Europe’s Open Strategic Autonomy
- Building a consensus?

January 26, 2021

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?

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

Philippe Léglise-Costa

French Ambassador to the EU

Stéphanie Yon-Courtin


European Parliament

Alex Rogers

Executive Vice President and President, Qualcomm Technology Licensing


Thibaut Kleiner

Director for Policy Strategy and Outreach, DG CONNECT  

European Commission

Moderator: Brian Maguire