The “Colloquium European Societies in digital Age”

In cooperation with the “Gustav Streseman Institut“, the “Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung” and the EU Commission the Slow Media Institut sets up a transnational project, the “Colloquium European Societies in digital Age”. Mariya Gabriel, European Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society, is part of the Convention, which opens the Colloquium.

The aim of the project is to share experiences and sum up knowledge about the challenges European countries face as part of the digitalisation and to find ways how to create good and democratically stable digital societies in Europe.
The platform which covers the activieties of the colloquium has been recently launched: (in march 2019)

The Colloquium is built on three pillars:

  1. Satellite events in EU Member States to gather information on the relevant challenges and the current status of the digital society and to build up a transnational network
  2. Transnational video conferences with experts for sharing international experiences and knowledge
  3. Annually European conventions at the GSI with international experts and project partners coming together to exchange ideas and build a strong European network

Kick-Off: the Convention in june 2018

The first Convention in 2018 has been held on 25th-26th. june 2018 at Gustav Stresemann Institute Bonn. It was be the kick-off for the project and included panels, talks and workshops tackling the challenges of European digital societies from different points of view. National and international speakers, organisations and guests met and discussed. The convention was funded by the Federal Agency for Civic Education (Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung), Germany. Member of the European Parliament Axel Voss opened the two-day conference with a keynote.

Please find the Live-Streams of the Convention here:

The project is still open for national and international partners. You are welcome to get in touch if you have any suggestions and ideas that will inspire and enrich the colloquium, the network or the convention.

Please contact us:
Michael Münz (Gustav Stresemann Institut)
Sabria David (Slow Media Institut)

The session that has been held at the re:publica in Thessaloniki in september 2017 shows a desription of the project:




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