IGF 2019 Pre-Event #5
As a stakeholder in the digital transformation, can civil society make its voice heard?

Federal Ministry of the Interior, Building and Community


The digital transformation is meant to improve the lives of ordinary citizens, but what will it do to society itself? Will the digital transformation benefit everyone? A full discussion of the impact of the digital transformation on society requires everyone to participate, including those whose voices are not usually heard. Apart from this main topic, there are also structural issues that are well-suited to discussion in the course of the German IGF event: How can the unheard voices of civil society make themselves heard, and how can societal dialogue become an established institution? How can the knowledge gap between the insiders (IGF community) and outsiders (unheard voices) of the digital transformation be closed?