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Participate in EU Code Week 2018!

EU Code Week is a grass-roots movement celebrating creativity, problem solving and collaboration through programming and other tech activities. It aims to give programming more visibility, to show people of all generations how you bring ideas to life with code, to demystify these skills, and bring motivated people together to learn. This year, it will take place from 6 - 21 October.

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Audiovisual Media Services Directive - recent developments of the EU legislation

"The media landscape has shifted dramatically in less than a decade. Instead of sitting in front of the family TV, millions of Europeans, especially young people, watch content online, on demand and on different mobile devices. Global internet video share in consumer internet traffic is expected to increase from 64 per cent in 2014 to 80 per cent by 2019", informed the European Commission in a press release issued on 26 April 2018.

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EU Code Week

The fourth edition of EU Code Week is fast approaching, taking on the challenge of teaching European citizens how to code. 

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Protecting children online in the new Audiovisual Media Services Directive proposal

In the view of fast-paced developments in the audiovisual environment where children, parents and carers have to multitask and adapt in the engaging Internet of Things (IoT) age, the Audiovisual Media Services Directive (AVMSD) from 2010 has been reviewed by the European Commission in recent months, seeking more appropriate and up-to-date legislation.

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Measuring digital progress in the EU

Did you realise that over 6.5 million Europeans only went online for the first time in the last year? And did you know that 60 million Europeans have still never used the internet? Or, indeed, that 45 per cent of Europeans still do not have enough digital skills? 

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Internet Governance Week in Brussels, 25 – 29 January 2016

Following various events towards the end of 2015, such as the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) in November and the review of the World Summit on Information Society (WSIS) by the UN General Assembly in December, and summing up the EU Digital Single Market strategy, the last week of January 2016 has been dedicated to debating internet governance issues by EU policy makers in Brussels.

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