Digital inclusion


France’s debate over childrens’ addiction to digital technology is gaining support

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A debate over children's addiction to digital technology, and what can be done about it, is gaining support in France, while at an EU level, there are rumblings for regulation on addictive design.

Platforms 27-03-2024

Deal on major digital bill: French lawmakers give in to EU Commission demands

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French lawmakers reached a compromise on Tuesday (26 March) on a hard-fought all-encompassing digital bill, agreeing to water down provisions that would otherwise conflict with EU legislation, white putting sovereign cloud requirements into law.


Ethical AI can support digital education, says Commission’s director

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“Ethical and non-discriminatory” artificial intelligence can support personalisation in digital education, a senior European Commission official told Euractiv in an interview, reflecting on the 2023’s edition of the DigiEduHack annual event.


EU’s Digital Decade: Europe’s big ideas mean nothing if they are poorly executed

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The EU's 'Digital Decade' faces challenges, including public sector delays, market overheating, and an additional price tag of at least €250 billion, which may hinder reform success across Europe. A more realistic and critical approach is needed, writes Eglė Markevičiūtė. Eglė Markevičiūtė is …


Summit highlights digital shortcomings in Western Balkans

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Balkan states face challenges in their digital transformation, including a lack of digitally skilled labour, infrastructure gaps, and digital government services, according to stakeholders who took part in the two-day Western Balkan Digital Summit on 4 and 5 October in …


EU Digital Decade report shows gaps in digitalisation plans

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The first report on the state of the Digital Decade was published on Wednesday (27 September), with key findings laying bare gaps in 5G network coverage and questions about the use of artificial intelligence by businesses. The EU's objectives for 2030 …


Smart cities present risks but also opportunities for inclusion

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Brussels has backed smart city projects to accelerate progress on its twin transition goals, but as with many efforts to digitise public services, they present opportunities and potential obstacles to digital inclusion. 

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Media Partnership – ”Q&A guide on promoting cybersecurity for SMEs in Europe”

EIT Digital, the Global Digital Foundation and Huawei is now producing a Q&A guide promoting cybersecurity for SMEs in Europe.


Active public support must underpin EU smart villages strategy, says MEP

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Public policy must be at the core of the project to develop smart villages in the EU, MEP Franc Bogovič has said, as an initiative on the EU’s long-term rural prospects moves forwards.


Quick tech rollout key to closing rural digital divide, stakeholders say

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Given the rate at which complex new technologies are developed and integrated, ensuring quick deployment is crucial in tackling the digital divide and its significant impact on rural communities, stakeholders this week at a rural innovation event in Spain.


No digital transformation without digital inclusion, MEP says

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Europe's digital transformation cannot move forward without digital inclusion, MEP Franc Bogovič told the Huawei Connect 2022 conference in Paris on Monday (17 October).


EU offers guidelines for schools to boost digital literacy

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The European Commission has this week released its guidelines for educators on promoting digital skills and tackling disinformation for use in primary and secondary schools across the EU.

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AI for All: Two Suggestions

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Mohammed Sijelmassi, CTO of Sopra Steria, a European IT company, stresses the importance of making AI accessible and transparent to and for all. He underlines the trustworthiness of AI not only as a value but also as a competitive advantage. He proposes two measures: first, in line with his previous article on the Digital Decade, to introduce AI-specific curricula into educational and adult learning systems to a much higher degree. Second, the EU and Member States should pool their resources to build AI superclusters, enabling European researchers and companies to train their models. This would be a measurable contribution to digital sovereignty.

Technology 22-07-2022

Tech Brief: AI gets narrower, Commission gets sued, LIBE’s mission to Ireland

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Welcome to EURACTIV’s Tech Brief, your weekly update on all things digital in the EU. You can subscribe to the newsletter here.    “The basic concepts from the OECD definition of an AI system have been kept, and additionally the concept of autonomy …

Cybersecurity 19-07-2022

Skills partnership launched in effort to meet Digital Decade targets

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A new EU skills partnership is set to drive forward the up- and reskilling of workers in the digital sector, a key element of the Digital Decade targets, progress on which has been criticised by some as being too slow. 

Technology 08-07-2022

Tech Brief: AI first batch, DMA & DSA enforcement, Chips Act compromise

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Welcome to EURACTIV’s Tech Brief, your weekly update on all things digital in the EU. You can subscribe to the newsletter here.    “The co-rapporteurs have done a great job finding the least controversial part.” - A European Parliament official on the first batch …

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The digital decade: Let’s make it a success

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Sopra Steria, a leading European IT company, proposes three priorities for the success of the EU’s ‘Digital Decade Strategy’: reinforce public procurement, make the EU digital identity a reality, and further invest in digital skills.

Technology 17-06-2022

Tech Brief: DSA last frictions, disinfo code 2.0, ENISA’s sovereign requirements

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Welcome to EURACTIV’s Tech Brief, your weekly update on all things digital in the EU. You can subscribe to the newsletter here.    “It is just a very bad precedent if we leave the substance aside for a second: an agreement in …

Technology 15-06-2022

Digital revolution ‘ecological catastrophe’ without change, MEP warns

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The digital revolution is, at the moment, an “ecological catastrophe” due to the impact of the materials it requires and the EU needs legislation to make it a sustainable process, according to an MEP.

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Collaboration delivers digital skills for a digital Europe

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There is a significant digital skills gap in Europe. To overcome this problem, strategic collaboration between public and private actors is key. Overcoming the digital skills gap will ensure that technology will continue to be beneficial for an inclusive and fair society, today and tomorrow.

Cybersecurity 23-05-2022

Cyprus hosts first European Coding Challenge amid concerns over talent shortage

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Nicosia hosted the first inaugural European Coding Challenge on Friday (20 May), where young Cypriots got training and insights from tech experts as the EU tries to ensure it won't lack the skills it needs to achieve digital sovereignty.

Technology 19-05-2022

Infrastructure costs: fair contribution versus net neutrality

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The European Parliament Committee on Industry, Research and Energy (ITRE) does not support the Council’s position on network contribution because making big tech firms pay does not follow the principle of net neutrality. 

Technology 28-04-2022

Commission mulls digitalisation of visa system to fill in skills gap

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The Schengen visa system is set to be fully digitalised under a new Commission proposal which would funnel applications and payments through a single platform. 

Technology 30-03-2022

Report: Digital Decade targets in jeopardy without scale-up of efforts

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A substantial acceleration of digital development is needed if the EU’s Digital Decade targets are to be met, according to a new report that sheds light on the disparity between member states.