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European Conference | "Digital Sovereignty: Which strategy for Europe?"

  • Politiques, institutions et démocratie
17 mai 2021

European Conference | "Digital Sovereignty: Which strategy for Europe?"

  • Politiques, institutions et démocratie
17 mai 2021
14h à 17h30
Online | Registration mandatory - Number of available virtual seats limited. /

EUROPEAN CONFERENCE

"Digital sovereignty: Which strategy for Europe?"

organized by Renaissance Numérique with the support of the Office of the French Ambassador for Digital Affairs

 

Register here

Registrations are open via this link until Thursday May 13th 2021


This conference will gather the public actors, members of civil society, researchers and companies that act and reflect on the issue of digital sovereignty at the European level. The goal is to think collectively about the concept of “digital sovereignty” and about a strategy that the European Union could adopt in this regard. 

These debates will take place in the midst of the working group that the think tank Renaissance Numérique has set up on the matter, with the support of the Bureau of the French Ambassador for digital affairs. They will foster comprehensive discussions with actors sharing views from different standpoints, in order to develop a European perspective of digital sovereignty. 

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PROGRAMME

14h00-14h15 – Welcome & Introduction 

By Nicolas Vanbremeersch, Board Member of Renaissance Numérique and Clément Beaune, French Secretary of State for European Affairs


14h15-14h30 – European digital sovereignty: an introduction to the concept

By Marietje Schaake, International Policy Director of the Cyber Policy Center at Stanford University and President of the CyberPeace Institute


14h30-15h45 – Debate 1
"Where and at what level is the European Union dependent in the digital field?" 

Here, the digital field is understood as being a strategic dimension, just as the seas or space. Therefore, mastering it is, for the European Union, a necessary condition in order to be sovereign, by which we mean being capable of deciding freely of its actions. Subsequently, the concept of digital sovereignty questions Europe’s technological capacities and dependence in the field. But the digital field is made up of several technological layers, each and one of them with different levels of strategic importance. This panel will aim at defining which ones are strategic and what is the position of the EU on the matter.

This debate will be moderated by Laura Kayali, Policy reporter, POLITICO Europe.

Speakers:

  • Anne Marie Engtoft Larsen, Denmark's Tech Ambassador
  • Guillaume Poupard, Director general of ANSSI (the French National Cybersecurity Agency)
  • Anna-Michelle Asimakopoulou, Member of the European Parliament
  • Rene Summer, Director of Government and Industry relations at Ericsson

15h45-16h00 – Break


16h00-17h15 – Debate 2
"How can the European Union develop sufficient capacities in the digital field in order to guarantee its sovereignty?"

The aim of this second debate is to define the practical means that will allow the European Union to develop the strategic capacities - identified in the first debate - necessary to its sovereignty. It will focus on three questions in particular: How to guanrantee the European Union's access to strategic infrastructure? Should the EU capitalize on its regulatory power in order attain its digital sovereignty objectives? How can it foster strategic technological capacities and develop a dynamic ecosystem of European inovators? 

This debate will be moderated by Julien Nocetti, Senior associate fellow at IFRI.

Speakers: 

  • Thibaut Kleiner, Director of Policy, Strategy and Outreach at the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology
  • Dragoş Tudorache, Member of the European Parliament
  • Marie Ekeland, Founder of 2050
  • Corinna Schulze, Director of EU Government Affairs at SAP

17h15-17h30 – Conclusion 


 

Register here

Registration mandatory. Number of available virtual seats limited.

Registrations are open via this link until Thursday May 13th 2021

Informations pratiques

17 mai 2021
14h à 17h30
Online | Registration mandatory - Number of available virtual seats limited. /