Technology and Innovation Policy Advisor, D-CENT Project Coordinator, Nesta
Francesca Bria is a Senior Researcher and Advisor on information and technology policy. She has a PhD on innovation economics from imperial College, London and an MSc on digital economy from University of London, Birkbeck. She is the EU Coordinator of the D-CENT project, the biggest European project on direct democracy and digital currencies. She also leads the DSI project on digital social innovation in Europe. She has been teaching in several universities in the UK and Italy and she has advised Governments, public and private organisations and movements on technology and information policy, and its socio-economic impact. Bria is an adviser for the European Commission on future internet and innovation policy.
Chair: Francesca Bria, Technology and innovation policy advisor, D-CENT Project Coordinator, Nesta Paul Mason, Journalist, The Guardian Trebor Scholz, Activist-scholar, The New School Francesco Berardi, Writer and philosopher Evgeny Morozov, Author and editorialist
Acting as an introduction to the activities at the Democracy Lab, this session will provide an overview of the D-CENT project and the work of the international organisations currently involved in transforming democracy. This will be an accessible and stimulating introductory session for anybody with an interest in the changing face of 21st Century democracy. […]