12 Apr, 2021

ELF Idea Accelerator 2021 focuses on our digital future

The European Liberal Forum will host the third edition of its flagship event – the Idea Accelerator – this coming Friday 16 April.

With a wide range of sessions and keynotes, ranging from transparency and ethics in AI to harnessing digital tools to strengthen citizen-led democracy and more, this event is an opportunity to share best practices and lessons learned for the post-pandemic world.

Make sure you register today

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Event programme:

Welcoming remarks by Svenja Hahn, Member of the European Parliament, Renew Europe Group & First Vice-President, Board of Directors, European Liberal Forum

Keynote speech by Cornelia Kutterer, Senior Director, Rule of Law & Responsible Tech, European Government Affairs, Microsoft

Session I: Robots on Trial – Join the Jury, hosted by the ELF Secretariat
Sarah Chander, Senior Policy Advisor, European Digital Rights (EDRi)
Elisabeth Hoffberger-Pippan, PhD, Researcher, Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik, German Institute for International and Security Affairs
Basanta E.P. Thapa, Researcher, Competence Center Public IT (ÖFIT)
Moderated by Beatriz Ríos, EU Affairs reporter

Session II: Next-level participation: Tools for e-democracy, hosted by FNF Sofia
Maja Cimerman, General Manager, Parlamentar Project, Today is a new day, Slovenia
Annija Emersone, Senior Project Manager, ManaBalss Project, My Voice, Latvia
Moderated by Ivaylo Tsonev, Project Coordinator for Bulgaria and North Macedonia, Friedrich Naumann Foundation (FNF Sofia)

Session III: (Un)Social media: Youth political activism in the age of digital technologies, hosted by LYMEC
Moritz Körner, Member of the European Parliament, Renew Europe Group
Moderated by Laia Comerma, Bureau Member, European Liberal Youth (LYMEC)

Session IV: Regulating Big Tech: Is the “European Internet” the best way forward? hosted by IPPS
Fireside chat with the Vice-President of the European Parliament, ALDE Party Vice-President Dita Charanzová (Renew Europe Group)
Moderated by Jan Macháček, Institute for Politics and Society (IPPS)

Closing remarks by Daniel Kaddik, Executive Director, European Liberal Forum

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