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Brainstorming on norms and values for media in 2030

Will media policy still need to protect people on such a wide scale in 2030?
Could empowerment reduce the need for protection?

About the event

This brainstorming in Brussels will cover the topics below and is intended to build on an earlier webinar which probed the same issues.

  • Freedom of expression / Censorship: In 20 years' time, will the balance between freedom of expression and protection of the public still be the same?
  • Child protection: Should children be empowered in 2030, protected or both? How will we look at child protection? Protection from what? And how?
  • Advertising: Will advertising or paid-for content be part of a natural ecology of the media and no longer be perceived as a potentially intrusive or disturbing element in 2030?

Please browse the one page briefings we have prepared for participants on the basis of the ideas that emerged from the webinar. You can find these in the "Reports" section on this page.

The context and the objective

Public policy evolves by incremental extensions of the activities which it already undertaking. That's why it is so often caught off-guard by disruptive innovation. The past has an iron grip on the future, through the accumulated legacy of existing policy. But what if there was an opportunity to step outside legacy and fast-forward to consider different futures based on visions, trends, challenges and opportunities? That's what the Digital Futures project seeks to provide. For the past year, Digital Futures has been holding conversations on the world in 2050 through brainstorming and its Futurium website. The aims are to engage a wide range of stakeholders in new ways and to come up with some futuristic issues for the next Commission derived from foresight in the 2030-2050 range.


Date & Time: 
Thursday, 19 September, 2013 - 09:00 to 16:30
OIB Building - Cours Saint-Michel 1 1040 Brussels - Room CSM1 00/SDR1
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