The next five-year term of the European Commission will be the watershed moment for the European data economy. The European Union will need to strike the right balance between new and ambitious strategic initiatives on the one hand and the implementation of the existing data legislation by Ursula von der Leyen’s Commission on the other. The European Union faces two possible scenarios in the next five years: either re-emerging as a technological powerhouse or becoming increasingly dependent on foreign data giants.
Finnish Innovation Fund Sitra wants to take a long-term approach to building a fair data economy. Sitra aims to push the new Commission to reform the data strategy so that data can benefit European competitiveness, human well-being, democracy, and the search for sustainable solutions.
Join us as we delve in to the key elements that should be included in the next phase of the European data strategy – Data Strategy 2.0. A Data Strategy 2.0 will position the EU as an enabler of the data economy which will only be achieved if European values and innovation ambitions are reflected in digital markets and in society.
Attendance on site by invitation only.
Hybrid event 09:00 – 10:00 (UTC+1), Microsoft Teams
The hybrid event will be followed by an closed door session 10:00 – 13:00 (UTC+1)
Europe leading the world of data – Ten priorities for the European Union
Andrea G. Rodríguez, Lead Digital Policy Analyst, European Policy Centre
Presentation “Europe leading the world of data: Making the data economy work for business, democracy, people and nature – Ten priorities for the European Union”
Kristo Lehtonen, Director, Fair Data Economy, Finnish Innovation Fund SITRA
Moderator: Andrea G. Rodríguez, Lead Digital Policy Analyst, European Policy Centre