2010*50Years of Traineeships at the European Commission*

2010*50Years of Traineeships at the European Commission*
*Creation since 2006. From Paris, France. Fondatrice du "HUB EUROPEAN UNION", Morgane BRAVO* "United in diversity", that's the motto of the EU! *Mieux informer les citoyens UE! « So that Europe, as a global player, is not far from Europeans » * *Ancienne stagiaire (Blue Book) de la Commission Européenne, au Secrétariat Général. Bruxelles. * President & Founder HUB « DIGITAL DIPLOMACY» «DIPLOMATIE NUMERIQUE ». *‪Fondatrice HUB 
‪« DIGITAL DIPLOMACY» : « POLITIQUE & SOCIAL NETWORKING ». *Fondatrice HUB « ECOLOGIE &INNOVATION : DEVELOPPEMENT DURABLE DU XXIE SIÈCLE!»* Présidente et Fondatrice du «Think Tank» Europe-Mexique.

*LES PRINCIPALES INSTITUTIONS DE L'UNION EUROPÉENNE*

*LES PRINCIPALES INSTITUTIONS DE L'UNION EUROPÉENNE*
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Tuesday, June 26, 2012

*Qu'est-ce qu'un bon député européen ?...*

 Quelles sont les qualités d'un bon député ?

"Les présidents des groupes politiques indiquent à leurs groupes comment voter.
Le bon député européen, c'est celui qui défend vos opinions ! Néanmoins, certaines qualités permettent de mieux s'en sortir dans le labyrinthe strasbourgeois et bruxellois. Nous avons interrogé quelques parlementaires : les compétences linguistiques, la capacité à négocier et à écouter le point de vue des autres et une solide culture générale en affaires européennes sont autant d'atouts pour s'intégrer dans un environnement politique et culturel très cosmopolite.
Qu'est-ce qu'on bon député européen ? La question peut faire sourire. Elle est en tous cas épineuse tant les parlementaires sont tiraillés entre les contraintes d'une élection au suffrage universel direct et celles d'une nécessaire expertise technique au sein des commissions thématiques du Parlement. Le meilleur moyen d'avoir une réponse est de donner la parole aux premiers concernés, ceux qui vivent la réalité du travail parlementaire au quotidien : les députés eux-mêmes.

Des connaissances générales et techniques
« Les députés ne doivent pas connaître uniquement le mode de fonctionnement des institutions européennes, ils doivent également avoir une vue d'ensemble de l'Europe, politiquement comme culturellement », explique l'Espagnol Daniel Bautista (Parti populaire européen - PPE-DE). Pour Romana Jordan Cizelj, scientifique slovène élue en 2004 (PPE-DE), la connaissance approfondie d'un domaine précis est importante. Ce haut niveau d'expertise peut par exemple être apporté par d'anciens premiers ministres ou ministres des affaires étrangères, souligne Andres Tarand, lui-même ancien Premier ministre estonien (Parti socialiste européen - PSE).
Les débats et les documents sont toujours traduits dans les 23 langues officielles de l'Union européenne. Chaque citoyen peut ainsi se renseigner sur les travaux du Parlement européen. De même, chaque député peut travailler dans sa langue maternelle. La connaissance d'au moins une langue étrangère est cependant un atout selon Daniel Bautista. Pas évident pour tout le monde cependant. « C'est mieux d'avoir de jeunes députés européens car ils ont de bonnes compétences linguistiques et sont plus flexibles », explique Andres Tarand.

