RESPONSIBLE DIGITALISATION: DIGITAL EUROPE 2030 @ COPENHAGEN DEMOCRACY SUMMIT 2023
How can democracies shape technological change as an opportunity? What responsibility do companies bear as drivers of digitalisation with regard to our democracy? And how can companies contribute to stronger social coexistence and a resilient democracy?
These and many other questions will be addressed on 15 and 16 May at the Copenhagen Democracy Summit 2023, which will bring together democracy thinkers and leaders from politics, business, academia and civil society from around the world in Denmark's capital city, with a focus on "Digital Technology and Democratic Responsibility". Estonian Prime Minister Kaja Kallas will also give a keynote address. Click here for the agenda.
As the Alfred Herrhausen Geselschaft, we are pleased to be a partner again with the Digital Europe 2030 project and to curate both a panel and an exclusive workshop together with the Alliance of Democracies Foundations.
PANEL IN LIVESTREAM: EUROPE'S PATH IN DIGITALISATION
How can Europe hold its own in the technological competition between the USA and China? This will be discussed on 16 May on our panel "Democracy by Design - How to Ensure Responsible Tech & AI Innovation" by Dubravka Šuica, Vice-President of the European Commission for Democracy and Demography, as well as Teresa Hutson, Vice-President for Technology and Corporate Responsibility at Microsoft and Eva Maydell, Member of the European Parliament. The panel will be moderated by Jamil Anderlini, Editor-in-Chief of POLITICO Europe. Follow the panel in the livestream.
"DEMOCRACY BY DESIGN" ONLINE TOOLKIT PUT TO THE TEST
Also on 16 May, the is designing an interactive "Democracy by Designing" workshop to introduce the digital toolkit for "responsible tech". The toolkit is being developed as part of a joint project of the Alfred Herrhausen Gesellschaft and the Alliance of Democracies Foundations. It aims to support companies design new technologies, software and applications based on democratic and ethical values.
In the workshop, we will discuss with young leaders from business and society how the principle of "Democracy by Design" could be implemented in companies and what other requirements the toolkit should fulfil.
We are also very pleased to contribute to making diverse perspectives heard at the conference. For this purpose, we invite six fellows from our project network to participate in the conference, to exchange ideas and to set impulses.
Further information on our project "Digital Europe 2030" can be found here.
About the conference: The annual Copenhagen Democracy Summit brings together political and business leaders from the world's democracies, including current and former heads of government. The aim of the conference is to lay the intellectual and interpersonal foundations for a strong alliance of democracies worldwide.