The Atlantic Council’s Europe Center is pleased to invite you to a virtual ​public discussion with Cédric O, Minister of State for Digital and Telecommunications of France on “Charting Europe’s 2022 digital agenda.” This event will take place on Wednesday, January 12, 2022 from 10:15 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. EST / 16:15 hrs to 17:00 hrs CET.

France assumed the Presidency of the Council of the European Union on January 1, 2022, and has made the EU’s digital agenda and the digital single market a priority. Faced with the tasks of resolving supply chain shortages for semiconductors, finalizing negotiations on landmark legislative packages from the Digital Markets Act (DMA) to the Digital Services Act (DSA), and strengthening Europe’s position in the race for key emerging technologies, France’s role at the helm of the Council will prove to be highly consequential for Europe’s digital agenda.

​With France’s presidency underway, Minister O is joining the Atlantic Council to discuss France’s ambitious EU digital agenda, including on initiatives like the DMA and DSA, transatlantic cooperation on technology and trade issues, and France’s own strategy for digital transformation and technology leadership.

Serving as the Minister of State tasked with overseeing France’s digital affairs since 2019, Minister O previously spent two years as a joint advisor to President Emmanuel Macron and then-Prime Minister Édouard Philippe, and held prior roles working for Safran and for former European Commissioner Pierre Moscovici before that.

This discussion will take place on Zoom and will be broadcast on YouTube, Twitter, and Facebook. To receive the event information, please register using the button above. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with information on how to watch the event.

Featuring

H.E. Cédric O

Minister of State for Digital and Telecommunications of France

In conversation with

Mark Scott

Chief Technology Correspondent

POLITICO

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