Le savoir-être plébiscité
Mais plus que les compétences techniques, ce sont les qualités humaines qui sont mises en avant par les députés. « Un bon député est enthousiaste et sait écouter les autres. Il a des valeurs claires, sait ce qu'il veut et n'a pas peur de défendre ses opinions », explique le Suédois Jan Andersson (PSE). Les qualités relationnelles sont également évoquées par Daniel Bautista et Romana Jordan Cizelj. Cette dernière pense que la créativité, la rapidité et une attitude toujours positive sont nécessaires pour un travail efficace.
La liste des qualités requises pourrait être encore bien longue tant le processus législatif européen est complexe. La Britannique Arlene McCarthy (PSE) précise qu'il faut s'y retrouver au milieu de la bureaucratie bruxelloise et des freins tant nationaux que idéologiques. Jan Andersson pense ainsi qu'un bon député doit avoir « beaucoup d'énergie ». L'Autrichien Paul Rübig (PPE-DE) insiste sur « l'idéalisme » nécessaire à la construction européenne.
Mais dans moins de deux mois, ce sera aux électeurs de décider de ce qu'est un bon député européen… Car au final, quand on postule à un mandat électif, quelles que soient les compétences, l'expérience ou le caractère, la seule vérité est celle des urnes. "  2009 PE
(en):

Un bon député sait ce qu'il veut et n'a pas peur de défendre ses opinions.

Jan Andersson, membre suédois du PSE
Quel est votre avis A SUIVRE... 2014!

Monday, June 25, 2012

*Conference Review » Digital Agenda Strategy...*

"The great work finishes with a great presentation by workshop moderator David Smith at the parliament of the European Commission.
The pan European Social Media Strategy was already mentioned as a great effort of the Digital Agenda Assembly in the morning of that day. No question, thinking out of the box and just doing what needs to be done receives more attention than arguing about what others should do. :) AxelS 

Impact

During the workshop and its presentations on Thursday (June 21)  #da12social  was “trending” on Twitter. This is an outstanding achievement because Twitter is recognizing only the most intense discussions. So far no public sector discussion ever reached that level. We grew to 90 Million impressions and reached 20 Million people during the Digital Agenda event (per reported data by the Digital Agenda). A HUGE thanks to Berrie Pelser and all of those power networker, some of the best connected people in Europe and approximately 1,900 people who helped spread the word during that day. You know my mantra: “We may achieve the extraordinary – If nobody notices, it won’t make a difference!”

Three major achievements

a) We demonstrated that a highly skilled team has the ability to crowd source important research and then develop a market relevant and success oriented pan European strategy proposal in less time than 6 weeks.
b) We demonstrated to tens of thousands (apparently up to 20 Million people) that Social Media is a serious way to collaborate across an entire continent and allows to achieve results in extreme short period of time at an unprecedented low cost: no travel expense, absolute minimal administrative overhead and on top: next to no environmental deficit.
c) We demonstrated on a broad level that with initiative and courage combined with an open and democratic society – everybody’s contribution does make a difference.
The huge feedback from participants, such as EC members, politicians,  event attendees and people from the outside following our activities, made it very clear: We already made a difference.

Execution

Obviously that was only the beginning. During the participatory workshops we explored in total 9 activities from which 5 seemed to resonated most. We will make a formal proposal how we can execute those activities and what measurable results we can deliver:
1) Education
Educate social media professionals across Europe gaining the skills necessary to quickly expand what we started. We trust we can educate at least 2-5 professionals in each EU country that can in turn educate others down the road and lay the foundation for a homogeneous understanding how social media can create measurable business improvements and create new jobs as a result. We have already over 20 applicants from 7 EU countries who are interested in such a program.
2) Growing Export
Create and roll out an initiative that inspires more than 1,000 business leaders across all 27 member countries  expanding their export capabilities by leveraging social media, creating success stories others can follow and new jobs based on the expanded business. During the conference we have so far 5 businesses who would like to benefit from that.
3) Business Competition
Initiate a business competition where at least 500 business leaders compete for best possible customer experience, creating business advocates and inspire other business leaders to follow. It is also essential that we not only help entrepreneurs to start a business but equally important grow a sustainable business operation and jobs.
4) Public Sector Involvement
Involve the public sector, such as local authorities, chamber of commerce, unions, local EC outlets in the above initiatives so that we get additional local support on one side and the public sector is “learning by doing” the effects of social media. Also during the conference we saw interest from participants from the Sweden, Spanish and UK government to participate.
5) Industry Collaboration
Cooperate with large enterprises who also want to grow their business in the mid market and are interested in sponsoring a significant amount of money for a pan European awareness campaign that provides the needed visibility to make as many companies as possible aware of the advantages of a single digital market. We have also here some larger enterprises considering to support the initiative.

