EU Digital Infrastructure in a Global Ecosystem

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What factors does EU policy response need to consider when supporting a harmonious development of digital infrastructure? How does one reach a broad perspective, one that encompasses the economic, social, and environmental concerns, and favours human centred design?

The session will be a closing talk, aimed at giving an overview of proposed solutions for expand our connectivity whilst optimising existing systems.

The active role of citizens and their direct involvement is essential to address the global aspect of digital infrastructure, and how it directly affects their lives. In this context, the Secure & Sustainable Digital Infrastructure closing event of CONNECT University Autumn School would help citizens as well to get a full picture of the infrastructure pillar in the Digital Compass and its cutting edge developments.

Lastly, we will recall the importance of the infrastructure pillars in digital compass, recapping the main points of all sessions of the week.

The active role of citizens and their direct involvement is essential to address the global aspect of digital infrastructure, and how it directly affects their lives. In this context, the Secure & Sustainable Digital Infrastructure closing event of CONNECT University Autumn School would help citizens as well to get a full picture of the infrastructure pillar in the Digital Compass and its cutting edge developments.

Subtopics

  • a short recap of the Autumn School topics and their relation to digital policy
  • EC measures to minimise the environmental footprint of Digitalisation
  • efforts in maximising the benefits of digital innovation enabling circular economy and supporting the green transition across climate-critical sectors such as energy, mobility, construction/buildings and agriculture
  • examples of DG CNECT activities in the area

Speakers

  • Roberto VIOLA, Director General DG CONNECT
  • Ilias IAKOVIDIS, Adviser for Digital Aspects of Green Transformation

Background information

This event is part of the CONNECT University Autumn School 2022 on Secure & Sustainable Digital Infrastructures, that aims to  address how this decade’s state-of-the-art digital infrastructure solutions fit over existing ones, fostering a circular economy system, while ensuring a high degree of security.

Check this blogpost for the full programme and more information

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Digital Infrastructures green infrastructure