EU Information Society and Media Contacts05 August 2009
by inadim -- last modified 05 August 2009
European Commission: The Directorates-General Research DG
The Research DG of the European Commission develops the EU’s policy in the field of research and technological development and thereby contributes to Europe’s competitiveness, coordinates European research activities and supports the Union’s policies in other fields such as environment, energy, regional development and health. The Research DG has a dedicated press corner with not only press releases but also media invitations directed to specialized science journalists in Europe: European Commission - Press Centre Research.
Spokesperson for Science and Research:
Tel: +32 2 296 9921
GSM: + 32 498 969 921
European Commission: Information Society and Media DG
The Information Society and Media DG supports the development and use of information and communications technologies for the benefits of the EU citizens. It defines and implements regulatory framework for e.g. communication and audiovisual technologies and content industries. Emphasis is on fostering competition and letting the market decide on technology.
Spokesperson for Information Society and Media:
Tel: +32 2 298 1230
GSM: +32 498 981 230
The Commissioners and their Spokespersons
Viviane Reding is Commissioner for Information Society and Media. She sees information society to be crucial in achieving the Lisbon goals of creating a competitive, sustainable and socially inclusive Europe. She also oversees the development of the framework for Europe’s audiovisual sector.
Neelie Kroes is the Commissioner responsible for Competition. She aims to promote a fair and free environment for business in Europe. She sees reinforcing the fight against cartels and developing private antitrust damage actions as two tools for a more competitive Europe.