The webinar will address the need for regional digital connectivity with an emphasis on human resources to hasten inclusive growth and sustainability. The webinar will also be in line with the priorities of the EU’s strategy for cooperation in the Indo-Pacific as concerns digital governance, and partnerships and connectivity.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, mobility worldwide, including the Philippines, has been restricted, forcing numerous businesses to pursue operations online with the help of digital technologies.
The EU’s data strategy seeks to ensure that technology works for the people and that digital economies and societies are fair, open, democratic, sustainable and inclusive.
“We in the EU believe that data is an essential resource for economic growth, competitiveness, innovation, job creation, and societal progress in general. However, there are many challenges associated with the move to a digital world that must be addressed, including the uneven access to digital technologies”, EU Ambassador Luc Véron said.
Policy-makers, data scientists, innovators and researchers have been invited to speak in the webinar.
Background: Communication - Shaping Europe’s Digital Future
For the next five years, the European Commission will focus on three key objectives to ensure that digital solutions help Europe to pursue its own way towards a digital transformation that works for people:
• Technology that works for people: Development, deployment and uptake of technology that makes a real difference to people’s daily lives. A strong and competitive economy that masters and shapes technology in a way that respects European values
• A fair and competitive economy: A frictionless single market, where companies of all sizes and in any sector can compete on equal terms, and can develop, market and use digital technologies, products and services at a scale that boosts their productivity and global competitiveness, and consumers can be confident that their rights are respected.
• An open, democratic and sustainable society: A trustworthy environment in which citizens are empowered in how they act and interact, and of the data they provide both online and offline. A European way to digital transformation that enhances our democratic values, respects our fundamental rights, and contributes to a sustainable climate-neutral and resource-efficient economy.
For more information about this webinar, visit @EUDelegationToThePhilippines on Facebook.