“Generation Y, technology and our strive for success”

Posted on 07. September 2015 by Marsida Bandilli Two years ago I attended a lecture at the University of Liverpool on the differences between generations. To a certain degree every generation believes that the generation that came before theirs was too rigid and conservative, and consequently the generation that came after too wild and out of … Continue reading “Generation Y, technology and our strive for success”

Right to be forgotten: Privacy now in the “Pantheon”?

Posted on 17. October 2014 by Fiona Fritz “I know what you did last summer”. This statement marks the beginning of a series of horrible events in the 1997 horror movie of the same name. Although these events are (luckily) purely fictional, a lot of the things we do in our real lives (and not … Continue reading Right to be forgotten: Privacy now in the “Pantheon”?

New Social and Digital Media in the European Public Sphere

08. September 2014

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Traditional media, such as newspapers, magazines, radio and television are often perceived as the stronghold of the older generations. Digital natives, born into the information age, are said to prefer online media. Does this divide reflect the European media landscape today? If we presume that an open and transparent exchange of ideas is a prerequisite for a healthy democracy – what does it say about the EU that this seems to be missing? On which arenas are European citizens most likely to engage in political debates? Can social media open up a new space for discussing the European Project?

In this position paper, FutureLab Europe participants discuss challenges and opportunities offered by social and digital media in creating a European public sphere.

Europe@debate: New Social and Digital Media in the European Public Sphere

28. August 2014 On September 1, 2014, Future Europe participants took part in the Europe@debate: New Social and Digital Media in the European Public Sphere organised by the Fritt Ord Foundation in Oslo. FutureLabbers Dorit Fauck, Kati Temonen, Doru Toma, Stephan Kool, Milos Djindjic, Enja Sæthren and Tonje Olsrud presented their position paper on the … Continue reading Europe@debate: New Social and Digital Media in the European Public Sphere