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Policy Workshop: “Promoting the Digital Economy: Perspectives from Europe and Canada”

September 27, 2013 at 9:00 AM to 11:45 AM

Location:Senate Room (608) Robertson Hall

image courtesy of Free Digital Photo

image courtesy of Free Digital Photo

Workshop poster (English) / l’affiche de l’atelier politique (français)

Draft programme (English) / programme (français)

Biographies of speakers / les bios des intervenants (EN/FR)

Presentation: Digital Agenda for Europe: Delivering Digital Growth and Jobs. Megan Richards, Director, Coordination, DG CONNECT, European Commission

Presentation: The Innovation Economy and the Digital Imperative. Namir Anani, President and CEO, Information and Communications Technology Council.

Video Recordings of the Policy Workshop.

CETD Interview with Megan Richards.

What are the goals and priorities of the European Commission regarding the Digital Agenda for Europe, 2020? How do Canada’s digital economy initiatives compare with the EU’s? What are the economic implications of the development of digital industries, including for the cultural and creative industries?

This international workshop will explore digital economy strategies and actions, focusing on similarities and differences between Canadian and European approaches. Leading practitioners from Europe and Canada will discuss the challenges and economic opportunities of this important sector.

The policy workshop is sponsored by the Centre for European Studies (EU Centre of Excellence) and the Canada-Europe Transatlantic Dialogue in cooperation with the European Union National Institutes of Culture (EUNIC) in Ottawa and the Embassy of France in Canada.

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