Study Visit of the European Internet Foundation (EIF) Delegation

Members of the European Parliament and International Companies come to #DIGITALPAVIA to visit the Polo Tecnologico, the innovative start-up incubator of Pavia, followed by a visit to the University campus. The University of Pavia is one of the most ancient universities in Europe, founded in 1361, although a school of rhetoric is documented in 825, making this center perhaps the oldest proto-university of Europe.

18.00 – 20.00

EIF Delegation:

Brando Benifei, MEP, S&D (Italy)

Michał Boni, MEP, EPP (Poland)

Maria Rosa Gibellini, Director at EIF

Michela Giuffrida, MEP, S&D (Italy)

Luigi Morgano, MEP, S&D (Italy)

Lambert van Nisterlooij, MEP, EPP (Netherlands), Head of Delegation

During the visit: Presentation of a EU Search Engine for #Coding

Presentation of a EU Search Platform for #coding as a result of the recent call to action of the European Commission. “Last year, EU Code Week engaged almost ten thousand Europeans; this year’s will be an even bigger success. The grand coalition for digital jobs has gathered dozens of pledges, for millions of new internships, training places, and jobs. […] One recent idea is for a platform specifically on coding. This is a great idea — and should include as many stakeholders as possible”  (Neelie Kroes, Vice President of the European Commission, “Coding: connect and scale up!“, 25 June 2014, Brussels).

Keynote speech: Ryan Heath, Spokesperson of Neelie Kroes, Vice President and Commissioner for Digital Agenda for Europe at European Commission

Presentation by: Fabrizio Porrino, Vice President, Global Public Affairs, FacilityLive

Special Guests:

Maurizio Aiello, Italian representative Horizon 2020 for Secure Societies – Protecting freedom and security of Europe and its citizens, CNR

Enzo Argante, President of Nuvolaverde, Journalist at IlSole24Ore & Formiche and “Ambassador” for e-Skills for Jobs 2014 under the Grand Coalition for Digital Jobs by the European Commission

Alessandro Bogliolo, Italian Ambassador EU Code Week

Ilaria Cristiani, Assessor for Education, Training, Youth Policies, Energy Policies and Technological Innovation, Pavia City Council

Massimo Depaoli, Mayor of Pavia

Angela Barbara Gregorini, Deputy of Mayor of Pavia

Ryan Heath, Spokesperson of Neelie Kroes, Vice President and Commissioner for Digital Agenda for Europe at European Commission

Tommaso Mazzocchi, Founder Polo Tecnologico of Pavia

Michele Mezza, Journalist, Vice Director of Business Development and Technological Strategies at RAI, Teacher of Theory and Technique of the New Media at Perugia University

Gianluigi Nuzzi, Journalist, Writer and Vice Director of Videonews (Mediaset’s newspaper)

Fausta Pavesio, Co-Founder and Executive Director at Easynex, Board member at Italia Startup

Antonio PretoCommissioner at AGCOM (Authority for Guarantees in Communications)

Cristiano Radaelli, Special Commissioner at ENIT (Italian Agency for Tourism), President of ANITEC, Board member DIGITALEUROPE

Maria Sangiuliano, Deputy Director, European Centre for Women and Technology, “Digital Icon” for Watify – Stimulating Digital Entrepreneurship under the Grand Coalition for Digital Jobs by the European Commission

Patrizia Toia, Vice Chair of Industry, Research and Energy (ITRE) Committee at European Parliament

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Private session by invitation only.