EUROPE DAY = EUROPE MONTH: MAY OVERVIEW
Somehow the whole May became “Europe only topcis”. Maybe because at the beginning of the last month we all celebrated Europe Day.
Europe Day is held on the 9th of May every year and it celebrates peace and unity in Europe.
We shared the facts how the whole EU idea has started. The date marks the anniversary of the historic 'Schuman declaration'.
During his speech in Paris in 1950, Robert Schuman, then French foreign minister, set out his idea for a new form of political cooperation in Europe, which would make war between Europe's nations unthinkable. His vision was to create a European institution that would pool and manage coal and steel production. A treaty creating such body was signed just under a year later. Schuman's proposal is considered to be the beginning of what is now the European Union.
Besides the Europe Day we talked about the most popular team member of the European Union.
As you can guess - we are talking about the EU flag.
We all know that HER favorite colors are blue and yellow, but did you know SHE is 66 years old?
- The EU flag features a circle of 12 gold stars on a blue background. - They stand for the ideals of unity, solidarity and harmony among the peoples of Europe.
- The number of stars has nothing to do with the number of member countries, though the circle is a symbol of unity.
- One flag – one right direction – all the starts are upright, have five points and are spaced equally, like the hour positions on the face of a clock.
We have read the information that 84% of EU citizens think that the flag is a good symbol for Europe and we are definitely in that percentage.
Of course, when we are talking about Europe, we are also thinking about the GDPR. Last month especially because it was GDPR’s birthday. Already three years has past since the most fundamental piece of legislation for data protection in the European Union, the #GDPR, entered into application.
Along side of the birthday, we talked about the the AI&GDPR mix.
We started with this question – „Would you feel comfortable having your CV assessed by an opaque AI algorithm?”
EU is working hard on shaping our digital future, so we are happy to share with you the first ever EU regulation on AI.
And to answer that question – they're proposing some new rules that will ensure the respect of our rights while boosting innovation in the AI sector.
They already shared a few examples:
A ban on the use of AI that threatens people’s rights and safety.
Tools that impersonate humans, such as chatbots should notify people when they are interacting with AI.
Like we told you at the beginning of this Keep Up – it was “Europe all the way”.
We can’t wait to share all the news and big steps which are coming to us in June.