Digital technologies are a key pillar of development strategies and will play an essential role in the future
years, both for what concerns reconstruction in Ukraine, and in strengthening infrastructure, growth
and democratic values in the whole Eastern Neighbourhood. There is growing agreement on the need
to couple investment in infrastructure with the development of a robust services layer, solid foundations
for digital government and a proactive approach to skills. All this in a context in which technology
dependency on single sources of supply appears increasingly at odds with the goal to promote resilience
and technological sovereignty.
What role will Europe play in this crucial transition? Will the EU coordinate with Member States and
multilateral development banks to build a cohesive approach? And what should be the key elements of
In cooperation with the EBRD, and with the help of high-level invited speakers, CEPS will host a debate
that aims to trigger convergence on specific policy recommendations, for the region but also for the
global strategy of the EU, especially with respect to the Global Gateway initiative.
This panel will be followed by the launch of Law in Transition 2022 and by a cocktail reception.
This event is in collaboration with EBRD