Discussing future digital policy at the Digital Assembly 2019
- BIK Team
The Digital Assembly, a forum for stakeholders to take stock of the achievements of the Digital Single Market Strategy, draw lessons and exchange views on the contours of a future digital policy, is taking place on Thursday, 13 and Friday, 14 June 2019 in Bucharest, Romania.
The event is also a great opportunity to showcase how digital is transforming our societies and economies, and how it can help bring positive change to our lives. It is co-organised by the European Commission and the Romanian Presidency of the Council of the European Union.
The Digital Assembly is structured around four workshops reflecting four vital issues for future digital policies:
- Digital 4 Leadership – How to boost European innovation, cybersecurity and data economy to achieve a self-reliant European digital ecosystem?
- Digital 4 Communities – How best to scale, share and monitor the digital innovation of smart and sustainable initiatives so that they lead to benefits to local economy, local services and local democracy?
- Digital 4 Planet – How can digital innovation and solutions contribute to tackle climate change and support environment policies related to circular economy, quality of life (clean air/water) and protection of nature and biodiversity? How can the ICT sector itself become greener by reducing its energy consumption? How to minimise e-waste?
- Digital 4 Jobs – How to address the shortage of skilled ICT workers and the restructuring of the labour market due to digital transformation? How to manage the impact of digitalisation on social security and pensions systems?
Through their awareness, helpline, hotline and youth participation services, the Insafe network of Safer Internet Centres works to ensure that young Europeans develop strong digital and media literacy from an early age. In doing so, it empowers them to make the internet a tool of opportunity and it increases their resilience in the face of the various societal challenges that digital transformation brings about. For further information, read this article.
- BIK Team
Tuesday, 4 June 2019 marks the International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression. On this occasion, the BIK Team reflects on the violence children and young people are exposed to in the digital world, and on the coordinated effort carried out at European level to put an end to these.
- BIK Team
If it's the second day of the second week of the second month of the year, it means it's Safer Internet Day! Today, over 140 countries across the globe celebrate it in their own way, under the unifying slogan of "Together for a better internet", calling on all stakeholders to join together and play their part in creating a better internet for everyone, in particular for children and young people.