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Conference "Democracia4.0 - O futuro da democracia na era digital" (Lisbon, 8 May 2018)

Students from both Gualtar and Azurém Campi have accedpted the invitation of the European Commission Representation in Portugal to participate in the conference "Democracia 4.0" on 8 May. About 50 students will travel to Lisbon on May 7 with travel and lodging expenses fully paid by the organization.
UMinho has sent more than 40 videos with questions from students for session II "The New Wave of Digital Democracy", which will be selected by the organization and designed during the conference, and students will be able to interact with the speakers and intervene in person.
The session II, in which the students take part, will be broadcasted, from 10am on May 8th, by the Casas do Conhecimento from Gualtar and Azurém (via Live streaming) to members of the minho academy who want to watch and intervene at a distance. In the Casas do Conhecimento, Luís Amaral and João Álvaro Carvalho (Department of Information Systems in Azurém) and Joana Abreu (Department of Public Legal Sciences in Gualtar) will accompany the transmission, and will stimulate debate between those present.
Casas do Conhecimento are located respectively in the library of Azurém (first floor) and Gualtar (lounge) and allow the connection between the campuses through the videoconference system. During the broadcast, participants can take part in the conference in Lisbon by posing questions or voting on issues predefined by the organization through the platform https://www.sli.do/

The questions submitted by the students of UM were in the top among the most voted in the slido system.

SESSION I (10:00) - Technological Revolution and Digital Society
Keynote Address: Radek Sikorski, Senior Research Fellow at the Center for European Studies at Harvard University Radek Sikorski in conversation with Rui Tavares, Historian
SESSION II (10:30) - The New Wave of Digital Democracy
David Crisóstomo, Founder of Hemiciclo.pt
André Krouwel, Director of the Electoral Compass (Kieskompas)
Sofia Serra da Silva, PhD student in Comparative Politics at the Institute of Social Sciences of the University of Lisbon
Mihkel Solvak, Acting Chief of the Johan Skytte Institute of Political Studies at the University of Tartu
Moderator: David Dinis, Director of PUBLICO (newspaper)
SESSION III (11:45) - Participatory Democracy: I also decide
Matthew Skinner, FutureGov's Chief Operating Officer
Graça Fonseca, Assistant Secretary of State and Administrative Modernization
Pablo Soto, responsible for DecideMadrid of the Madrid City Council
Joana Balsemão, Town Councilor of Cascais
Moderator: Ana Neves, Member of the Board of the Association for the Promotion and Development of the Information Society
SESSION IV (14:30) - The Vertigo of Disinformation
Michael Meyer-Resende, Executive Director of Democracy Reporting International
Ann Mettler, Director of the European Political Strategy Center
Sofia Rasgado, Coordinator of the Safe Internet Center project of the Foundation for Science and Technology
Moderator: Alexandre Brito, Deputy Director of Information and RTP Digital Officer
SESSION V (15:45) - Artificial Intelligence to Decide Humanly
Arlindo Oliveira, President of Instituto Superior Técnico
Janosch Delcker, Correspondent for the Artificial Intelligence of the POLITICIAN
Catelijne Muller, Member of the European Economic and Social Committee and Rapporteur for Artificial Intelligence
Moderator: João Pedro Pereira, Journalist of the PUBLIC
European Commissioner Carlos Moedas in conversation with Diogo Queiroz de Andrade, Deputy Director of PUBLIC
Speech by His Excellency the President of the Portuguese Republic

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