Commitment

All of the above have very clearly measurable objectives and an achievable execution deadline: Summer 2013. Currently approximately 20 people each day express their interest to join the initiative. The EC officers clearly encouraged us to continue with what we started.

Next Step

1) We will document the Social Media Strategy details that we worked on during our preparation meeting and work on a detailed execution and resource plan as well as cost structure over the next few days.
2) We will present all details and an initial time table for going forward on Thursday July 5 Please Register Here. This will include how we can involve other countries (the Swedish and the Spanish team are already constituted), how we can execute the above topics, how we can get funding for the initiative and how we can eventually help creating 2 Million new jobs across Europe by 2016.
3) We will prepare a concrete proposals for each of the five topics explaining how the EC can support our plans.

Taking a break

Again, I want to thank all of you who helped us get that far. This was an unprecedented initiative and I trust we can make a significant contribution to the European economy. I  also want to thank everybody from the EC for their encouragement and support for our engagement. It certainly changed my picture about the work of the EC.
For now, take a break, focus on your current priorities and think about to what extend and capacity you can help going forward. I hope I will see most of you at the July 5 online presentation. "

Thursday, June 21, 2012

*European Council : EU/Mexico Summit...*

On 17th June there was a summit between the EU and Mexico in Los Cabos. 
On this occasion representatives from both sides recalled the importance of the partnership between the EU and Mexico in terms of the economy, trade, security, Human Rights and the environment. The President of the Council of the European Union, Herman Van Rompuy declared that it was necessary "to strengthen the relationship between the Union and Mexico and to discuss the possibility of renewing the global agreement made in 2000." This summit led to "the establishment of the bases for future cooperation" according to European Commission President José Manuel Barroso...

VI Mexico – EU Summit
Los Cabos, Baja California Sur, Mexico, June 17, 2012

JOINT STATEMENT

"The sixth summit between Mexico and the European Union (EU) was held on June 17 2012 in Los
Cabos, Baja California Sur, Mexico. It was presided by the President of Mexico, Mr. Felipe
Calderón Hinojosa accompanied by Ambassador Patricia Espinosa Cantellano, Minister of Foreign
Affairs. The European Union was represented by the President of the European Council, Mr.
Herman Van Rompuy and Mr. José Manuel Durão Barroso, President of the European Commission.
The Leaders highlighted the maturity of their relation in the framework of their Strategic
Partnership. Likewise, the Leaders stressed the reliability and the depth of the aforementioned
relation as well as the convergence in values and positions in multiple issues of the international
agenda.

I. BILATERAL ISSUES
Political situation in both regions
The Leaders exchanged views on the recent and upcoming elections in their respective regions.
G-20 and the international financial and economic situation
G-20
The Leaders emphasized their commitment to develop a bilateral dialogue on macroeconomic
issues aimed at exchanging points of view, improving mutual understanding and promoting
coordination in different fora that deal with economic and financial issues of world relevance;
particularly within the context of the Group of Twenty. The European Union reiterated its support
for the priorities of the Mexican presidency for the VII G-20 Leaders’ Summit (Los Cabos, June 18-
19 2012), in particular for promoting economic growth and job creation, integrating green growth
discussions into the G-20 economic agenda and the promotion of sustainable development.

Global financial and economic situation
The Leaders reaffirmed their commitment to promote sustainable economic growth in their
respective regions. This requires a suitable atmosphere for private investment, including the
promotion of economic integration, trade liberalization and respect for private property. The
Leaders underlined the importance of legal certainty in the development of foreign investment in
Latin America.

