The first EMILDAI Summer School took place from 8 to 11 May 2023 in Dublin, Ireland, held at Dublin City University (DCU) and organised by the EMILDAI Consortium. The week-long Summer School was titled: Digital Sovereignty and Green Transition: EU Challenges in Times of War and Energy Crisis.
Day one took place at ADAPT Centre, Trinity College Dublin, with part one of the Student Research Symposium, followed by an evening networking event.
Day two began with a EMILDAI Student Feedback Session, followed by a DCU Institutional Welcome from Prof Derek Hand, Dean of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, and Prof Jennifer Bruton, Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Computing.
The hybrid symposium that followed was devoted to the topic: Understanding Digital Sovereignty, with sessions on Ambitions and Challenges and Transnational Effects.
Two students announced the name of their cohort: the Mouton Dijkstra Cohort. Named after two inspiring figures from Europe and the US: Melba Roy Mouton, Head Mathematician at NASA, and Edsgar W Dijkstra, programmer and Turing Award winner.