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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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EU: Call for innovative response and recovery partnerships
The EU Commision announced a call to help regions catch the opportunities emerging from the crisis, develop resilience and build on green and digital transformation for the recovery of the most affected sectors, such as health and tourism.
EU: Thierry Breton about new reality
Commissioner Thierry Breton shared his thoughts on development during and after coronavirus during Hannover Messe Digital Days.
EU: Comments on Regional Aid Guidelines
The Commission is inviting interested parties to give comments on Regional Aid Guidelines, that are aimed to promote the economic development of disadvantaged regions in the EU.
EU: Inquiry at Internet of Things
The European Commission today launched an antitrust competition inquiry into the sector of Internet of Things for consumer-related products and services in the European Union.
Romania: Becoming blockchain country
The European Union’s 5AMLD has been adopted as the first regulation in Romania of virtual currencies, crypto-wallets and fiat-crypto exchange platforms.
EU: Digitalizing judicial world
“The new rules on the service of documents and taking of evidence will boost the uptake of IT and the digitalisation in civil and commercial matters.” - Vĕra Jourová. 
EU: New Tax
“The European Commission has today adopted an ambitious new Tax Package to ensure that EU tax policy supports Europe's economic recovery and long-term growth. The Package is built on the twin pillars of fairness and simplicity.”
World: Digital Innovation by 2030 Aimed at Enhancing Democracy
Experts share thoughts on how during the upcoming decade digital innovations would benefit and develop democracy.
World: Randomocracy designs
How Citizens’ Assemblies Can Strengthen Democracy?
by Dmytro Khutkyy 
EU: New rules for online economy
The Commission publishes today a set of resources to help get the most out of the new Platform to Business rules.
Turkey: Boosting ecommerce to MENA region
Turkey announced about plans of increase its export market share in the Middle East and North Africa. Thus new initiatives in the ecommerce sector are planning.
EU: 5G security
New report on security measures concerning rollout of 5G published. It notes that all Member States have launched a process to review and strengthen security measures applicable to 5G networks.
EU: EU Security Union Strategy
The European Commission sets out a new EU Security Union Strategy for the period 2020-2025, focusing on priority areas where the EU can bring value to support Member States in fostering security.
Artificial Creativity conference
Deadine: 15 August 2020
Location: Online (hosted by Malmö University, Sweden)
Journal of Digital Media & Policy
Call for papers 
Deadline4 September 2020
Build Peace 2020: Social Justice & Pandemic in the Digital Age
Date6-8 November 2020
Location: Cape Town & Online
Digitalisation and linguistic accessibility
Date: 16 November 2020
Location: Finland & Online
Smart local Administrations
Call for proposals.
Deadline: 10 September 2020
European Social Catalyst Fund
New initiative
Deadline: 11 September 2020
Digital Innovation Hubs projects
Call for proposals.
Deadline: 20 September 2020
Media councils in the digital age
Pilot projet. Call for proposals. 
Deadline: 21 September 2020
Policy Director
Organisation: Data and Society
Location: Remotely/NYC
Deadline: 14 August 2020
Monitoring and Evaluation Manager
Organisation: The Internet and society
Location: Open to all locations
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