The Leaders recognized the importance of keeping markets open and of fighting protectionism,
highlighting that the interdependence of global production operations requires deepening the
evaluation of implications of global value chains on world trade, economic growth and
development. The Leaders reiterated their firm stand against protectionism and emphasized that
trade facilitation is one of the most important actions to enable well-functioning regional and global
value chains.
Likewise, the Leaders expressed their unwavering support to strengthening the multilateral trading
system and underlined its primacy in regulating international trade and its central importance to
accelerating global economic growth.

Building on the outcomes of the 8th Ministerial Conference of the WTO, the Leaders highlighted
the importance of giving fresh impetus to the Doha negotiations with a view to achieving results in
areas with potential for solution and in the interest of Least Developed Countries. The Leaders will
intensify efforts to find ways and approaches to overcome the most critical and fundamental
stalemates in specially challenging areas.
The Leaders recognized Trade Facilitation as one of the most important actions to enable wellfunctioning
regional and global value chains, which would benefit developed and developing
countries alike. Therefore, the Leaders expressed support for an early conclusion of the Trade
Facilitation negotiations in the WTO, including support measures to enable the Least Developed
Countries to implement the agreement.

Strategic Partnership and Joint Executive Plan
The Leaders decided to extend the implementation of the Joint Executive Plan of the Strategic
Partnership, which reflects both sides’ commitment to continue building a closer, deeper and more
mature relationship by means of concrete actions and joint initiatives.

Cooperation Mexico-EU
The Leaders concurred that cooperation is an important component to strengthen the intense
relation between Mexico and the EU. Therefore, the Leaders agreed to instruct their competent
agencies to jointly review the general framework and the operational basis of the bilateral
cooperation. Activities in this field play a crucial role in the development of new capacities in areas
of common interest such as social cohesion, science and technology, environment and climate
change, competitiveness and innovation, health, regional development and energy.

The Leaders expressed their interest to continue working dynamically in projects of social cohesion,
particularly in subjects related to urban poverty, micro-regionalization, social participation and the
decentralization of programs. The preparation for the second phase of the Social Cohesion
Programme with a co-financed budget focusing on Human Rights and Public Security matters is
underway.

Likewise, the Leaders recognized the importance of ongoing economic cooperation initiatives to
boost the competitiveness of Mexican SMEs, as well as to provide them with the necessary tools to
access the European markets in the same way as EU firms access the Mexican market.

Regarding scientific and technological cooperation, the Leaders recognized the importance of the
bilateral dialogue in this sector -which has reached its 5th edition. They decided to continue
harnessing the opportunities that the European Union offers in the field of research and
development within the VII Framework Program and greater diffusion of the communication
channels and the links between Mexico and the EU under the new Horizon 2020, especially those
concerning research and innovation for the best use of the respective infrastructures of research and
the joint creation of innovative products in fields such as the fight against climate change, food
security and energy production, among others.

The Leaders highlighted that their education and cultural cooperation is based on joint participation,
responsibility and financing of projects. Moreover, the Leaders sustain a high level dialogue on
education and culture, established by the Joint Declaration between the Ministry of Public
Education and the National Council for Culture and Arts on the Mexican side, and the
Commissioner for Education, Training, Culture and Youth of the European Commission on the EU
side.
The Leaders expressed their intention to: 1) Continue fostering the activities and commitments

contained in the first Sectoral Dialogue on Higher Education. 2) Launch a first Sectoral Dialogue on
Culture via a meeting between senior officials of the Mexican National Council for Culture and the
Arts and the European Commission's Directorate-General for Education and Culture, expected to be
held in early 2013.
The Leaders emphasized that they maintain a rich exchange of ideas via the mutual exchange of
academics, specialists, researchers, artists, creators, interpreters and students. The Leaders
recognized that the programs that offer education and specialization have contributed to training
human capital in priority areas and expressed their commitment to examine their respective
mobility schemes in order to remove possible existing obstacles.

Mexico extended an invitation to the European Union to jointly explore new schemes for triangular
cooperation to design development projects under the Mesoamerican Integration and Development
Project.
The two sides will study the opportunity of establishing an EU Chemical, Biological, Radiological
and Nuclear Risk Mitigation Centre of Excellence in Mexico.

