Online conferenceVisions for a Digital Europe 2025

Wednesday, 27 October 2021, 10:00-17:30 CEST

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10:00-10:45 Welcome & Keynote/Conversation

Welcome by Philipp Otto, Director iRights.Lab, Berlin

Geraldine de Bastion, future and open technologies expert/digital rights activist, in conversation with Renate Nikolay, Head of Cabinet, Cabinet of Vĕra Jourová, European Commission Vice-President for Values and Transparency

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10:45-12:45 Parallel sessions

Data Online

10:45-11:45 Unleashing Data Treasures: European Data Spaces & Gaia-X - panel with:

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Economy Online

10:45-11:45 Digital Markets Act: New Rules for Fair Competition

Statement by Wolfgang Hoffmann-Riem, Professor University of Hamburg, former Judge of the Federal Constitutional Court of Germany, followed by panel with:

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11:45-12:45 Open Data Institute - Analysis in Light of the Data Governance Act - spotlights & conversation with:

  • Marie Jansen, Managing Consultant, Capgemini
  • Diana Krebs, Head of program Open Government, Neuland21
  • Moderation: David Wagner, Research Associate, German Research Institute for Public Administration

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11:45-12:45 Regulation of Data Trusts - panel with:

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12:45-13:30 Lunch break

13:30-13:35 1st intermezzo - Mario Martini, Professor University of Speyer and German Research Institute for Public Administration

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13:30-15:30 Parallel sessions

Citizens Online

13:30-14:30 Data Protection & Data Sovereignty - panel with:

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AI Made for Europe

13:30-14:30 AI regulation in Europe - A Critical Look at the Proposal - panel with:

  • Marta Cantero Gamito, Assistant Professor of Law at CUNEF and Associate Professor of IT Law at University of Tartu
  • Lorena Jaume-Palasí, Founder of The Ethical Tech Society
  • Paul Nemitz, Principal Adviser on Justice Policy, EU Commission
  • Marietje Schaake, Former Member of the European Parliament, President of the Cyber Peace Institute, policy director at Stanford University Cyber Policy Center and international policy fellow at Stanford’s Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence
  • Moderation: Hannah Ruschemeier, Research Associate, CAIS

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14:30-15:30 Disinformation: a Threat for Public Discourse and Freedom of Expression – panel with:

  • Ellen Judson, Senior researcher at CASM, the digital research hub at Demos, London
  • Felix Kartte, Senior Advisor Reset.Tech, Berlin
  • Torben Klausa, Journalist at Tagesspiegel and PhD researcher on platform regulation, University of Bielefeld
  • Jaana Müller-Brehm, Policy Advisor iRights.Lab, Berlin
  • Moderation: Zora Siebert, Head of EU Policy Programme, Heinrich Böll Foundation, Brussels

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14:30-15:30 International Perspectives on European AI Regulation - panel with:

  • Tyson Barker, Head of Technology and Foreign Policy Program, German Council on Foreign Relations
  • Vanessa Cann, Managing Director KI-Bundesverband e.V.
  • Benjamin Mueller, Center for Data Innovation
  • Kim van Sparrentak, Member of the European Parliament
  • Moderation: Carsten Berger, Research Associate, German Research Institute for Public Administration

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15:30-15:40 Break

15:40-15:45 2nd intermezzo: Video by Ellen Ueberschär, President, Heinrich Böll Foundation

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15:45-17:15 Parallel sessions

Enforcement and Compliance online

15:45-16:45 Functioning Data Protection Supervision - Lessons for the Future - panel with:

  • Jonas Botta, Research Associate, German Research Institute for Public Administration
  • Estelle Massé, Senior Policy Analyst and Global Data Protection Lead at accessnow
  • Valérie Peugeot, National Commission on Informatics and Liberty, France
  • Max Schrems, Data protection activist, founder and chairperson of NOYB - European Centre for Digital Rights
  • Barbara Thiel, State Data Protection Officer, Lower Saxony
  • Moderation: Tim Vallée, Policy Advisor, iRights.Lab, Berlin

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Sustainability and Global Justice of Digitalization

15:45-16:30 Sustainability and Global Justice of Digitalization – use case & discussion:

  • Lynn Kaack, Assistant Professor Hertie School, Co-founder Climate Change AI
  • Rena Kleine, Co-Founder of ecotrek
  • Tilman Santarius, Professor Technical University Berlin, Einstein Centre Digital Future, Senior Fellow Institute for Ecological Economy Research, Berlin
  • Tiemo Wölken, Member of the European Parliament
  • Moderation: Vérane Meyer, Head of Digital Policy Division at Heinrich Böll Foundation

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16:30-17:15 Rethinking Power, Justice and Participation in the Digital Era – panel with:

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17:15-17:30 Closing remarks

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