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The European Way of Digital: How to make tech work for open societies in Europe

Bridges Publications and Articles

We launched our latest publication in Brussels on the 11th of July.  It is an edited collection that brings together a wide-range of contributions from participants in our November 2018 retreat dedicated to re-imagining the open society in the digital age.

The collection examines the specific ways in which the EU can address the worries of European about how digital technology is changing their politics, economies and societies. They have specific expectations regarding the role of the state in protecting them from the most negative effects of the digital transformation; and the European Union and national governments have well developed tools that could help manage the effects of digital. This collection explores how, in a world torn between an American model that is largely market-driven on the one hand, and a Chinese model rooted in authoritarian state practices on the other, a European Way of Digital might be the way forward.