Balkan Law and Tech Summit 20th October 2021

Balkan Law and Tech Summit 2021
20th October 2021, 4 -7 pm CET

Following the success of the very first Balkan Law and Tech Summit on the 4th Industrial Revolution in the Region, which took place in Thessaloniki, Greece, in 2019, it is with great pleasure that we write to invite you in the Balkan Law and Tech Summit 2021: Innovation and Democracy (virtual edition) hosted by the European Law Observatory on New Technologies and the Internet of Things Council, on Wednesday 20 October 2021.
In this Summit we want to map the current situation and raise the awareness of what geopolitical strategies are operating in what many consider the Europe’s backyard, but in reality itโ€™s the center.

Here is our preliminary agenda related to this yearโ€™s theme:

โ–ช๏ธ๐—ง๐—ต๐—ฒ #๐—ฑ๐—ถ๐—ด๐—ถ๐˜๐—ฎ๐—น๐—ถ๐˜‡๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐—ผ๐—ณ #๐—๐˜‚๐˜€๐˜๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐—ฒ ๐—ถ๐—ป ๐—ฆ๐—˜ ๐—˜๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—ฝ๐—ฒ: ๐—ช๐—ต๐—ผ ๐—ฑ๐—ผ๐—ฒ๐˜€ ๐—ถ๐˜ ๐—ฒ๐—บ๐—ฝ๐—ผ๐˜„๐—ฒ๐—ฟ?
โ–ช๏ธ๐—”๐—œ ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—ฃ๐˜‚๐—ฏ๐—น๐—ถ๐—ฐ ๐—ฆ๐—ฝ๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐—ฒ๐˜€: ๐—ช๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜ ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐—–๐˜†๐—ฏ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ-๐—ฃ๐—ต๐˜†๐˜€๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐—น ๐—ฆ๐˜†๐˜€๐˜๐—ฒ๐—บ๐˜€? ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐˜„๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜ ๐—ฑ๐—ผ๐—ฒ๐˜€ ๐—ถ๐˜ ๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ป ๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐—ฐ๐—ถ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ฒ๐˜€?
โ–ช๏ธ๐—ง๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐—น๐—น๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐˜๐—ถ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฑ๐—ถ๐˜ƒ๐—ถ๐—ฑ๐˜‚๐—ฎ๐—น ๐—ฒ๐˜…๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ฐ๐—ถ๐˜€๐—ฒ ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐—ฑ๐—ถ๐—ด๐—ถ๐˜๐—ฎ๐—น ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ด๐—ต๐˜๐˜€
โ–ช๏ธ๐—ง๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐˜€๐˜๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฒ ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ป๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐˜๐—ถ๐˜ƒ๐—ถ๐˜๐˜† ๐—œ๐—ป๐—ณ๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐˜€๐˜๐—ฟ๐˜‚๐—ฐ๐˜๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐˜€ ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—•๐—ฎ๐—น๐—ธ๐—ฎ๐—ป: ๐—ฑ๐—ผ ๐˜„๐—ฒ ๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ณ๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐˜€๐˜๐—ฟ๐˜‚๐—ฐ๐˜๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐˜„๐—ฒ ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ป๐—ผ๐˜ƒ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฒ?
โ–ช๏ธ๐—ง๐—ต๐—ฒ #๐—ด๐—ฒ๐—ผ๐˜€๐˜๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ด๐˜† ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐Ÿฑ๐—š ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—ถ๐˜๐˜€ ๐—ถ๐—บ๐—ฝ๐—น๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป๐˜€ ๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ฆ๐—˜ ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ด๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐—˜๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—ฝ๐—ฒ.

In the coming months, the EU will allocate its new multi-annual funds on the basis of plans to be submitted by our national, regional, and local authorities. It is thus especially important that we all develop a good sense of what is needed, what is important, what deserves scrutiny. This is the way to ensure that all citizens have a say and see their expectations reflected in those plans.
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Draft Agenda
Confirmed speakers:

โ€ข Dianna Popp, CEO, Smart Anything Everywhere, Romania
โ€ข Kresimir Rakic, AssistantProfessor, University of Motsar, Bosnia-Herzegovina
โ€ข Vedran Kruzic, Director of Regional Development Agency in Rijeka region (Primorje-Gorski Kotar County), Croatia
โ€ข Sima Baktas, Founder of GlobalB Law (Istanbul/Turkey)
โ€ข Charis Savvides, Proffessor, University of Cyprus, Cyprus
โ€ข Charalambos Tsekeris, Vice Chair, Hellenic National Commision for Bioethics and Technoethics, Greece
โ€ข Michaล‚ Nowakowski, NewTech & Regulatory Advisor, Poland
โ€ข Maria Dymitruk, Chairwoman of the New Technologies,Commission Fรฉdรฉration des Barreaux d’Europe, Poland
โ€ข Blerta Thaรงi, Executive Director /Founder, Open Data Kosovo/ Girls Coding , Kosovo
โ€ข Martin Zahariev, Ass. Proffesor, University of Sofia, Bulgaria
โ€ข Sofija Todorovic, Program Project Manager, Balkan Investigative, Reporting, Serbia
โ€ข Andrej Petrovski, Director of Tech, SHARE foundation, Serbia
โ€ข Stefanos Vitoratos, Co-Founder HOMO DIGITALIS, Partner @ DLE, Greece
โ€ข Holgar Zscheyge, European Legal Tech Association

Closing Remarks by:

โ€ข Dimitris Psarrakis, Policy Advisor
โ€ข Nicolas Miailhe, Co-Founder,The Future Society
โ€ข Alexandros Sypridonos, ELONTech Legal Advisor