october, 2020

27oct11:0012:30Cross European Partnerships working group: Digital Transformation11:00 - 12:30 Event Type:K4I Forum Working Group Meeting

Time

(Tuesday) 11:00 - 12:30

Location

Zoom Virtual Debate

Event Details

Digital Transformation touches upon every aspect of our lives: the way we work, think, produce, socialise, research, provide services and so on. The transformation is essential for Europe to maintain its competitiveness and its position in the world. In some domains Europe leads, in many it lags behind. 

For many years, the Digital Transformation has been high on the political and policy agenda, and its critical importance has been recognised. However, we are still just at the beginning, and many steps have to be made. 

It puts further pressure on technology, access to technology, investment, organisational change, skills, regulation, and not In the least awareness, which is unevenly spread among organisations, geographies, sectors and stakeholders.  

The purpose of this working group is to find and prioritise key themes or issues from the stakeholder perspective, especially those that are cross cutting and where policy can make the biggest difference. The second step is to formulate recommendations within these priorities to MEP’s and the Commission. These recommendations should be actionable and not merely a wish list.

Detailed agenda of the event here.

Organizer

Knowledge4Innovation Forum

Host

Co-hosted by MEPs Susana Solís Pérez and Brando Benifei (tbc)

Speakers for this event

  • Benifei, Brando

    Benifei, Brando

    Member of the European Parliament

    Brando Benifei, 31, European Federalist, is one of the youngest MEPs and is from La Spezia, Italy. He has been chair of European affairs for the Young Democrats and Vice-President of ECOSY (youth organization of PES) for 4 years and was part of the PES working group which originally drafted the European Youth Guarantee. His main fields of legislative work in the EP are Employment and social affairs and Foreign affairs. He is co-chair of the Youth Intergroup and vice-chair of the Disability Intergroup. Among his parliamentary activities in the Committee of Employment and Social Affairs, he was responsible for key legislative and non-legislative reports on the social inclusion and integration of refugees into the EU labour market; youth employment policy such as the Youth Guarantee and the Youth Employment Initiative; digitalisation and rights of persons with disability.

    Member of the European Parliament

  • Solís Pérez, Susana

    Solís Pérez, Susana

    Member of the European Parliament

    Born in Avilés, Spain, 1971. Susana Solís is an Industrial Engineer from the University of Oviedo, Machine Engineer from the Fachhochschule de Osnabrück (Germany), and holds an MBA from the Business Institute and a Master's Degree in Marketing Management from the Instituto de Empresa (Madrid). She has over 18 years of professional experience in several multinationals in Germany (Mercedes Benz, Robert Bosch) and in Spain (Rexel, Essilor and Johnson & Johnson). In May 2015, she was elected Deputy in the Parliament of Madrid, being the spokeswoman for Ciudadanos in the Committee on Budgets, Economy, Finance and Employment. Since May 2019 she is MEP in the European Parliament in the Renew Europe Group and a member of the ITRE, REGI, ENVI, and FEMM Committees.

    Member of the European Parliament

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