Europe’s Open Strategic Autonomy – Building a consensus?

January 26, 2020

As Europe revamps the bloc’s industrial strategy and competition policy to keep pace with global developments, a consensus is emerging to strengthen Europe’s strategic autonomy. This fourth edition of the Tech Policy Talks series, a cooperation between Forum Europe and Qualcomm, will analyse the growing discourse on sovereignty and Europe’s ability to strengthen its strategic capabilities while preserving a model of openness, inclusion and sustainable innovation. What is required to deepen an EU-wide consensus and appreciation of what open strategic autonomy will mean in practice, and in doing so, strengthening the single market and Europe’s competitiveness? With European industry being a leader in many sectors, how can this strong base be leveraged alongside global partnerships to boost Europe’s autonomy?

Outline Agenda

Europe’s Open Strategic Autonomy – Building a consensus?
2021-01-26
16:00
Welcome
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Moderator: Brian Maguire
Journalist, EURACTIV
16:01 - 16:10
Keynote Speech
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Philippe Léglise-Costa
French Ambassador to the EU
16:10 - 16:20
Brian Maguire and Philippe Léglise-Costa, French Ambassador to the EU, in conversation
16:20 - 17:10
Discussion
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Moderator: Brian Maguire
Journalist, EURACTIV
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Stéphanie Yon-Courtin
Member, European Parliament
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Alex Rogers
Executive Vice President and President Qualcomm Technology Licensing, Qualcomm
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Thibaut Kleiner
Director for Policy Strategy and Outreach, DG CONNECT, European Commission
17:10 - 17:30
Audience Q&A
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Session moderator: Brian Maguire
Journalist, EURACTIV

Philippe Léglise-Costa, French Ambassador to the EU

Brian Maguire and Philippe Léglise-Costa, French Ambassador to the EU, in conversation

Moderator: Brian Maguire, Journalist, EURACTIV
Stéphanie Yon-Courtin, Member, European Parliament
Alex Rogers, Executive Vice President and President Qualcomm Technology Licensing, Qualcomm
Thibaut Kleiner, Director for Policy Strategy and Outreach, DG CONNECT, European Commission

Speakers Included:

Philippe Léglise-Costa

French Ambassador to the EU

Stéphanie Yon-Courtin

Member 

European Parliament

Alex Rogers

Executive Vice President and President, Qualcomm Technology Licensing

Qualcomm

Thibaut Kleiner

Director for Policy Strategy and Outreach, DG CONNECT  

European Commission

Moderator: Brian Maguire

Journalist

EURACTIV

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Participant Comments

Liesje Schreinemacher, Member, European Parliament

Lively discussion on the conditions needed to advance the digital transition in Europe. We have what it takes in order to become a digital leader, but it is high time to step up our game.

Liesje Schreinemacher, Member, European Parliament

Eva Maydell, Member, European Parliament

When we speak about AI we should not only focus on the ethical requirements but also on the disruptive effects it has on any industry. We need agile policymaking, which enables innovation, data access & cooperation across sectors, so we reap the benefits of technology.

Eva Maydell, Member, European Parliament

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Thanks for the invitation and for this very well organised tech policy talk!

Claire-Marie Healy, Project Manager, CERRE Think Tank

Lively discussion on the conditions needed to advance the digital transition in Europe. We have what it takes in order to become a digital leader, but it is high time to step up our game.”

Liesje Schreinemacher, Member, European Parliament

When we speak about #AI we should not only focus on the ethical requirements but also on the disruptive effects it has on any industry. We need agile policymaking, which enables #innovation, #data access & cooperation across sectors, so we reap the benefits of technology.”

Eva Maydell, Member, European Parliament

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Qualcomm is the world’s leading wireless technology innovator and the driving force behind the development, launch, and expansion of 5G. When we connected the phone to the internet, the mobile revolution was born. Today, our foundational technologies enable the mobile ecosystem and are found in every 3G, 4G and 5G smartphone. We bring the benefits of mobile to new industries, including automotive, the internet of things, and computing, and are leading the way to a world where everything and everyone can communicate and interact seamlessly.

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