Building a circular economy: the role of information transfer
Information transfer is crucial in building a circular economy, as a recent paper by the European Policy Center discusses.
For about one third pandemic provokes a new perception of country life
A new representative survey shows how the COVID-19 crisis has changed the Europeans attitude towards living at the countryside.
Homeworking: Seasonality has great impact on carbon savings
According to a new study by the Carbon Trust, commissioned by the Vodafone Institute, seasonal, regional and individual behaviour patterns lead to different saving scenarios for homeworking.
One year of Corona – How people experience the pandemic
Based on the long-term COVID-19 Impact Survey, the new report emphasizes the attitude of people in Germany, Spain and Italy during the Corona pandemic.
Covid-19 – Majority sees negative long-term consequences
According to the new "Digitising Europe Pulse" survey, two out of three Europeans agree that the corona crisis will limit their quality of life in the long run.
AI and climate change – 13 policy recommendations to meet current challenges
Artificial intelligence (AI) can be a powerful tool in the fight against global warming. The EU Commission sees the fields digitization and climate as closely intertwined.
Europeans believe health sector should be focus of EU Recovery Funds
The vast majority of Europeans believe that EU aid will make a positive contribution to economic recovery, shows a representative survey conducted by Kantar on behalf of the Vodafone Institute in 15 EU countries.
AI & Human Rights: The Vodafone perspective
Matthew Allison, Senior Public Policy Manager at Vodafone, describes Vodafone's perspective on AI and Human Rights regarding Access Now's report about the approach to AI by Europe.
Best practices show future potential for Green IT 2030
The second part of the study "Data Centres in Europe - Opportunities for Sustainable Digitisation" shows technological development potential and political recommendations for action.
Fighting COVID-19 with data and building back better
Digital technology and data insights are essential to fight COVID-19, but they should be applied in ways that reflect and promote equity, efficiency, and sustainability.
Climate change: Majority sees digitisation as part of the solution
A representative survey across 13 EU member states shows that most people are willing to contribute to the fight against the climate crisis on an individual level.
Data centres are a guarantee for sustainable digitalisation
Data centres become more efficient and climate-friendly. Still, their efficiency potential through cloud computing is not yet reached.
Data-driven containment of COVID-19 in China
A study supported by the Vodafone Insititute explores China’s protection framework for personal data and assesses benefits and risks of their data-driven approach to crisis management.
European resilience in times of COVID-19
Vodafone Institute poll “Digitising Europe Pulse” across 13 EU member states shows that especially people in Portugal and Germany see themselves well prepared to meet the challenges with COVID-19.
Coronavirus mapping via data-based mobility estimation
Data Scientist Pedro Rente Lourenço explains how an AI tool that utilizes insights from pseudonymised datasets to fight malaria in Mozambique now assists in mapping the coronavirus.
How to use data to combat the Covid-19 pandemic
How are we getting infected? Family and friends, the supermarket? How do we feel after week-long confinement? The Covid19Impact Survey by Nuria Oliver aims to answer questions like these.
European policy benefits national digital strategy
Vodafone Institute's poll “Digitising Europe Pulse” across 10 EU member states finds that citizens strongly believe EU membership benefits digital development.
Why it’s relevant to use private data for public interest purposes
No, the Spanish National Office of Statistics does not know where you are right now … and does not need to know it. But it needs to use the advantage of private data in an aggregate manner. By Nuria Oliver
Four key requirements for sustainable private data sharing
How can data be used for the benefit of society without violating privacy? A paper by Data-Pop Alliance and Vodafone Institute describes four requirements.
AI will improve the effectiveness of human activities
A study by eco, Arthur D. Little and Vodafone Institute shows that the use of artificial intelligence has a potential of almost 500 billion euros for the German economy by 2025.
60% of Europeans don’t believe their government has the will to advance digitisation
The representative study "The Tech Divide: Policy" shows that 60% of European respondents don’t believe their governments have the will to develop digitisation.
Global study finds that 56% of employees lack the digital skills they need for jobs in the future
The Vodafone Institute releases the second part of "The Tech Divide” study which explores the acceptance of new technologies.
Digitisation – India and China see enormous potential
How do People feel about new technologies? The Vodafone Institute's study in nine countries reveals severe differences.
Expansion of Gigabit connections has a billion-euros effect for German economy
Targeted broadband expansion in Germany has a significant effect on economic growth. This is the result of the study "On the way to the gigabit society".
Survey reveals disparate views on acceptance of new technologies
The research institute Ipsos has conducted a survey in five countries on behalf of the Vodafone Institute regarding the increasing influence of future technologies on different areas of life.
Expert draws up a roadmap for the secure use of Big Data
The 12-point plan helps enterprises to use big data responsibly, securely and innovatively.
Regulating “Big Data Education” in Europe
What lessons we learned from the US. A paper by Yoni Har Carmel, Haifa Center for Law and Technology, University of Haifa, Haifa, Israel.
Fast Internet for everyone
Germany's digital future depends on fibre-optic networks. This according to a current IW Consult study presented at the Digitising Europe Summit.
The major problems associated with big data – and their solution
The "Digitising Europe Initiative" established a forum where experts in the areas of research, politics and business can discuss big data. A policy paper has now been written summarising their key insights.
Transparency and user control critical to success of Big Data
A Vodafone Institute study of public attitudes towards Big Data revealed that Europeans remain uncertain whether the analysis of private data will benefit them or wider society.
Creating a legal framework for mobile learning
Mobile Learning, Data Protection, and Copyright in the EU: A policy report by the Vodafone Institute and iRights.lab investigates the legal aspects of using mobile devices in classrooms.
The vast majority of parents support more digital lessons
Children must be prepared for the digital age. A Vodafone Institute Survey realised by Allensbach revealed: A majority of parents demand that computers play an increasing role in classrooms.
How decision makers can secure a digital future
The digital revolution creates enormous politic and economic challenges. In the paper “Europe’s Got Talent” international opinion leaders offer concrete solutions to the most pressing problems.
Young Germans express particular optimism
Almost half of Germans between the ages of 18 and 30 believe that their lives will be better than those of their parents, making them as optimistic as anyone else in Europe.
Digitisation: Southern Europeans eager to found own business
In Southern Europe enthusiasm abounds for new digital companies, yet the Start-Up Boom and digital career affinity are passing Germany by. The skepticism has three main reasons.
Innovations from Africa – the continent is changing
For several decades Africa was regarded as a continent dependent on western aid. However, within the last years and more innovations from Africa the picture is changing.
Informal Learning via mobile phone and tablet
One of the biggest challenges international policy makers are still facing in the field of education is how and in what to wisely invest the limited resources - informal learning may help to overcome barriers.