Innovation & Sustainability Event

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.

Cyber europe 5A 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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