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Volt Discussion Series: Digital Democracy in Action

Join the Digitalisation Community of Volt (DigiCom) for the Digital Democracy in Action event part of the Volt Discussion Series (VDS)! Both Volters and Non-Volters are welcome.

In 3 panels we are discussing the most important topics regarding the digital transformation of society together with Volt EP candidates and representatives, experts, and other guests!

A Volt NL GA takes place at the same time of the event, therefore we have built in enough breaks in the programme so that Volters from NL can still vote remotely on motions during the event.

12:00 - 12:30 | Admission/Walk-in
12:30 - 12:45 | Opening
12:45 - 14:00 | Panel 1: Safeguarding our Digital Rights!
14:00 - 14:15 | Break
14:15 - 15:30 | Panel 2: Fostering a thriving Digital Economy!
15:30 - 15:45 | Break
15:45 - 17:00 | Panel 3: Enhancing Digital Public Services!
17:00 - 17:15 | Closing

Panel structure
15 minutes introductions and presentation on the topic
30 minutes discussion between the panelists
30 minutes Q/A between the panelists and the public

Panel 1: Safeguarding our Digital Rights!
How to fight online misinformation and hate speech and what is the impact of the Digital Services Act? How to make the online space more safe and truthful, while protecting online freedom of expression and our privacy? Are potential regulations like ChatControl not going too far and are there other regulations or technologies infringing our rights?

Panelists (to be confirmed): Sophie in 't Veld (Leading EP candidate BE), Robert Praas (Expert), John Tomatala (Expert)

Panel 2: Fostering a thriving Digital Economy!
How to promote open standards and stay innovative, while creating competitive businesses and protect ourselves from cyber attacks? Why should we invest in new technologies to not stay behind in the world, while making these technologies more sustainable? What is the impact of the AI Act, Digital Markets Act and Cyber Resilience Act?

Panelists (to be confirmed): Rayna Stamboliyska (Leading EP candidate FR), Sacha Muller (#4 EP candidate NL), Manuel Chakravarty (expert)

Panel 3: Enhancing Digital Public Services!
How to develop digital public services, while taking along everybody in this digital transformation who don't have the digital skills? How to build more capable digital governments to provide these services and what is holding them back? What are the experiences of local and national governments in the field of digital transformation?

Panelists (to be confirmed): Erik Kemp (Representative Enschede), Christian Glashagen (Expert Citizen/Extended Council Group Cologne)To be announced expert

Key details

Where does the event happen?Mundo Madou,
Avenue des Arts 7-8,
1210 Brussels

When does the event happen?April 28th, 2024
Begin: 12:30
End: 17:15
Admission: 12:00


Volt Discussion Series: Digital Democracy in Action (pretix.eu)

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Zondag 28 april 2024 - 12h00 / 17h00