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August Newsletter                                                                                      31/08/2020
 
Digital development news
About us
 
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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THE PANDEMIC
 
 
EU: Coronavirus Global Response initiative update
 
“The Commission will support 23 new research projects with €128 million in response to the continuing coronavirus pandemic.”
 
Japan: Blockchain as a COVID solution
 
“Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso suggested blockchain would be key in the world’s battle against the coronavirus pandemic as the technology can be used for contact tracing while ensuring privacy.”
 
DIGITALIZATION
EU: The Skills & Education Guarantee Pilot
 
EU launches new €50 million pilot to develop skills and education to ensure that Europe can develop and stay at the helm of global technological developments.
Social learning as a collaborative approach to an inclusive digital transformation
 
To support women to navigate the rapid changes and ever-greater complexity of the digital society, the Women Power Code project consortium launched the Social Learning Community aimed at making digital subjects more attractive for women, by creating a virtual space where they can consult peers to gain information and discuss mutual interests.
E-DEMOCRACY
Internet Voting: Challenges and Solutions
 
This policy paper aims to identify, structure, and remit the risks of electronic voting by offering practical solutions for countering them. It is intended as a reference for politicians, public officials, civic activists, and citizens overall for preventing, detecting, and mitigating i-voting misuse, safeguarding e-democracy against distortions, and strengthening good governance.
E-COMMERCE
UK: Online marketplaces
 
New regulations may appear as study shows that now over half of consumers say they will continue to shop online for the foreseeable future, even as physical stores start to re-open their doors.
OPPORTUNITIES
 
Journal of Digital Media & Policy
 
Call for papers
Deadline: 4 September 2020
Build Peace 2020: Social Justice & Pandemic in the Digital Age
 
Date: 6-8 November 2020
Location: Cape Town & Online
Digitalisation and linguistic accessibility
 
Date: 16 November 2020
Location: Finland & Online
 
GRANTS
 
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
Pilot Project on Media councils in the digital age
 
Call for Proposals. 
Deadline: 21 September 2020
 
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