Dialogues on data & search: The future of Information and Search

New year, new inspirations and aspirations in a digital transition era.
This is why ELONTech and NGI are inviting you to our interactive webinars and workshops :

1) DIALOGUES on Data and Policy , January 20,2020 , 11am-1pm CET
Registration : https://app.livestorm.co/made-group/dialogues-on-data-and-policy-the-40-the-identity-and-the-privacy-issue

Executive Vice-President for A Europe Fit for the Digital Age, Margrethe Vestager, said: “You don’t have to share all data. But if you do and data is sensitive you should be able to do in a manner where data can be trusted and protected. We want to give business and citizens the tools to stay in control of data. And to build trust that data is handled in line with European values and fundamental rights.” https://ec.europa.eu/commission/presscorner/detail/en/ip_20_2102 . It is clear that there is an urgency for an alternative European model to data handling practice of major tech platforms, and pave the way for sectoral European data spaces to benefit society, citizens and companies.
Find here our Agenda:


  • Eva Kaili, MEP Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament ( @EvaKaili)
  • Anja Bechmann Professor & Director at AUDATALAB ( @anjabechmann)
  • Jaya Klara Brekke founding member of the Magma Collective, a planetary think-and-do tank, currently developing peer-to-peer cloud system, CoBox ( @jayapapaya )
  • Irene Hernández, Founder & CEO at GATACA | Digital Identities | Blockchain researcher, Interop WG ESSIF ( @irenehdezg )

First respondent : Primavera De Filippi
P.d.Filippi is a permanent researcher at the National Center of Scientific Research (CNRS) in Paris, a faculty associate at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University, and a Visiting Fellow at the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies at the European University Institute ( @yaoeo )
Moderators: Mantalena Kaili (ELONTech) and Gaëlle Le Gars (NGI Forward WP4)

2) DIALOGUES on the future of Information and Search , 27th of January 2021, 5-7pm CET .

Registration: https://app.livestorm.co/made-group/dialogues-on-data-and-search-the-future-of-information-and-search

What are the key needs of tomorrow’s search and discovery, what are the distributed infrastructure needs and how are algorithms that give ‘top’ results validated? What are the data policy guidelines and governance thereof? What are user’s unmet needs to ‘discover’ tomorrow’s world ? Do diverse human languages and values play a local role in the global search context of zeroes and ones? And is there room for a citizens fair data deal that leads to reliable and verifiable information and data trusts? How do individual (eg right to be forgotten) and collective rights (to know) make searching more public, more transparent or more ethical by design?

By decentralising search & retrieval, and by making future acts machine-processed, and services composable in realtime, there still remains a wide gap to fill: to gain quality and discoverability. Open standards can help. Service composability joins multiple independent sources of federated search without a single search authority point of presence.
Ethical search would apply a variety of ethical filters to search results, plus mechanisms for collective action to feed those filters, making values transparent or visible inside future AI search. Trust benefits usage, instead of lamenting lack of trust in commercial providers like Amazon . In ‘The Age of Continuous Connection 24/7 it may be time to change our unsustainable business models.

Find here our agenda:


  • Vint Cerf (Google)
  • Loretta Anania (EC)
  • Nozha Boujemaa (Median and OECD Network of Experts on AI)
  • Michiel Leenaars (NGI projects coordinator)
  • Pietro Lio’ (Department of Computer Science and Technology of the University of Cambridge)


Moderator: Rob van Kranenburg, NGI Forward


Organizers: IoT Council for NGI FORWARD & ELONTECH

MADE is facilitating and operating the platform of the webinar.
MADE is a non profit company, registered at Athens Chamber of Commerce, which undertakes projects of social innovation and creative synergies

Should you wish to join us for further discussion,
you may subscribe for the online SALONS-WORKSHOPS,
at the BIG BLUE BUTTON Platform , hosted by TU. Delft

20th January 2021

1) 13:00 14:00 CET Workshop DATA/POLICY Data and Methods.

Kick off Alberto Cottica, edgeryders.eu.

2) 15:00 16:00 CET Workshop DATA/POLICY Data and Policy

Kick off Rob van Kranenburg, moderation Gaëlle Le Gars

3) 17:00 18:00 CET Workshop DATA/POLICY Data portability

Kick off by Trace Labs, moderation. Erik Mannens (IMEC)

27th January 2021

1) 11:00 12:00 CET Worksop SEARCH Search and Ethics

Kickoff by Noémi Ványi (SEARX)

2) 13:00 14:00 CET Worksop SEARCH Search and (hyper) locality

Kickoff by Sarah Hoffman (OpenStreetMap)

3) 15:00 16:00 CET Worksop SEARCH Search and Internet of Things

Kickoff by Michael Christen (YaCy)