Tel Aviv

Europe-Israel Relations in the Digital era


08:30-09:00 Gathering and registration

09:00-09:30 Greeting and opening remarks
  • Ambassador Dr. Emanuele Giaufret, Head of the delegation of the European union to Israel*
  • Dr. Ernst Stetter, Secretary General, FEPS*
  • Rodica Radian-Gordon, Deputy Director General, Western Europe Department, Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs*
09:30-10:45 First Session: Are the EU-Israel Relations in Crisis?
  • Moderator and discussant: Dr. Oded Eran, Former Ambassador of Israel to the EU and Jordan*
  • Dr. Alfred Gusenbauer, former Chancellor of Austria*
  • MK Ofer Shelah, Chairman of the Yesh Atid faction*

10:45-12:00 Second Session: Charting a common course in the digital economy: AI, innovation, entrepreneurship and the future of work cooperation
  • Chair: Dr. Roby Nathanson, General Director, Macro Center for Political Economics*
  • Keynote speech: Andrea Renda, Senior Research Fellow and Head of Global Governance, Regulation, Innovation and the Digital Economy, the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS)*
  • Daphna Aviram-Nitzan, Director, the Center for Governance and the Economy, The Israel Democracy Institute*
  • MK Michal Biran, Zionist union faction*
  • Max Neufeind, Policy fellow, Progressives Zentrum, Berlin, Co-author of FEPS Book “The 4th Industrial Revolution: Opportunities and Threats to Work and Welfare”*
  • Roundtable discussion
12:00-12:15 Coffee break

12:15- 13:30 Third Session: Ensuring a safe digital transition: Security, privacy and protection
  • Chair: Maria Maltschnig, Director, Karl-Renner-Institute*
  • Keynote speech: Paul Nemitz, Principal Advisor at the Directorate-General for Justice and Consumers of the European Commission
  • Col. (Ret) Gabi Siboni, Head of the Cyber Security research program, INSS
  • Dr. Annegret Bendiek, Deputy Head of Research at the German Institute for International and Security Affairs
13:30-14:30 Light Lunch Buffet

14:30-15:45 Fourth Session: Political decision-making in an era of fake news and social media technologies
  • Chair: Vassilis Ntousas, International Relations Policy Advisor, FEPS*
  • Keynote speech: Nicolas Schmit, Employment Minister of Luxembourg*
  • Keynote speech:Nadav Eyal, Chief International Correspondent for Channel 10 News *
  • Dr. Tehilla Shwartz Altshuler, Senior Fellow, Center for Democratic Values and Institutions*
  • MK Merav Michaeli, Zionist Camp*
  • Dr. Jürgen Pfeffer, Professor of Computational Social Science at the Technical University of Munich and Adjunct Professor at the Institute for Software Research at Carnegie Mellon University
  • Roundtable discussion
15:45-16:30 Concluding Sessions: Closing Remarks
  • Dr. Ernst Stetter, Secretary General, FEPS*
  • Dr. Oded Eran, Former Ambassador of Israel to the EU and Jordan*
  • Dr. Roby Nathanson, General Director, Macro Center for Political Economics*