Europe in 2021 aims to recover better, creating an economy that works for all, building a humane society and sustainable planet for the next generation.
Through the Covid19 pandemic, many of us turned to digital tools to keep our lives and economies afloat. Some of these measures are temporary but others seem to be here to stay. If this is the case, what are the long-term effects a more digital ‘new normal’, on our economies, societies and on us as individuals?
In this webinar, we explore the opportunities of rapid digital transformation and its potential risks:
•What is the effect of taking human social experiences online for an extended time? How does it change the way we interact with one another?
•What happens when service delivery digitalises? What is the effect on the service providers (eg, healthcare providers, small and medium businesses, governments)? How does it change consumer expectations into the future?
•Lockdowns have taught us that we can live without consuming as much. Digital tools allowed us to continue our day-to-day while travelling or buying less. This is great for the planet but perhaps not the best for a stagnant economy. How do we balance sustainability and economic stimulus in the recovery?
Our webinar will be led by Jacki Davis, well-known Brussels-based convenor and moderator. We will be in conversation with:
•Aura Salla, Public Policy Director, Head of EU Affairs at Facebook,
•Prof. Stefana Broadbent, Digital Anthropologist, Politecnico di Milano, and
•Dr. Stelios Kympouropoulos, Member of European Parliament
The discussion will be held on February 23, at 1100-1200 CET. We will include an option to post questions on an attributed or anonymous basis through the instant messaging function of the call or, if you are dialling in, you can email questions to email@example.com.
Chairman, FIPRA International