Mobile applications created by the EU institutions and other bodies
Zoe makes a splash!
A new App developed by the Environment Directorate General of the European Commission.
Kids: have fun with the story and learn a bit about how you can help save the environment too!
Parents & Teachers: this interactive storybook is for you to use in the classroom or with your child (target group 7-11) to learn about the importance of water in our society, how to use it in moderation, the impact of polluted water on wildlife and habitats and the benefits we get from clean water.
The story features two children and their adventures with Fred, a well educated Frog who teaches them the error of their (and their parents' ways). It is packed with fun animations and interactive features. There are some challenging sections where the reader learns about the hydrological cycle and how water treatment works.
On the practical side, there are plenty of tips of how to conserve water. We hope that in your household or school this gives you some inspiration for projects and action.
The Water Project Toolkit application (WPT) provides guidance and information on best practices for implementing water and sanitation projects in the developing world.
It gives access to the analytical tools necessary to evaluate the specific context, issues and needs in your project area, as well as operational checklists to guide you throughout the project lifecycle.
Use the WPT navigator to quickly find appropriate advice on your project by selecting your sector (Water Resource management, Basic services, Municipal services, Agriculture, Energy and Sector performance) and project phase (Programming, Identification, Formulation, Implementation and Evaluation-Audit).
Based on internationally agreed principles, the WPT is a guide for those involved in developing the water sector, which helps them apply sound and environmentally sustainable practices in areas such as institutional management, socio-economic and public governance, finance, the environment, education, capacity building, communications and technology. It consists of step-by-step suggestions for the planning, identification, formulation, implementation and evaluation of water-development activities.
The "My region" app gives mobile access to a selection of annual regional indicators at NUTS 2 level for the EU-28, EFTA and candidate countries. The app is available in three languages: English, French and German.
The EU Economy app gives mobile access to the most important short-term macroeconomic indicators (Principal European Economic Indicators - PEEIs) for the euro area, the EU and its Member States. The app is available in three languages: English, French and German. The update function allows to download the freshest data from the Eurostat database.
The Eurostat Country Profiles application gives mobile access to the main statistical data for the EU and its Member States, the euro area, EFTA countries, EU candidate countries and a few other countries. The update function allows the downloading of the freshest data from the Eurostat data server.
The ECDC Threat Reports app gives you direct access to key updates and reports on communicable disease threats of concern to the EU. Search by specific disease or virus – from avian influenza to Zika, or by specific report type – including the weekly Communicable Disease Threat Report (CDTR), rapid risk assessments and epidemiologic updates.
The application is free to use and can be accessed by anyone. ECDC partners can access additional reports by logging in with their ECDC credentials.
The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) is an EU agency aimed at strengthening Europe's defences against infectious diseases. http://ecdc.europa.eu
This app enables the general public (amateurs or professionals) to receive information about the quality of ambient air, and notifies them in case of an exceedance of pre-set pollution thresholds. It displays data from the air sensing networks that publish their data using Sensor Observation Services compliant with the INSPIRE Directive.
This app provides information about the protected areas of the Natura 2000 network. It allows users to send pictures collected in each site as well as an overall feedback about the protected area. Natura 2000 is the largest coordinated network of protected areas in the world. It stretches over 18% of the EU land area and almost 6% of its marine territory offering a haven to Europe’s most valuable and threatened species and habitats.
The EU Charter app is a fundamental rights one-stop-shop for mobile devices.
It offers easy access to the text of the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the EU in all official languages in a mobile-friendly format. It also provides regularly updated information on an article-by-article basis on related EU and international law, European Court of Justice (ECJ) and a selection of European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) and national case law that refers directly to one of the Charter articles, related FRA publications.
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It's always been difficult to check whether the Council of the European Union has reached the qualified majority it needs to adopt an act. Since November 2014, qualified majority voting at the Council needs at least 55% of the member states comprising 65% of the population to be in agreement. Answering this question has just been made easy thanks to the Council's voting calculator app. In just a few clicks you can check the final result of a Council vote.
Choose a voting rule
Most often, the Council of the EU votes by qualified majority but it actually uses four different sets of voting rules to adopt decisions. From a drop-down menu, you can choose the voting rule to run your simulation.
Set the member states participating in the vote
Usually, all EU member states take part in a vote, however, the EU treaties foresee areas for closer cooperation and offer opt-outs in certain policies. In your voting simulation, you can exclude EU member states from taking part in the vote, if required by the rules.
Set the votes for each country and verify the final result
Each country can vote in favour, against or abstain. By default, for each simulation all EU member states are marked as voting yes, so you only need to change the vote of those voting against or abstaining. The final result then shows you if an act can be adopted or not.