Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence Digital Governance (DIGOV)
Digital Governance (DIGOV) is the name of the Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence that has been awarded by the European Commission to Erasmus School of Law, in conjunction with the Centre for Business Law and Practice of the Law School of the University of Leeds (UK) and the Law School of Bar-Ilan University (Israel). Centres of Excellence are awarded to outstanding research groups that have a visible societal impact and do cutting-edge research on an international scale. Big Data, Artificial Intelligence, Robots, 3D-Printing, the Smart Factory, Autonomous Cars or Chat Bots. These terms are short cuts for the technological and social disruptions with which we are confronted at our workplaces, at home, at school, when we are buying something on the internet or if we take part in elections. The new EU Commission under von der Leyen has identified digitalization and digital governance as one of its main priorities for the upcoming years. DIGOV asks which rules and norms are needed to enable Big Data and Artificial Intelligence to fully support our individual and societal interests. To that aim DIGOV organizes international conferences, a visiting scholar program, policy consultations and builds up an open teaching platform.
Kick-off Conference The Roundabouts of Digital Governance
The kick-off conference of DIGOV will focus on the perimeter of digital governance. The conference will work on an inventory of the hot-spots of digital governance, and it will discuss with which best practices and approaches one can get a grip on the challenges of the ongoing digital transformation. The conference will be concerned with overarching questions on the outer limits of digital governance and the internal modalities of achieving it—directly or indirectly, and privately or publicly. The conference has two major parts addressing the fundamental societal challenges of digital governance, thereby following the dimensions 1) private/public and 2) intra/cross jurisdictional.
More information and registration
Admission for this conference is free, but registration in advance is required. Please register and find more information on the DIGOV website.