EuroDIG 2024 programme, 19 June

As of 12 June 2024.

All times are Vilnius local time (EEST, UTC+3).

EuroDIG 2024 Programme at the wiki

19 June 2024

10:00 – 10:30

Keynote by Marija Pejčinović Burić and Tomas Lamanauskas

19 June 2024 | 10:00 EEST | Auditorium

10:30 – 11:15

Main Topic 3: Artificial Intelligence | Subtopic 1: Innovation and ethical implication

19 June 2024 | 10:30 – 11:15 EEST | Auditorium

As Europe embraces artificial intelligence (AI) and other emerging technologies, ethical considerations become increasingly crucial. This session delves into the ethical implications of AI, machine learning, and related technologies, exploring issues such as bias in algorithms, privacy concerns, and their impact on human rights.

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10:30 – 11:30

Workshop 3: Network Evolution: Challenges and Solutions

19 June 2024 | 10:30 – 11:30 EEST | WS room 1

Fast Internet access is crucial for promoting digital inclusion and fostering economic development. Despite the European Commission’s ambitious targets for digital transformation, the EU falls short of reaching its goals. Policy initiatives like the Gigabit Infrastructure Act aim to speed up infrastructure deployment, while the EU Commission’s White Paper, “How to master Europe’s digital infrastructure needs?” tackles broader challenges and opportunities in the telecommunications sector. The panel discussion will delve into strategies for actively expediting the development of robust and inclusive digital infrastructure in Europe.

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10:30 – 11:15

Flash 7: Digital skills for the jobs of today and tomorrow – join the debate

19 June 2024 | 10:30 – 11:15 EEST | WS room 2

The tech revolution raised the importance of digital competencies in numerous professions. At the same time, universities have not adapted yet their educational programs to these changes. Hence, young adults may struggle finding their first job after graduating because of the skills’ gap between what they have been taught and the demands of the modern job market. What we, as a European community, can do to change that?

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10:30 – 10:50

Baltic Domain Days 2024 | Security for and by DNS

10:50 – 11:10

Baltic Domain Days 2024 | Secrets of Success – Why do European ccTLDs Have Such Low Rates of DNS Abuse?

11:10 – 11:30

Baltic Domain Days 2024 | Protection of Citizens on the Internet. Lithuanian approach.

11:30 – 12:15

Main Topic 3: Artificial Intelligence | Subtopic 2: The Framework Convention on AI and human rights, democracy and the rule of law

19 June 2024 | 11:30 – 12:15 EEST | Auditorium

On 17 May 2024, the Council of Europe adopted the Framework Convention on Artificial Intelligence and human rights, democracy and the rule of law, the first international treaty in this field, which will be opened for signature in Vilnius in September. This session offers a discussion on this first-of-its-kind instrument with those directly involved in its elaboration.

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11:30 – 12:15

Flash 8: Build your safe online presence with .eu

19 June 2024 | 11:30 – 12:15 EEST | WS room 2

This flash session will provide you with the necessary information on how to choose and register your domain name and demonstrate how to set up basic services connected to a domain name, namely a mail box and a webpage.

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11:30 – 12:00

Baltic Domain Days 2024 | Decade of DNSSEC in the Baltics: is it a Long Road?

12:15 – 13:15

Workshop 4: Challenges and Opportunities: Emerging Technologies and Sustainability Impacts

19 June 2024 | 12:15 – 13:15 EEST | WS room 1

Today’s digital transformation continues to have a profound and transformative effect on networks, products, and services, offering great opportunities and posing significant challenges to society and the environment. The current phase of the transformation, fueled by a confluence of technologies, including artificial intelligence (AI), 5G, the Internet of Things (IoT), cloud computing, virtual reality, and other immersive technologies, is crucial to responding to current global challenges and to help achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. However, environmental sustainability considerations and standards must be included in the development and design of new and emerging technologies to ensure the sustainable exploration of natural resources, promote energy efficiency and sustainable consumption, reduce e-waste, and prevent environmental degradation. This session will explore the environmental impact of emerging technologies and discuss how a green digital transformation in Europe – rooted in multistakeholder collaboration, can lead the way in harnessing the full potential of emerging technologies to address pressing environmental challenges and promote global sustainability.

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12:15 – 13:15

Baltic Domain Days 2024 | The Role of DNS in Securing Internet

12:30 – 13:15

Main Topic 3: Artificial Intelligence | Subtopic 3: Identification of AI generated content

19 June 2024 | 12:30 – 13:15 EEST | Auditorium

Artificial intelligence can (be helpful) prove beneficial in generating useful content. However, AI-generated content can also be used (where) to replace content that should be human-generated (such as school exams) or to imitate authentic content (deep fakes). While deep fakes can be used for artistic and satirical purposes, (but) they can also contribute to (for) disinformation and defamation.

This session will discuss ways to identify AI-generated content:

  • AI-based detection tools do not provide reliable identification of AI-generated content.
  • Legal regulations may require AI tools to add a notice or watermark, but this can be circumvented.
  • Cryptographic proof of authenticity for authentic content could help, but it is cumbersome.

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12:30 – 13:15

Flash 9: eeID – the future of electronic identification

19 June 2024 | 12:30 – 13:15 EEST | WS room 2

Many of the European companies are looking for solutions to the NIS2 puzzle. While there are many national and private sector solutions in the market, each and every one of them increases the administrative burden and takes valuable resources that could be used for things that are truly important. The Estonian Internet Foundation brings you the needed solution – electronic identification service eeID that brings together various technologies enabling strong electronic verification on a global scale. Therefore, making electronic identification future proof, accessible, efficient and convenient not only for companies, but also to the customer.

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13:15 – 14:30

Break

14:30 – 15:00

Intergenerational dialogue – reflection of the day | with YOUthDIG fellows and Hon. Gennaro Migliore

19 June 2024 | 14:30 – 15:00 EEST | Auditorium

The increasing demand for young people to be recognised as stakeholders requires empowering youth in Internet Governance. This involves integrating younger topics, concerns, and perspectives that were previously underrepresented in such settings. To facilitate this inclusivity, a series of Intergenerational Dialogues brings together senior EuroDIG attendees, along with former and current YOUthDIG participants, providing an open and comprehensive platform to present youths’ impressions on Internet Governance and discuss the Youth Messages.

With YOUthDIG fellows and:

  • Hon. Gennaro Migliore, Director and Board Member of the PAM Centre for Global Studies

More details on the wiki.

15:00 – 16:00

Agreeing on the Messages and Wrap up