This is an excellent opportunity for the European Internet Forum and its members to bring together their expertise and discuss how to design a clear path towards a common vision and actions for Europe to succeed in the Digital Decade at home and in the world. The suggested principles run across several relevant topics for the EIF membership. For that reason, our recommendation is to focus on the broad concept of positive digital innovation and how can it strengthen Europe’s global leadership position.
The European Commission’s 2030 Digital Compass pursues to set the digital policies that will effectively empower people and businesses to seize a human centred, sustainable, and more prosperous digital future. At the core of these objectives, the basic infrastructure that allows for the digital transformation is a robust Internet that is open, globally connected, secure, and trustworthy. The Internet owes its success not only to the technology, but to the way it operates and evolves, providing unprecedented opportunities for advancing social and cultural understanding. There are virtually infinite opportunities in which we can use the Internet and digital technologies as a force for good. To make sure we can keep using it this way, we need to identify, recognise and protect its critical properties.
Eva Kaili Vice-President of the European Parliament and EIF Steering Committee Member
Werner Stengg, Cabinet Expert, Executive Vice President Margrethe Vestager, European Commission
Konstantinos Komaitis, Policy fellow, Brave New Software project
Sylvie Bollini, Programme Advisor in the Children's Rights Division, Council of Europe
Jakob Greiner, Vice President European Affairs, Deutsche Telekom
Maria Rosa Gibellini, Director General, European Internet Forum
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