DigiGen Policy Forum, 22 June 2021

DigiGen Policy Forum will bring together key policy, academic, and practice stakeholders working on securing safer and more beneficial use of digital technologies for children and young people.

The forum will take a dialogic form in which provisional findings of the project are presented and the participants are consulted on the most important directions of DigiGen’s future policy and practice engagement in view of the development of policy briefs and recommendations for a variety of audiences.

Policy makers, youth representatives, civil society organisations, education experts, and industry representatives are invited to register and join the event on June 22nd. The policy forum serves to better understand the needs of this wide variety of stakeholders in order to fully reach the potential DigiGen’s data has to support you with evidence-based policy and practice recommendations.

The policy forum will start with an opening message from Mariya Gabriel, European Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth and will be moderated by Jennifer Baker, a Brussels-based journalist reporting on tech policy and digital rights.

When?
Tuesday 22 June 2021, 09:30 – 17:30 CEST

Where? 
Online via zoom

Working language?
English

Programme 

09:30 – 10:30 Session 1
– Opening remarks
– Digital transformations and deprivation across Europe

10:45-12:00 Session 2
– Growing up in the digital age – DigiGen’s approach of the ecological systems theory
– The impact of technology on children and young people’s everyday lives

13:00-14:30 Session 3
– Stakeholder panel – sharing perspectives on impact digital technologies

15:00 – 17:25 Session 4
– Stakeholder dialogues – how can DigiGen meet its stakeholders’ needs?

DigiGen is a European research project that is developing significant knowledge about how children and young people, a group growing up today often referred to as the Digital Generation, use and are affected by the technological transformations in their everyday lives.

The project receives funding from the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 programme and runs from December 2019 until November 2022. The work of DigiGen is conducted by a consortium consisting of nine members across nine different European countries: Norway, Greece, United Kingdom, Austria, Spain, Germany, Romania, Estonia and Belgium.