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Towards a 'Cyber Union'? The EU's added value in managing complexity in cyberspace

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  • Mon 28 Jan 2019 17.30 - 19.00
  Add to Calendar 2019-01-28 17:30 2019-01-28 19:00 Europe/Paris Towards a 'Cyber Union'? The EU's added value in managing complexity in cyberspace

The European Union cooperation on cyber-related issues has come a long way - from a policy area where the EU’s role was limited, to the one that increasingly cuts across all areas of the EU activities, including home affairs, justice, economy, development, and diplomacy. Against the backdrop of the increasing ideological, policy and legal contestation of the existing international rules in the cyber domain from countries like Russia, China and India, the EU remains a steadfast supporter of an open, secure and resilient cyberspace based on the core values of the EU such as democracy, human rights, and the rule of law. However, despite significant progress made towards increasing the EU’s own resilience, tackling cybercrime, and supporting Member States’ cyber diplomacy, several instruments at the EU’s disposal are still closely linked to and subjected to the decisions of the Member States pertaining to stability in cyberspace.

The purpose of this roundtable with the participation of diplomats, legal experts and academics - organised as part of the European Cyber Diplomacy Dialogue 2019 by the EU Institute for Security Studies (EUISS) and the School of Transnational Governance at the European University Institute - is to identify lessons from the EU’s engagements to date and possible next steps that could further reinforce the EU’s added value in managing complexity in cyberspace.

Speakers:
Frederick Douzet | Professor of Geopolitics, University of Paris 8; Castex Chair of Cyberstrategy, Institute of Higher National Defence Studies (IHEDN)
Alexander Evans | Director for Cyber Issues, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, United Kingdom
Thomas Fitschen | Ambassador, Special Representative for Cyber Foreign Policy and Cybersecurity, Federal Foreign Office, Germany
Marja Lehto | Ambassador, Senior Expert on Public International Law, Legal Service, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Finland
Heli Tiirmaa-Klaar | Ambassador at Large for Cyber Diplomacy, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Estonia

Participation in the roundtable is open to the EUI community and the public. The event will be followed by a drinks reception. If you would like to attend, please register at the link below.

Refectory, Badia Fiesolana DD/MM/YYYY
  Refectory, Badia Fiesolana

The European Union cooperation on cyber-related issues has come a long way - from a policy area where the EU’s role was limited, to the one that increasingly cuts across all areas of the EU activities, including home affairs, justice, economy, development, and diplomacy. Against the backdrop of the increasing ideological, policy and legal contestation of the existing international rules in the cyber domain from countries like Russia, China and India, the EU remains a steadfast supporter of an open, secure and resilient cyberspace based on the core values of the EU such as democracy, human rights, and the rule of law. However, despite significant progress made towards increasing the EU’s own resilience, tackling cybercrime, and supporting Member States’ cyber diplomacy, several instruments at the EU’s disposal are still closely linked to and subjected to the decisions of the Member States pertaining to stability in cyberspace.

The purpose of this roundtable with the participation of diplomats, legal experts and academics - organised as part of the European Cyber Diplomacy Dialogue 2019 by the EU Institute for Security Studies (EUISS) and the School of Transnational Governance at the European University Institute - is to identify lessons from the EU’s engagements to date and possible next steps that could further reinforce the EU’s added value in managing complexity in cyberspace.

Speakers:
Frederick Douzet | Professor of Geopolitics, University of Paris 8; Castex Chair of Cyberstrategy, Institute of Higher National Defence Studies (IHEDN)
Alexander Evans | Director for Cyber Issues, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, United Kingdom
Thomas Fitschen | Ambassador, Special Representative for Cyber Foreign Policy and Cybersecurity, Federal Foreign Office, Germany
Marja Lehto | Ambassador, Senior Expert on Public International Law, Legal Service, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Finland
Heli Tiirmaa-Klaar | Ambassador at Large for Cyber Diplomacy, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Estonia

Participation in the roundtable is open to the EUI community and the public. The event will be followed by a drinks reception. If you would like to attend, please register at the link below.


Location:
Refectory, Badia Fiesolana

Affiliation:
School of Transnational Governance

Type:
Roundtable

Contact:
Fiona Wong (EUI) - Send a mail

Links:
PLEASE REGISTER HERE
 
 
 

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