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Digital Champions meet at least twice a year and more often virtually. Agendas and reports are available in this section

19-20 March 2014

6th Digital Champions Meeting - Agenda

Brussels

Wednesday 19 March
10:30Registration

11:00-12:45

Growing National Coalition for Digital Jobs

Chaired by Linda Corugedo Steneberg, Director Cooperation, DG CONNECT

12:45-13:45

Networking Lunch
13:45-16:00

Grand Coalition workshop continued

Chaired by Lucilla Sioli Head of the Knowledge base Unit (F4), DG CONNECT
16:00-16:15Coffee break

16:15-18:00

Young Advisors+ Digital Champions EU Code Week brainstorming

Chaired by Linda Corugedo Steneberg, Director Cooperation, DG CONNECT

18:00

Informal Networking

 

Thursday 20 March

09:00-10:30

Digital Champions meeting with Neelie Kroes

Chaired by Linda Corugedo Steneberg, Director Cooperation, DG CONNECT

 
  • VP Kroes top priorities for 2014 and discussion
10:30-11:00

Coffee break

11:00-13:00

Kick-starting the Startup Europe Manifesto

Chaired by Antoaneta Angelova-Krasteva, Head of the Stakeholders Unit, DG CONNECT and Isidro Laso Ballesteros Head of the Startup Europe sector, DG CONNECT

External stakeholders: European Digital Forum (Ann Mettler, Lisbon Council Think-tank)and the Startup Europe Partnership (Alberto Onetti, Mind the Bridge)

13:00-14:00Lunch break
14:00-15:00Digital Champions discussion
15:00Conclusions and Departure

25-26 November 2013

5th Digital Champions Meeting - Agenda

Brussels

Monday 25 November
12:30-13:30Arrival and Registration

13:30-15:30

 

Meeting with Vice-President Neelie Kroes

Chaired by Linda Corugedo Steneberg, Director Cooperation, DG CONNECT

13:30-13:50

 

 

  • Welcome
  • Presentation of the three new DCs (IT, LV, HR)
  • European Council on Digital Economy update
  • EU Start-Up Manifesto / Leaders Club

13:50-14:40

 

Tour de table

What are Digital Champions' plans for 2014 and how they use the European Council conclusions to push their agenda forward?

14:40-15:25Discussion
15:25-15:30Wrap up
15:30-15:45

Coffee break

15:45-18:00

 

Operational meeting

chaired by Linda Corugedo Steneberg, Director Cooperation

 
  • Updates since previous meeting
  • Presentation of Coding Week by Alja Isakovic, Young Advisor from Slovenia

16:00-17:00

Information and discussion points

 
  • Structural Funds by representative from DG Regio
  • H2020, including funding and CAF (Carlos Oliveira, F3)
  • Grand Coalition (Martin Ulbrich, F4)
  • Scoreboard and statistics (Lucilla Sioli, HoU F4)
17:00-18:00

Meeting with Robert Madelin, Director-General DG CONNECT

 
  • Priorities for 2014
  • Discussion and feedback
18:15

Get-together with the Young Advisors

 

Tuesday 26 November

09:30-12:30

 

Meeting with DG CONNECT – Opening Up Education and You

hosted by Pat Manson, Head of the Inclusion, Skills and Youth Unit., DG CONNECT

 
  • Building on the discussion at the DAA and the webinar on Opening Up Education, this part of the meeting will focus on discussing challenges/drivers and best way forward in the respective countries.
12:30Meeting ends

18 June 2013

4th Digital Champions Meeting - Draft Agenda

Dublin, Dublin Castle

Report of the meeting

Digital Champions' presentation of projects per country

17:00

Welcome by Linda Corugedo Steneberg

 
  • Welcome to new DCs;
  • Update since previous meeting;
  • Brief overview of the various activities in the margins of DAA and DC participation and involvement.
17:10

Highlights from 2013 & future challenges for DG CONNECT by Robert Madelin, Director-General

 
  • Preparation for the October European Council (EU Single market for electronic communication);
  • Grand Coalition on Jobs;
  • Q&A
17:30

Elevator-pitch style presentation

 
  • ideas on How to Overcome the Obstacles in Completing the Digital Single Market in Order to Stimulate Economic Growth and Jobs
  • Tour de table. Presentation of on an interesting idea, initiative or project that the DC is developing or is involved in their country.
18:15

Short reaction/discussion on the initiatives/ideas presented

18:25Summary of ideas to be presented to Neelie Kroes
18:30Meeting ends

18 December 2012

3rd Digital Champions Meeting

Summary of the meeting here.

