The Vision for the EU’s Digital Decade


September 13, 2022
10:10am to 11:00am
Virtual Participation


Berkeley Institute of European Studies
The Vision for the EU’s Digital Decade
Date: September 13, 2022
Time: 10:10-11:00 AM Pacific Time
Location: Online (Zoom) and at UC Berkeley
Registration: Register online before the event (required)
Sponsors:  Institute of European Studies, Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity (CLTC), Berkeley Institute for Data Science

In this special presentation, guest speaker Roberto Viola, Director-General of the European Commission’s department for Communications Networks, Content and Technology (DG CNECT) will discuss how the EU is positioning itself in the face of fast digitalisation of our societies and our economies. How is Europe promoting strategic digital technologies and digital sovereignty in an increasingly challenging geopolitical context? What is Europe’s vision regarding the rules and responsibilities that should apply in the online environment in order to ensure that its values, its democracies and the rule of law are reinforced, and not weakened? The lecture will address Europe’s regulatory initiatives such as the recently agreed rules for tech platforms (Digital Services Act, Digital Markets Act), safe AI, data governance and cyber security. It will also touch upon Europe’s digital projects in critical technologies such as chips, data, cyber security, supercomputing, quantum and AI. Last, Dr Roberto Viola will share views on the EU’s digital diplomacy and the cooperation with the US in the Trade and Technology Council.

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