On 6 October 2021, civil society representatives and policy makers convened to discuss how digital transformation policies at the EU-level should look like. Institute for Electronic Participation underlined the following four gaps in digital transformation of Europe that should be given more attention: digital skills, accessibility of internet infrastructure and digital technology connectivity, trust into digital technologies and the impact of digital technologies on Europeans physical and mental health.
On the topic of digital democracy in Europe, Simon Delakorda from INePA highlighted the necessity to adjust political, social, and cultural conditions in order to fully exploit democratic potential of digital technologies. There needs to be a change in the current way we are understanding and handling politics.
Event report and INePA contribution:
The on-line event was organised during the Slovenian EU Council presidency and under the framework of the Civil Society Convention on the Future of Europe (COFOE).