Digital Inclusion in the Nordic-Baltic Region – The Conference

20 Mar, 2024|

During two half days, 14-15 May 2024, it is finally time for the “Digital Inclusion in the Nordic-Baltic Region – The Conference” where we will deep dive into the development in the Nordic and Baltic Region! What is the current status of digital inclusion policies, or the rollout of eID and what role does civil society play? This is much more is on the agenda when policymakers, practitioners, civil society, and academia gather in Stockholm. 

We will showcase the outcomes of two years of research, highlighting the unique challenges and solutions specific to the Nordic-Baltic Region. As this event aims to foster collaboration, dialogue, and knowledge exchange – we need you in the room with us!

During the two days two reports, two studies and two new tools will be launched! 

Tuesday, 14th of May 

The first day of the conference will tackle the question of “What characterises digital inclusion in the Nordic/Baltic region?” and “What can we do to reduce digital exclusion in the Nordic/Baltic region?”. Topics include discussions on the evolution of the political landscape concerning digital inclusion post Covid-19 in the Nordic and Baltic region, the status of digitalisation of the public sector, barriers and solutions of E-id roll out in the Nordic and Baltic region, the pivotal role of civil society actors in ensuring digital participation across all societal groups and, lastly, how can the political level work together with the civil society level. 

Wednesday, 15th of May 

The second day of the conference dive into the questions of “How will digital inclusion/exclusion develop in the future in the Nordic/Baltic region?” and “What are the future steps that needs to be taken?”.  Topics include talks on the future skills and capabilities required for achieving digital inclusion and the future role of adult learning in digital inclusion, discussions on how to improve and future proof strategies for monitoring and evaluating digital inclusion in the Nordic and Baltic region, and digital inclusion in the era of industry 4.0. 

Speakers include among others: 

  • Hanne Marie Motzfeldt, Professor at University of Copenhagen 
  • Ismail Özkan, Senior Advisor at The Norwegian Digitalisation Agency 
  • Inga Björk Margrétar Bjarnadótti, PhD candidate, lecturer, and consultant in the fields of human rights, disability, tech 
  • Michala Høg Daimar, Head of Division at the Danish Agency for Digital Government 
  • Johanni Larjanko, Nordic Network for Adult Learning 
  • Matthew Sharp, Senior Postdoctoral Associate at University of Oxford 

And several more! 

General info:

This event is a physical event only, and will not be live streamed. 

The event is in English.

Participation is free of charge, but we do not cover travel costs or accommodation. 

As this event is a first come, first serve, we ask you to register with maximum four people from each organisation. If you want more people to join from your organisation, let us know, and we will try to accommodate this. 

Meals that are included: lunch on both days, fika on both days. Dietary requirements are specified in the registration.

The venue is accessible, please fill out your needs in the registration.