Time: 17.6.2021 11:00—15:00
Location:  Zoom & Howspace

Universities of Jyväskylä and Valencia in FORTHEM Alliance are organizing a free-of-charge virtual workshop to network and share ideas in the digitalization of societies on Thursday, June 17th at 10-14 CET. This workshop serves as a kick off for sharing ideas, networking and starting new collaborations in different fields. You’ll get to meet and network with experts from the FORTHEM universities – and we hope to attract people from private companies, public organizations, NGOs and other relevant stakeholders to facilitate collaboration.

Constant digitalization is part of our everyday life and it has been even further aggravated by the COVID-19 health crisis. The impact of the digital transformation generates many challenges in different areas of societies. FORTHEM Digital Transformation Labexpert group consisting of academics in 7 universities of FORTHEM alliance, was established to investigate those societal challenges. They are working in different fields, such as economy and education, in political, legal, social and cultural issues, not to forget artificial intelligence upon societies.

Collaborate with us

Digital Transformation Lab is now calling university-external actors to collaborate with them, to further understand and work with the challenges and opportunities of digitalization. See the speakers and full program of the event here.

In this workshop, we will have a short introduction about the Digital Transformation Lab and Horizon Europe – the biggest effort of EU to fund research and innovation in Europe. We will shortly cover, how stakeholders from different fields, institutions and organizations can apply for funding together to better recognize and react to those societal challenges and opportunities of digitalization.

After the introduction, the academics from different European universities will facilitate short sessions of different topics in four modules:

Module 1:The digitalization of the economy
Module 2: Artificial intelligence upon societies
Module 3: Political, legal, social and cultural issues
Module 4: Knowledge, education and health

These module sessions will work as a starting point for future collaboration, with a short introduction given by the academics, followed by an interactive discussion with the participants. At the end of the event, we will wrap up the discussions and envision future collaboration possibilities.

For whom?

This workshop is for all who are dealing with digital transformation; for academic communities, for people who work with economy or education, political, legal, social or cultural fields, public or private companies/organizations, political parties, NGOs, associations. For you, who recognize the challenges and opportunities in the digitalization and are interested in having a dialogue with the European Universities.


Register to the workshop by June 15, 2021 here. You will receive a link to the event upon registration by email.

The workshop is part of FIT FORTHEM-project. Language of the workshop will be English.

GA No: 101017248

More information

Mira Väyrynen
+358 46 920 5161