This fully student-run event is sponsored by the IPLI Foundation and organized by the students at the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin.
Thanks to a highly interactive format, EPPC provides a unparalleled opportunity for future policy-makers to engage with prominent political leaders and experts to address the pressing challenges that Europe faces in the twenty-first century. Students are responsible for all aspects of the organization of this unique initiative. With each subsequent iteration of EPPC, students organizers are responsible for selecting the conference theme, choosing the speakers and selecting the country where EPPC is held.
As nearly every aspect of life becomes digitalized, democracy faces new challenges and opportunities in the current information age, and recent political and societal events have demonstrated the tremendous impact of technology on domestic and international affairs. The 2017 edition of the European Public Policy Conference (EPPC) was organized to discuss and debate these issues.
Three key themes were examined at the conference: Voter Alienation and the Potential of Digital Participation, Information and the Shaping of Citizens' Preferences and Security in the Digital Age.