Jean monnet centre of excellence

Digital governance

Digital Governance (DIGOV) asks which rules and norms are needed to enable Big Data and Artificial Intelligence to fully support our individual and societal interests. To that aim DIGOV organizes international conferences, a visiting scholar program, policy consultations and builds up an open teaching platform. 

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An international collaboration


The University of Leeds is one of the largest higher education institutions in the UK, and is renowned globally for the quality of its teaching and research as a member of the prestigious Russell Group of universities.

Erasmus University Rotterdam is a highly ranked, international research university, based in the dynamic and diverse city of Rotterdam, the Netherlands. EUR integrates academic research with excellent, challenging and inspiring education.

Bar-Ilan University was one of the first comprehensive research universities to be established in Israel.  From 70 students to 17,000, its milestone achievements in the sciences and humanities have made an indelible imprint on the landscape of the nation.  

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more about us


Visit our publications page to view the DIGOV publications and presentations of the researchers at Erasmus University Rotterdam, University of Leeds and Bar-Ilan University.


Learn about the Digital era, meet experts and join the discussion by visiting our events.


Want to get updated on our progress? Visit our news page for announcements and blog posts.

DIGOV has become one of the associated members of ai4media


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research and education

Big Data, Artificial Intelligence, Robots, 3D-Printing, the Smart Factory, Autonomous Cars or Chat Bots. These terms are shortcuts for the technological and social disruptions with which we are confronted at our workplaces, at home, at school, when we are buying something on the internet or when we take part in elections. 

DIGOV aims to research the effects of these disruptions and educate students as well as the public about our findings.


Teaching module

Join the Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on Legal disruption and European policy to learn about the basic challenges of digital governance. The disruptive effect of digital technologies shall be discussed within the context of EU law and politics.

Furthermore, the economic growth options for the European economy; the relation between big data and privacy; the chances and risk of artificial intelligence; product liability of digital products as well as, ethical and business aspects of digitalization will be discussed, among others.

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The MOOC is expected to launch in early 2021 and will be accessible to students at EUR, UL and BIU for free. Subscribe to our mailing list to be notified when registrations are opened.