EU Digital Challenges #3: A Roadmap for a Digital Society

The future strategy for digital technologies in the European Union

Three French-German think tanks, namely Das Progressive Zentrum, EuropaNova and Renaissance Numérique, join forces for the first time to reflect upon the EU digital technologies strategy. The third conference of the “EU Digital Challenges” series will take place in Paris on 10 April 2019.

In view of the new term of the European Parliament, the three think tanks Das Progressive Zentrum, EuropaNova and Renaissance Numérique invite you to their final event of the series „EU Digital Challenges“, discussing the future strategy of digital technologies in the European Union.

„A Roadmap for a Digital Society“ 

Wednesday, 10 April, 14.00 – 18.00 Uhr
Goethe-Institut, 17 Avenue d’léna, 75016 Paris

Followed by a cocktail reception to network and chat

How will the work environment of tomorrow be shaped with regard to technological progress such as artificial intelligence? Which measures do Germany and France undertake to protect democracy from cyber attacks? And how do national digital strategies have to fit into a broader European approach?

This conference brought together European political representatives, civil society actors and businesses around two panels:

  • Creating the digital society of tomorrow in the age of artificial intelligence
  • Defending democracy from cyber risks

With the following speakers :

Henri Isaac, President of Renaissance Numérique – Teacher and researcher at Paris-Dauphine University

Denis Simmoneau, President of EuropaNova

Marc Mossé, Senior Director EU Government Affairs Microsoft Europe

Elodie Vialle, Head of Journalism and Technology Desk of Reporters Without Borders

Amal Taleb, Public Affairs Director, SAP France

Gabrielle Siry, Socialist political party’s spokesperson

André Gattolin, Senator Hauts-de-seine, for the political group La République En Marche

Alexis Masse, Confederal secretary in charge of Digitalisation and Sustainable Finance for the CFDT

Cecilia Bonefeld-Dahl, General Director Digital Europe (tbc)

Diana Filippova, Stroïka co-founder and member of the political party Place Publique

The conference will be moderated by Guénaël Pépin, journalist for Contexte.

The debate will be held in French, English, and German with simultaneous translation. A strategic report including the most important challenges of the pending questions as well as target-oriented recommendations from the debate will be published in English, French, and German after the event.

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Alban was Project Manager at Das Progressive Zentrum since May 2015. He is also active in the field of political education as co-founder and co-chair of the French organization Vote&Vous. Studied politics with a focus on European studies at Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster, Sciences Po Lille and most recently at the College of Europe in Warsaw.
Janis Prinz worked as a trainee at the Progressive Center from November 2018 to May 2020 in the program area "Structural Change" on energy & climate policy issues as well as on the topic of populism. While studying philosophy and neuroscience, he was already involved in political participation and a democratic culture of debate at the Symposium Magdeburg e.V. and on the board of the Debate Club Magdeburg e.V..
Sophie-Anne worked 2018 as a Project Assistant at Das Progressive Zentrum in International Relations. She completed her Bachelor's degree in Cultural Mediation and Project Management in Paris.
Tobias Schmidt war von Januar – April 2019 Praktikant bei Das Progressive Zentrum. Er studierte Politik und Wirtschaft an der Westfälischen Wilhelms-Universität Münster. Im Rahmen dessen verbrachte er ein Semester an der Universitiet i Agder in Kristiansand in Norwegen.

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