Working Groups 2019 – 2024

Regulation of emerging technologies

Regulation is not always perceived as the most interesting topic for debate and discussion.

It can be both a key driver and a barrier for innovation: good regulation is essential for its take up and can provide a competitive advantage, whereas lacking or inappropriate regulation can stifle Innovation and put Europe in a disadvantaged position, forcing key players to move to other regions.

In particular with current technology developments (such as AI, but certainly not limited to It, many other technologies and domains are equally affected), that prompt real paradigm shifts in the way we accompany them with regulation, the complexity of regulatory frameworks that are needed to create a favourable environment, Is increasing significantly. It Is not a single topic or regulation, but a series of existing and not yet existing regulations that together determine how successful the Innovation or breakthrough technology can be or not be.

Especially within the K4I Forum as a platform with political members, MEPs, and its diverse groups of stakeholders, regulation is a key topic.

The purpose of the working group is to first identify key regulatory issues from the stakeholder perspective, that are cross cutting and can be exemplified, and subsequently to formulate recommendations.

Chairing MEPs

Victor Negrescu, MEP, Member of the K4I Forum in the European Parliament