The European Liberal Forum in cooperation with the Institute for Politics and Society organize international conference the Digital Czech Republic 2020.

Digitalization concerns all areas of human creation and life. If it is to be a good servant, it is also necessary to address the basic principles that are currently under threat and could be destroyed if modern technology is misused. The new European Commission has therefore given the Czech Commissioner Věra Jourová the portfolio of defense of democracy and the Greek Commissioner Margaritis Schinas with the protection of our European way of life. What will this specifically mean and how will it be reflected in the proposals that the European Commission will present over the next five years? Obviously, the emergence of social networking threats and the transfer of public debate to them is the spread of misinformation and fake news, but also hacker threats are a challenge for the Member States and it is not clear how to deal with them.

It is also necessary to continue to transform Europe in terms of education. It is becoming increasingly evident that the requirements of the companies for new employees and entrepreneurs are no longer fully in line with what education systems offer. The future of Europe and the road to prosperity is in the educated and creative population, and education needs to pay much more attention and investment than now, because it is literally the future of our children. This is where new technologies play a critical role.

Keep up to date on the conference website DIGITÁLNÍ ČESKO.

Program:

08:30-09:20
Registration

09:20-09:30

Welcome Speech

Martina Dlabajová, Member of the European Parliament, Vice-Chair of the Committee on Budgetary Control (CONT), Vice-Chair of the ELF, Renew Europe (Czech Republic)


09:30-10:00

Keynote Speech

Andrej Babiš, Prime Minister, Government of the Czech Republic (Czech Republic)

Hans van Baalen, President, Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe (Netherlands)

Dita Charanzová, Vice-President and Member of the European Parliament, Renew Europe (Czech Republic)


10:00-10:10

VIP Talk: Developing Cultural and Digital Strategies for  Metropolis

Tim Renner, Founder of Motor Entertainment GmbH, former State Cultural Secretary and CEO of Universal Music (Germany)


10:10-10:30

Coffee Break


10:30-12:00

Panel 4: Future of Education in the EU

Antonio Argenziano, Member of the Presidency Council of the European Movement in Italy, Secretary General of Young European Federalists Italy and former treasurer of this association (Italy)

Thomas Roca, Data strategist, Microsoft & LinkedInData (France)

Michael Šebek, Professor of Cybernetics and Head of the Department of Control Engineering, Czech Technical University in Prague (Czech Republic)

Adam Hanka, Data Scientist, CreativeDock and Policy Lead, Volt (Czech Republic)

Moderator:

Martina Dlabajová, Member of the European Parliament, Vice-Chair of the Committee on Budgetary Control (CONT), Vice-Chair of ELF, Renew Europe (Czech Republic)


12:00-13:15

Lunch


13:15-13:45
VIP Talk: Future of Mobility in the EU

Dita Charanzová, Vice-President and Member of the European Parliament, Renew Europe (Czech Republic)

Moderator:

Ivan Hodač, Founder and President, Aspen Institute Central Europe (Czech Republic)


13:45-15:15
Panel 5: Future of Government and Democracy

Kréko Péter, Senior Lecturer, Social Psychology Department, Eotvos Lorand University of Sciences, Budapest, Director, POlitical Capital Institute, Budapest (Hungary)

Bendetta Berti, Research Fellow, Institute for National Security Studies (Italy)

František Vrábel, Founder and CEO, Semantic Visions (Czech Republic)


15:15-16:30

Networking


 

An event organised by the European Liberal Forum (ELF). Supported by Institute for Politics and Society and partners. Co-funded by the European Parliament. Neither the European Parliament nor the European Liberal Forum are responsible for the content of the programme, or for any use that may be made of it. The views expressed herein are those of the speaker(s) alone. These views do not necessarily reflect those of the European Parliament and/or the European Liberal Forum asbl.