Europe’s Digital Single Market and the 4th Industrial Revolution

What will be the impact of the 4th Industrial Revolution?
Through a series of events, articles and working group meetings, Friends of Europe is bringing together stakeholders from both sides of the Atlantic. Their aim is to debate and propose a set of policy measures, incentives and approaches that would help Europe to be better prepared and ready to maximise the potential of the 4th Industrial Revolution – as well as provide the stimulus for greater transatlantic cooperation. Can Europe embrace the changes wrought by the 4th Industrial Revolution? How can  transatlantic cooperation help Europe compete and contribute effectively in a rapidly changing global digital landscape?

To launch this initiative, join Friends of Europe for a conversation with the European Commission Vice-President for the Digital Single Market, Andrus Ansip.

We’ll discuss the opportunities and the obstacles Europe is encountering as the 4th Industrial Revolution takes hold, with a focus on current issues such as data-sharing and privacy, in light of the Commission’s forthcoming proposal on  free-flow of data.

  • How can Europe, in the context of its Digital Single Market objectives, seize the opportunity to become global leader in harnessing digital innovation for growth?
  • What are the levers for developing and enhancing a digital market place?
  • What might both Europe and the US gain from enhanced transatlantic cooperation on digital matters in the context of the 4th Industrial Revolution?


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17.00 – 17.30 Registration of participants
17.30 – 18.30 Conversation with European Commission Vice President for the Digital Single Market, Andrus Ansip
18.30 – 19.00 Networking cocktail

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