Is the Future of Democracy Digital?

At EDDY-2024, we will have a public debate on "Is the Future of Democracy Digital?" with a panel of experts from academia and practice.

Date: Wednesday April 10th, 2024
Time: from 16.00 to 17.30
Location: Senaatszaal, Erasmus Building, Campus Woudestein, Erasmus University (Mr. Dr. K.P. van der Mandeleplein, Rotterdam)

The panel discussion will be recorded and broadcasted on

Valerie Frissen
- Moderator -

CEO SIDN Fund, Professor of Digital Technologies and
Social Change
(SIDN, Leiden University)

Davide Grossi

Computer scientist in multi-agent
(RUG and UvA Universities)

Ivonne Jansen-Dings

Strategic Advisor on Technology, Society and Ethics,
Founder at Code for NL
(Province of Zuid-Holland, Code for NL)

Olya Kudina
Ethicist of Technology
(TU Delft)

Anouk de Meulemeester
Government Success Manager

Panel members bios

Valerie Frissen (moderator)

Valerie Frissen is a beautiful example of bridging theory and practice, having a rich history of working both in the internet industry and academia. Currently, Valerie Frissen is professor of Digital Technologies and Social Change at Leiden University.
Furthermore, she is CEO of SIDN fund, which supports projects that contribute to a stronger internet. 

Davide Grossi

Davide Grossi has a long-standing interest in group decision-making. Through his research he focuses on how we can model these processes and support them algorithmically. Davide Grossi is associate professor in Multi-Agent Decision-Making at the University of Groningen and at the University of Amsterdam. 

Ivonne Jansen-Dings

Ivonne Jansen-Dings works as a strategic advisor for the Province of Zuid-Holland, designing The Hague’s ethical policy for shared digital spaces. Next to that, she is founder of Code for NL, a Dutch network for developers and designers working on an open and fair transformation of the government. 

Olya Kudina

Olya Kudina is an ethicist of technology, which means that she studies the interaction between values and technologies. Currently, she is an Assistant Professor at TU Delft, where she co-directs the AI DeMoS Lab. The aim of this lab is to develop artificial intelligence for democracy. 

Anouk de Meulemeester

Anouk De Meulemeester is Government Success Manager for Belgium at CitizenLab, a company that has developed a platform to facilitate online and offline citizen participation in cities and municipalities worldwide. Anouk has an academic background in history and political science at Ghent University and has professional expertise in negotiation and citizen participation at the European level. Today she manages an extensive Belgian portfolio at CitizenLab and helps her clients to set up their own citizen participation projects via the CitizenLab platform.