At YPDP, we’ve also had to make a switch to virtual events for our young professionals community during the pandemic. Our new “virtual after work drinks” series with Members of the European Parliament has been a great success so far! In May, we welcomed Liberal MEP Moritz Körner and discussed his experiences with the COVID crisis and his digital policy priorities. In October, we sat down (virtually) with S&D MEP Tiemo Wölken to discuss the Digital Services Act, AI, data policy and the upcoming legislative battles on EU tech regulation. In November, we had a great conversation with S&D MEP Eva Kaili on issues ranging from emerging technologies to lawmaking in a politically complex – but motivated! – Parliament. We will continue the series with MEP guests in 2021, so stay tuned! Are you interested in becoming a YPDP member? Send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org!
You are invited to join our upcoming YPDP Games Night on Wednesday, 17 February, 18h30.
What better way to socialise and network than playing together with some of the coolest games? By the way, we were also told that the games are a great workout.
Drinks and snacks will be provided.
The Games Night will take place at our friends from Microsoft.
This event is open to all registered YPDPs. Please register by email now.
This event is supported by Microsoft.
The YPDP Team
YPDP and the U.S. Mission to the EU hosted a breakfast roundtable discussion on U.S. surveillance reform with Alex Joel (Civil Liberties Protection Officer, U.S. Office of the Director of National Intelligence) on 28th January at the U.S. Mission to the EU.
Mr Joel’s explained how his office ensures that the protection of privacy and civil liberties is appropriately incorporated in the U.S. Intelligence Community. Participants had a lot of questions and we had a lively discussion which also discussed the how many European Member States are enacting new surveillance laws in response to the threat from terrorism.
— Allied for Startups (@Allied4Startups) December 15, 2015
Thanks to the many of you who attended our Christmas Reception on December 10.
Special thanks to our sponsor, ETNO.
We look forward to welcoming you all back in 2016 with new and exciting YPDP activities. Feel free to email us suggestions for events you want to help organise.