Transformative Power of Digital
Digitalisation has the potential to become the impetus for the economic growth and development that the CEE region needs. The project addresses the topics of digital transformation, transatlantic digital partnership and the development of EU digital policies.
Strategic autonomy has entered the EU vocabulary in 2013 as a security and defence issue. Rapidly changing world balance and political changes in traditionally friendly countries forced the EU to expand strategic autonomy to new sectors. Nevertheless, member states still tend to view it in different terms, in part due to countries pursuing different development strategies and working independently from one another.
The current pandemic fully revealed the importance of digital technologies, which have taken centre stage in discussions on strategic autonomy. Digitalisation played a crucial role during the pandemic to keep the society going, and its role will only grow in the coming years.
China’s rise as a technological power and the desire to protect liberal values, such as democracy and human rights, have made it urgent to deepen the partnership with like-minded countries on technology and digital trade. The recently established Trade and Technology Council (TTC) demonstrates that both the EU and the US are keen to deepen their relations and promote faster tech-enabled growth.
The project aims to kick start the conversation about European and transatlantic digital cooperation, European strategic autonomy and more.
New publication by the Centre for European Perspective titled: Strategic partnership for a secure and digital Europe: forging digitally advanced future with a deepened transatlantic cooperation.
The publication focuses on the opportunities and hurdles of the strategic transatlantic partnership and its future while also taking note of the EU and US quest for reaching global standards in AI and securing the digital future via strengthening transatlantic and CEE cooperation.
The Centre for European Perspective – CEP is proud to announce a new publication titled ‘Paving the digital path in Central and Eastern Europe – Regional perspectives on advancing digital transformation and cooperation’, featuring articles from expert authors Theodore Christakis (AI-Regulation), Fredrik Erixon and Oscar Guinea (ECIPE – European Centre for International Political Economy), Soňa Muzikárová (GLOBSEC Policy Institute), Christian Kvorning Lassen (EUROPEUM), Ewelina Kasprzyk and Kamil Mikulski (Kosciuszko Institute), Katja Mohar Bastar and Jaka Repanšek (Slovenian Digital Coalition), Márton Ugrósdy (IFAT – Institute for Foreign Affairs and Trade) and Mindaugas Ubartas (Infobalt) with a foreword by Minister of Digital Transformation of Slovenia, H.E. Mr Mark Boris Andrijanič.
Together with the Kosciuszko Institute, the Centre for European Perspective – CEP is proud to announce a joint report, Transformative Power of Digital: Central and Eastern Europe’s leap towards greater prosperity, innovation and resilience.
The report provides an overview of crucial needs and areas for CEE countries to leap to a digitally-enabled future and overcome centuries-old fragmentation and disjointment of infrastructure that hampers its development. The publication aims to define a strategic direction that has to be pursued so CEE can emerge as a cohesive region that enables dynamic, profitable and innovative intra-regional cooperation.