- September 16, 2021 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm (CEST)
International Democracy Week: Partnerships for supporting democracy online
Hosted by European Partnership for Democracy
As part of the EU’s celebration of International Democracy Day, this debate will bring together key trans-Atlantic and multi-stakeholder speakers on democracy and technology from the fields of politics and the tech industry, as well as from the Global South. Speakers will include Kim Van Sparrentak, MEP and Member of the Special Committee on Artificial Intelligence in a Digital Age; Jan Neutze, Senior Director, Defending Democracy programme, Microsoft; Prof. Fabro Steibel, Execx Directo, Instituto de Tecnologia & Sociedade Rio de Janeiro; and will be moderated by Peter Wolf, Senior Expert on digital technologies, International IDEA. It will discuss pertinent questions including: How can big tech work with actors such as governments, political parties, civil society and international organizations to defend democracy online? How to ensure the inclusion and voice of the Global South in setting common standards?