Does the EU have the capacity and agency to set priorities and make decisions autonomously in its external action? What are the necessary political, institutional and material steps to get there? How can strategic autonomy help the EU to face the challenges within and beyond European borders? Despite the concept becoming more central in EU-affairs circles every day, there is a persistent lack of clarity on what European strategic autonomy actually means. For this reason, the Foundation of European Progressive Studies, in cooperation with the EU-Office of the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung and the Foundation Jean-Jaurés have undertaken a project to explore what European Strategic Autonomy means in the field of Security & Defence, Trade & Economy, and Digital &Technology. The first papers are now published:
An Architecture Fit For Strategic Autonomy by Pol Morillas.
Strategic Autonomy: not without Integration by Sven Biscop.
Elevating the EU's added value as a security provider by Ana E. Juncos.
Beyond the Brussels effectby Andrea Renda
European Industrial Policy: A crucial element of strategic autonomy by Jonathan Hackenbroich and Sebastian Dullien
Results of the published papers will be discussed in breakfast briefings focusing on three different areas: security&defence, economy&trade, digital and tech on 5, 6 and 7 July 2022 (08:30 CET, By mistake, the wrong dates for the breakfast briefings was issued by us. We apologise for this).
For more information, please contact: Sidonie.Wetzig[at]fes-europe.eu