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European AI Excellence and Trust in the world – registrations are open

On 15 and 16 March 2022, experts, academics, civil society representatives and artists will join to discuss the European approach for Artificial Intelligence at the World Expo in Dubai.

 European AI Excellence and Trust in the world – registrations are open

AI is a means, not an end. It has been around for decades but has reached new capacities fuelled by computing power and data availability. This offers immense potential in areas as diverse as health, transport, energy, agriculture, and tourism or cyber security. However, certain AI applications if used without care, may sometimes create complexity, risk the disruption of activities and processes or even harm human rights.

European AI Excellence and Trust in the world” aims to leverage the international stage offered by Expo Dubai to present how Europe sees the opportunities and complexities that AI may bring as well as what the Commission with its Member States do to build Excellence and Trust. Discussions between experts and policymakers will help to reflect the impact that such efforts have at an international level while a number of artistic installations collected from all around Europe will guide further reflections through a virtual walk.

Event happenings

"European AI Excellence and Trust in the world” will be shared among several pavilions of EU Member States as follows:

Venue: Pavilion Italia (Auditorium)

Date and Time: 15th March 2022, 15:30-18:00 GST / 12:30-15:00 CET

  • Two Expert Workshops on a Human-Centric approach to global challenges

Expert Workshop on AI for Sustainability

Venue: Pavilion Spain (Multipurpose room)

Date and Time: 16th March 2022, 14:00-16:00 GST/11:00-13:00 CET

Expert Workshop on AI for Health

Venue: Pavilion Spain (Multipurpose room)

Date and Time: 16th March 2022 – 17:00-19:00 GST/14:00-16:00 CET

Venue: EXPO Dubai & Online

Date and Time: 15th-16th March, permanently available online

Venue: Finland Pavilion

Date and Time: 15th March, 11:30-14:30 GST / 8:30-11:30 CET



Since 2018, the European Commission and its Member States have joined their forces to foster AI excellence from the lab to the market by enabling the development and uptake of AI, ensuring that AI works for people and building strategic leadership in high-impact sectors. At the same time, Europe has progressed in its human-centric approach by proposing the world’s first legislative framework with requirements for Trustworthy AI.

The event follows the High-Level Conference on AI: from Ambition to Action that was organised with the Slovenian Presidency to follow up on the Proposal for a Regulation laying down harmonised rules on AI and the updated Coordinated Plan on AI, published by the European Commission in April 2021. International experts and representatives of governmental and non-governmental organisations joined the event to show how these documents influence similar initiatives at a global level. The International Outreach for Human-Centric AI ( project is now taking this discussion forward.


  • European External Action Service
  • Tuesday 15 March 2022, 09:30 - Wednesday 16 March 2022, 19:00 (CET)
  • United Arab Emirates

Practical information

Tuesday 15 March 2022, 09:30 - Wednesday 16 March 2022, 19:00 (CET)
Expo 2020 Dubai
Dubai, United Arab Emirates