Recommendations for an inclusive digital future

Our Digital Future

“Our digital future, c’est ICI” offers young adults a new platform for a debate that addresses our digital future in a holistic and positive way, and focuses on identifying the principles, processes and decisions that will lead to the most inclusive digital societies.

Over the past 30 years, a new digital culture, interactivity and instantaneous communication have fundamentally changed our world. We are now at a new crossroads: advances in augmented reality, virtual reality and artificial intelligence; the ‘internet of things’; how we interact with devices and the disappearance of the keyboard; big data and user experience tailored to the individual will all change how we live, work, play and participate in society – administratively, economically, socially and politically.

What are the potential benefits of these changes, what are the potential drawbacks? How can we ensure that such changes lead to the further development of inclusive societies?

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Thinkathon | Monday, January 13 to Sunday, April 12, 2020 | Online
Online Thinkathon

‘Our Digital Future – C’est ICI’ is moving into its next phase and is now going fully digital! We are very excited to officially launch the “Thinkathon Online Challenge”, which offers a new opportunity for Youth from Canada and Europe to get involved into making our digital future more inclusive. The online challenge is open to all; for those who have not been able to participate in the on-site Thinkathons, but also to those who actually were part of the teams and would like to further develop their ideas.
If you would like to become part of a youth movement and make your voice heard in politics, join “Our digital future – The Online Challenge”. We are looking for young people between 18-30 years, who live as a permanent resident or citizen in Europe or Canada, and are interested in improving access to and inclusion in “the digital world”. 

Connect online with young driven people from Europe and Canada and develop ideas for our future! Through your suggestions, show how technological advancements can change our understanding of society and how we can use digitality to build an inclusive community!
A 3-Step Process:

  • 1st Step: Registration & Ideation, from January 13th, 2020 to March 29th, 2020
    Register on the platform and create or join a team of 2 - 4 members. For this step, each team needs to prepare a short presentation (max. 5 slides) to present their ideas and recommendations for the chosen category. You can use the provided presentation template.
  • 2nd Step: Development & Mentoring, from April 11th, 2020 to May 16th, 2020
    During the development stage, your team will create an advanced concept of your recommendations, outlining the potential impact, hindrance factors, stakeholders as well as provide concrete use cases. You will be guided and supported throughout this process by exciting industry experts!
  • 3rd Step: The Online Final
    Between May 25th and June 13th, you’ll have time to finalize your idea and prepare a five-minute presentation. On June 13th you will have the opportunity to pitch your solutions to the jury and win fantastic prizes!
Don't hesitate, be part of this thrilling Online Challenge and sign up now!


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