About Us

Digital Enlightenment Forum (DigEnlight) is a value-driven non-profit association which aims to stimulate multi-stakeholder discussions and collaborations towards finding and proposing game-changing strategies concerning digitisation in society.

DigEnlight focuses on innovation and sustainable evolution of a society respecting human values.

Vision

At DigEnlight, we believe that people should enjoy the kind of autonomy and freedom online that they do offline. We believe in the value of human rights, democracy, privacy, transparency and accountability for our society.

By understanding how current and future digital technology can best be used to express our identities in the digital world, taking into account the core values we cherish, we can support the rights of the individual in society.

The spirit of the Enlightenment

The 18th century Enlightenment movement was a commitment to forward-thinking, egalitarian principles that caused a seismic intellectual and societal shift, and subsequently allowed innovation and creativity to flourish.

By recommitting to the principles below, we can help realise the potential that digital technology promises for the 21st Century.

  • Society flourishes when all its members, regardless of status, collaborate in its design & governance

  • Intellectual and scientific inquiry should be pursued in service to all

  • Knowledge should be shared as a public good, not hoarded as a private possession

  • People are capable of thinking for themselves

How we work

Leadership

By building an interactive community of experts and interested parties across domain, we provide collective thought leadership for the ethical development of the digital society, based on the values of democracy, human rights, freedom, privacy, transparency and accountability.

You can join our community or see an overview of our associates.

Debate

By bringing representatives of science, technology, policy, law and society together for outcome-focused debate, we propose principles, policy recommendations and activities at technical, legal, societal and market levels.

We create the space for debate on this online platform, as well as in-person events.

Action

We initiate and facilitate actions addressing the specific societal difficulties related to generational gaps in technical skills and knowledge.

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Board of Directors

George Metakides (GR) - President

Jacques Bus (NL) - Secretary General

Elly Plooij - van Gorsel (NL) - Treasurer

Reinhard Posch (Univ Graz, AT)

Kim Cameron (Microsoft, US)

Peter F. Brown (BE)

Tony Graziano (HUAWEI, BE)

Honorary Members

Tim Berners Lee (MIT, US)

Ann Cavoukina (Ryerson Univ, CA)

Masao Horibe (Chair PPC, Japan)

Peter Hustinx (NL)

Michael Kirby (AU)

Hamadoun Touré (SN)