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Photo Album | LIVE STREAMING | The EU-China dialogue on cybersecurity and global tech governance: What perspectives ahead?

INVITATION | The EU-China dialogue on cybersecurity and global tech governance: What perspectives ahead? (September 9)

We are most pleased to invite you to participate in an evening of discussion on the perspectives ahead regarding the EU-China dialogue on cybersecurity and the question of global tech governance with our distinguished speakers Ms Maria Spyraki MEP, Vice-Chair of the European Parliament’s Delegation for relations with the People’s Republic of China, Dr Jean-Marc Rickli, Head of Global Risk and Resilience Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP), Professor Yi Shen, Director, Research Center for the Governance of Global Cyberspace, Fudan University and Professor Bart Preneel, Computer Security and Industrial Cryptography Research Group (COSIC), KU Leuven.

Mr Abraham Liu, Chief Representative to the EU Institutions and Vice-President for the European Region, Huawei, will hold a keynote speech.

The debate will be moderated by Ms Giulia Pastorella, Associate Director, Tech and Trade, Weber Shandwick.

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About the debate

As J.S. Nye argues technological change is placing a number of issues onto the global agenda while weakening governments’ ability to respond. Whereas US-China tensions are putting severe pressure on the ever more interconnected global cyber governance and the world’s trade system. For these reasons, Europe has increased its efforts to foster its capability to make its own choices, based on its own values and respecting its own rules. Indeed, a strong EU tech sector is vital to make Europe fit for the digital age. As a result of these trends, the European Union has been enhancing its own set of cybersecurity tools, as in the case of the adoption of the Cybersecurity Act and the review of the NIS Directive on Security of Network and Information Systems (NIS).

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Photo Album | LIVE STREAMING | Forest protection, biodiversity and artificial intelligence: what challenges ahead?

INVITATION | Live Streaming | Forest protection, biodiversity and artificial intelligence: what challenges ahead? (June 24)

We are most pleased to invite you to participate in an evening of discussion on the challenges ahead regarding EU and global forest protection and the use of artificial intelligence to counter biodiversity loss and improve environmental sustainability with our distinguished speakers Mr Joachim D’Eugenio, Senior Expert, DG ENVI, European Commission, Mr Thierry Lucas, Senior Programme Officer, United Nations Environment Programme – UNEP, Mr Topher White, Founder & CEO, Rainforest Connection, Mr Luis Neves, CEO, Global Enabling Sustainability Initiative (GeSI) and Mr Piotr Borkowski, Executive Director, Eustafor.

Ms Angeliki Dedopoulou, Senior Manager, EU Public Affairs, Huawei will hold a keynote speech and participate in the panel discussion.

The debate will be moderated by Dave Keating, Journalist and Brussels Correspondent for France 24.

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Biodiversity decline has been widely recognised as the canary in the coalmine for a broader malaise. Indeed, several authoritative sources have pointed to biodiversity and climate change as the two main defining issues of our age with respect to environmental protection. As a result, given the vital role that temperate, tropical and boreal forests play in the global ecosystem regardless of borders, forest protection has emerged as a crucial question. In fact, forests cover roughly 30% of global land area, host 80% of the world’s terrestrial biodiversity, and constitute a natural source of carbon capture and storage. Furthermore, forests are sources of clean water, regulators of weather, a factor in protecting against natural disasters, as well as a source of shelter and renewable energy. As acknowledged by both the UN and the European Commission, notwithstanding these facts, forests are rapidly disappearing as a result of deforestation and degradation. In addition, global deforestation and forest degradation also negatively affect many objectives of both Europe and the wider international community in several other important aspects of life on Earth, such as ensuring peace and good governance, as well as fostering the rule of law as highlighted by the goals of the 2030 UN Sustainable Development Agenda.

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Photo Album | LIVE STREAMING | How could Europe create jobs during the COVID recovery through the transformation of work? (June 10)

INVITATION | Live Streaming | How could Europe create jobs during the COVID recovery through the transformation of work? (June 10)

We are most pleased to invite you to participate in an evening of discussion on how Europe could create jobs during the COVID recovery through the transformation of work with our distinguished speakers Mr Antoine Kasel, Head of Commissioner Schmit Cabinet, European Commission, Ms Yana Toom MEP (Renew Europe/EE), Mr Mark Keese, Head of the Skills and Employability, OECD, Mr Menno Bart, Public Affairs Manager, Adecco, Mr Stefan Kröpfl, Global Head of Life Business Analysis, Zurich Insurance and Mr Russell Corbould-Warren, Head of Insurance, Uber EMEA.

