EU Digital Challenges: First Conference on Artificial Intelligence

Three French-German think tanks join forces for the first time to reflect upon the EU digital technologies strategy. The first conference of the series “EU Digital Challenges” will take place in Paris on July 11, 2018.

In regard to the increasing relevance of digital topics at the European level, the German-French tandem is determined to be the driving force of digital regulations in the European Union. To address this challenge, Das Progressive Zentrum, EuropaNova and Renaissance Numérique invite you to the first conference of the series “EU Digital Challenges” in Paris on 11 July 2018:

“Artificial Intelligence: how to support the European voice in the global race?”

Wednesday, 11 July 2018 at 19:00 | EuropaNova, 64 bis Avenue de New York, 75016 Paris

Introduction by:

  • Henri Isaac, President, Renaissance Numérique
  • Denis Simonneau, President, Europanova

Discussion with:

  • Cédric Villani, Member of the Assemblée nationale, LREM.
  • Anke Domscheit-Berg, Member of the German Bundestag, DIE LINKE.
  • Laurence Devillers, Professor at Paris-Sorbonne IV University – LIMSI-CNRS.
  • Marc Mossé, Senior director EU government affairs, Microsoft Europe.
  • Max Neufeind, Policy advisor on strategy and digital transformation, German Federal Ministry of Finance.

The conference will be held in English. The organisers will publish a strategic note in English, French and German, decrypting the main challenges of the issues at stake, their French, German, and European calendar, as well as the main recommendations emanating from the debates.

A Project by


Lucas Matray

Lucas was Project Assistant at Das Progressive Center between May 2017 and August 2018. Previously he studied political science with a focus on international cultural policy and cultural management at the Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg and Sciences Po Aix-en-Provence.
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.

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