Improving the Digital Agenda Assembly

We’ve just had an exciting Digital Agenda Assembly, with great participation online and offline (http://ec.europa.eu/information_society/digital-agenda/daa/index_en.htm) and now it will be very useful to receive your feedback on how to improve this kind of event in future, make it more relevant and engaging. This forum aims at gathering comments and suggestions on the Digital Assembly, as a complement to feedback collected through individual assessment forms.

In particular your feedback is sought on:

- EVENT PREPARATION (programme, online interaction, registrations, other): feedback on DAA 2011 and recommendations for the future

- EVENT ITSELF (plenary and workshop sessions, networking and side activities, other): feedback on DAA 2011 and recommendations for the future

- FOLLOW-UP to the event (exploitation of shared information, elaboration of proposals and commitments made, link to future policy work around the digital agenda for Europe, other): recommendations for the future

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  1. Unconference / barcamp

    Experiment with new forms of conferences and events which enable more ad hoc interaction

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    • No language discrimination

      The event should not discriminate one of the three working languages of the EU, a discrimination of German and French is not acceptable. The Commission has to compensate for that bias at the advantage of native speaking stakeholders from third nations.

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      • Host DAA in Berlin (or any other city than Brussels)

        There is no good reason to let the EU DAA take place in Brussels. In Berlin venues and locations are more nice and food is better. You get more value for money.

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        • Use a professional event venues

          Major international events use profession conference hall facilities with dedicated conference rooms and theatres with good acoustics, This helps participation and audience engagement as well as better interaction. I've attended many conference events and this was noticeable absent in the venues used in Brussels for the 1st assembly.

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          • spread knowledge

            To set up an ICT Centre of Excellence in which all citizens must come from time to time!

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            • Opportunities for new insights

              This was a platform for established players. The sharing of experience and outcomes was useful and welcome. However, there were also some valuable insights provided by new organisations and movements which did not get a thorough airing in the plenary sessions. For example, the call by Italy for instruments to support smaller, community based activity in the realm of digital inclusion; coordinated at a regional level but implemented locally. This was dismissed as not practical but seemed to offer advantages of relevant outcomes and engagement with the participation agenda. Similarly the call by the UK Raceonline 2012 participants for the…

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              • Much less presentations, a lot more exchange of ideas

                Much less presentations, a lot more exchange of ideas and experiences

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                • Share lists of registered attendees for the Workshops we selected each day.

                  We each had to select just one Workshop from a dozen or so available each day. Thus we selected the areas of greatest interest to us and with greatest potential contribution from us to advancing the overall DAE agenda. It would be very beneficial then to be able to follow-up with our fellow attendees in the interest of possible future collaboration to achieve those end goals.

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                  • Change the facilitator

                    Need someone who really understands the issues and is less fond of his/her own voice

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                    • Fair and balanced preparation

                      The selection of speakers was strongly biased towards Brussels professionals from larger players and did not consider fair representation of all European nationalities, business sizes and gender.

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                      • Reduce the overblown security and control

                        Brussels is a safe place. We do not need that much security and for the evening reception it would have been better to remove security staff. I had to leave early because a colleague was waiting outside and he was not permitted to join us.

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                        • Have experts formal presentations ie Information Security to workshop participants

                          I have noticed that there was lack on knowledge on some of the participants in some areas, ie Information Security Awareness, or Web marketing and Viral marketing so a good idea is to have a one day rolling presentations to participants on the areas to be covered on workshops so you build awareness and have better feedback. Thus having a one day more but much better results.

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                          • Get EU constituency priority when seats are limited

                            With a limited set of seats to attend I think priority has to be given to domestic stakeholders, because we are the constituency to EU digital policies while others are not. I really do not understand why the Commission invites all these US companies, our competitors on the world market. I also found the selection process for workshop speakers highly intransparent.

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                            • Open the floor to contributions and evidence from civil society, based on peer review..

                              Open the floor of the workshops to contributions and evidence from academia and civil society, based on thorough peer review, well in advance of the event. This may improve transparency, participation and quality. This in addition to invited experts and policy-makers, as is the case now.

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                              • Create an "info hub" of specific EU Ideas to be logged for action

                                Don't use the twitter, Facebook and other popular social sites to collect just real time views. Create a proper portal specific to EU knowledge needs. Create it so that people can type in their own language and the system automatically fans aged it into any other language. Use this t log "ideas for EU action". The twitter I saw being used by the conference was used to "log reactions to a presentation" but was largely wasted opportunity.

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                                • Chair of panel needs to summarize the session key points to clarify

                                  There needs to be structure agenda for the panel sessions with a Chair who understands the subject and summarises the session. This will help clarify the key points of the panel.

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                                  • Dedicated track on open standards and geospatial interoperability

                                    There's lot of talk about interoperability and standards, innovation and competitiveness, research and SMEs. There are hundreds of organisations and thousands of practitioners using location or digital geographic information every day. This constitutes a large part of public sector information in Europe and it also underpins extensive economic activity in every Member State. Open standards from organisations like the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC), a global non-profit standards development organisation are supporting such activities. One such example is the INSPIRE Directive and the inclusion of geospatial standards. Additionally, work being done at a national level in areas, such as 3D in…

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                                    • Earlier start ICT learning

                                      Distribution free of charge advanced ICT tools

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                                      • To be online,faster conection

                                        Influence on politicans

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                                        • Next time music..

                                          We need a combination of deep discussions and inspiring moments.
                                          Here you are an inspiring example..: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iDGvWX-tFGM&playnext=1&list=PLD20AC0359A4BE6E6

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