‘#Covid19 highlighted the existing gaps in internet #connectivity. @EU_Commission’s long term strategy for rural areas is to bring infrastructure to each and every European region,’ Commissioner @dubravkasuica opens the event on #connectivity and social progress. #EuractivEvents https://t.co/3L614fiVME
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‘#Technology can truly prevent depopulation. The pandemic has shown that if people have easy access to #internet 💻, they are drawn to move to the countryside 🏞,’ says @CorinaCretuEU.
‘People don’t leave because they want to, but because they need jobs. Better #connectivity and employment opportunities allowed people to return home,’ explains Adrian Bedgley about Arranmore island. #EuractivEvents https://t.co/hIrIbtsxWo
#HuaweiEuropeanTalks in the latest episode, we’ve invited @maccur, a Sustainability Expert, to share his insights into what role the digital industry should take in the #ClimateCrisis. #EUGreenDeal @EUClimateAction @DIGITALEUROPE Full episode 👉https://t.co/wrrPqnQTnc https://t.co/o7pkgxp3N0
‘#Innovation 🔬 becomes truly useful when it manages to address social challenges. To do so, it must reach as many people as possible, and they should have the #skills ⚙️ to use it to its full potential,’ continues @CorinaCretuEU at #EuractivEvents. https://t.co/zEYvelFrH8
‘The link between #internet connection and reviving remote areas is a vital one. #Connectivity is the first prerequisite if we want to revive a region, create jobs,’ says @IvailoKalfin at #EuractivEvents.
Digital skills 💻 are key to achieving an #AI ecosystem of excellence. The EU needs to provide the necessary tools ⚙️ to safeguard social inclusion, strengthen gender balance and encourage diversity in the labour force. #DigitalSkills #TECH4ALL #20in2020 https://t.co/vFaWTDmBsm
‘Technological advance is not an option; it is what the future holds. To address challenges of social change, reducing the #digitaldivide must be a priority.’ @CorinaCretuEU at @EURACTIV’s event on #Connectivity & Social Progress. #EuractivEvents
‘Connecting 📡 Europe’s rural areas 🏞, especially those suffering from depopulation, is a more pressing need than ever. @Huawei wants to help Europe overcome the rural-urban #digital gap so that the post-Covid reality can be truly inclusive.’ @AbrahamLiukang at #EuractivEvents. https://t.co/og91AvfPJ6
‘Improving rural #connectivity will help the #EU tackle various challenges at once: depopulation, low birth rate, sustainability ♻️ and #covid19. @Huawei wants to help you in your efforts to reach all citizens in Europe,’ says @AbrahamLiukang to Commissioner @dubravkasuica. https://t.co/tjGjcGT5S2
‘In 2020, #DigitalGap means #OpportunityGap. Every day that European regions spend without #5G is a day of missed opportunities for their citizens. That’s why rapid 5G rollout is crucial,’ says @AbrahamLiukang at #EuractivDebates. #Huawei4RuralEU https://t.co/IWgppEM5wx
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“If we take a hit in revenue, that’s fine. We can bounce back as we continue to do,” says @andy_purdy, CSO of @HuaweiUSA. “What is clear is that tens of thousands of American jobs are at risk.” https://t.co/t1Ii5KI27c https://t.co/tAjkwsBJx2
At 14h CET tomorrow, @AbrahamLiukang, @CorinaCretuEU, @DenitsaSacheva, @GhineaMEP, @IvailoKalfin and @shepleygreen will discuss how #connectivity can bring social progress and reverse depopulation in 🇪🇺. Follow @EURACTIV's debate with @GerganaPassy ➡️ https://t.co/C64hSIAvEb