Philanthropy House June 13, 2017 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

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Setting the stage for a conversation to share ideas and experiences, build community, and inspire new research and tools to advance digital civil society.

Maria Orejas, Policy and Programmes Director, European Foundation Centre

Lucy Bernholz, Director, Digital Civil Society Lab, Stanford University

Andrew Means, Head, beyond.uptake

From Possibilities to Responsibilities
A global look at how social sector organizations can pursue the opportunities of digital data while understanding and addressing the risks, presented by Lucy Bernholz and Andrew Means.

Digital Dependencies
An interactive discussion on the new possibilities created by digital data and infrastructure for working across sectors and the demands that these relationships entail. Moderated by Lucy Bernholz.

Estelle Masse, Senior Policy Analyst, Access Now

Cornelia Kutterer, Senior Director of EU Government Affairs, Privacy and Digital Policies, Microsoft

Policy Matters
A conversation about the public policy domains that shape digital civil society and how the European context sets the stage for the rest of the globe. Facilitated by Lucy Bernholz.

Alberto Alemanno, Jean Monnet Professor of EU Law, HEC Paris

Manu Bhardwaj, Vice President for Research and Insights, Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth

A conversation with Andrew Means about the role of bias in data and algorithms, strategies for addressing these biases, and the broader implications for civil society.

Rebeca Moreno Jimenez, 2017 Data Fellow, beyond.uptake


A mid-day assessment of key learnings and what is next.

Joe McNamee, Executive Director, European Digital Rights

Dorien Baelden, Project Coordinator, Koning Boudewijn Stichting


Digital Civil Society and the Future of Democracy
Small group exercises about trends in digital civil society, facilitated by Lucy Bernholz and Andrew Means


Closing Reflections
A review of key ideas and insights and commitments to next steps with Lucy Bernholz and Andrew Means.


Reception, with keynote conversation
A brief conversation with Lucy Bernholz.

Maria Orejas, Policy and Programmes Director, European Foundation Centre

Boris Strecansky, European Community Foundation Initiative