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EESC Fundamental Rights and Rule of Law Group and the European Commission DG JUST
Conference
Safeguarding fundamental rights in the digital age

11 February 2022

Draft Agenda

09.00 - 10.00 | Registration / Online tests

10.00 - 11.30 | Opening session

Welcome

  • Christa Schweng, EESC President - remotely
  • Ana Gallego, Director General, European Commission DG Justice and Consumers - remotely

Discussion on Fundamental Rights in the digital age

Moderator: Cristian Pîrvulescu, President of the FRRL Group

  • MEP Dragoş Tudorache (Renew Europe, Romania), Chair of the Special Committee on Artificial Intelligence in a Digital Age (AIDA) - remotely
  • Michael O'Flaherty, Director of the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA)
  • Pauline Dubarry, Justice Advisor, Permanent representation of France to the European Union
  • Max Schrems, Honorary Chairman, None of Your Business (European Center for Digital Rights) – remotely

11.30 - 12.00 | Coffee break

12.00 - 13.00 | An in-depth presentation of the 2021 European Commission Fundamental Rights Report 'Fundamental Rights in the Digital Age'

Moderator: Cristian Pîrvulescu, President of the FRRL Group

  • Louisa Klingvall, Team Leader, European Commission DG Justice and Consumers, Unit C.2: Fundamental rights policy - remotely
  • Eike Gräf, Policy Officer, European Commission DG Justice and Consumers, Unit C.2: Fundamental rights policy - remotely

13.00 - 14.30 | Lunch break

14.30 - 15.30 | Expert Panel on Artificial Intelligence and the right to non-discrimination

Moderator: Ozlem Yildirim, Vice-president of the FRRL Group

  • Sarah Chander, Senior Policy Advisor at European Digital Rights (EDRi) - remotely
  • Prof Théodore Christakis, Professor of International and European Law, University of Grenoble-Alpes - remotely
  • Laura Nurski , Research fellow, Bruegel Think Tank - remotely

15.30 - 16.00 | Coffee break

16.00 - 17.30 | Expert Panel on the Fundamental Rights impact of Online Content Moderation

Moderator: Helena de Felipe Lehtonen, Vice-president of the FRRL Group

  • Asha Allen, Advocacy Director for Europe Centre for Democracy and Technology (CDT) remotely
  • Prof Joris van Hoboken, Professor of Law, Vrije Universiteit Brussels, appointed to the Chair 'Fundamental Rights and Digital Transformation' remotely
  • Eliska Pirkova, Europe Policy Analyst and Global Freedom of Expression Lead, Access Now remotely

17.30 - 18.00 |Concluding Session

  • Rasha Abdul Rahim, Director, Amnesty Tech – remotely
  • Cristian Pîrvulescu, President of the FRRL Group

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