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Conference: Digital Technologies and the Stakes for Representative Democracy

The Hellenic Parliament Foundation for Parliamentarism and Democracy, the European Parliament, and the Parliaments of Cyprus, Estonia, Italy, Portugal and Spain hold a conference on the subject “Digital Technologies and the Stakes for Representative Democracy”. The conference will take place in the Senate Hall of the Hellenic Parliament in Athens on June 10-11 and will conclude its works with a workshop in the Vouleftikon Hall in Nafplion on June 12.

In recent years, the necessity, but also the limits of the “digital transformation” have been major issues in the public debate on governance throughout Europe. What is the future of representative democracy? Has representative democracy become obsolete? How can it adapt to the new technological and social realities? In this context, the role of technology in democratic processes; artificial intelligence; the influence of social media on the electoral and/or social behavior of citizens and politicians; transparency and the need to adapt to the new digital age remain key issues. The conference aims -through dialogue between academics and parliament officials- to draw useful conclusions regarding the way technology is so far managed and to reflect on new ways of approaching this issue.



  • Nikos K. Alivizatos, Emeritus Professor, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, member, Venice Commission 


  • Eschel Alpermann, Head of Strategy and Innovation Unit, European Parliament
  • Bruno Dias Pinheiro, Permanent Member of the COSAC Secretariat, former Permanent Representative of the Portuguese Assembly of the Republic to the EU Institutions
  • Achilles C. Emilianides, Professor, Dean of the School of Law, University of Nicosia
  • Marion Guillart, Permanent Representative of the Estonian Parliament to the EU
  • Evanthis Hatzivassiliou, Professor, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Secretary-General, Hellenic Parliament Foundation
  • Theodore Karapiperis, former Head of Scientific Foresight Unit, European Parliament
  • María López Moreno de Cala, Director of the International Relations Department, Spanish Congress of Deputies
  • Giovanni Rizzoni, Head of the Research Service, Italian Chamber of Deputies.

Working Language: English
Admission is free for the public upon presentation of ID.


Hall of Senate, Hellenic Parliament


Ώρα διεξαγωγής:

Friday: 18:00-21:00
Saturday: 9:30-20:30