Digital transformation

Digitalization is seen as one of Europe’s greatest societal challenges, as well as a positive opportunity for societal change. Digitalization is transforming many aspects of our everyday lives, including our privacy, access to information, to democracy, to social inclusiveness or exclusion. It also influences our global economy, business landscape, international law and the regulation of competition in digital markets.  The digital transformation involves and impacts our society, and poses questions for the future, for example, of education, the development of skills and competencies, and life-long learning. 

For many of the societal challenges related to the SDGs, digitalization is seen as an enabler of positive change. However, the social impacts and environmental sustainability of the underlying technologies themselves may actually undermine the gains made. 

This theme can benefit from an interdisciplinary approach, where researchers can cross traditional boundaries to address this societal challenge

Related SDGs

GOAL 4: Quality Education
GOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth
GOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
GOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities
GOAL 12: Responsible Consumption and Production
GOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions

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By Clémentine Labrut icon

Exploring Open Science: Overview from ENGAGE.EU Data Management Days

From 6 to 8 March 2024, University Toulouse Capitole had the pleasure to welcome researchers, doctoral students, and support staff from the 9 partners of the Alliance. These Data Management Days served as a seamless continuation of our ongoing efforts at the university to advance the discourse surrounding research data management, which already includes the implementation of specialized courses and collaborative workshops with library staff.

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By James Small icon

A reflection and thank you: ENGAGE.EU research communities

It’s the season of celebrating, connecting with colleagues and creating memories. It’s also the perfect time to look back at the past years and cherish the path we’ve walked together. As for ENGAGE.EU, we have recently closed our first 3 years of partnership, and we are moving forward with 4 more years and an enlarged alliance. In this blog, James Small and I (Rianne Strijker) would like to share with you some of our successes and highlight some of the key achievements of our task: from ideas to strategy, towards an online platform. And we're happy to shine some light on what's next for the research community.

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By Klaus Prettner icon

Fostering a sustainable digital transformation

ENGAGE.EU is proud to share a position paper, which is the outcome of one of the international teams formed during the first ENGAGE.EU Think Tank held in September 2022 in the University of Mannheim. The paper proposes a policy response to dealing with the problems of increased inequality and a rise in carbon emissions that can be a negative effect of automation and digitalization projects.

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