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[CSL] Information Society Newsroom Update - 23/05/2007

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Joanne Roberts <[log in to unmask]>

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Interdisciplinary academic study of Cyber Society <[log in to unmask]>

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Subject: Information Society Newsroom Update - 23/05/2007


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              Europe's Information Society
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http://europa.eu.int/information_society/newsroom/cf/newsbytheme.cfm

PRESS RELEASE
Commission welcomes political agreement to cap mobile roaming charges in
Europe as from summer (23 May 2007)On 23 May, the European Parliament,
in its plenary session in Strasbourg, voted with a strong majority in
favour of an EU Regulation to substantially reduce the charges for using
mobile phones abroad. This EU Regulation, which the European Commission
proposed on 12 July 2006, was broadly supported by representatives of
the 27 EU Member States last week. It will now enter into force before
EU citizens enjoy their summer holidays.

The new EU Regulation to Reduce Roaming Charges ahead of the European
Parliament plenary vote: Frequently Asked Questions:
http://www.europa.eu/rapid/pressReleasesAction.do?reference=MEMO/07/158&
type=HTML&aged=0&language=EN&guiLanguage=en

PRESS RELEASE
Council of Audiovisual Ministers on 24 May: Political agreement expected
on "Audiovisual Media Services without frontiers" Directive (23 May
2007)The EU "Education, Youth Affairs and Culture" Council will meet on
24-25 May 2007 in Brussels. For the audiovisual and media items on the
agenda on 24 May, the Commission will be represented by Viviane Reding,
Commissioner for Information Society and Media. At this Council,
political agreement is expected on one of the priorities of the
Commission and of the German Presidency: the Audiovisual Media Services
without frontiers (AVMS) Directive.


EVENT ANNOUNCEMENT
International IT security conference "Innovation and Responsibility"
4 June 2007 - 5 June 2007  Berlin, GermanyThis event is hosted by the
German Federal Ministry of the Interior under Germany's EU Council
Presidency. In six tracks, the conference will look into
responsibilities for the protection of data, information and IT
infrastructures, taking into account rapid technological developments
and increasing threats. ENISA has been asked by the European Commission
to deliver a feasibility study on a Europe-wide sharing system for
Network and Information Security related information to
end-users/citizens and SMEs, to raise IT security awareness and close
gaps in the coverage with such information. The final report on the
EISAS (European Information Sharing and Alert System) will be presented
and discussed at this event.

FAQ on ENISA and EISAS - European Information Sharing and Alert System:
http://www.enisa.europa.eu/pages/faq_technical.html

EVENT ANNOUNCEMENT
ePractice.eu Kick-off Workshop
31 May 2007  Brussels, BelgiumThe European good practice exchange is a
service to the professional community of eGovernment, eInclusion and
eHealth practitioners. It aims to be an interactive initiative that
empowers its users to discuss and influence open government,
policy-making and the way public administrations operate and deliver
services. It will offer a platform for good practice advice and relevant
news. It should thereby enhance efficiency and effectiveness in public
service delivery.


EVENT ANNOUNCEMENT
TER@TEC 2007 conference
20 June 2007  Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, FranceThis symposium is
dedicated to promoting High Performance Computing and Simulation. This
year, the conference will present the challenges and the perspectives of
High Performance Computing at an international level. The objective is
to exchange views on two important topics : the Strategic vision of the
USA, Europe and France in particular in the field of High Performance
Computing ; Applications in the field of aeronautics, automotive and
natural and technological risks.
Decision makers, scientific experts in the field of High Performance
Computing and Simulation coming from industry and the academic world,
representatives of the ministries and competitiveness poles are expected
to take part in the event. Registration is free but compulsory.






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EVENT ANNOUNCEMENT
Continuity, Collaboration, Communication:
Challenges for Healthcare and Opportunities for eHealth
24 May 2007 - 25 May 2007  Rome, ItalyThe conference explores the
concrete issues on "3C" (Continuity, Collaboration, Communication) and
their influence on the eHealth infostructure (e.g. dissemination and
customisation of clinical pathways, clinical datasets, reference
terminologies vs. value sets, patient summaries).




EVENT ANNOUNCEMENT
Information Day - eContentplus Programme
24 May 2007  LuxembourgThis Information Day will cover the third call
for proposals of the eContentplus programme. Subject to the completion
of all necessary procedures, the call is foreseen to be launched in June
2007 with a provisional deadline for receipt of proposals on 4 October
2007.					
Contact: [log in to unmask]
Call for proposals:
http://ec.europa.eu/information_society/activities/econtentplus/calls/in
dex_en.htm


EVENT ANNOUNCEMENT
e-Infrastructures - Information event on the 2nd call
24 May 2007  Brussels, BelgiumThis information event covers the second
call for proposals under the e-Infrastructures topic of the FP7
"Capacities" Specific Programme. It will focus on : e-Science Grid
Infrastructures (INFRA-2007-1.2.3) ; Studies, conferences and
coordination actions supporting policy development, including
international cooperation (INFRA-2007-3.1.3). Further details will also
be given on submission and evaluation.
The participation to the event is free of charge but the number of
places is limited. Registration is therefore highly encouraged.




EVENT ANNOUNCEMENT
ICT for accessibility, ageing and social integration
25 May 2007  Brussels, Belgium"Accessible digital Audiovisual systems",
"ICT for ageing well", "Experience sharing and consensus building in
eInclusion" are 3 of the areas to be covered in this workshop, which
follows on from the CIP Launch workshop on 24th May. The workshop will
also offer the possibility to discuss innovative public procurement.


ICT Policy Support Programme Info Day:
http://ec.europa.eu/information_society/activities/ict_psp/index_en.htm


EVENT ANNOUNCEMENT
eLearning Africa
28 May 2007 - 30 May 2007  Nairobi, KenyaThis event focuses on ICT for
development, education and training in Africa. It will establish a
network of decision makers from governments and administrations with
universities, schools, governmental and private training providers,
industry, and important partners in development cooperation. This year's
edition focuses on "Building Infrastructures and Capacities to Reach out
to the Whole of Africa", reflecting the significant efforts of African
countries to set up their national and regional ICT infrastructures to
create access to education, training and services for all. The
conference will be accompanied by an
exhibition.					



EVENT ANNOUNCEMENT
European Forum on Electronic Signature 2007
30 May 2007 - 1 June 2007  Miedzyzdroje, PolandThis forum aims to
provide participants with the latest Public Key Infrastructure (PKI)
technologies and solutions, today's legal status, experience and plans
to implement solutions facilitating the dynamic and smooth development
of e-business in Poland, Europe and in the World.





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