GRNET and the European Digital Innovation Hub for Digital Governance GR digiGOV-innoHUB are organising   the online presentation  “Communication protocols and software for the Public Sector| Security, privacy and communication challenges in modern collaboration environments” on   Thursday, March 23, 2023 (14:00 – 15:30)

The presentation concerns the particular communication challenges faced by public organizations in issues such as:

  • The need for cooperation in the context of complex – multi-stakeholder – schemes for the provision of services and the execution of projects of public interest.
  • The ever-increasing needs for communication security, and for ensuring “ownership” and protection of public data. In the same context, relevant initiatives and solutions from Public organizations of France, Germany, and the United Kingdom will be discussed. In addition, reference will be made to the position of the European Union regarding secure real-time communications for the public sector.


Thursday 23.03.23 | 14:00 – 15:30



(Link to video conference will be sent after registration)


Matthew Hodgson

Matthew Hodgson is co-founder of, a non-profit open source project focused on solving the fragmentation problem in current Chat, VoIP and IoT technologies.

As Chief Technology Officer at he coordinates and collaborates with engineers around the world to develop and disseminate a pragmatic open standard for real-time communication.

Matthew is also the CEO and Chief Technology Officer of Element, the company that provides Matrix-based services.


Public Sector and modern challenges in real-time communication

  • Large, multi-participatory collaborative schemes.
  • The need for “ownership” of public data.
  • The demand for increased security and protection. Examples of innovation in communication by public bodies in Europe
  • Communication platform for the French government.
  • Communication platform for the German health system.
  • Secure communication for armed forces. The position of the European Union on the issue of real-time communication for the Public
  • The Digital Services Act (DSA) and Digital Market Act (DMA).
  • The proposal for the establishment of rules to prevent and combat the sexual abuse of children.


Up to 90 minutes

The online presentation will be in English.

Registration link