Prisma Had the chance to organize and participate in coordination with GEYC, We the internet and the European Parliament in European digital youth summit in its 4th edition along with many Prisma Members that were part of their international partners we name some: Mojo de Caña, KANE, Strive, Aver and the European Dialogue.
The European Digital Youth Summit took place under the Global Citizens’ Dialogue on the Future of Internet project coordinated globally by Missions Publiques and implemented in Romania by GEYC.
EDYS 2020 is an event under the patronage of the European Parliament.
During the first day, Moderator: Gabriel BREZOIU, General Manager of GEYC & President PRISMA European Network, moderated the opening event.
The opening event aims to involve representatives of different Internet governance actors: governments, intergovernmental organizations, the private sector, the technical community and civil society in a moderated discussion, with the participation of a wide audience.
The concept of ‘Internet governance’ remains open and prone to different interpretations, so the aim of this panel is to portray a wide range of experiences and practices related to the concept, share visions, identify key difficulties and questions, that are to be solved in a near future or further down the road.
Several panelists took part of this event.
· Jean-Jacques SAHEL, Asia-Pacific Information policy lead at Google
· Sonia LIVINGSTONE, Professor at the London School of Economics and Political Science
· Christopher WORMAN, Vice President, Alliances and Program Development at TechSoup
· Sandra HOFERICHTER, Secretary General of the European Dialogue on Internet Governance (EuroDIG)
· Florian MARCUS, Digital Transformation Adviser at e-Estonia
· Meri BAGHDASARYAN, Human Rights Attorney, LL.M Candidate at University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School
And Dragoș TUDORACHE MEP Renew Europe, Chair of the Special Committee on Artificial Intelligence in a Digital Age was the keynote speaker.
Important notes were mentioned by the Panelists:
"The Internet is one of the most inclusive places in the world. Digital divide does not have to exist, as long as we have devices with Internet access, education on how to properly use online services, and the services are inclusive and user-friendly." Florian MARCUS, Digital Transformation Adviser at e-Estonia
"They have been done in a quick way, so we know rather little about them or how they could affect society in the future. How many people will download and use them, and how widely used do they have to be in order to be effective? What data will they collect, and who is it shared with? Are there risks that the information be used in the future for other purposes? Are there policies in place to prevent potential abuse?" Meri BAGHDASARYAN, Human Rights Attorney, LL.M Candidate at University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School
"AI is the next big thing in the history of the digital world. Data, algorithms and proper infrastructure plays crucial role for the AI. The main concern about AI is the use of it as a tool by the government to control the people." Dragoș TUDORACHE, MEP Renew Europe, Chair of the Special Committee on Artificial Intelligence in a Digital Age
You can find here the conclusions of the Opening Event.