Digital Sovereignty Workshop Series - Push and Pull within the EU

19 May 2022

Workshop 3/3: Policy-Makers' Insights – National and the EU level   

To all researchers interested in the topic of Digital Sovereignty in the EU

Together with Jamal Shahin, Ivy Yang is organising a three-part workshop on Digital Sovereignty and its application in selected EU member states. This series of workshops is supported by the VUB/UNU-CRIS Chair in Digital Sovereigntythe UNU-CRIS Digital Governance Cluster, and the EUTOPIA Network. The goal is to explore the conceptualisation/practices of Digital Sovereignty at the EU member state level, and subsequently assess how this is connected to the EU’s discourse on Digital Sovereignty. 

The objective of this third event is to further understand how Digital Sovereignty has impacted policy-making processes and interactions both at the member state and at the EU level. It is a continuation of our first event on a range of member states' Digital Sovereignty strategies by academic experts (the Baltic States, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, and Slovenia).  The second discussion scrutinized the issue from multiple private sectors’ perspectives to examine the impact of the notion on business operations. This third part will be a virtual discussion taking place on Thursday, 19 May 2022 from 9:00 to 11:00 am CET. The event features policy makers from national level and EU level. 

UNU-CRIS is looking forward to a platform to connect and stimulate conversations among different stakeholders working on digital governance in a regional policy setting. Your attendance is very much appreciated at this timely workshop. After the presentations from our speakers, there will be a broader discussion and opportunity for Q&A, where we would also love to hear your insights on these issues. Interested? Please sign up through this link. If you have any questions, please directly get in touch with Ivy Yang at and Jamal Shahin at