Digital Day is a unique event intended to enable the EU and interested Member States to pool efforts and resources with a view to accelerating digital developments in key areas that can bring tangible benefits to our economies and our societies. In the past two years, the Digital Day has been the occasion to launch important cooperation initiatives in the areas of supercomputing, digital industry, connected and automated driving, AI, blockchain and eHealth.
Following the previous Digital Days, the 2019 edition will combine panel discussions with high-level political stakeholders from Member States’ governments. Digital Day 2019 will be dedicated to three areas where digital is expected to make a significant impact:
- Artificial Intelligence Ethical Guidelines
- Cooperation on Advancing Digitisation of Cultural Heritage
- Digitisation of Agriculture and Rural Areas
- Promoting Greater Participation of Women in Digital
The conference will also be an occasion for holding a ministerial meeting between EU Member States and selected international partners to discuss the AI ethical guidelines produced by the High-Level Expert Group on Artificial Intelligence.
This year, Digital Day will be preceded by a high-level event on developing a connectivity and data strategy for the Southern Mediterranean that the European Commission has organised for the afternoon of 8 April.
Participation in the event is by invitiation only. However, plenary sessions of the event will be web-streamed and are open to the press.