What's Next?

May 18

15:15 - 17:00

Grote Zaal
Ethan Zuckerman, Paul Tang and Alexandra van Huffelen

During the final plenary session in the big room in Pakhuis de Zwijger we ask ourselves: What's Next? 


We start with a Keynote speech by Ethan Zuckerman on ‘The Good Web - Competing Visions for the Future of Social Media' 


After that we will have a panel discussion with Ethan Zuckerman, Member of Europarliament Paul Tang and Trine Falbe, writer of the ethical design handbook on what Europe can do to achieve the Good Web. 


Next is a look into the Dutch perspective on public values in the digital world with our first State Secretary of Digitisation, Alexandra van Huffelen. 


As she states: ‘I’m going to put a lot of energy into digitalisation. Technological innovations and effective European cooperation can strengthen our society and economy. At the same time, we need to do everything we can to combat or minimize threats. Democracy, security and fundamental rights lie at the heart of our society. We must provide for clear rules and oversight when these values are under threat.' 


Hosted by


Roland Duong
Journalist and program creator



Paul Tang
Member of the European Parlement


Oumaima Hajri
Junior Researcher Responsible Applied AI, Hogeschool Rotterdam


Sander van der Waal
Research Director Waag


Trine Falbe
Ethical design and UX specialist


Alexandra van Huffelen
State Secretary for Kingdom Relations and Digitalization


Ethan Zuckerman
Associate Professor Public Policy, Information and Communication University of Massachusetts Amherst