An AER delegation led by President Hande Özsan Bozatli met today with Andrus Ansip, Commissioner for digital single market. With a communicative passion for his portfolio, Commissioner Ansip was glad to meet representatives of regions when he is mainly used to deal with national governments. AER and its members work on many topics that fall under his responsibility : e-health, e-government, cultural and creative industries, data protection, interoperability…
Ensuring personal data protection is key and is ensured, although too often used as an argument to prevent progress in the spread of the digital single market which would mean a more transparent, more efficient and more practical Europe for citizens.
Commissioner Ansip who has a local background is convinced of the need for him to cooperate with AER as innovation often comes quicklier from local and regional levels.
AER will follow closely the digital agenda and will make the most of this new relationship with Mr Ansip.
We encourage all our members who are interested in these issues to come forward with questions or proposals of cooperation that we will gladly put to Mr Ansip’s attention.
Members of the AER delegation:
Dr Hande Özsan Bozatli, AER President, Istanbul
Mr Magnus Berntsson, AER Vice President, Västra Götaland
Mr Mathieu Mori, AER Secretary General
Ms Emma Broberg, Västra Götaland
Mr Mitar Vasiljevic, Vojvodina