[WebDebate #46] Unpacking the EU's digital diplomacy and foreign policy
Tuesday, 6th April, 12:00 UTC (08:00 EDT | 14:00 CEST | 20:00 CST)
Digital foreign policy is becoming a key topic this year. Both Switzerland and Denmark have just recently launched their digital foreign policy strategies (for an overview of digital foreign policy strategies, visit our Digital Foreign Policy page). Yet, it is also abundantly clear that the range of relevant actors in digital foreign policy goes beyond states. Following our March conference 2021: The emergence of digital foreign policy, we want to take a closer look at developments at the level of the European Union.
In terms of the EU’s digital foreign policy and diplomacy, a number of threads are coming together under the European Digital Strategy with its commitment to setting global standards. Clearly, some of the norms set by the EU have relevance beyond the 27 member states, and the EU seeks to promote ‘its way of managing the digital transformation’. Further, in December 2020, the EU published its strategy on cybersecurity, and some observers have argued that this calls for the development of a more coherent approach to cyber diplomacy at the EU level.
In Webdebate #46, we want to begin to unpack existing and future elements of the EU’s digital diplomacy and foreign policy. Join our experts for the discussion.
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Our WebDebates on the future of diplomacy are live-streamed on the first Tuesday of every month. They are organised by DiploFoundation within the framework of the International Forum on Diplomatic Training (IFDT). Learn more about our series of WebDebates here.