Engagement and Effectiveness: Good Governance and the Internet
The conference will gather experts, activists, journalists and advocates from the Western Balkans region and beyond to share their views and thoughts on the topic Engagement and Effectiveness: Good Governance and the Internet. It will provide an opportunity to listen to unique perspectives and to engage in vibrant discussions regarding the challenges and opportunities of the Internet toward better public services and governance.
(all times are in CET)
This session will bring together actors from different sectors who will share information, lessons and experiences about why and how the implementation of open processes and publishing open data should become a priority for the public institutions at the central and local level and what the civil society can do to support their openness and encourage public engagement on the other end.
This session will provide a multi-stakeholder perspective about the pace of implementation of the Digital Agenda in the region and the challenges they face on the way. The discussion will be focused on the measures taken to ensure sustainability (usability and applicability) of the introduced tools and policies toward the implementation of the Digital Agenda.
Digitalization has inevitably increased the spectrum of sources through which people consume information. Sometimes under targeted manipulations and at other times as a direct cause of lacking capacities to critically assess and consume information, citizens are misinformed through a diverse selection of sources. This session will discuss the necessary actions to increase critical thinking and media literacy among the population so as to improve their ability to act as digital citizens.
The pandemic crisis the educational sector unprepared to address the challenge of switching classes online. It also put a question mark next to the policies that have so far been undertaken with the goal of digitalizing education. In this session we will discuss the core challenges of the system that have been identified so far and what it will take to embark in the journey of genuinely digitalizing education.
The process of digitalization of education has accelerated. In the effort to ensure an effective and efficient system, many questions inevitably arise that refer to both the technical aspects of the functioning of the system and the people involved in the educational process. The workshop focuses on issues related to digital security and privacy of all stakeholders in the process. How secure are the platforms on which the educational process is currently being conducted, what are the risks of the accelerated use of digital tools and what needs to be done in the future, are only part of the issues that will be discussed in this session.