past events

May 22 2020 - May 24 2020

Online ELF IMS seminar on cybersecurity, blockchain and big data

May 22, 2020 at 10:00am - May 24, 2020

Online ELF IMS seminar on cybersecurity, blockchain and big data

Due to the COVID-19 world pandemic we have to move our yearly IMS meeting organised by ELF to an online event.  Given that cyber-threats and attacks may have devastating consequences, the issues related to cyber-security have never been more important for the EU as more and more services are digitised. Cyber-attacks could have potentially serious consequences not only on the economy but also on individuals as well. Therefore, the purpose of the project is to discuss potential issues of cyber-security  for the European Union and individuals, challenges of big data and opportunities of blockchain technology as a way to transform government operations, make public services and governmental structures more transparent and secure while building trust in them. The project also focuses on capacity building and hence want to equip participants with the needed practical skills enabling them to keep their data and privacy secure. As a youth organisation we want to provide capacity building possibilities for young liberals and train the next generation of liberal leaders.   Final programme Friday 22 May 2020 10:00    Welcome and objective setting Daniel Kaddik, Executive Director, ELF Karen Melchior, MEP, Renew Europe Group Laia Comerma, LYMEC Bureau member   10:30    How real are cyberthreats? An introduction to Cybersecurity Keit Pentus-Rosimannus, MP, Estonian Reform Party Ann Cathrin Riedel, President, LOAD e.V. – Liberal Internet Policy Moderator: Bàlint Gyévai, LYMEC Secretary General   11:15    Short break   11:30    Are you cyber-ready? Let’s challenge your skills! Simulation – 3 scenarios – PWC Belgium   12:30    Wrap-up of the first day             Laia Comerma, LYMEC Bureau member   END OF THE FIRST DAY   Saturday 23 May 2020 10:00    Why Blockchain? An introduction to the cryptographic tool and its role in policy-making             Marc Rocas, Founder and President of the Blockchain Catalonia Association Moderator: Laia Comerma, LYMEC Bureau member   11:00    Short break   11:15    Interactive session – real life cases Moderator: Laia Comerma, LYMEC Bureau member   12:00    Objective setting for the political fiction essays and expected outcomes Moderator: Clara Puig de Torres-Solanot, LYMEC Administrative assistant   12:30    Wrap-up and conclusions Antoaneta Asenova, LYMEC President   END OF THE SECOND DAY   Sunday 24 May 2020   14:00   Deadline to submit the fiction essays   Launch of the cybersecurity policy guide Irene Rodriguez Ortega, Senior associate - Cyber Risk Culture service, PwC Spain     END OF THE EVENT  

The event is firstly aimed at Individual Members of LYMEC.  

In order to apply, please fill in the registration form available here and include a short description on your motivation for applying for the event and how you would be able to support our liberal family in the coming years. REGISTRATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED FOR THIS EVENT. 

This seminar is free of charge for the participants. It will take place online on the Zoom conferencing platform. Draft programme available above. You will be expected to attend all the sessions and to work on assignments between the different days of the event. Deadline for applications to the event are extended until 13 May 2020 at 14 h Brussels time (CEST).   ***IMS participants being a priority for this event, members of LYMEC MOs can also register to take the remaining spots***  As all LYMEC events, this seminar also applies the rules of late cancellation and no show fees: Cancellation less than 2 weeks prior to the event leads to a late cancellation fee of 25 EUR, and cancellation less than 48 hours prior to the event or not attending at all leads to a no show fee of 50 EUR. You have to be an IMS of LYMEC (or member of an MO) to complete the registration form and apply for this event. Participants need to be minimum 18 years old at the start of the event. By registering for this event you agree to our updated privacy policy and understand that your personal data will be shared with the European Liberal Forum for administrative purposes. You also agree your name to appear during the online event to other participants and to a broader public during live-streamed sessions.   Events organised by European Liberal Youth (LYMEC) may be audio- and video-recorded as well as web-streamed. A photographer and/or a cameraman, contracted by LYMEC, may have access to the meeting room in order to take pictures and videos for communication and publication purposes. Videos and pictures taken by the photographer and/or cameraman, contracted by LYMEC, may also be published on the LYMEC website and on related social media accounts (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, etc.). They may also be used in other media and means of communication in order to pass on information about the event and activities of LYMEC. The European Liberal Forum might also use the pictures, video or audio in their communications. ***Disclaimer: By registering for this event you give your permission for LYMEC and European Liberal Forum to use your picture in their promotional campaigns and materials and communication about the event. Please make clear in advance if you do not wish your picture to be used by LYMEC or ELF.***