Digital practices and global inequalities

DigiGov Virtual Winter School February 1-3 2023

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Digital practices determine how we are able to access resources and infrastructures. They co-shape and reflect existing dependencies and inequalities but they also amplify and perpetuate them. The interdisciplinary and international DigiGov Winter School 2023 will therefore explore:

How do digital practices shape global inequalities? How do global inequalities shape digital practices?

Together with our members and affiliates as well as external experts from various disciplines and fields of practice, we will:

  • Dive into topics such as digital activism driven by social change across the globe, data governance, and how to assess and operationalize public value.
  • Address inequities with a focus on ‘extractive practices’ and the in/visibilities of dependencies and exploitation using the socio-technical spheres around AI as an exploratory space.
  • Discuss the enforcement of digital fundamental rights in Europe and beyond and through the lens of experienced NGO professionals.
Our speakers include

Tima Otu Anwana LL.M (University of Vienna), Prof Joe Cannataci (UN Special Rapporteur, University of Malta), Seliem El-Sayed MA (University of Vienna), Prof Vladan Joler (University of Novi Sad), Mercy King'ori LL.B (Future of Privacy Forum), Dr Katja Mayer (University of Vienna), Mag Felix Mikolasch (noyb), Dr Ing Milagros Miceli (Weizenbaum Institute), Dr Samuel Iheanyi Nwankwo (Leibniz University Hannover), Prof Barbara Prainsack (University of Vienna), Lukas Schlögl PhD (OFSE), Prof Linnet Taylor (Tilburg University) and Dr Christof Tschohl (Research Institute).


Early-stage researchers (PhD students and post-docs) who are eager to engage in discussions and exchange, open to colleagues from all disciplines with an interest in the topic.

Participation is free, but places are limited.

If you would like to participate please send a short outline of your motivation to participate, including a brief summary of the project(s) you are working on (1 page max.), to no later then November 25 2022.

The members and affiliates of the Research Platform Governance of Digital Practices look forward to hearing from you!


  • Three modules per day (9:00-16:30 CET including breaks)
  • Keynotes, presentations and interactive workshops

 When & Where

  • February 1-3 2023
  • online via Zoom 

Info about Administration

 For all administrative enquiries please refer to Sonja Prendinger,, Coordinator of the Research Platform Governance of Digital Practices. 

Info about Content

For questions regarding overall structure please reach out to Dr. Elisabeth Steindl,, Director of the Winter School.