Security
The Leaders welcomed the launch of the Policy Dialogue on Public Security and Law Enforcement,
which has allowed the Leaders to focus on concrete points of interest, such as Organised Crime,
without losing track of the perspective offered by the general framework of the relation and the
cooperation developing in this field with the Member States.

The Leaders are exploring actions to be taken in the short run, such as the exchange of experiences,
information and best practices between public security and law enforcement authorities of Mexico
and the EU as well as cooperation on law enforcement training; all of this, without undermining the
design of a long term strategy to harness the technical capacities and experience offered by the EU
institutions through the implementation of cooperation activities.
Likewise, Mexico expressed its interest in the possibility of triangular cooperation with Central
American governments in this sector.

Strengthening the economic and trade relation between Mexico and the EU in the framework
of the FTA
The Leaders concurred that the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between Mexico and the EU, in force
since 2000, has established the basis to strengthen the economic relations between them,
contributing to the diversification of markets and to the increase of competitiveness for the benefit
of both industries and consumers. The Leaders note with satisfaction the significant increase of
bilateral trade under the Agreement, with a record of 57 billion dollars (in excess of € 40 billion) in
2011. Similarly, the flow of bilateral investments has continued its upward trend, consolidating the
position of the EU as Mexico’s second largest source of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI), through
investments of 105 billion dollars accumulated between 1999 and 2011, which represent 36.6% of
Mexico’s FDI received in that period of time.
In line with the objectives of promoting growth and mutual economic integration, the Leaders
reiterated their support to an ambitious liberalization of trade, services and investment and to further
deepening the bilateral trade relations between Mexico and the EU.

II. MULTILATERAL AFFAIRS
Arms Trade treaty (ATT), disarmament and non-proliferation
The Leaders recognized the importance of working closely during the UN process on the Arms
Trade Treaty. The ATT shall regulate the legal trade in arms by setting the highest possible
international standards for transfers of weapons, and establishing mechanisms to prevent diversion
of weapons into the illicit market and for use by transnational organized crime, thus making global
trade in arms more responsible and transparent. The EU and Mexico attach the utmost importance
to the inclusion in an Arms Trade Treaty of clear and strong transfer criteria on the respect to
international humanitarian law and international human rights law in arms trade.

The Leaders reaffirmed their commitment to working together to support and strengthen the
multilateral disarmament and non-proliferation treaties and agreements and to fully implement their
international obligations. The Leaders agreed on the need to inter alia uphold and reinforce the
Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) including in the framework of the ongoing NPT review
cycle, and to actively contribute to efforts supporting the entry into force of the Comprehensive
Nuclear Test Ban Treaty as well as the commencement of negotiations of a treaty banning the
production of fissile material for nuclear weapons and other nuclear devices.
Sustainable Development (United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development Rio+20)
and Climate Change (towards COP18 in Doha)

Rio +20
The Leaders reaffirmed their commitment to work for the success of the United Nations Conference
on Sustainable Development (Rio +20), which will be held in Rio de Janeiro from June 20-22,
2012. The Leaders expressed their engagement to join forces to achieve an ambitious and concrete
outcome in the conference and to strongly encourage the international community to give its
political commitment to sustainable development as the strategy to simultaneously foster economic
growth, social wellbeing and environmental protection. In this regard, the Leaders stated their
common objectives to foster a transition towards an inclusive green economy and to work toward
the establishment of international environmental governance as part of the institutional framework
for sustainable development.

Climate Change
The Leaders concurred that the results of the 17th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations
Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP17) and the 7th Session of the Conference of the
Parties serving as the Meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol (CMP7), represent a fundamental
step forward in strengthening the regime against climate change and reiterated their support to the
multilateral negotiations oriented to reach a legally binding agreement applicable to all Parties,
taking into account the principle of common but differentiated responsibilities and respective
capabilities. The Leaders agreed on the need to strengthen efforts to reach an ambitious agreement
to meet the goals of mitigation with the objective of holding the increase in global average
temperature below 2 °C, promoting adaptation actions, the use of low carbon technologies, the
development of market mechanisms and the full implementation and financial support to the Green
Climate Fund, as part of the effort to mobilize significant climate finance from public, private and
innovative sources to strengthen the global efforts in the fight against climate change.

