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Metaverse Policy update

This month’s big news was the publishing of two reports by the World Economic Forum. Metaverse Identity: Defining the Self in a Blended Realityand Navigating the Industrial Metaverse: A Blueprint for Future Innovations. In the EU, the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre published its second report on Shaping the Next Generation of Virtual Worlds. It summarises a conference that shedded […]

Review of the 1st Symposium of the Metaverse Europe Foundation in Brussels

A major milestone has been reached: Our 1st Metaverse Europe Foundation Symposium in Brussels began in the MeetDistrict with a motivating keynote speech by Axel Voss, MEP and spokesperson of the Legal Affairs Committee, and two powerful impulses from Rehana Schwinninger-Ladak, Head of Unit DG Connect, European Commission and Emmie Hine, University of Bologna (Alma Mater Studiorum – Università di […]

Policy Corner

It has been a busy start to 2024 for metaverse policy enthusiasts. In the European Parliament, MEPs approved reports from two Committees. The first report, by the Internal Market & Consumer Protection Committee, focused on interoperability, connectivity infrastructure, and accessibility and introduced the notion of “avatar rights.” The second report, by the Legal Affairs Committee, focused on international, civil, and […]

Review of our online symposium “Creating value on the way to the metaverse” in Paris

On Friday 24 January, the second symposium of the Metaverse Europe Foundation in collaboration with France Immersive Learning took place in Paris at the Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers. After a brief introduction by Oliver Autumn and Vanessa Pénélope, the discussion began with a focus on some current ethical issues. The workshop participants agreed to place the tension between […]

Review of the 2nd symposium on “Creating value on the way to the metaverse” in Potsdam

On Tuesday 23 January 2024, the 2nd symposium on “Creating value on the way to the metaverse” took place in Potsdam (hybrid). In this think tank series, the Metaverse Europe Foundation, in cooperation with Mittelstand-Digital from the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Protection, is asking how digital #ethics can be lived hand in hand with ethical values in […]

How do you assess ethical issues in connection with connectivity, cloud computing and sustainability?

Short interview with Daniela Theisinger, Managing Director Deutsche Telekom, Global Business Solutions Belgium NV/SA on the question: 👉 How do you assess ethical issues in connection with connectivity, cloud computing and sustainability? In order to bring the relevant ethical issues that interest us as a foundation to a wider audience, we have captured valuable views from experts we work with […]

Review of our online symposium “Metaverse and Artificial Intelligence in the Arts”

Our first symposium on the topic of “Metaverse and artificial intelligence in the arts” took place on 11 January 2024. The exploratory meeting on the integration of the metaverse and artificial intelligence in the art world focussed on traditional art experiences, the interaction between artists and audiences in the metaverse, ethical aspects, effects on the art market and new opportunities […]

Digital ethics in the metaverse: Impulses for Ethical Guardrails.

With an introduction by Timotheus Höttges, our supporting member Deutsche Telekom recently published a white paper in the field of digital ethics – “Digital Ethics in the Metaverse: Impulses for Ethical Guardrails.” The authors are Elmar Arunov, Research Lead Metaverse, Deutsche Telekom AG, and Maike Scholz, Squad Lead Digital Ethics, Deutsche Telekom AG. The telecoms industry plays a central role […]

Kick-Off Meeting Metaverse Think-Tanks in cooperation with the Mittelstand-Digital Zentren of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Protection

Tuesday was the kick-off meeting of the #Metaverse Think-Tank – an initiative of the Mittelstand-Digital Zentren Deutschlandweit and the Foundation Metaverse Europe! Two discussion rounds were part of the four-hour meeting with stakeholders and experts from business and science. To start, the experts and representatives of SMEs present spoke about the potentials and areas of application of XR and AI […]

Foundation Metaverse Europe Meeting with Nicola Beer, Vice President of the European Parliament

Last week we were in Brussels to place the efforts and goals we pursue with the Foundation Metaverse Europe on a European level. To further concretize this, we met Nicola Beer, Vice President in the European Parliament, among others. We talked to her in reference to the recently published initiative of the European Commission “Web.4.0 and virtual worlds”, about our […]

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