? The Covid-19 pandemic has had a profound impact on our economies, workplaces, daily habits, as well as international relations. It has put a damper on globalization and accentuated global rivalries. It brought with it an increased sense of vulnerability. But as with every crisis, it also ushered in unique opportunities by greatly accelerating digital adoption. The CEE now has a chance to make a true leap in digital development. This can only be achieved through close regional cooperation ? aimed at fostering digital transformation.

On the 6th of May, the Centre for European Perspective – CEP and the Instytut Kościuszki organized a joint webinar entitled Transformative Power of Digital to discuss the region’s digital future’s economic, security, and geopolitical aspects.

This discussion was moderated by Katja Geršak, Executive Director of the Centre for European Perspective, with the opening address by Izabela Albrycht, Chair of the Kosciuszko Institute.

With speakers ?️
▪️ Peter Geršak, State Secretary, Ministry of Public Administration of the Republic of Slovenia,
▪️ Robert Kośla, Director of the Department of Cybersecurity, Chancellery of the Prime Minister of Poland,
▪️ Ambassador Tadeusz Chomicki, Ambassador for Cyber & Tech Affairs, Security Policy Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland,
▪️ Ambassador Nele Leosk, Ambassador-at-Large for Digital Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Estonia.

The debate put focus on the questions:
◾ How will digitalization contribute to the resilience of the region?
◾ How would closer cooperation of the region impact the EU discussions around the concept of strategic autonomy?
◾ What role does the Transatlantic partnership play in enhancing regional cooperation?

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Read it here.

Watch the recording of the webinar here: