9697 Europe’s Information Society, Information Society, Newsroom Update Weekly, 21/08/2012

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EVENT ANNOUNCEMENT
EuroNOG 2012
10 September 2012 – 11 September 2012  Budapest, Hungary
EurNOG is an international meeting of experts responsible for the design, maintenance and development of ICT networks. The main goal of the event is to offer a platform for exchange between the operators, ISPs and companies responsible for network implementation. EuroNOG 2012 will also cover topics in the field of IPv6, Cloud Computing and Network Security.

CALL FOR PROPOSALS
Call for proposals Challenge 5: ICT for Health
(Deadline: 13/01/2013) Challenge 5 builds on the previous research activities on health, ageing, inclusion, and governance. Nevertheless, it adapts to support new policy developments such as the Digital Agenda for Europe, the European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing and Horizon 2020. It adapts also to better support innovation and activities closer to the market like pre-commercial procurement actions and platforms supporting social innovation. The focus will be on development of solutions that empower the individual, in a social context, to improve and manage personal life as a citizen, elderly, patient, consumer, civil servant or worker. For details on each domain and objective, check the workprogramme 2013 from page 53.

Workprogramme 2013: http://cordis.europa.eu/fp7/ict/docs/ict-wp2013-10-7-2013.pdf

CALL FOR PROPOSALS
Call for Proposals: Cross-border services, investment readiness and legal advice for ICT SMEs, start-ups and entrepreneurs
(Deadline: 15/01/2013) The overall objective of the call 10 (Objective ICT-2013.11.5) for proposal is to drive innovation, facilitate technology transfer, support entrepreneurship and the creation of start-ups and spinoffs etc, contributing to the exploitation of more innovative products and services out of EU R&D projects. This should be done through actions and events organised in thematic domains as well as the use of existing electronic platforms and networking tools. More details on page 112 of the WORK PROGRAMME 2013. Deadline: 15 January 2013

Cordis – ICT FP7: http://cordis.europa.eu/fp7/ict/

NEWS ARTICLE
Public consultation on a “Code for Effective Open Voluntarism: Good design principles for self- and co-regulation and other multistakeholder actions”
(16 August 2012) The European Commission has launched a public consultation seeking input from citizens, organisations, public authorities and all stakeholders potentially engaged or interested in self- and co-regulation and other multistakeholder voluntary actions in the EU on how best to codify a set of design principles for achieving objectives through a multi-stakeholder process. The aim of this code is to improve the framework for achieving EU policy objectives. The consultation covers the following three points: 1) to gather comments on the draft Code; 2) to develop a cross-EU and multi-sectoral Network of Excellence, including the sharing of useful reference material and best practices; 3) to gather knowledge, ideas and opinions about how to ensure that voluntarism receives its appropriate share of attention in the policy-making toolbox. Contributions can be made until September 30th 2012 through the Online Interactive Policy-making questionnaire. Additionally, a public meeting on the code will be held on 10 September in Brussels.
Contact: EC-CODE@ec.europa.eu

EVENT ANNOUNCEMENT
NESSI Members Day 2012
28 September 2012  Warsaw, Poland
Event organised just the day after the ICT Proposers’ Day 2012. The event will provide the participants with a unique opportunity to meet key actors in the Software and Services sector and to support the creation of project consortia in response to the calls of the FP7 ICT Work Programme 2013. High-level participants from the private and public sectors have been invited to this Members Day, which is dedicated to discussing relevant NESSI topics such as the first Work Programme of the upcoming framework programme for research and innovation Horizon 2020, developments for PPPs and ETPs in the next framework programme and research activities in areas like Future Internet, Big Data and Cloud Computing.
Contact: Alexandra.Rosen@nessi-europe.eu

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EVENT ANNOUNCEMENT
Open Consultation Workshop on ‘FIRE in Horizon 2020′
21 September 2012  Brussels, Belgium
The objective of the workshop will be to endorse a common position and identify concrete objectives, mechanisms and expected impact of the next phase of the Future Internet Research and Experimentation (FIRE) initiative. Participation is registration-only and free of charge. Registrations deadline: 17 September 2012

Registrations: http://ec.europa.eu/information_society/events/cf/fireh2020/register.cfm

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