EU Digital Challenges

EuropaNova, Renaissance Numérique and DasProgressive Zentrum work together to think about digital strategy of theEuropean Union.

Decipher theissues to set up a common roadmap.

More than ever, digital technology is discussed in Brussels. While major texts are on the agendas of European institutions during this mandate and the next one, States(with France and Germany at the head) seek to guide the European Union road map by their national regulation.  It is in this perspective that Germany recently legislated on content moderation to diminish the spread of fake news or that France announced last March its artificial intelligence strategy. In parallel, the Franco-German axis show its will to be the motor of digital regulations in the European Union by the renewal of the Elysée Treaty. 

These initiatives are intended to be modern and complex in response to the digital market functioning that often unsettles national governments. To understand them and contribute to their comprehension and debate about this approach, three think tanks combine their expertise in an unprecedented approach:

·      Renaissance Numérique, French think tank, expert of the digital transformation ;

·      Europanova, French think tank, expert of European issues ;

·      Das Progressive Zentrum, German think tank, generalist.


EU Digital Challenges :a cycle, three debates 

Together, these think tanks will take a national and European perspective on digital society big issues during a cycle of three conferences, from now to the end of2018:

·      On 11 July in Paris: « Artificial intelligence: how make the voice of Europe in the global race? »;

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·      In October in Berlin: « Cybersecurity: an European governance is it possible? »;

·      April 10, 2019, in Paris, Digital inclusion (formation, education, employment) and value creation.


For each event, these think tanks will publish a strategic note deciphering major issues of the subjects discussed, their French, German and European agendas as well as the main recommendations from the debates. Organized in English, each meeting will be subject of a specific communication in the three languages (English, French and German). The debates will gather French and German experts’ panels that will be open for everyone (upon registration and in the limit of available places). The cycle is supported in its organization by Microsoft France.

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