President Klaus Iohannis will attend on Friday the informal meeting of the European Council called Tallinn Digital Summit, in Estonia, presidential spokesperson Madalina Dobrovolschi announced. She mentioned that at his summit digital innovation initiatives are to be presented, but the major topics of the meeting will aim at the future of governance and security, as well as the future of economy and society.
The Estonian Presidency of the Council of the European Union, in cooperation with the President of the European Council and the European Commission, is organising the Tallinn Digital Summit to bring together EU heads of state or government on 29 September 2017.
Technological transformation and digitalisation profoundly affect our jobs, industries, education and welfare systems. As has been stated in the Rome Declaration, it is essential for Europe to embrace technological change in order to ensure a prosperous and sustainable future for our citizens. Additionally, while addressing the challenges of a rapidly changing world, we must offer our citizens both protection and new opportunities.
The Tallinn Digital Summit will be a platform to launch high-level discussions on further plans for digital innovation with the aim of keeping Europe ahead of the technological curve while becoming a digital leader, globally, in the years to come.
Summit discussions will consider a longer timeframe (up to 2025) and be focused on the essential topics of building a digital future for Europe: trust, security, e-government, industry, society and the economy.
You can access the media pre-programme for the summit here.