13,099 European Commission, Digital Single Market Weekly Newsletter 3/02/2017

European CommissionDigital Single MarketNewsletter 03/02/2017

In this issue – February 2017

 

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Press releases
PRESS RELEASE — 1 February 2017
End of roaming charges: EU negotiators agreed on wholesale prices, the final piece to make it happen
As the last step towards the end of roaming charges by 15 June 2017, representatives of the European Parliament, the Council and the Commission agreed on how to regulate wholesale roaming markets (the prices operators charge each other when their customers use other networks when roaming in the EU).
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Latest news
NEWS ARTICLE — 30 January 2017
30 million EUR of loans for cultural and creative SMEs in France
The European Investment Fund and Bpifrance have signed a guarantee agreement – the first in France supported under the new Cultural and Creative Sectors Guarantee Facility from the EU’s Creative Europe programme.
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Consultations
CONSULTATION RESULTS — 1 February 2017
Commission reports on the public consultation on the Termination Rates Recommendation
The Commission has just published the results of the Public Consultation on the Termination Rates Recommendation. The respondents provided their view on the impact of the Recommendation, and whether the current regulatory approach should be maintained or amended.
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Publications
FACTSHEET — 1 February 2017
End of roaming charges for all travellers in the European Union: How will it work?
The EU puts an end to roaming charges for all travellers as of 15 June 2017. Dismantling additional charges for travellers, who call, send messages or surf the internet on their mobile devices while being abroad, has been one of the biggest success stories in Europe.
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REPORTS AND STUDIES — 1 February 2017
EU-wide digital Once-Only Principle for citizens and businesses – Policy options and their impacts
The EU wide Once-Only Principle can have a big impact in making life of citizens and businesses easier across the EU and could contribute to Digital Single Market (study reference: SMART 2015/0062).
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FACTSHEET — 1 February 2017
Roaming charges for travellers in the European Union
The EU ends roaming surcharges for all people who travel periodically in the EU, while ensuring that operators have the tools to guard against abuse of the rules. Your roaming consumption is deducted from your domestic volume, i.e. you “Roam like at Home”.
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Calendar
EVENTS — 7 February 2017
Safer Internet Day 2017: be the change and unite for a better internet on 7 February
Safer Internet Day (SID) is the flagship event under the Better Internet for Kids strategy, taking place in February every year. What started as a European initiative under the EC Safer Internet Programme has turned into a huge event with a global reach of over 400 million people. On Safer Internet Day, be the change for a better Internet: enrol for events and activities, join our global social media campaign.
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EVENTS — 6 – 7 March 2017 – Brussels
European Info Day and Brokerage Event – Horizon 2020 Secure Societies
The event is organized by the Network of Secure Societies National Contact Points (SEREN3) in collaboration with the European Commission. This information day and brokerage event gives details on the calls for proposals which will be published on 1 March 2017 under the societal challenge “Secure Societies – Protecting freedom and security of Europe and its citizens”.
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EVENTS — 8 March 2017 – Brussels
Workshop: Towards principles and guidance on eID interoperability for online platforms
The Communication on Online Platforms and the Digital Single Market foresees that online platforms should be encouraged to recognise other eID means – in particular those notified under the eIDAS Regulation – that offer the same reassurance as their own.
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EVENTS — 8 March 2017 – European Commission premises, Brussels, Belgium
Growing the EU Silver Economy: a workshop on policy recommendations
How can policy reform address the pressing needs of an ageing society through innovations and at the same time create new jobs and businesses? At this workshop key results of a study on this topic will be presented, including a macroeconomic analysis of the European Silver Economy.
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See also : Silver Economy study website
EVENTS — 13 – 14 March 2017 – Vienna, Austria
Symposium on Innovative Smart Grid Cybersecurity Solution
The symposium will consist of presentations from leading European researchers on smart grid security, demonstrations of project solutions, keynote speakers, panel sessions and an early stage researcher poster session. The event is organised by the EU-funded project SPARKS, together with the SEGRID and HyRiM projects.
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See also : The SPARKS project
EVENTS — 12 – 16 June 2017 – Sophia Antipolis, South of France
ETSI Security Week 2017
ETSI, the European Telecommunications Standards Institute, is organising a series of workshops that will address key cybersecurity standardization challenges in the short, medium and longer term. The cybersecurity community will come together at ETSI to network and exchange on the state of standardization for cybersecurity.
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