Event | 14 November 2023
TechEthos policy event: Ethics for the Green and Digital Transition

The TechEthos project presents their final one-day policy event in Brussels on the ethical governance of emerging technologies for the green and digital transition.

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Event description

TechEthos will hold an in-person policy event in Brussels, Belgium, on 14 November 2023, co-hosted by Barbara Thaler, Member of the European Parliament & STOA Panel. The event focuses on the ethical governance of emerging technologies in the digital transformation and green transition. The event will bring together high-level experts in these fields, including EU policymakers, researchers from academia, and industry representatives to discuss the ethical governance of emerging technologies for the digital transformation and green transition.

The morning session will focus on ethics for the digital transformation, whilst the afternoon programme is dedicated to ethics for the green transition (see full programme below). Both the morning and afternoon programme feature keynote speeches and expert panel discussions on the ethical governance of emerging technologies in the digital and green transition. This conference will tap into ongoing ethical debates as well as existing and expected EU policy debates such as the proposed AI Act, the implementation of the Digital Services Act and Digital Markets Act, the European Green Deal, and the EC proposal for a Carbon Removal Certification Framework

Whether you’re a policymaker, industry professional, researcher, or simply interested in the ethical implications of the green and digital transition, this event offers a unique opportunity to learn from experts, engage in meaningful discussions, and network with like-minded individuals.

Don’t miss out on this exciting event! Mark your calendars and join us for a day of learning, collaboration, and exploration.


Event date: Tuesday, 14 November 2023

Location: Sparks meeting centre, 60 rue Ravenstein – 1000 Brussels, Belgium and online

Event facilitator: Vivienne Parry

Draft programme

Session 1: Ethics for the digital transformation


Welcome and Opening remark
Eva Buchinger, TechEhtos cooordinator (Austrian Institute of Technology)
Barbara Thaler, MEP & STOA member  


Keynote: Laura Weidinger, Senior Research Scientist at DeepMind


TechEthos project and team overview


Coffee break


Panel discussion on key ethical, social and regulatory challenges of Digital Extended Reality
Kevin MacNish (SOPRA STERIA)
Carlos Muñoz Ferrandis (HuggingFace & OECD)


Networking lunch

Session 2: Ethics for the green transition 


Keynote: Behnam Taebi, Full Professor of Energy & Climate Ethics at Delft University of Technology


Coffee break


Panel discussion on key ethical, social and regulatory challenges of Climate Engineering
Dušan Chrenek (DG CLIMA)
David Winickoff (OECD)

Session 3: Highlights & Outlook for the ethical governance of emerging technologies 


DG RTD Research Ethics & Integrity Highlights by Dorian Karatzas (DG RTD)
TechEthos outlook: from insights to guidelines 
Continuation of TechEthos work: iRECs project – Dirk Lanzerath (University of Bonn & EUREC)




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