Can Democracy Be Digitalised?

06.11.2017 |

Helsiniki’s Nordisk Kulturkontakt centre will host an exciting forum next Wednesday on the impact of the digital world on society. ‘Can Democracy Be Digitalised?’ will bring together regional founders, academics and thought leaders to explore the issues around this subject.

The digitalisation of our everyday lives has transformed society as we once we knew it. Today we have everything we need just a click away as well as so much more that we never really needed.

The intrinsic integration of digitalisation into our society has had a significant impact on how we function, make decisions and interact with each other and the world around us. 

This forum aims to explore the issues arising from our new digitised way of living and understand how an improved and more effective society can result from the transformation. It’s role in the support of a more democratic way of living though enabling access for more people to a wider range of opportunities is crucial. 

The forum will be presented in Danish, English and Swedish and address questions such as ‘How can digitalization support and develop democracy in the best way?’, ‘how does digitalization affect equality and participation in society?’, ‘are we facing the risk of getting digital knowledge gaps, if only a part of the population understands how they can use the Internet and the new technology to interpret, understand and influence the surrounding society?’

Those involved include the Founder of 8bitSheep, Sami Kallinen, the managing director of E-Estonia Showroom, Anna Piperal and Professor Ingela Wadbring from NORDICOM. The forum will be moderated by professor Tom Moring.

‘Can Democracy Be Digitalised?’ will be held from Wednesday 15th November from 1pm to 5pm at Nordisk Kulturkontakt in Helsinki. You can register online here until the 10th of November. You can see the program and find out more information here.

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