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Wednesday, March 20


[Keynote | ENG] Liquid democracy: how can we rethink democratic systems in the digital era?
 Between rising extremism, rising abstention, political scandals and disconnected elites, our representative democracies seem to be struggling. Can new participatory processes that are emerging revive democracy? And can digital technologies be used to invent radically new ways of working ? Allow citizens to take part in our MPs' votes, delegate power to other representatives or challenge them at any time... Come and discover the potential of liquid democracy and its application with digital technologies.

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Paula Berman

Head of Partnerships, Democracy Earth Foundation
Since 2015, Paula Berman has been leading legislative participation projects in Brazil. At Democracy Earth she focuses on researching and implementing governance platforms for global crypto communities.  

Wednesday March 20, 2019 12:00 - 12:15
Salle Descamps
Thursday, March 21


[Keynote] Democracy in the light of social media
Social networks contribute to the democratic transition as they serve as platforms for citizens to mobilize and express themselves. However, what may appear to be a 'public square' is in fact often times still private, and their interests are not necessarily aligned with society's interests. Filter bubbles, propagation of fake news, use of data for political purposes... are these social networks a danger to democracy or, on the contrary, are they an essential place of expression and change that are necessary for the redistribution of political roles and powers? 

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Benjamin BAYART

Co-founder, La Quadrature du Net
Benjamin Bayart is a telecommunications expert and former President of the FDN (French Data Network), France's oldest independent and associative Internet access provider. He is also the co-president of La Quadrature du Net, and an activist for net neutrality and free software... Read More →

Thursday March 21, 2019 11:00 - 11:15
Salle Descamps


[Keynote] The future of government in 2030!
Serge Novaretti, Policy Officer at the European Commission, will present the challenges facing societies in Europe and the ways in which digital technology can meet them, through 4 prospective scenarios for 2030 that will also challenge the conditions for a successfull digital governance. 

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Policy and Programme Officer, Commission Européenne
Serge NOVARETTI is responsible for policies at the European Commission for 'CONNECT'  in the areas of modernisation of administrations, providing digital public services, citizen participation and smart cities. 

Thursday March 21, 2019 12:15 - 12:30
Salle Descamps


[Keynote | ENG] Access to the Internet as a public good and a human right
Free and fair access to Internet is decisive for the realisation of a more just society, especially in a rapidly digitizing world. In this keynote , Nanjira Sambuli will share her perspective for the future of the internet and discuss the importance of advocating for the Internet as a critical infrastructure, which should be open and affordable, and the issues for political, civic, social and economic development and human rights, especially for women, and communities of the global South.

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Responsable politiques, World Wide Web Foundation
Kenyan researcher and analyst Nanjira Sambuli advocates for equal access to the Web, and is also an advocate for women's causes.

Thursday March 21, 2019 15:15 - 15:30
Salle Descamps