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By invitation only: EU Digital Europe Program - How to accelerate the sought-after change

By invitation only: EU Digital Europe Program - How to accelerate the sought-after change
Date: 07.09.2018 8:30 - 07.09.2018 12:00
Location: CSC, Life Science Center, auditorium
Location details: The event takes place at CSC, Life Science Center, Keilaranta 14, Espoo.
How to get to CSC: more information here
Language: finnish-language
lecturers: Markku Markkula
European Committee of the Regions rapporteur for Digital Europe; Jouni Keronen
Executive Director
Climate Leadership Coalition; Pekka Sivonen
Business Finland
Executive Director; Marko Turpeinen
EIT Digital Helsinki Node
professor; Director of Digital Services
Emanuele Baldacci
EU pääosasto DG DIGIT; Taina Tukiainen
Aalto university; Eija Laineenoja
TEM; Maarit Waskilampi-Kuikka
digital director
City of Espoo; Aleksi Kopponen
Ministry of Finance; Riikka Virkkunen
Digitalising industries
  • free-price-finnish-academics.
  • free-price-others.
The event is by invitation only
Additional Information
Contact person at CSC: Miia Lindell

Presentation slides in pdf-format from the event are available on the Finnish version of this website in the Programme part (Ohjelma in Finnish).

Video recording from the event is available on the Finnish version of the website.

The European Committee of the Regions organises an event in cooperation with CSC for experts in the field of digitalization and those who want to influence the Finnish and EU digital policies. The workshop examines the opportunities offered by the European Digital Europe Program. It will particularly focus on what should be done in the near future and what should be underlined during the Finnish EU Presidency. EU's Digital Europe program, for which the Commission's proposal is currently in the formal negotiation process, will be presented during the workshop.


Experts in the field and those who want to influence the Finnish and EU digital policies

The workshop will be implemented as a brainstorming and conversational Learning Café application.

Please note that the event will be mostly held in Finnish.


8:30    Coffee

8:45    Welcome, Tiina Kupila-Rantala, Vice Managing Director, CSC

8:50    Objectives of the workshop and presentation of the working method

Workshop facilitator Markku Markkula, European Committee of the Regions rapporteur for Digital Europe

9:00    Workshop 1: Why the accelerated deployment of digitalisation is crucial to achieving goals

Talk 1: Jouni Keronen, Executive Director, Climate Leadership Coalition
Talk 2: Pekka Sivonen, Business Finland
Talk 3: Marko Turpeinen, EIT Digital Helsinki Node, Professor

Workshop 2: EU Digital Europe program introduction

Director of Digital Services, Emanuele Baldacci, DG DIGIT

-    Presentation of the program and core issues such as digital platforms, digital innovation hubs, data quality
-    comments, questions and answers

Workshop 3: What Digital Europe enables in Finland?

Talk 1: Taina Tukiainen, professor, Aalto university
Talk 2: Eija Laineenoja, erityisasiantuntija, TEM
Talk 3: Riikka Virkkunen, Manager, Digitalising industries, VTT
Talk 4: Maarit Waskilampi-Kuikka, digital director, City of Espoo
Talk 5: Aleksi Kopponen, specialist, Ministry of Finance

11:45    Summary of the event and follow-up

Facilitator of the event, Markku Markkula

12:00    Lunch