Human Rights
Throughout the Summit, the Leaders also confirmed the high-level engagement and cooperation
that Mexico and the EU maintain on Human Rights, both in bilateral and multilateral fora.
The Leaders recognized that cooperation on Human Rights proved to be instrumental and it is
closely linked to the Bilateral Dialogue on Human Rights. The Leaders recognized the importance
of maintaining the Cooperation Program on Human rights, which has achieved important results in
the promotion and protection of Human Rights. The Leaders coincided in the importance to
strengthen the cooperation as a tool to foster the bilateral dialogue. The European Union recognized
the important steps taken by Mexico in this field, specifically in what refers to its internal normative
framework based on international standards.

The Leaders exchanged views regarding the content and the developments of the Third Meeting of
the Bilateral Dialogue on Human Rights to be held in Mexico City, in October of this year, as well
as the Seminar on Human Rights between Civil Society Organizations of Mexico and the EU that
will take place in the context of the aforementioned meeting.

REGIONAL AFFAIRS
Bi-regional Summit (CELAC-EU)
The Leaders underlined the importance to strengthen the Bi-regional Strategic Partnership between
Latin America and the Caribbean and the European Union as a privileged space for an open
dialogue and collaboration in the political, economical, cultural, social and environmental
cooperation fields. They also agreed to strengthen it through the implementation of the Joint
Executive Plan adopted at the VI EU-LAC Summit in Madrid in 2010.

The Leaders also expressed their commitment to a successful Summit of the Community of Latin
American and Caribbean States and the EU (CELAC-EU), due to be held in Santiago, Chile, on
January 26/27, 2013.

OTHER BUSINESS
The Leaders reiterate their commitment to continue facilitating the building of institutionalized
channels and mechanisms of dialogue with the civil society of Mexico and the EU that enrich the
bilateral relation. »

Bien à vous,

Monday, June 18, 2012

* « Création d'un portail unique data european EU » ...Morgane BRAVO*

Mon Projet :
*Création d'un portail unique data european EU*
UE : Création d'un portail Officiel (par la Commission Européenne) unique (Pays membres & pays tiers de l'UE)
EUe-Diplomacy « data.europeandiplomacy.eu »
Un portail unique #Data européen #EU :
Faire un lien entre les initiatives #opendata (les ensembles de données) des pays membres de l’Union européenne & pays tiers... pour faire participer des citoyens, et collaborer pour identifier des pistes de solutions, on aurait un portail unique transdisiciplinaire et diversifié....
entre autres!
La diplomatie numérique, un outil du "soft power" pour un nouveau visage des relations internationales.
Exemples, 
pays membres de l'UE :
France : Création d'un portail unique interministériel « data.gouv.fr »
Etalab est chargé de la création d'un portail unique interministériel « data.gouv.fr » Le Premier ministre François Fillon a créé par décret la mission Etalab le 21 février 2011.
Etalab coordonne l’action des administrations de l'Etat et apporte son appui à ses établissements publics administratifs pour faciliter la réutilisation la plus large possible de leurs informations publiques. Placé sous l’autorité du Premier ministre et rattaché au Secrétaire général du Gouvernement. Etalab est chargé de la création d'un portail unique interministériel « data.gouv.fr » destiné à rassembler et à mettre à disposition librement l'ensemble des informations publiques de l'Etat, de ses établissements publics administratifs et, si elles le souhaitent, des collectivités territoriales et des personnes de droit public ou de droit privé chargées d'une mission de service public.
Etalab mettra à disposition librement des données brutes dans des formats exploitables. La réutilisation de ces informations offre de larges opportunités à la communauté des développeurs et des entrepreneurs qui pourra les réutiliser afin de proposer des services applicatifs innovants. Par ailleurs, « data.gouv.fr » proposera aux citoyens des services en ligne, conçus à partir de certaines données publiques, qui participeront à renforcer la transparence de l’action de l’Etat.


