Cyber Democracy (EN)

What is being done in the Netherlands and in Europe to counter election interference? What are best practices of (digital) voting systems in the Netherlands and Estonia? And will we still use paper voting ballots in 2030?

Cyber security has been a key subject on the political agenda in Europe for the past few years. Foreign electoral interference, the dangers and possibilities of digital voting and the application of new technologies, such as blockchain, have precipitated a public debate in the Netherlands and the rest of Europe. A recent opinion poll indicates that a majority of the Europeans worries about foreign influence on and interference with the European elections in May 2019.

During the event Cyber Democracy on 5 February, we will pay attention to above-mentioned challenges with speakers from the European Commission, the European Parliament, the Dutch Electoral Council, ProDemos, the Embassy of Estonia in the Netherlands and organisations from the private sector.


  • 18:30 - 19:00 - Walk-in with tea and coffee
  • 19:00 - 19:45 - Cyber security and digital voting: European and Dutch policy.
    By: Eddy Habben Jansen (Director ProDemos), Marie-Hélène Boulanger (Head of Unit in DG Justice, European Commission), a member of the European Parliament (tbc)
  • 19:45 - 20:30 - Best practices: (Digital) voting systems in the Netherlands and Estonia.
    By: Ronald Prins (Dutch Electoral Council), Mare Tropp (Counsellor, Embassy of Estonia to the Netherlands)
  • 20:30 - 21:15 - The democracy of the future: how will we vote in 2030?
    By: Sijmen Ruwhof (ethical hacker), Hugo Jonker (researcher), Robert Rongen (blockchain architect)
  • 21:15 - End of programme, networking drinks

During the event, information on the `This time I´m voting´ campaign will be available.

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Cyber Democracy is organised by the Liaison Office of the European Parliament and the Representation of the European Commission in the Netherlands.




Museum voor Communicatie
Zeestraat 82
Den Haag 2518 AD

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