The debate was moderated by Laura Shields, Founder and Managing Director, Red Thread

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The nature, forms and organisation of work have been constantly transformed by technological progress, demographic shifts, the conditions of the labour market, and macroeconomic variables. While this paradigm also applies to contemporary global society, the technological factor, along with the sustainability imperative, requires all actors of society to adapt and reshape their respective established cultural and organisational references. These changes may not be as fast or as deep as some observers might suggest, however, it is clear that there are ongoing shifts towards more diverse and broader concepts of work both within Europe and around the world.

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Photo Album | LIVE STREAMING | AI in Farming: making the “Farm to Fork” agenda a global standard for sustainability? (June 2)

INVITATION | Live Streaming | AI in Farming: making the “Farm to Fork” agenda a global standard for sustainability? (June 2)

We are most pleased to invite you to participate in an evening of discussion regarding AI in farming and the “Farm to Fork” strategy as a global standard for sustainability with our distinguished speakers Ms Eva Kaili MEP (S&D/GR), Mr Juha Heikkila, Head of Unit, Robotics and Artificial Intelligence, DG CNECT, European Commission, Mr Gijsbertus Schilthuis, Head of Unit, Policy Perspectives, DG AGRI, European Commission, Mr Luis Neves, CEO, Global Enabling Sustainability Initiative (GeSI) and Mr David Meszaros CEO, SmartKas.

Mr Jakša Petrić, Counsellor, Permanent Representation of Croatia will hold an introductory speech on behalf of the Croatian EU Presidency.

Mr Abraham Liu, Chief Representative to the EU Institutions and Vice-President for the European Region, Huawei will hold a keynote speech and take part to the panel discussion.

The debate will be moderated by Dave Keating, Journalist and Brussels Correspondent for France 24.

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In Europe and around the globe, biodiversity is disappearing as a consequence of unsustainable human activities. This loss is closely connected to climate change and is disrupting ecosystems that support life on earth. As a result, farmers are increasingly suffering from rises in crop disease, water stress, nutrient deficits and, more generally, from environmental damage. The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted by all United Nations member states, has provided a shared blueprint for climate action and prosperity for people and the planet through the unfolding of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The importance of the SDGs for Europe has been reflected in the mission letters President von der Leyen sent to the Commissioners designate at the very beginning of the mandate whereby each member of the College has been exhorted to work towards the achievement of SDGs. Shortly after, the Commission has released the “Farm to Fork” strategy by acknowledging that farming is a crucial sector to make production and consumption sustainable, and to improve the health of European citizens and the innovation of the old continent’s businesses at the same time.

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Photo Album | LIVE STREAMING | Is a global consensus on non-personal data governance possible? (May 5)

INVITATION | LIVE STREAMING | Is a global consensus on non-personal data governance possible? (May 5)

We are most pleased to invite you to participate in an evening of discussion on the prospect and the importance of a global consensus on non-personal data with our distinguished speakers Mr Christophe Kiener, Head of Unit, Services and Digital Trade, European Commission, Ms Helen Stylianou, Deputy Head of the Australian Mission to the EU, Mr Javier Lopez Gonzalez, Senior Trade Policy Analyst, OECD, Mr Robert MacDougall, Head of Enterprise Public Policy, Vodafone Group and Mr Kevin Rogers, Head of Mobile Services, Panasonic.

Mr Alejandro Cainzos, Member, External digital connectivity, VP Vestager Cabinet, European Commission will hold the introductory remarks.

The debate will be moderated by Matthew Newman, EU Chief Correspondent, MLex

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Over the last decade, the question of data flows has become a primary issue of concern for businesses, governments and citizens alike, both in Europe and across the world. At the EU level, along with the GDPR and the other EU data protection rules, the entering into force of last year’s regulation aimed at fostering the free flow of non-personal data in the internal market has marked the European Union’s formal recognition of data flowing as a pre-requisite for innovation, research and a successful finalisation of the digital transformation of the economy. Furthermore, the recently released EU Data Strategy has confirmed this stance by highlighting that the increasing volume of non-personal industrial data and public data in Europe, coupled with the current technological shift in how data is stored and processed, will constitute “a potential source of innovation and growth that should be tapped”.

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