Re-Imagine Europa’s Task Force on Democracy in a Digital Society is composed by a Steering Committee, responsible for the overall management of the Task Force, and an Expert Committee, as the main constituent body of the Task Force, bringing together a wide range of expert and stakeholder perspectives.

 

CHAIR

Manuel Castells Portrait

Manuel CASTELLS, Former Minister of University of the Spanish Government, Professor of Sociology at the Open University of Catalonia (UOC) and Wallis Annenberg Chair Professor of Communication Technology and Society at the Annenberg School of Communication, University of Southern California.

 

STEERING COMMITTEE

  • Magdalena Adamowicz, Member of the European Parliament
  • Elisabeth Ardaillon-Poirer, Member of the Scientific Committee, Robert Schuman Foundation
  • Brando Benifei, Member of the European Parliament, Vice-President of the European Movement International
  • Anthony Gooch, Director of Public Affairs & Communications at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
  • Christophe Leclerq, Founder of EURACTIV media network & Chairman of Fondation EURACTIV
  • Joe Lynam, BBC Broadcaster
  • Maria Grazia Mattei, Founder and President at MEET – Fondazione Cariplo
  • Alain Strowel, Saint-Louis University (Brussels) and the UCLouvain (Belgium)
  • Krzysztof Szubert, Former Secretary of State / Deputy Minister of Digital Affairs, Poland. Visiting Fellow, University of Oxford, UK. Strategic Advisor of National Research Institute (NASK). Member of the Council of the National Centre for Research and Development (NCBR).
  • Jeroen van den Hoven, Professor of Ethics and Technology at Delft University

 

EXPERT COMMITTEE

  • Andrea Almeida Cordero
  • Laure Ansquer
  • Maria Baghramian
  • François Balate
  • Naja Bentzen
  • Gabriel Bianchi
  • Jaak Billiet
  • Jeremy Brey
  • Kinga Brudzinska
  • Daphne Bullesbach
  • Carl-Christian Buhr
  • Luca de Biase
  • Jens Degett
  • Sara Diefenbach
  • Paul-Jasper Dittrich
  • Luke Drury
  • Jérôme Duberry
  • Sebastian Fairhurst
  • Anna Maria Fleetwood
  • Eva Flecken
  • Franck Fourniol
  • Nicola Frank
  • Mariya Gabriel
  • Gerd Gigerenzer
  • Christophe Glauser
  • Jonathan Hackenbroich
  • Bernd Halling 
  • Gry Hasselbalch
  • Isabella Hermann
  • Stijn Hoorens
  • Martin Hynes
  • Susanna Irles
  • Wolfgang Jamann
  • Matthias Johannsen
  • Daniel Kaiser
  • Konstantinos Kallergis
  • Natascha Keller Cali
  • Giovanni La Placa
  • Catherine Leclercq
  • Sascha Lobo
  • Antonio Loprieno
  • Lorenzo Marsili 
  • Luisa Meisel
  • Catherine Miller
  • Gianluca Misuraca 
  • Arnau Monterde 
  • Christal Morehouse
  • Matteo Nicolosi
  • Hannu Nieminen
  • Justin Nogarede
  • Ed Noort 
  • Andrzej Nowak
  • Onora O’Neill
  • Gloria Origgi
  • Jo Pierson
  • Gernot Rieder
  • Maria João Rodrigues
  • Bret Schafer
  • Peter Scherrer
  • Philip Schlesinger
  • Tomoko Schimizu
  • Robert Soltyk
  • Michele Sorice
  • Slavko Splichal
  • Erika Staël von Holstein
  • Günter Stock 
  • Volker Stollorz
  • Tom Symons
  • Jonathan Taplin
  • Klaus Taschwer
  • Thorsten Thiel
  • Céline Tschirhart
  • Žiga Turk
  • Sylwia Ufnalska
  • Pamela Valenti
  • Martin van Hees
  • Lambert van Nistelrooij
  • Peter Weingart
  • Wolfgang Wohnhas
  • Pak-Hang Wong
  • Christiane Woopen
  • Holger Wormer
  • Szymon Wróbel
  • Nuri Yurdusev
  • Hamza Zeytinoglu
  • Ricarda Ziegler
Christophe Leclercq Portrait
Avoid censorship, dilute fake news, promote quality content.
Democracy is not about consensus building, but about peaceful communication and finding solutions through compromise.
We have taken democracy for granted. Reality is that those things we have taken for granted are no more.