04-12-2018 - 09:00
EPTA Conference 2018: Towards a digital democracy – Opportunities and challenges
European Parliament Brussels, Paul Henri Spaak Building (PHS) 3C050

Digital Democracy  
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The European Parliamentary Technology Assessment (EPTA) is a network of technology assessment (TA) institutions specialising in advising parliamentary bodies in Europe. The EPTA partners advise parliaments on the possible social, economic and environmental impact of new sciences and technologies. STOA holds the EPTA Presidency for 2018.

Draft agenda

  • 09:00 - 09:05 Welcome by EP Vice President Ramón Luis VALCÁRCEL SISO

  • 09:05 - 09:15 Introduction to the topic by Paul RÜBIG MEP, STOA 1st Vice-Chair
  • 09:15 - 09:25 Scene-setting by Pilar del CASTILLO VERA, MEP

  • 09:25 - 10:20 First session on 'Interactions between blockchain, artificial intelligence and quantum technologies'
Chair: Eva KAILI, MEP, STOA Chair

- Presentations by representatives of Sweden, the United Kingdom, Austria, Japan and Catalonia (region of Spain).

- Panel discussion

  • 10:20 - 11:10 Second session on 'Societal and Political Debate'
Chair: Mady DELVAUX, MEP, STOA Panel member

- Presentations by representatives of Mexico, Greece, Norway, Switzerland and Denmark.

- Panel discussion

  • 11:20 - 12:10 Third session on 'Experiences and outlook'
Chair: Wolfgang HILLER, Director for Impact Assessment and European Added Value, EPRS, EP

- Presentations by representatives of the United States, France, STOA, Germany and the Netherlands.

- Panel discussion

  • 12:10 - 12:25 Conclusions by Theo KARAPIPERIS, Head of STOA unit

  • 12:25 - 12:30 Closing remarks by Eva KAILI, MEP, STOA Chair