Europe and the EU

Webinar #2 Dealing with China on high-tech issues
18 Feb 2021 13:30 - 14:45
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This webinar is the second of our series 'Dealing with China on high-tech issues'. 

#2 European strategic autonomy on high-tech

Also for the good of Transatlantic cooperation? 

In recent years, the debate about ‘strategic and technological autonomy’ has gained increasing traction in Europe. But is this a protectionist turn to ‘Europe first’, or is it designed to strengthen Europe’s defensive toolkit and promote more coordinated and forceful action between EU Member States? What do EU Member States aim for, and how do like-minded partner countries evaluate Europe’s efforts so far?


Welcome & scene-setting

  • Maaike Okano-Heijmans, (the Clingendael Institute)

W(h)ither European strategic autonomy on high-tech?

  • James Andrew Lewis (Center for Strategic and International Studies - CSIS, US)
  • Bart Hoogeveen (Australian Strategic Policy Institute - ASPI, Australia)

Reflections: A Dutch view

  • ​​​​​​​Salima Belhaj, Member of the House of Representatives of the Netherlands for Democrats 66
  • Peter Potman (Foreign Economic Policy Department, Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs)

Q&A and plenary discussion

  • Brigitte Dekker, (the Clingendael Institute)

Looking forward to your virtual attendance! Also read our latest report Dealing with China on high-tech issues.

Look back​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Webinar #1: European, US and Japanese Approaches and Policies - Cooperation or Conflict on tech and data?

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Tuesday 23 March

Webinar #3: Towards a democratic technology alliance? Opportunities for a 'grand bargain' between the EU, US and beyond​​​​​​​