The Digital Agenda Assembly 2013 was co-organised with the Irish Presidency of the EU Council and took place on 19th & 20th June in Dublin Castle.
It was an opportunity to go through the themes of the Digital Agenda for Europe review, assess the progress and challenges in implementation and seek ways to improve delivery. We aimed at having an innovative, creative and interactive Assembly to showcase examples from across the EU and collect visions and experiences of policy makers, industry, research organisations, NGOs, SMEs, regulators, Member States representatives.
The main programme concept was the digital lifecycle with an emphasis on digital skills, entrepreneurship and growth. The workshops focused on ICT skills and jobs, public services for the citizens, research & innovation and technology enablers, trust & security, entrepreneurship and the digital single market.
Two representatives of the Digital Platform of Turkey; Leyla Arsan and Erdem Gülgener participated in the whole programme of the assembly by contributing in the workshop 2 Workshop 2: Going Smart and Accessible in Public Services and Cities and And Workshop 7: The Digital Single Market for business and consumers
The Assembly was in a festival ambiance involving also many users and in the workshops many ideas were put on the table and reported afterwards. The plenary session was very interesting with the very interesting speeches made by David Puttnam, the Digital Champion of Ireland, Neelie Kroes , The Commissioner, Jordan Casey, 13 year old self-taught programmer and Founder and CEO of Mobile Games start-up Casey Games. Many twitter messages were streaming during the speeches and displayed to the audience simultaneously.
- Reading the full report of the event as well as the individual workshops reports.
- Watching video highlights of the Assembly.
- Watching the video recordings of the workshops and plenary session (it is recommended to watch the video recordings with Internet Explorer as some issues may be experienced at the moment with Mozilla Firefox).
- Continuing the discussions online.
- Subscribing to the newsletter.
- Posting in Twitter, using #DA13. There are also specific hashtags for each workshop.
- If you have any questions on the Assembly and follow-up, please send us an email.
Leyla Arsan, 20 August 2013