Modernization

05 April 2017

New EU rules on medical devices to enhance patient safety and modernise public health

Published : Wed, 05 Apr 2017 The Commission welcomes the adoption of its proposal for two Regulations on medical devices which establish a modernised and more robust EU legislative framework to ensure better protection of public he...
21 March 2017

Steering Committee meeting of the Smart Specialisation Platform for Industrial Modernisation

Published : Tue, 21 Mar 2017 The first Steering Committee meeting of the Smart Specialisation Platform for Industrial Modernisation took place on 17 March 2017. It gathered 16 EU regions, Commission services and the Committee of th...
01 December 2016

Clean energy and the construction sector

Published : Thu, 01 Dec 2016 The European construction industry alone provides 18 million direct jobs in Europe and creates 9% of GDP. It has the potential to respond to a number of economic and societal challenges, such as jobs, growth and...
06 October 2016

Kick-off Event of the Smart Specialisation Platform on Industrial Modernisation

Published : Thu, 06 Oct 2016 Event: 16/11 > 17/11/2016 @ Fira de Barcelona Conference Center The European Commission's S3 Platform on Industrial Modernisation calls upon the regions that have priorities in their research and innovation st...
03 March 2016

Innovation partnerships keep public services up to date

Published : Thu, 03 Mar 2016 We all want public services such as healthcare, education, fire fighting or waste management to be modern and well adapted to the changing needs of society. To encourage innovation in public administration, new ...
07 December 2015

Public consultation on the evaluation and modernisation of the IPR enforcement framework

Published : Mon, 07 Dec 2015 Today the European Commission launched a public consultation seeking stakeholder views on whether the rules for the enforcement of intellectual property rights (IPR) are still fit for purpose.
23 April 2015

Modernisation of social protection systems: Stocktaking report on Member States progress on social investment reforms

A report commissioned by the European Commission to the European Social Policy Network of independent experts published today shows that Member States have made progress in implementing reforms toward social investment but there still a lot to be done for...