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6th Gago Conference on European Science Policy 23/10/2023

Save the date: Barcelona, 23 - 24 October 2023

The 6th Gago Conference on European Science Policy will focus on emerging developments and challenges in digital observatories and advanced computing, its application areas and policy implications.

Novel forms of digital observation and governance, including the digital twins of our communities and landscapes, must necessarily consider human agency, be centred on people and be based on changing collective behaviours, requiring a revisited “digital humanism” and rethinking techno-centric narratives of progress.

This is because recent unexpected threats to our common safety and goods, including public health, such as the Covid-19 pandemic, the increasing activity of individual digital terrorism and the Russian invasion of Ukraine, have shown that societies are not as safe as we thought. Together with the climate disaster that affects all, demographic forecasts and the tensions resulting from increasing water scarcity affecting the world's most vulnerable communities, we are facing unprecedented threats that should foster a clear call for action. Deep reflection on these issues must lead us to safer, cleaner, more resilient, cooperative societies. 

But the question is how far the design and use of digital observatories, together with advanced computing, can help shape our common future in times of increasing uncertainty and unsettled lives.

This question has framed the 6th Gago Conference on European Science Policy, under the scope of the Spanish Presidency of the Council of the European Union in 2023, and in a way to foster the impact of the Europe-Latin America Summit of 2023.

More detailed information in the Conference site.