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European Digital Development Alliance is a European association co-founded by the Institute of Innovative Governance which represents think-tank, civil society organizations and experts focusing on digital policies and digital transformation.
EDDA aims to provide a platform for better cooperation on common projects and making applications for Horizon and other EU grants.
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Africa: Fake news VS Freedom of expression
Due to disinformation outbreak caused be coronavirus, governments of African countries adopted different ways to stop fake new but at the same time to limit freedom of expression.
EU: European Citizens' Initiative
The European Commission decided to register two European Citizens' Initiatives entitled "Start Unconditional Basic Incomes throughout the EU'" and "Freedom to share". The last one is aimed to to legalise sharing files with copyright via digital networks, for personal use and non-profit purposes.
France: Testing digital Euro
France has become the first country to successfully trial a digital euro, operational on a blockchain, following a call for new technology to back such a development at the end of March.
USA: Blockchain Act
“The bill asks the Federal Trade Commission and the Secretary of Commerce to put together a new survey of blockchain’s uses and the state of adoption in the United States.”
Albania: New legislation
Albania passes new comprehensive law written by the Minister of Finance and Economy to regulate crypto activities. The law aims to combat money laundering through digital assets
China: Blockchain-Based Trade-Finance Platform
The platform is aimed to help participating banks securely share information pertaining to cross-border traders through a reliable source.
EU: Budget for recovery
“The additional support will serve to invest in the European Green Deal and digital transition, as an enhancement to the significant investment in those areas that is already taking place through EU cohesion policy.”
EU: Green and digital transition
The Commission released new report where highlighted the importance of ensuring that Europeans have the right skills, in the light of new technological revolutions.
France: Growing e-commerce
The turnover of business-to-consumer ecommerce in France is expected to be worth 115.2 billion euros at the end of this year. This would mean an increase of 11.4 percent compared to the situation last year.
EU: Europeans shop online more than ever
Since the beginning of the contact restrictions, 57% of European consumers shop online more than ever. About 30% of Europeans are spending more money on virtual experiences.
EU: 2nd anniversary of the GDPR
“The GDPR has changed the landscape in Europe and beyond.” Over the last two years about 4.3 million businesses and citizens were consulted with the help of Commission's web guidance.
UK: Collaboration regarding COVID-19 Tracing Apps
The Institute of AI is calling for greater international cooperation regarding the regulation of COVID-19 tracing mobile applications and their potential continued use.
Mozilla Fellowship Program for tech & society strategists
Registration deadline: 4 June 2020
Cyber Europe 2020
Date: 5 June 2020
Joining Forces for Blockchain Standardisation
Date17 June 2020
Location: Online 
Artificial Intelligence Hackathon
Deadline: 24 June 2020
Journal of Digital Media & Policy
Call for papers
Deadline: 4 September 2020
Fifth International Joint Conference on Electronic Voting
Date: 6-9 October 2020
Location: Bregenz, Austria
COSME Programme. Social Economy Missions
Call for proposals.
Deadline: 9 June 2020
European Social Catalyst Fund
New initiative. 
Deadline: 11 September 2020
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