What makes a society liveable in the digital age? How can it be positively shaped? What current challenges do we face and what do the next steps look like? The specialist conference “Digital Agenda for a Liveable Society” which took place on 29 June 2017 in Berlin in the Café Moskau aimed to answer these questions and more.
The participants were able to take part in various workshops in order to learn more about the socio-political aspects of digitalization. Experts from the fields of economics, society and politics also went into depth on different aspects, highlighted current challenges and helped the participants to devise concepts to tackle these aspects.
A discussion paper from the German Federal Ministry for Families laid the basis for the debate. It included, amongst other things, a digital agenda for a liveable society in the form of a ten point plan. It contains different measures for a “smart society”: for example the Ministry wants to foster better access to information; create a more accessible application process for services for families; and use digital devices to help older people live independently in their own homes for longer.
The event was planned and organised by the iRights.Lab on behalf of the German Federal Ministry of Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth (BMFSFJ).
Here is the video of the event!