Roundtable: Closing the knowledge gap
Information is the key component of the knowledge-based policy making. In cyberspace, information and knowledge are diffused and shared among many groups of stakeholders. This roundtable will address the following question: How can we address the existing knowledge gaps in order to promote more policy-relevant research and better-informed policymaking?
The 'Closing the Gap' conference is organised by the EU Cyber Direct project together with 12 other institutions from around the world and in cooperation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Belgium. The aim of the conference is to contribute to closing various gaps that underpin the debates about cyber-related issues: between scholars and practitioners, different generations of scholars (emerging talents and established researchers), disciplines (law, political science, international relations, economics, IT, media studies), sectors (government, private sector, academia, NGOs) and regions (Global South-North).
Q: Thank you for the discussion. What is for you the role of NGOs and human rights activists in the digital domain to close the knowledge gap?
Q: How does various funding from your Service support the objective of the geopolitical commission that you mentioned earlier? Can the research institutes be involved and how? What is your engagements in other regions, such as Asia or Latin America? (to Hilde Hardeman)
Nathalie Van Raemdonck
Q: Hi, thank you for participating in this roundtable, very interesting! Fabrizio, i was wondering how the European Digital Media Observatory is collaborating with the social media platforms. There have been difficulties for researchers to gain access to data to do research for evidence-based policy making, is the new EDMO working on this? (to Fabrizio Tassinari)
Q: Apart from cooperation with formal organizations, how does IDRC help build capacity and highlight innovation of informal tech spaces in the Global South? For example, in Kenya's Silicon Savannah? (to Ruhiya Seward)
Q: What would be your advice for organisations willing to establish closer cooperation with organisations in the Global South? What are the preconditions for such cooperation to materialise? (to Ruhiya Seward)
EU Institute for Security Studies
Q: This morning Commissioner Gabriel spoke of the need for a more efficient transfer from universities and research institutes to commercial/marketable solutions. From your experience, what are the best mechanisms to close that gap in the cyberdomain? (to Nayia Barmpaliou)
About the Organiser
About the Organiser
EGMONT – The Royal Institute for International Relations is an independent think-tank based in Brussels. Its interdisciplinary research is conducted in a spirit of total academic freedom. Drawing on the expertise of its own research fellows, as well as that of external specialists, both Belgian and foreign, it provides analysis and policy options that are meant to be as operational as possible.