[Talk] Digital Xchange focus group 2022: How to put the “Human” back at the centre of digital transformation ?

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Event date: 30 June 2022, 18:00–20:00 CEST

The digitalswitzerland Foundation, the International Committee of the Red Cross, and the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum collaborated in a series of events titled Digital Xchange to raise important questions about the rapidly changing landscape of our digital future. This specific workshop will feature small discussion groups to help participants dissipate digital mistrust and put ‘human’ back at the centre of technology.

For more information, and to register, please visit the official page.

[Webinar] Data Interoperability: The benefits for the Land Administration sector

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Event date: 24 June 2022, 10:00–12:00 CEST

The United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) is hosting a webinar with experts from land administration and management to explore the opportunities and challenges of increasing data operability in this field. The session will shed light on the FAIR Data Principles (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable), and will feature case studies from the United Kingdom.

For more information, and to register, please visit the official page.

[Webinar] EPI-WIN series: Chatbots, COVID-19 and clarity: how tech enabled access to trusted information in local languages

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Event date: 25 May 2022, 13:00–14:00 CEST

Translators Without Borders and the World Health Organization (WHO)/United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) will share how COVID-19 information chatbots, designed and implemented in various countries, were able to offer trusted information to users in local languages. WHO will also announce its compilation of innovative concepts of communicating science during COVID-19.

For more information, and to register, please visit the official page.

[Webinar] Unpacking EU regulations on digital markets and services

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The EU’s Digital Markets Act (DMA) aims to regulate the activity and development of major digital platforms so as to avoid the concentration of economic value in the hands of a few larger players. On 24 March 2022, the EU Parliament and the Council of the EU agreed on a draft text which introduces a specific regulation of digital platforms (known as ‘gatekeepers’) based on their economic size and activities as essential platform services.

The Digital Services Act (DSA) aims to modernise the EU’s 2000 directive on e-commerce and the regulation of access to illegal content or products. On 23 April 2022,  a political agreement was reached between the EU Parliament and EU member states on the proposal on the DSA put forth by the EU Commission in December 2020. 

The Permanent Representation of France to the UN in Geneva, the Geneva Internet Platform (GIP) and the Delegation of the European Union to the UN in Geneva would like to invite you to the webinar:

Unpacking EU regulations on digital markets and services

10 May 2022 

15:00-16:00 CEST 

(13:00 – 14:00 UTC)



During the panel speakers will:

  1. Discuss the economic, ethical, and political challenges of the development of large digital platforms and intermediate services; 
  2. Analyse the legislative work carried out by European institutions; 
  3. Discuss the challenges linked to the implementation of these regulations 


  • Mr Henri Verdier, Ambassador for digital affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of France 
  • Mr Prabhat Agarwal, Head of Digital Services and Platforms Unit, Directorate‑General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology, European Commission
  • Dr Jovan Kurbalija, Head, Geneva Internet Platform (GIP)
  • Ms Marilia Maciel, Head of Digital Commerce and Internet Policy, Geneva Internet Platform
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