democracy and Digital: The Need for a New Social Contract

The transformative impact of digital technologies on our daily life implies the need for a new social charter between the state and its citizens. Today’s world: in the midst of a digital revolution Since the invention of the printing press, the relationship between governments, administrations, and citizens has been paper-based, characterised by static, standardised interfaces. … Read more

Next Generation Internet Study

In 2017 EC DG CNECT commissioned the study for the Next Generation Internet to NLnet foundation and Gartner Europe. The internet has long been recognised as a focal point of Europe’s future, bringing enormous opportunities. However, our collective need to invest and improve the internet as a critical infrastructure of our economies and societies has escalated to a … Read more

Antonio Pizzigati Prize for Software in the Public Interest

About The Prize The Antonio Pizzigati Prize for Software in the Public Interest annually awards a $10,000 cash grant to one individual who has created or led an effort to create an open source software product of significant value to the nonprofit sector and movements for social change. The Pizzigati Prize honors the brief life … Read more

Reclaim your data with open source instances

Announcing Cloud68 – reclaim your data with open source instances. Online Collaboration tools are proven to have a great added value on increasing team productivity, optimizing business processes and of course efficiency. This is hardly a matter of discussion any longer and businesses and professionals have been using many of these tools to help them … Read more

Getting ready for Open Data Day 2020 on Saturday 7th March

Next year marks the 10th anniversary of Open Data Day! Open Data Day is the annual event where we gather to reach out to new people and build new solutions to issues in our communities using open data. The next edition will take place on Saturday 7th March 2020. Over the last decade, this event … Read more

A road map for a fair data economy offers a new foundation for Europe’s sustainable growth

The Lisbon Council and Sitra have published a new policy brief, A Roadmap for a Fair Data Economy. The policy brief outlines a vision for how Europe can put individuals in control of their own data and how the continent can become home to exciting new business models in finance, health, mobility, energy and other … Read more

PM² Alliance joins forces with OpenProject

The PM² Alliance has joined forces with OpenProject.org, a partnership which will bring free and open source project management closer to project teams. Keeping with our promise of taking the PM² “where no PM² has gone before”, today we are a step closer to our mission of enabling better project management in Europe and beyond. … Read more

13th Symposium and Summer School On Service-Oriented Computing

SummerSoC is a well-established summer school and symposium focusing on service-oriented computing. The area of service-oriented computing is interpreted quite broadly, i.e. areas of interest for SummerSoC include  cloud computing, microservice architecture, service orchestrations,  service meshes, blockchains, Internet of Things, theoretical foundations of these subjects, and applications in/of all these areas, especially applications dealing with big/smart … Read more

A universe of digital tools to help school-aged students prepare for University

Across Europe an increasing number of students are sent on from secondary to higher education. As a consequence, university drop-out rates are increasing, not least because students have difficulties coping with a higher education teaching environment based much more on digital tools than what the students were used to in secondary school. The EU-funded Up2University … Read more