A digital revolution is transforming our societies and economies.

The recent success of initiatives such as Blablacar, Leboncoin, or FixMyStreet highlights one of the major promises of this revolution: to empower citizens and consumers, transforming our consumption patterns, the way we travel, fund economic activity and participate in public and civic life.

Is this the beginning of sustainable development 2.0?

What opportunities does this shift create for sustainable development? There are many risks, including increased consumption of resources and energy linked to the deployment of digital technologies. But there are also many opportunities, as these technologies transform our practices and could drive social transformation in a direction yet to be determined.

In this context:

what role can public authorities play? Could good policy bring digital innovation and sustainable development together?

How are “pioneer” regions using digital technologies to reinvent their public service missions? Which partnerships link local and national governments to digital innovators?

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Researchers and experts on digital innovation and sustainable development, policy makers, innovators and private sector representatives will come together to provide an answer to these questions, drawing on lessons learned in the areas of the circular economy, mobility and governance.

3 IDDRI Research Projects

Results of these projects will be shared at the conference

  • PICO-PIonniers du COllaboratif 
  • Collaborative mobility
  • Urban Crowdsourcing

IDDRI also partners with the Transitionsnetwork, initiated by FING to support the convergence between the digital and ecological transitions.

The discussions will be held in French and English without any interpretation.