Minutes of the meeting (pdf).

Draft Agenda

Brussels, Berlaymont Building

08:30Arrival and Registration
  
09:00Welcome from Chairperson: Linda Corugedo Steneberg
Director for Cooperation, DG CONNECT, European Commission
  
09:15

Priorities for DG CONNECT in 2013 and beyond
Robert Madelin, Director General DG CONNECT

  
10:00Coffee Break
  
10:15

Connecting Europe Facility and the regulatory framework, Q&A
Gerard de Graaf, Director, DG CONNECT

  
10:45

The grand coalition on jobs and Horizon 2020, Q&A
Megan Richards, Director, DG CONNECT

  
11:15

Sustainable and secure future (E-government, e-health, e-sustainability, security), Q&A
Paul Timmers, Director, DG CONNECT

  
11:45

DG CONNECT Futures 2050
Franco Accordino, Coordinator Digital Futures, DG CONNECT

  
12:15 Speed Dating Presentations
 
  • Startup Weekend -Deborah Rippol - European Coordinator
  • Telecentres Europe - Mara Jakobsone, Chair, Telecentre-Europe
  • Digitalmuse.org  - Cheryl Miller, Founder
  
13:00Lunch
  
14:30Discussion with Vice-President Kroes and Digital Champions
 Discussion: Rebuilding Europe's economy by getting every European Digital in 2013 – what more can we achieve together?
  
16:00 Conclusions and departure

19 September 2012

DIGITAL CHAMPIONS 2nd MEETING - SOFIA
Working Dinner, 20:00

Summary of the meeting (pdf 91 Kb)

  

 

Welcome from Gergana Passy
Digital Champion Bulgaria

 

 

Welcome from Linda Corugedo Steneberg
Director for Cooperation, DG CONNECT, European Commission

 

 

 

Discussion: Planning for 2012 -2013:
Exchange of views on different steps being taken to develop Digital Champion plans, identification and involvement of resources (financial and human) to help implement the plans

Chair: Linda Corugedo Steneberg, Director for Cooperation, DG CONNECT, European Commission

 

 

 

Update and discussion on Going Local activities and how Going Local can help the Champions work

 

 

 

Any other business
  

25 June 2012

DIGITAL CHAMPIONS MEETING

See the summary report of the meeting of the 25 of June 2012 (pdf 138KB).

High level meeting with the Digital Champions
10:30Arrival and registration
  
11:00Welcome message
Neelie Kroes, Vice President European Commission, responsible for Digital Agenda
  
11:20The UK situation
Martha Lane-Fox, UK Digital Champion
  
11:20 The Digital Agenda in Europe
Megan Richards, Acting Deputy Director-General, DG CONNECT
  
11:30My big idea
Chris Conder, B4RN , Community representative , United Kingdom
  
 How can Digital Champions help deliver jobs and growth in Europe?
Moderator: Linda Corugedo Steneberg; Director DG CONNECT
  
 Conclusions and next meeting
  
13:00Networking Lunch with the DG CONNECT Going Local Ambassadors
Operational Workshop with Digital Champions
14:00Working together: DG CONNECT and the Digital Champions
Robert Madelin, Director General DG CONNECT
  
14:30Introducing the workshop
Linda Corugedo Steneberg, Director DG CONNECT
  
14:45Personalizing the Digital Champion Role in EU Member States
Graham Colclough, Vice President - Global Public Sector, Capgemini


Graham will talk about the newly published report on Digital Champions commissioned for the UK Digital Champion, Martha Lane Fox. Capgemini Consulting was commissioned to undertake an independent evaluation of the work of the UK Digital Champion and team over the last two and a half years.
  
 Breakout Discussion: Personalising the DC role in your Country
  
 Plenary Feedback and discussion: Operationalising the DCs across Europe
  
17:00end of the meeting
  

 

 
 

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