Brando Benifei

Future EU 11-03-2022

Let’s place citizens at the centre of Europe

The Conference on the Future of Europe placed citizens at the centre of reform in the European Union. This should be a concrete and tangible outcome of the Conference. Let us democratise our Union by putting citizens’ participation at the core of European decision making, writes a group of ten MEPs.
Technology 04-02-2022

Towards an EU Charter for Digital Rights: Open letter to the Presidents of the European Commission, the European Council and the European Parliament 

Last week, the European Commission released its proposal for an inter-institutional European Declaration on Digital Rights and Principles. The proposed principles are intended as a reference point for the direction of European digital transformation and continue to underline Europe’s role as the pioneer for the policies of the digital era. 
Economy & Jobs 19-11-2020

A call for a Child Union

Ahead of World Children’s Day, over 300 figures from the world of politics, academia and civil society have signed a joint call demanding the rapid entry into force of the European Child Guarantee and a Next Generation EU funding that truly works for Europe’s next generations.
Economy & Jobs 23-03-2018

Europe, pay your trainees!

Offering internships and traineeships to young people without real prospect of employment and adequate remuneration violates the original nature of these instruments, writes Brando Benifei.
The Commission and Member States should start looking carefully at the developments in blockchain technology.
copyright 28-11-2017

Benifei: Embed blockchain in copyright reform

Blockchain technology can provide a win-win-win between the fight against censorship, verified traceability of digital artworks, and a fair remuneration for its creators. The copyright reform debate is a good opportunity to embed blockchain and create a better regulatory framework, argues Brando Benifei.
Technology 25-11-2014

Europe needs to breed its own Zuckerbergs!

We need more European funds for innovation. We must strengthen collaboration among potential beneficiaries. We shall give young innovators the chance they deserve to build up the basis of Europe's smart growth. These are some of the conclusions that Brando Benifei MEP and Victor Negrescu MEP draw following on the discussions at last week's Knowledge4Innovation Summit.