COFACE Families Europe adopted 13 Digital principles for creating a better Internet and web for all with the aim of ensuring that digitalisation and new technological developments serve the general interest of all European citizens and families. While the concrete topics covered by COFACE Families Europe are very wide and diverse, including child online safety, artificial intelligence, big data, online business models, decentralised technologies or blockchain technology, the recommendations and policy proposals formulated always rely on core principles and values, which are applied to any new development in the field of digitalisation.

These principles taken together, paint a picture of an Internet and a web managed and maintained by reconciling and balancing the roles and responsibilities on the end user and private/public actors, creating a better Internet and web for all. They also aim to support bridge-building between social, consumer and digitalisation stakeholders.

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How is the digital economy changing the way we work, the way we consume? Do you know your digital rights? Are families ready for digital changes? What change lies ahead?

 

These are some of the key questions that were discussed at the EU conference “The impact of digitalisation on 21st century families” held on 7-8 November 2016 in Berlin #DigitalFamiliesEU

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Smart work: can digitalisation reconcile work and family life?

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Connected children: vulnerable users or digital experts?

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Big Data: Threat or Opportunity?

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21st century social services: promoting human rights or nourishing dependency?

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The Digital Economy: the future of work is now

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Digital Literacy: an essential skill for the new world of work?

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Read also: Current challenges and the impact of digitalisation on families (2016)