The Centre for European Perspective invites you to a discussion and official launch of a publication titled:

Strategic partnership for a secure and digital Europe

22 November 2022, 12.00 CET  Register here


Strategic partnership – cooperation with like-minded countries (those that share similar values in terms of democracy, human rights, the rule of law and a rules-based international system) – may be the best option for Europe as a means of protecting its values. Digital technologies are quickly gaining geopolitical importance – their use, development and their future are more and more predicated upon the divide between democracies and autocratic regimes. While the EU has much to offer – technological prowess, its vision of a free, open, safe and human-centric digital future – the transatlantic partnership has been and remains the EU’s best option for securing its vision for the future. Cooperation is and should be in the best interest of both sides of the Atlantic, and a true strategic partnership in the digital sphere holds the promise that we can be more than just a sum of our parts.Join us for a webinar discussion on how to enhance such partnership and where are the challenges for it with the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Slovenia, H. E. Ms Tanja Fajonand the Former President of the Republic of Estonia, H. E. Ms Kersti KaljulaidThe discussion will be moderated by Ms Katja Geršak, the Executive Director of the Centre for European Perspective.Following the discussion with Ms Fajon and Ms Kaljulaid will be the official launch of the publication titled:Strategic partnership for a secure and digital Europe: forging digitally advanced future with a deepened transatlantic cooperation.

The launch of the publication will be followed by a webinar on the issues of transatlantic cooperation and digital challenges in the future:• What is the added value of a strategic partnership for the EU? • Where lie the strengths of the EU, and where do we need to do more? • What are our common values, and how do they translate in the digital sphere? Joining us to discuss these questions are:  Gregor Strojin, Vice Chair of the Committee on AI at the Council of Europe and former Chair of CAHAI Ewelina Kaspryzk, Programme Director at the Kościuszko InstituteModerated by Ms Katja Geršak, Executive Director, Centre for European Perspective (CEP)The publication, published by the Centre for European Perspective, 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 of digital future via the strengthening of transatlantic and CEE cooperation.

The publication is the result of excellent cooperation with authors Theodore Christakis (AI-Regulation.Com, Université Grenoble Alpes, Cross Border Data Forum), Susan Ness (Europe Center of the Atlantic Council, Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania), Fredrik Erixon (European Centre for International Political Economy (ECIPE)), Ewelina Kasprzyk with Maciej Góra and Michał Krawczyk (Kościuszko Institute), Gregor Strojin (Committee on AI at the Council of Europe), Danielle Piatkiewicz (EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy) & Chris Riley (Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania).

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