European Strategic Autonomy

What does European Strategic Autonomy mean? Read our first articles on European Strategic Autonomy of our joint project in cooperation with the Foundation of European Progressive Studies and the Foundation Jean-Jaurés.

Political, institutional and material steps towards strategic autonomy

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 effect  by Andrea Renda

European Industrial Policy: A crucial element of strategic autonomy by Jonathan Hackenbroich and Sebastian Dullien

Sustainable Digital Market Design by Dominik Piétron, Philipp Staab and Floarian Hofmann

Europe needs high-tech talent by Julia Anderson

Partnerships and European strategic autonomy by Alessandro Marrone and Claudia Major

Leveraging trade policy for the EU’s strategic autonomy by Elvire Fabry

Countering economic coercion by Elina Ribakova and Benjamin Hilgenstock

Breakfast Briefings on the results

Results of the published papers have been 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. Find more information and the videos of the breakfast briefings via the following links:

For more information, please contact: Sidonie.Wetzig(at)fes.de

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