Digital Europe 2030 Online/Berlin, November 3, 2021

Project advisory board for Digital Europe 2030: Data & Democracy

Welcoming our Sounding Board

Our project “Digital Europe 2030: Data & Democracy” will be accompanied by a Sounding Board which is now fully constituted. The Sounding Board consists of experts with strong backgrounds in both theory and praxis and will support the project work in an advisory capacity and thus contribute to quality assurance. We are very pleased to have gained the following personalities for our board:

  • Cathryn Clüver Ashbrook, Director and CEO of the German Council on Foreign Relations
  • Dr. Florence Gaub, Deputy Director of the European Union Institute for Security Studies
  • Clark Parsons, Managing Director of the Internet Economy Foundation
  • Dr. Jana Puglierin, Head of the Berlin Office of the European Council on Foreign Relations
  • Ulrich Wilhelm, Journalist and Lawyer, Former Director General of the Bavarian Broadcasting Corporation (2011-2021) and Spokesman of the German Government (2005-2010)


The project Digital Europe 2030: Data & Democracy is a strategic foresight process that addresses the role of data for the future of European democracies. Although the data economy is already showing tangible benefits for people and businesses that use a wide range of data services, the associated business models have a large and multifaceted impact on society and politics. In Digital Europe 2030: Data & Democracy, a group of experts will use the tools of strategic foresight to develop alternative future scenarios with the aim of discovering how data-based services can best be rendered useful for the democratic societies of Europe’s future.

More information on the project can be found here.