Pēteris Zilgalvis

Hosted at BeursCafé, at Beursschouwburg

part of a series on Ethics


About the speaker

Pēteris Zilgalvis is the Head of Unit for eHealth and Well Being in DG CONNECT, European Commission.

Previously, he was Head of the Governance and Ethics Unit, Directorate Science, Economy and Society at DG Research. From 1997 to 2005, he was Deputy Head of the Bioethics Department of the Council of Europe, in its Directorate General of Legal Affairs.

He was the Visiting EU Fellow at St. Antony’s College, University of Oxford for 2013-14, where he is also an Associate of the Political Economy of Financial Markets Programme.

P. Zilgalvis studied political science at the University of California, Los Angeles. At the Law Centre of the University of Southern California he obtained his JD and received the Darling Foundation academic scholarship. He completed the High Potentials Leadership Program at Harvard Business School. He is a member of the California State Bar.

He has published over 30 publications on bioethics, economics and finance, innovation law and policy, European and environmental law in English, Latvian, and French. A recent publication of his is “The Need for an Innovation Principle in Regulatory Impact Assessment: The Case of Finance and Innovation in Europe”.

You can follow him on twitter: @PZilgalvis.

At CreativeMornings Brussels, Pēteris will talk about digital as a route to an empowered, healthy citizen - benefiting from an ethical and transparent Digital Single Market.

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