AI in the Public Sector

TDW I: AI in the Public Sector

Theme Development Workshop
7 & 9 September 2021 | 9:00- 13:30 CEST

Identifying common goals between academia and the public sector as well as other relevant stakeholders, and define promising approaches for European research and innovation in Trustworthy AI.


Due to the online format, the workshop was split into two half-days with a mixed programme of presentations and in-depth discussions about specific sub-topics in smaller groups (Breakout sessions). This gave the participants the opportunity to discuss with selected experts and contribute to the strategic research and innovation agenda for AI in Europe.

Day 1

9:00-9:15Welcome & Objectives
9:15-10:15Introduction to specific application areas
– Daniel Sarasa Funes, City of Zaragoza
– Rasmus Hauch, 2020.AI
10:15-10:30Coffee Break & Socialising
10:30~12:00Parallel Breakout sessions on selected application areas
12:00-12:45Plenary presentation of key findings from the Breakout sessions
12:45-13:00Closing & Outlook on Day 2

Day 2

9:00-9:15Welcome & Recap of Day 1
9:15-10:15Introduction to the Trustworthy AI
– Marieke van Putten, Ministry of Interior & Kingdom Relations, Den Haag
– Andrea Renda, CEPS
10:15-10:30Coffee Break & Socialising
10:30~12:00Parallel Breakout sessions, including deep-dive into specific aspects from Day 1
12:00-12:45Plenary presentation of key findings from the Breakout sessions
12:45-13:00Summary & Closing

Breakout sessions Day 1

  1. AI for public safety and security
  2. AI for urban mobility
  3. AI for reliable statistics
  4. AI for next-generation public services
  5. AI expertise in the public sector

Please see the initial report for information of the different breakout sessions.

Breakout sessions Day 2

  1. Public trust in AI systems
  2. Public-private collaboration
  3. Statistics of AI usage and accountability
  4. Systemic analysis of AI effects
  5. Transparency

Theme Development Workshops cut across multiple ICT-48 Networks of AI Excellence Centres while bringing together researchers, industry representatives, and other stakeholders to identify industrial trends and needs and match these to AI capabilities in Europe.

TDWs are co-organised by the VISION project in close cooperation with the TAILOR and HumanE-AI-Net projects as well as with CLAIRE AISBL.