Live Stream – Convention “European Societies in digital Age”

Cedric Engels, Sylvain Lapoix, Alice Wiegand and Ute lange on the “Partcipation, media, youtubing” panel

In cooperation with the “Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung”, the Gustav Stresemann Institut and the EU Commission the Slow Media Institut sets up a transnational project, the “Colloquium European Societies in digital Age”. Mariya Gabriel, European Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society, is patron of the Colloquium.
Here you can find the livestream recordings and documentations of the first Convention that has been held in june 2018.

Kick-Off: the Convention in june 2018

The first Convention in 2018 was hold on 25th-26th. june 2018 at Gustav Stresemann Institute Bonn. It was the kick-off for the colloquium and included panels, talks and workshops tackling the challenges of European digital societies from different points of view. National and international speakers, organisations and guests met and discussed. The convention was funded by the Federal Agency for Civic Education (Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung), Germany. Member of the European Parliament Axel Voss opened the two-day conference with a keynote.

9:00 Opening and welcome

9:30 Axel Voss, Member of the Group of the European People’s Party in the European Parliament, Germany – Keynote

9:50 Dr. Carl-Christian Buhr, Deputy Head of Cabinet of Commissioner Mariya Gabriel, Digital Economy & Society, European Commission – Message from EU Commissioner Mariya Gabriel


11:00 Panel & colloquium “Partcipation, media, youtubing”

Sylvain Lapoix, Data Journalist, France
Alice Wiegand, Member of the Board of Trustees, Wikimedia Foundation, USA & Commissioner for Open data, City of Düsseldorf, Germany
Cedric Engels/Doktor Whatson, Youtuber, Germany
Discussion with plenum of the participants

Talk on the project “Digital Society: Smart & Secure” and Institutionalisation of social dialogue – BSI (Federal Office for Information Security)

Florian Schumacher, Consultant / Project Manager “SuSi” / Deputy Head of Unit, Federal Office for Information Security (BSI)

15:00 Panel & colloquium “Migration and digital space”

Vasili Sofiadellis, Founder, Changemakers Lab, Greece/South Africa
Markus Neuschäfer, Refugee Phrasebook, Germany
Engin Karahan, Member of the Board, Alhambra e.V., Germany
Discussion with plenum

17:00 Panel and colloquium “’Heimat‘ and resilient cities – feeling at home in digital age”

Ruth Jakobi, European Music Council, Germany
Thomas Baumgartner, “Sur les bancs”, Radio Nova, France
Arne Birkenstock, film director, “Sound of Heimat”, Germany
Discussion with plenum


26. Juni 2018

9:00 Panel and colloquium “Models of transational discourse”

Sven Giegold, Member of the Green Group in the European Parliament, Germany
Andrè Wilkens, author and founder “The Open Society”, Germany
Prof. Peter Goßens, General and Comparative Literature, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany
Prof. Kai Reimers, Professor of Information Systems, RWTH Aachen, Germany
Discussion with plenum


11:00 Panel and colloquium “Digital Identities”

Julia Schuetze, Project Manager, Stiftung Neue Verantwortung, Germany
Johannes Winkelhage, Head of Think Tank, Deutsche Telekom AG, Germany
Discussion with plenum


14:30 Panel and colloquium “Companies and business”

Stefan Ilijevic, Head of Innovation and Patent department, SEAT, Spain
Thomas Schneider, Verband Die Führungskräfte, Germany
Discussion with plenum

16:00 Wrap up and Closing

Alle Videos finden sich auch auf der FB-Seite des GSI

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