The Grassroots View - S3, E 25 – A digital Europe: between regulation and innovation

In this episode of The Grassroots View we take stock of digital transformation in Europe. Digital innovation has the power to transform our industries, societies and lives. It can also be a threat if not properly regulated. Where does the EU stand compared to the rest of the world? What are the challenges and opportunities ahead? How can Europe secure and hold a competitive position, while safeguarding the rights and welfare of its people?

We explore the issues and look for answers with Tanya O'Carroll, technology and human rights expert, Jennifer Baker, a Brussels-based journalist specialising in technology, politics and digital legislation, and EESC members Gonçalo Lobo Xavier (Employers' Group), director general at the Portuguese Business Confederation (APED), Franca Salis-Madinier (Workers' Group), vice-president of the EESC Digital Transition and Single Market Observatory, and Giuseppe Guerini (Civil Society Organisations' Group), president of the European Confederation of Industrial and Service Cooperatives. (tk)