Since 9 May 2022, the last day of the Conference on the Future of Europe (CoFoE), the EU has moved forward with the adoption of several key pieces of legislation which CSOs have been closely monitoring and striving for. While the adoption of those policies has answered several of the CSOs’ key demands, there is still a long way to go in order to ensure a digital transformation in the EU that leaves no one behind.
The digital transformation subgroup within the Civil Society Convention on the Future of Europe, chaired by ECAS, has continued to focus on five main topics to develop updated recommendations on: digital democracy, digital education, digital safeguards, digital rights and freedoms, and the digital economy.
In this framework, ECAS has organized 10 events to present these five areas and collect ideas, suggestions and experiences from the citizens of 10 Member States, which will be presented in the form of guidelines for policymakers at the national and the EU level.
The co-creation event will be held in Sofia on Tuesday, 7 November 2023, from 9:30 to 12:00 EET. The event will also be streamed online.
This will be the last event of the cycle, where we will take stock of the advancements in this policy area and propose future improvements.
9:00 – 9:30 Registration
9:30 – 9:40 Opening remarks
Assya Kavrakova, Executive Director of ECAS
9:40 – 12:00 Crowdsourcing exercise – setting out joint recommendations for digital transformation
Dobroslav Dimitrov – Chairman of the “Bulgarian Association of Software Companies”, Executive Director, “Imperia Online” EAD
Prof. Rumyana Stoilova – Chair of the Bulgarian Sociological Association, Professor at the Institute for Philosophy and Sociology, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
Desislava Ivanova, Program Director for Central and Eastern Europe at ECAS
12:00 – 13:00 Lunch
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