Video Colloquium with MEP Axel Voss

On Wednesday, September 12, the European Parliament has voted to reform online copyright — including supporting an extension to cover snippets of publishers content (Article 11), and to make platforms that hold significant amounts of content liable for copyright violations by their users (Article 13). The discussion concerning this reform has been controversial – and surely will remain so until early next year. Next steps are trilogue discussions with Member State representatives, via the European Council, and a final vote to pass the law.

MEP Axel Voss, the EPP Group Spokesman on Legal Affairs and Rapporteur for Copyright Directive, was the driving force behind the reform. The „Colloquium Societies in Digital Age“ invites you to a Video Colloquium hosted by the GSI. In the video conversation MEP Axel Voss will discuss why he considers the reform a good sign for the creative industries in Europe – and also the next steps after the parliament’s vote.

Voss will be joined by Bozhidar Bozhanov, Founder and CEO at LogSentinel from Bulgaria, who will take part in the video chat.
You are welcome to contribute questions via twitter using the hashtag #EU_Colloquium oder adressing the twitter account @EU_Colloquium

To follow the discussion and direct your questions tune in on Friday, September 21, at 11 a.m. CEST.

First Satellite Event of the „Colloquium European Societies in digital Age“ – Panel discussion September 5th, Marseille

The “Colloquium European Societies in digital Age”, a project by German think tank “Gustav Stresemann Institut“ (GSI) and funded among others by the EU Commission, aims at sharing experiences and sum up knowledge about the challenges European countries face as part of the digitalisation. The goal is also to stabilise democratic processes and make them less exploitable. Join the discussion on Wednesday, September 5, at Marseille! „First Satellite Event of the „Colloquium European Societies in digital Age“ – Panel discussion September 5th, Marseille“ weiterlesen

Live Stream – Convention “European Societies in digital Age”

25. Juni​ 2018

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 project SuSi and Institutionalisation of social dialogue

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

16:00 Wrap up and Closing

Alle Videos finden sich auch auf der FB-Seite des GSI https://www.facebook.com/pg/gsibonn/videos/?ref=page_internal

Programm – Convention “Colloquium European Societies in digital Age”

Monday, 25th June 2018
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

10:15 Welcoming and networking

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

  • Dr. Carl-Christian Buhr, Deputy Head of Cabinet of Commissioner Mariya Gabriel, Digital Economy & Society, European Commission
  • Abdel en Vrai, Youtuber, Belgium
  • 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

12:30 Lunch and networking

14:00 Waking up

14:30 Talk on project SuSi and Institutionalisation of social dialogue

  • 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, GermanyDiscussion with plenum
  • Engin Karahan, Member of the Board, Alhambra e.V., Germany

16:30 Networking

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
  • Sascha Maynert, Online Marketing Enthusiast and co-founder of Bonn Memo

Discussion with plenum

18:30 Dinner

Evening activities including art, music, film and football and a few other transnational discourses

Tuesday, 26th June 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

10:30 Break / networking

11:00 Panel and colloquium “Digital Identities”

  • Julia Schuetze, Project Manager, Stiftung Neue Verantwortung, Germany
  • Martina Pickhardt, former Lead Architect Strategy & Innovation, Microsoft, Academy Solitude Fellow “art, science & business”
  • Johannes Winkelhage, Head of Think Tank, Deutsche Telekom AG, Germany
    Discussion with plenum

12:30 Lunch

14:00 Waking up

14:30 Panel and colloquium “Companies and business”

  • Stefan Ilijevic, Head of Innovation and Patent department, SEAT, Spain
  • Cem Ergün-Müller, Head of Digital Open Space at Deutsche Telekom AG, Germany
    Discussion with plenum

16:00 Wrap up and Closing

 

Please register on the website of the Gustav-Stresemann-Institut:

Colloquium European Societies in digital Age

The „Colloquium European Societies in digital Age“ sets up an infrastructure for transnational discourse on the challenges of digital societies. The colloquium is a cooperation of the „Gustav Streseman Institut„, the Slow Media Institut, the „Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung“ and the EU Commission. Mariya Gabriel, European Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society, is patron of the Colloquium.

The aim of the project is to share experiences and sum up knowledge about the challenges European countries face in digital times and to find ways how to create good and democratically stable digital societies in Europe.

The Colloquium is built on three pillars:

  1. Satellite events in EU Member States to gather information on the relevant challenges and the current status of the digital society and to build up a transnational network
  2. Transnational video conferences with experts for sharing international experiences and knowledge
  3. Annually European conventions at the GSI with international experts and project partners coming together to exchange ideas and build a strong European network

Kick-Off: the Convention in june 2018

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

Please register for the convention here.

The project is still open for national and international partners. You are welcome to get in touch if you have any suggestions and ideas that will inspire and enrich the colloquium, the network or the convention.

Please contact us:
Michael Münz m.muenz@gsi-bonn.de (Gustav Stresemann Institut)
Sabria David sabria.david@slow-media.net (Slow Media Institut)