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This is an excellent opportunity for the European Internet Forum and its members to bring together their expertise and discuss how to design a clear path towards a common vision and actions for Europe to succeed in the Digital Decade at home and in the world. The suggested principles run across several relevant topics for the EIF membership. For that reason, our recommendation is to focus on the broad concept of positive digital innovation and how can it strengthen Europe’s global leadership position.

The European Commission’s 2030 Digital Compass pursues to set the digital policies that will effectively empower people and businesses to seize a human centred, sustainable, and more prosperous digital future. At the core of these objectives, the basic infrastructure that allows for the digital transformation is a robust Internet that is open, globally connected, secure, and trustworthy. The Internet owes its success not only to the technology, but to the way it operates and evolves, providing unprecedented opportunities for advancing social and cultural understanding. There are virtually infinite opportunities in which we can use the Internet and digital technologies as a force for good. To make sure we can keep using it this way, we need to identify, recognise and protect its critical properties.

  • Programme

    Opening remarks

    Eva Kaili Vice-President of the European Parliament and EIF Steering Committee Member


    Werner Stengg, Cabinet Expert, Executive Vice President Margrethe Vestager, European Commission

    Konstantinos Komaitis, Policy fellow, Brave New Software project

    Sylvie Bollini, Programme Advisor in the Children's Rights Division, Council of Europe

    Jakob Greiner, Vice President European Affairs, Deutsche Telekom


    Maria Rosa Gibellini, Director General, European Internet Forum

    Exchange of views with the participants under the Chatham House rule

Practical information

09 February 2022 09:00 - 10:30

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  • Eva Kaili Vice-President of the European Parliament EIF Steering Committee Member
  • Werner Stengg Cabinet Expert European Commission
  • Konstantinos Komaitis Policy fellow Brave New Software project
  • Sylvie Bollini Programme Advisor in the Children's Rights Division Council of Europe
  • Jakob Greiner Vice President European Affairs Deutsche Telekom
  • Maria Rosa Gibellini Director General European Internet Forum

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