School of Transnational Governance

Experts meet in Florence to debate Europe's cyber diplomacy challenges

For the third time, the School of Transnational Governance and EU Cyber Direct host the European Cyber Diplomacy Dialogue.

26/10/2021 | News - Policy dialogue

From 25 to 27 October, the STG welcomes experts from academia and policy-making to discuss cyber engagement in Europe in beyond. Co-organised with EU Cyber Direct, the event series aims to provide a platform for regular exchange on research findings and arising policy challenges related to cyber space.  

The third edition is taking place in a hybrid format with more than 25 participants in presence and online, including STG Director Alex Stubb, as well as Adjunct Professors Teija Tilikainen and Andrea Renda. On the agenda for these three days, are the challenges that Europe is facing, such as the handling of big players like Russia and China becoming more assertive and demanding more from their international partners, or covering loopholes for cyber crime.

“Geopolitical tensions and the cyber threat landscape really required the EU to step up its efforts; and meetings such as the Cyber Diplomacy Dialogue brings us together and really allows to strengthen union to promote and protect a global open stable and secure cyber space”, says Manon Le Blanc, Head of Cyber Policy, Security and Defence Division of the European External Action Service.

The STG looks forward to continue the Dialogue. Watch the video to get a full impression of the event:  

Third European Cyber Diplomacy Dialogue

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