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