Study on media literacy and online empowerment issues raised by algorithm-driven media services (SMART 2017/0081)

Social media platforms and the algorithms they use to shape the news that people read, as well as people’s behaviour online, all play a role in the rapid spread of disinformation. Research has shown that people tend to be unaware of their own cognitive biases and underestimate the influence of algorithms on their social media behaviour. Improving the media literacy of consumers and reducing their vulnerability to disinformation is a necessary part of the solution. This study proposes an approach based on behavioural science, which triggers people to be aware of their own online behaviour.

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Report assessing the consistency of the approaches in the identification of operators of essential services

Under Directive (EU) 2016/1148 on Security of Network and Information Systems (the “NIS Directive”), identified operators of essential services will have to take appropriate security measures and to notify serious cyber incidents to the relevant national authority. This report provides an overview of how Member States have identified operators of essential services. It assesses whether the methodologies for identifying such operators are consistent across Member States.

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A roadmap for the sustainable production of fuels and chemicals

The ENERGY-X project has released a draft scientific roadmap highlighting the research needs for the sustainable production of fuels and chemicals. Development of such alternatives to fossil fuels is key for meeting Europe´s energy objectives and for mitigating climate change.

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New Africa-Europe Digital Economy Partnership - report of the EU-AU Digital Economy Task Force

The European Union-African Union Digital Economy Task Force (EU-AU DETF) provides a platform of partnership for the private sector, donors, international organisations, financial institutions and civil society based on a shared understanding of how an already fast evolving African digital transformation can achieve cross-border integration, and bring benefits to all citizens. During 6 months, the EU-AU DETF developed a shared vision, a set of common agreed principles and a list of policy recommendations and actions focusing on four main objectives. You can read the final report here.

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European Commission report on Cultural Heritage: Digitisation, Online Accessibility and Digital Preservation

This report reviews and assesses the overall actions and progress achieved in the European Union in implementing the Recommendation (2011/711/EU) which is one of the main EU policy instruments on digitisation, online access and digital preservation of cultural heritage material.

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Women in Digital Scoreboard 2019 - Country Reports

The "Women in Digital" scoreboard is one of the actions put in place to assess women's inclusion in digital jobs, careers and entrepreneurship. The scoreboard assesses Member States' performance in the areas of Internet use, Internet user skills as well as specialist skills and employment based on 13 indicators.

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Digital Economy and Society Index (DESI) 2019

Digital technology is rapidly transforming the world’s economies and societies.

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2019 DESI Report– Electronic communications markets overview per Member State (Telecom Chapters)

The Telecoms chapters of the Digital Economy and Society Index (DESI) provide a snapshot of the electronic communications markets in each Member State, from an investment, regulatory and market perspective. They combine the quantitative evidence from Digital Economy and Society Index (DESI) with country-specific regulatory developments, track the development of the telecoms markets of each Member State and provide an important feedback loop.

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How do European film funds award money? New report on film and audiovisual funding criteria in the EU

On 20 June 2019, the European Audiovisual Observatory launched a new report commissioned by the European Commission with the support of the Creative Europe MEDIA programme in order to have a better understanding of the criteria of public funding to European films and audiovisual works in the EU Member States. The analysis covers over 800 schemes of public funding in the EU for pre-production, production, distribution and promotion for cinema films, TV films and series as well as other audiovisual content in order to provide the big picture of film funding criteria in Europe today.

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