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[Commlist] Call for Participation for EU Joint Research Centre "Digitranscope Spring Institute"

Wed Jan 29 14:29:43 GMT 2020

*Call for Participation for** Digitranscope Spring Institute *11-15 May 2020 in Fiesole (Florence, Italy) extended through February 15th, 2020.
*DigiTranScope *(Digital Transformation and the Governance of Human Society 2018-2020) a research project of the JRC (Joint Research Centre) [] at the European Commission, focusing on the governance of digitally transformed human societies []. The project aims to provide a deeper understanding of key aspects of digital transformation to help policy-makers address the challenges facing European society over the next decades.

Core Topics of the Spring Institute will be:

  * *Data Governance:* This is a key battleground to find a European way
    to Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Digital Transformation. We need
    to find new ways of sharing data between the public sector,
    commercial sector, and civil society so that the value created out
    of data analytics and new algorithms is redistributed more equitably
    across all stakeholders to the benefit of European society.
  * *New Forms of Policy Design, Policy Learning:* This is a topic
    exploring how we can develop new forms of more participative policy
    design, monitoring, feedback/assessment, learning loops that exploit
    the characteristics of digital transformation including, smart
    cities, gaming, digital twins, and personalisation.
  * *Digital Empowerment and Social Inequalities:* How can we
    develop/design/foster a new path exploiting the benefits of digital
    transformation so that it is aimed at reducing existing social,
    economic, and spatial inequalities rather than exacerbating them?
    What is the role of local data ecosystems and co-operatives, and in
    general more geographically diversified policy measures, in tapping
    into the intrinsic characteristics of European regions and cities?

If you are interested in participating in the *DigiTranScope Spring Institute*, please send (i) an abstract (up to 500-word) of your research relevant to the topics highlighted above, together with (ii) a short BIO/CV (up to 300-words), and (iii) a motivation letter (up to 300-words) to*(massimo.craglia /at/ <mailto:(Massimo.Craglia /at/>*

*Abstract submission deadline: *_15 February 2020_

*Acceptance/rejection notification: *1 March 2020

*Scientific Committee:*

Dr Max Craglia, Dr Marina Micheli, Dr Igor Calzada, Jiri Hradec, Dr Gianluca Misuraca

[European Commission DG Joint Research Centre (JRC), Ispra, Italy]

Prof Henk Scholten [Free University of Amsterdam, Netherlands]

Dr Cristina Capineri [University of Siena, Italy (local organiser)]

*Format*: The Spring Institute is about critical thinking and mutual learning in a multi-disciplinary environment. It is “slow food for thought” as inspired by the slow food movement, of which practical tasting will be daily experience. It will encourage informal sharing and constructive feedback, focusing on participants’ research projects, ideas, and critical and interdisciplinary perspectives around the pivotal applied digital social sciences practices and theories.

*Venue*: Fattoria di Maiano [ <[>], Via Benedetto da Maiano, 11, 50014 Fiesole (Florence), Italy

*Nearest airports and railway station:* Florence and Pisa; Florence, respectively.

*Language:* English

*Number of Participants (max): *30

*Who should attend*: PhD candidates, post-doctoral researchers, policymakers, and practitioners from inter-disciplinary backgrounds coming from the academia, industry, government, and civic society who are interested in exploring the trends and related societal challenges of digital transformations in the governance of future societies.**

*Fees*: No registration fees. Lunch provided but participants will have to pay for their own accommodation and travel and evening meals. A number of hotels and a camping site are available in Fiesole or surroundings.

/More information about Digitranscope project: //

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