*OPEN DATA : UN MOTEUR DE L'ÉCONOMIE NUMÉRIQUE* 

Dans son avis du 5 juin 2012, le Conseil national du numérique préconise, à travers onze propositions, de dynamiser l’ouverture des données publiques sur internet, l'Open Data.

Royaume-Uni : l'Open Data Institute
Financé par l’État britannique, l’ODI étudiera et diffusera les meilleures pratiques d’exploitation du potentiel des données publiques ouvertes.
                            *BREF APERCU : NOUVEAUX USAGES D’INTERNET, NOUVELLE GOUVERNANCE POUR L’ÉTAT" À PARIS*
Exemples, 
pays tiers de l'UE :
*Hillary Clinton on open and closed societies...*



LE GOUVERNEMENT DU QUÉBEC S'ENGAGE SUR LA VOIE DU GOUVERNEMENT
La ministre responsable de l'Administration gouvernementale et présidente du Conseil du trésor, Mme Michelle Courchesne, annonce l'engagement du gouvernement à devenir un gouvernement ouvert et dévoile ainsi les actions qui seront mises en œuvre afin de donner suite au rapport « Gouverner ensemble » produit par le député de Verdun et leader adjoint du gouvernement, M. Henri-François Gautrin.


http://hub-reseauinternational.blogspot.fr/2012/05/le-gouvernement-du-quebec-sengage-sur.html

Vis-à-vis de mon expérience profesionnelle (Diplomatique) & ma passion du Numérique (Web, 2.0...Digital diplomacy) :
Je travaille actuellement à ce project du 21e Siècle, passionant! : de haut niveau, est très important...pour moi, pour l'Europe, pour l'Union Européenne & pour le monde!
Bien à vous,
@Morgane BRAVO

*How can Europe take the lead in the business of data?*

There are many reasons that explain why data is becoming increasingly important in our lives.
Firstly, a large number of devices – from scientific instruments like genomic sequencers or telescopes to mobile phones to very tiny sensors -  generate much more data than humans could by themselves.
Secondly, advances in digital storage technologies mean it is now cost effective to store large quantities of data for further analysis.
Finally, advances in information retrieval to data mining and machine learning have made it possible to extract very valuable information from enormous amounts of data so that we are now able to analyse phenomena that were too big for us to perceive.
Size is not the only thing that has changed. In the last few years we have discovered that certain types of data  -particularly non-private data collected by public administrations- are worth more when shared than when locked up. And that datasets are worth even more when they are linked to one another so that properties of various objects of interest -companies, products, and geographic features- can be aggregated from independently developed datasets.
More needs to be done to reflect on how Europe could benefit from these developments and lead where it is strong and here are a few ideas that we will explore at the day-long Data workshop of the Digital Agenda Assembly on 21 June.
- What is needed to set up EU-wide data markets to allow those with data to sell it as a product?  
- And how can those who want to buy data do so at a fraction of what it would cost to gather it from scratch?
- If novel software products and services rely increasingly on large amounts of data, could data resources, particularly multilingual data, become a competitive feature of European cloud computing?
- Are there any data domains that ought to be managed as Europe-wide public goods? How should we identify them and how should we arrange for the provision of such public goods?
- Linking data is valuable because it allows information to flow across the boundaries of data resources. But what are the implications that arise when it is possible to identify individuals who wish to stay anonymous?  What if an individual’s is disclosed against their wishes? How do we strike a fair balance between the economic potential for product development and the right to individual privacy?
We look forward to receiving your thoughts and suggestions online before the Digital Agenda Assembly in June. You can feed the debate and share your ideas as of now here: http://daa.ec.europa.eu/group/6/content
by Khalil Rouhana , DG INFSO, Director “Digital Content and Cognitive Systems”



Bien à vous,
@Morgane BRAVO