20 Jan: NGI FORWARD Salon: Data and Policy

Executive Vice-President for A Europe Fit for the Digital Age, Margrethe Vestager, said: “You don’t have to share all data. But if you do and data is sensitive you should be able to do in a manner where data can be trusted and protected. We want to give business and citizens the tools to stay in control of data. And to build trust that data is handled in line with European values and fundamental rights.

It is clear that there is an urgency for an alternative European model to data handling practice of major tech platforms, and pave the way for sectoral European data spaces to benefit society, citizens and companies.

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We invite experts to give their recommendations for NGI. Two EU funded H2020 projects in this domain join this event NGI FORWARD and DAPSI. The expected outcome is to contribute to the next generation EU research funding, a better understanding and cohesive EU efforts to submit innovative ideas for open calls.

11:00 – 12:00 CET | SEMINAR

  • Eva Kaili, MEP Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament
  • Anja Bechmann, Professor & Director @AUDATALAB
  • Jaya Klara Brekke, founding member of the Magma Collective, a planetary think-and-do tank, currently developing peer-to-peer cloud system, CoBox
  • Irene Hernández, Founder & CEO at GATACA | Digital Identities | Blockchain researcher, Interop WG ESSIF

Primavera De Filippi, permanent researcher at the National Center of Scientific Research (CNRS) in Paris, a faculty associate at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University, and a Visiting Fellow at the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies at the European University Institute.


Mantalena Kaili (ELONTECH) and Gaëlle Le Gars (NGI Forward WP4)



The Salons reflect the views of the participants and do not necessarily reflect the views of the European Commission but form part of the project’s overarching recommendations for the NGI and future European internet policy.

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