Annual Seminar 2023

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Annual Seminar 2023

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The recording is available below in English, French, German, Italian and Spanish.

On 7 December 2023from 10.00 to 11.00FMA Vice-President Monica BALDI, and EP to Campus coordinator and FMA Board Member Michael HINDLEY (editors) presented the FMA_HAEU Publication “Participation in Europe” during the Librorum event at European Parliament in Brussels. The book explores ways to enhance civic education and envision a European landscape where citizens are not just spectators but active architects of their democratic future. The publication is based on contributions of speakers and guests during the hybrid conference on 16 June 2023. The event was opened by FMA President Klaus HÄNSCH.

FMA Honorary Secretary Teresa RIERA MADURELL introduced the editors and emphasised that “according to the white paper on European governance ‘participation is crucial to achieve more democratic governance in the EU’. Dieter SCHLENKERDirector of the Historical Archives of the European Union (HAEU) and Valentina RIBOLDICommunication Unit Italian Erasmus+ National Agency – INDIRE, both made a short online intervention, before having moved on to the Q&A session with the audience in the room and connected online.

The event ended with the final remarks of the editors with FMA’s Vice-President Monica Baldi stated that “education is crucial! The book which was a common effort (…) shows that through dialogue, education and training we can truly achieve a better Europe!”

From 11.00 to 13.00 (Brussels’ time), the FMA held its Annual Seminar 2023 on ‘New technological transition: opportunities and challenges in the European Parliament, Brussels. Guest speakers Associate Professor of IT Law at the University of Tartu and Research Fellow at the School of Transnational Governance (EUI)Marta CANTERO, and CEO of the Customized Artificial Intelligence Solutions company QuerloFrancesco RULLI, delivered eye-opening and insightful speeches on the opportunities and challenges of new technologies such as Artificial Intelligence.

Marta CANTERO GAMITO unpacked the perceived “Trilemma of political governance” and stated that “we stand at the verge of a major transformation – the shift from human to machine decision-making. The democratization of generative AI tools (…) triggers the question of why do we expect more of machines/legislators than we do of ourselves?”

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Date:
December 7, 2023
Time:
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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