No one should be left behind in the digital revolution

This was the main message from a conference on digitalisation, organised by the European Economic and Social Committee in Austria on 19 June.

Representatives from the Austrian Ministry of Digital and Economic Affairs, the city of Vienna and a wide range of civil society organisations from Austria took part in the conference. There was also a panel with young Austrian experts on digitalisation which came from civil society organisations that are also represented in the EESC's three groups – Employers, Workers and Diversity Europe.

It is not an easy task to deal with digitalisation in a such way that all the layers of society reap an equal benefit, underlined in his opening speech the President of the EESC Luca Jahier. Precisely therefore we, at the European Economic and Social Committee, promote the idea of ‘digital justice’ - we want that no-one is left behind from the digital revolution.

The conference on digitalisation followed the extraordinary meeting of the EESC Bureau which took place in Vienna. The topic of the conference is in line with the priorities of the Austrian Presidency of the Council of the European Union which will start on 1 July 2018. (sg)