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Citizens' Dialogue with Commissioner Mariya Gabriel

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The Future Challenges for Europe and Europeans: Digital, Artificial Intelligence, Innovation and Research.

Commissioner Gabriel

It's fundamental for Italy and Member States to grow together forward digitalisation of the economy and invest, especially for young scientific students, in research, innovation and connectivity. 

Artificial intelligence, Innovation and Research and Digital Economy were at the centre of the CD held at Politecnico University in Milan, attended by almost 200 persons (majority: university students) and webstreamed live on REPs social media.

The Commissioner highlighted the active role the European Commission is playing in pushing forward the digitalisation of the economy, keeping consumers' rights and data protection as a milestone. The Commissioner furthermore underlined progresses and future challenges the EU will face in financing research and innovation for young students and enterprises, in particular in the field of artificial intelligence. 

Among the many interventions from the public, to be noted the specific interest of university students in tackling the connectivity deficit of infrastructure and the strong impact digitalisation will have on their lives.

The event was announced and broadcasted by the REP and Politecnico di Milano, with 64,000 people reached online and 2,900 following the live broadcast.

The event was moderated by Corriere della Sera journalist, Francesca Basso, and was highly appreciated by participants and followers, thanks to the clear message and engaging style of the Commissioner.

The event was part of a series of Citizens' Dialogues that involve the whole European Commission and take place in all EU Member States, and it was organized by REP-Milan in cooperation with Politecnico University.

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21 May 2018, 9.30 (CEST)
Politecnico di Milano Sala De Donato
Piazza Leonardo Da Vinci, 32