II European Conference
“Strategies for Development of the European Digital Space”
Our current everyday lives reflect a panorama of global, political, social and economic uncertainties and therefore raises the need to respond with imaginative initiatives that might help to develop new models in response to the economic downturn and the new paradigms and opportunities offered by the digital age.
In order to ensure the success of cultural and economic exchange, that is also ecological and sustainable, it is necessary to establish channels to optimise the participation of all of society in the construction of a European Society of Knowledge, one that is innovative and creative, multicultural, where social inclusion and gender equality are cornerstones. The only way to establish stable alliances that offer novel responses to the challenges facing Europe within a globalised world will be through the coordination of policies of the 27 member states and the committed backing of quality education, incentivising and promoting creativity, research and innovation culture without sexual, economic or racial discrimination and the cross-cutting relationship between all sectors that link up our societies.
In October 2009 we organised and oversaw the I European Conference “Creativity, Innovation, Digital Culture, and Citizenship in the Construction of Europe” as the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao. Representatives of institutions and organisations from Spain and Europe took part at the event and also gave their support to its organisation. The interest that emerged from the issues raised and initiatives proposed has led to the organisation of this II European Conference under the title “Strategies for the Development of a European Digital Space”.
The development of the European Digital Space as a response to the current needs of society will drive the Knowledge Economy within Europe at the vanguard of ideas and proposals for the future, sustained by education, research and creativity. Digital culture that is innovative, inclusive, socially responsible and the collective effort will consolidate the influence and leadership of the European Union in the equilibrium of the world.
DEBATE and propose “Strategies for the Development of the European Digital Space” among sectors related to creativity, innovation and digital culture.
– European Institute of Arts, Innovation and Digital Culture
– European Global Network: Art, Science, Innovation, Technology, Entrerprise, Institutions & Society
– Experimental Technology Centres
– Digital City and “smart cities”. European Public Screens
CONSOLIDATE a specific space for reflection and collaboration at a European level for the dissemination of Innovation and Digital Culture.
PROMOTE the development of cultural, scientific and technology innovation infrastructures and the training of the general public in areas of creativity and science.
DRIVE cultural, social and innovation cooperation within the EU and the alliance between Art, Science, Technology, Business, Institutions and Society for the development and consolidation of what has come to be known as the “economy of knowledge”.
COLLABORATE with universities, research and development centres, creators, technology innovation corporations, institutions etc. in order to facilitate research, information exchange, and co-production of projects.
COORDINATION of cultural, scientific and innovative policies within the EU.