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EDDA is a European association which represents think-tanks, civil society organizations and experts focusing on digital policies and digital tranformation.
 

Institute of Innovative Governance, Brussels and Estonian-based organisation, is co-founding European Digital Development Alliance to provide a platform for better cooperation on common projects and making applications for Horizon and other EU grants.

 
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DISINFORMATION
EU: Results of protection from disinformation during elections​
 
Joint Communication sets out how the Action Plan against Disinformation and the Elections Package have helped to fight disinformation. Further steps to be done.
DIGITAL SINGLE MARKET
 
 
EU & African Union: Digital cooperation between the EU and African Union to be
 
African Union is launching African Digital Single Market. By the end of 2019, 50% of African population will be using mobile services. To address issues that may occur African Union will learn from the EU Digital Single Market experience.
 
EU: Guidance on free flow of non-personal data
 
Guidance was launched. Document aims to clarify which rules apply when processing personal and non-personal data. Guidance aims to help users – in particular small and medium-sized enterprises – understand the interaction between the two regulations.
 
BLOCKCHAIN
Blockchain for digital government​
 
New report that looks at the ongoing exploration of blockchain technology by governments was launched. The research shows that blockchain technology can reduce bureaucracy, increase the efficiency of administrative processes and increase the level of trust in public recordkeeping.​
DIGITALIZATION
India: E-government website for tracking and fulfilling welfare schemes
 
It is expected to bring the implementation of welfare schemes for scheduled tribes (STs) under the purview of e-governance, with greater efficiency and transparency as there is no established mechanism for collecting data from the States or collating it.
E-COMMERCE
 
 
EU: Ecommerce in Europe: €621 billion in 2019
 
According to the latest Ecommerce Foundation report E-commerce in Europe is forecasted to be worth 621 billion EUR by the end of 2019. This would mean an increase of 13.6 percent. The last year e-commerce was worth 547 billion EUR.
 
UK: Zero-waste online supermarket raises €450 000
 
Online supermarket Good Club from the UK has completed a crowdfunding campaign. This startup has the ambition to become the world’s first zero-waste online supermarket.
 
CYBER SECURITY
EU: Electronic evidence
 
Commission receives mandate to start negotiating international rules for obtaining electronic evidence. With the majority of criminal investigations requiring access to evidence based online and often outside the EU, there is an urgent need to equip police and judicial authorities with quick and efficient tools fit for modern reality.
AI REGULATION
Middle East: The US$320 billion impact of AI for the Middle East
 
Perspectives and most suitable places for AI development. The annual growth in the contribution of AI is expected to range between 20-34% per year across the region.
OPPORTUNITIES
 
The High-Performance Computing 2019 conference
 
Date: 2-6 September 2019
Location: Borovets, Bulgaria
European Research and Innovation Days
 
Date24-26 September 2019
Location: Brussels, Belgium
 
 
European Big Data Value Forum 2019
 
Date: 14-16 October 2019
Location: Helsinki, Finland
Digital European Industry Stakeholders Forum 2019
 
Date: 13-15 November 2019
Location: Madrid, Spain
 
GRANTS
 
Open calls for SMEs for proposals:
 Deadline: 20 September 2020
 
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