European Commission and European ICT community present a new 900million Euro joint undertaking to develop 6G in Europe

A workshop took place online on 11th June at the joint EuCNC & 6G Summit, presenting the objectives and structure of the new European Joint Undertaking (JU) on Smart Networks and Services (SNS). The goal of the SNS Partnership will be to define and implement the research, innovation and deployment roadmaps that will enable Europe to take a leading role in the creation of the next generation of smart network technologies and services which will be known as 6G.

The SNS JU partnership will focus on facilitating the full digitization of European society including vertical industries and public administration services. The 6G SNS solutions will be designed and implemented in such a way that European values like security and privacy are safeguarded, and that European technological sovereignty is further strengthened. The SNS Partnership targets to have a perceptible positive impact on the quality of life for European citizens and a noticeable boost in the European data economy by 2030.

source: 5GIA

PSCE reacts to the new EU Strategy on Adaptation to Climate Change!

In line with its long-standing commitment to provide critical insight into Public Safety and Disaster Response (PPDR) since 2009 and following its very recent support to the European Commission (EC)’s «Green Deal » as well as its decision to take action accordingly, Public Safety Communication Europe (PSCE) reacts today to the EC’s « Forging a climate-resilient Europe - the new EU Strategy on Adaptation to Climate Change ».
PSCE fully supports the general ambition of the new EU Strategy on Adaptation to climate change and builds its position mainly in relation to the «forging a climate-resilient union» section – its expertise area – and on these specific points:

  • a) Knowledge on climate change and adaptation
  • b) Improvement of adaptation strategies and plans
  • c) Local, individual and just resilience fostering
  • d) Reduction of climate-related risk

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Council adopts new rules to strengthen disaster response

On 10 May, the Council adopted new rules to strengthen the EU Civil Protection Mechanism, following the Parliament’s endorsement on 27 April.  

In light of the impact caused by COVID-19, the EU Civil Protection Mechanism will benefit from an enhanced European response underpinned by the rescEU and faster coordination of disaster response.  

The EU will strengthen the EU’s Emergency Response Coordination Centre — the EU's hub for crisis management — with enhanced operational, analytical, monitoring, information management and communication capabilities. As for prevention and preparedness, the EU is set to define Union-wide resilience goals and scenario plans together with Member States as well as improving disaster loss data collection to support evidence-based scenario building. 

The EU’s Civil Protection improvements will enjoy an additional financial support of €1,26 billion from the Multiannual Financial Framework and another €2,05 billion via the NextGenerationEU. 

survey conducted by the EU revealed that 84% of Europeans agree that coordinated EU action should be increased to respond more effectively to future disasters and crises.