Welcome to the Digital Transformation Cluster of the Civil Society Convention for the Future of Europe!

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As part of the Civil Society Convention for the Future of Europe (more information below), ECAS is soliciting your opinions on Europe’s Digital Transformation, with the aim of elaborating policy proposals that will feed into the EU’s priority of “A Europe fit for the digital age”. 

We are now in Phase 2 of our consultation: "Ideas Selection".

After having collected ideas and proposals on five different topics (see below) in Phase 1 "Ideas Collection", it is now time to vote for your top picks! We invite you to tell us what views and proposals shared in Phase 1, you support the most.

Per each topic, you have a maximum of 10 votes to distribute amongst the contributions by putting a thumbs up on your choices.

 Thank you for indicating your preferences - and don't forget to sign in to participate!

  • Topic One: Digital Democracy Click here to vote!
    This questionnaire covered the following sub-topics: E-Government, E-Transparency, E-Participation, E-voting/E-elections.

  • Topic Two: Digital Education Click here to vote!
    This questionnaire covered the following sub-topics: Digital Competencies, Digital Skills, Digital Learning, Media Literacy, Awareness Raising.

  • Topic Three: Digital Safeguards Click here to vote!
    This questionnaire covered the following subtopics: Cybersecurity, Artificial Intelligence, Algorithms, Online Disinformation, Audiovisual Media Services, Integrity of Elections, Terrorist Content, Online Hate Speech, Illegal Content Online. 

  • Topic Four: Defending rights and freedoms online Click here to vote!
    This questionnaire covered the following subtopics: Secure and sustainable digital infrastructures, Digital citizenship, Digital Services, Online Privacy, E-Information, Net Neutrality, Data (Protection and Retention), Copyright, Online safety of journalists and ensuring plurality of voices in digital media, Protecting fundamental rights in the online environment. 

  • Topic Five: Digital economy Click here to vote!
    This questionnaire covers the following topics: Digital Industry 4.0 (e.g. Internet of Things, Cloud Computing, etc.), Digital Finance, Data Economy, Supporting Green Digital Solutions, Social welfare in the Digital Age, Digital Business/Companies.

Community Guidelines and Disclaimer

We encourage respondents to share their views, insights, and policy ideas freely in their answers to the questionnaires.

While English is the preferred language for responding to the questionnaires, each respondent may input their contributions in their own language if they so wish.

We encourage respondents to use clear language, that is both accurate and easily comprehensible for policy makers as well as the wider European public.

The responses given will be monitored by ECAS’s moderators. ECAS reserves the right to delete replies if these meet any of the following criteria:

  • Qualify as spam or troll content: anything that is solely promotional, that links to a malicious website, is excessively repetitive, or is not relevant to the topics discussed shall be considered as spam;

  • Condone violence or illegal behaviour and are threatening;

  • Include abusive, offensive, libellous, illegal, defamatory, and/or discriminatory content;

  • Contain sensitive, proprietary or confidential information.

If you encounter any problem while filling in the questionnaire, do not hesitate to contact Elisa Lironi, ECAS Senior Manager European Democracy (elisa.lironi@ecas.org).

What  is the Convention’s Digital Transformation Cluster?

The Civil Society Convention on the Conference of the Future of Europe is a network of more than 90 organisations all over Europe and was initiated to create a link between civil society organisations and the institutional setting of the Conference on the Future of Europe. The goal is to ensure an ambitious, structured and looking forward agenda for the Conference, and that citizens’ proposals and concerns will be taken into account in the agenda setting and discussions, and be followed up with the most adequate and concrete policy, legislative and, if relevant, treaty change solutions.

The Civil Society Convention’s Digital Transformation Cluster will contribute to bringing proposals that will feed into the EU’s priority of “A Europe fit for the digital age”. The ambition of this priority is to strengthen the EU’s digital sovereignty and set standards on data, technology, and infrastructure - with a clear focus on education, ethics, fundamental rights and European values. 

The elaboration of the Convention’s Digital Transformation proposals will go through a crowdsourcing exercise that will include 4 different phases: 1. Ideas Collection (Jul-Nov 2021), 2. Ideas Selection (Dec-Jan 2021), 3. Policy Formulation (Feb-Mar 2022) and 4. Resolution and Adoption (Apr-May 2022). 

What are we crowdsourcing?

ECAS crowdsourcing platform hosts various projects. Please check below those that are the currently active and waiting for your contribution. Please visit a project's page and make an impact by answering just a couple of questions!

European Dystopia
Citizenship Awards