EUropean Digital Deal
European Digital Deal (EUDigitalDeal) explores how the accelerated processes of digital transformation and uprise of cutting-edge technologies such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, blockchain and algorithmic processing directly affect European democratic values and the integrity of our democratic systems. A network of European and global partners consisting of actors from the cultural sector, artists, creatives, researchers, scientific institutions and representatives from the public sector come together to explore how artistic perspectives can act as catalysts for human-centred, sustainable innovation. EUDigitalDeal calls for the deployment of technologies that preserve individual and societal human rights, consider long-term environmental implications and center on the needs of the people who use them.
Source of funding: EU Programme Creative Europe
Project duration: 01/2023 − 12/2025
Contact: Dobrivoje Lale Erić – email@example.com
Ars Electronica Linz, Austria
LABoral Centro de Arte, Spain
Fundacion Zaragoza / Etopia, Spain
Ariona Hella Onassis, Greece
Zavod Kersnikova / Kapelica, Slovenia
Culture Yard, Denmark
Waag Society, Netherlands
Pro Progressione, Hungary
Teatro Circo de Braga, Portugal
Center for the Promotion of Science
The project focuses on critical challenges such as the need to tackle media driven by algorithms, the urgency to create digital public spaces that protect the fundamental rights of European citizens, and the demand to significantly increase the investments in digital literacy. It calls for the involvement of civil society, artists and cultural institutions in technological innovation and an Action Plan for tech development that honors gender equality, privacy and fosters diversity.
The 13 partners tackle these questions heads on through a programme that focuses on innovation, education and guidance driven by more than 200 artists: 12 artistic pilots will bring out new forms of innovation; 41 capacity building programs and training materials will support artists, educators and the young generation of changemakers in their learning; 24 EUDigitalDeal Days, Festivals and Exhibitions will open the doors for a shared understanding and public discourse. And EUDigitalDeal's roadmap will manifest its human-centred path towards digital transformation in the interactive, web based Digital Futures Action Plan.
The Role of CPN
The CPN co-leads work package 6 − GUIDE, wherein another study visit − We Inspire You! Tour − will bring 30 actors, stakeholders and media representatives to Linz and other neighbouring project partners, like it was done through the AI Lab project in 2019. Three editions of the art+science festival (in 2023, 2024 and 2025) will be principally funded through the EU Digital Deal, including original productions, visiting artists and researchers, and diverse educational and public programs. The CPN will also develop and fund one global and three national art+science productions based on interdisciplinary collaborations and local residencies.