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The Atlantic Council, in partnership with the Delegation of the European Union to the United States, is delighted to invite you to the EU-US Future Forum (EUFF), a unique convening of leaders and stakeholders in dialogue to develop a new transatlantic agenda and momentum for EU-US cooperation. The relationship with the EU is one of America’s greatest assets, and in a time of global recovery and transition, this seventy-year partnership serves as a foundation on which the EU and the US can foster collective security and prosperity. Join us on May 5-7, 2021, as we celebrate the successes of the EU-US relationship and look to the next seven decades together.

Anchored by a series of high-level dialogues between EU and US officials on the themes defining the transatlantic relationship, the Forum explores the most important elements of the EU-US relationship, including the coronavirus recovery, trade, foreign and security policy, technology and the digital transition, research and innovation, common values, and climate change. The program will include a combination of moderated discussions, interviews, keynote addresses, and storytelling highlights that share expert insights, tackle problems, generate new ideas, and help to identify policy recommendations.

This event is hosted by the Atlantic Council Europe Center. The EU-US Future Forum will take place virtually. To register, please visit our registration form on Socio. Follow the conversation using the hashtag #EUFF2021.

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Some confirmed speakers

Secretary Madeleine Albright
Former US Secretary of State;
International Advisory Board Member
Atlantic Council

H.E. Aušrinė Armonaitė
Minister for Economy and Innovation of Lithuania

Annalena Baerbock
Alliance 90/The Greens

H.E. Thierry Breton
European Commissioner for the Internal Market

H.E. Zuzana Čaputová
President of the Slovak Republic

Guillaume Faury
Chief Executive Officer

The Hon. Jennifer Granholm
US Secretary of Energy

H.E. Věra Jourová
Vice-President for Values and Transparency
European Commission

H.E. Kersti Kaljulaid
President of the Republic of Estonia

H.E. David McAllister, MEP
Chair, Committee on Foreign Affairs
European Parliament (European People’s Party–Germany)

The Hon. Chris Murphy
United States Senator (D-CT)

The Hon. James Risch
United States Senator (R-ID)

H.E. Augusto Santos Silva
Minister of State for Foreign Affairs of the Portuguese Republic

H.E. Margaritis Schinas
Vice-President for Promoting our European Way of Life
European Commission

The Hon. Jeanne Shaheen
United States Senator (D-NH)

The Hon. Wendy Sherman
Deputy Secretary of State

H.E. Kadri Simson
European Commissioner for Energy

H.E. Dubravka Šuica
Vice-President for Democracy and Demography
European Commission

The Hon. Chris Van Hollen
United States Senator (D-MD)

H.E. Olivér Várhelyi
European Commissioner for Neighbourhood and Enlargement

Additional speakers to be announced

Agenda at a glance

Please note that all times are Eastern Daylight Time (EDT).

Day 1

On the first day, we highlight the transatlantic ties that bind: the history and values that unite us in the digital age.

Wednesday, May 5Celebrating the Relationship
8:45 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Welcome to the EUFF
9:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.Spotlight | Celebrating the EU-US Relationship
9:20 a.m. – 9:55 a.m.In Depth | Embracing Our Transatlantic History
10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.In Dialogue | Portugal’s EU Presidency and Transatlantic Renewal
10:30 a.m. – 10:50 a.m.In Debate | Countering Digital Authoritarianism: A Strategic Roadmap
10:50 a.m. – 11:20 a.m.In Depth | Shaping a Transatlantic Digital Policy
11:20 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.In Dialogue | Defending Liberal Democracy in Digital Transition
11:45 a.m. – 11:50 a.m.Spotlight | Transatlantic Cooperation: Combatting Organized Crime
11:50 a.m. – 12:20 p.m.In-Depth | Emerging Technologies, Ethics, and Geopolitics
12:25 p.m. – 12:55 p.m.In Dialogue | Strengthening the Foundations of Liberal Democracy
12:55 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.Daily Wrap-up

Day 2

On the second day, we explore what the EU and the US can do together to move out of the COVID-19 crisis to recovery, from economic resilience and trade to the green transition, energy, and climate change.

Thursday, May 6Planning a post-COVID-19 world
8:30 a.m. – 8:35 a.m. Setting the Scene
8:35 a.m. – 9:05 a.m.In Dialogue | Re-imagining Post-COVID-19 Economic Resilience
9:05 a.m. – 9:35 a.m.In Dialogue | Trade and Economic Recovery: A Business Perspective
9:35 a.m. – 10:05 a.m.In Depth | Rebuilding Trade Post-COVID-19
10:05 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.In Depth | Addressing China Together
10:45 a.m. – 11:05 a.m.In Depth | Fostering Local Resilience Post-COVID-19: Transatlantic Perspectives
11:10 a.m. – 11:40 a.m.In Dialogue | The Transatlantic Relationship and the Green Transition
11:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.In Dialogue | A New Chapter for US-EU Climate Leadership: Aligning Strategies and Actions
12:15 p.m. – 12:25 p.m.Spotlight | Transatlantic Cooperation: Space
12:27 p.m. – 12:40 p.m.In Dialogue | Engaging Allies on Strategic Competition with China
12:40 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.In Dialogue | The View from Athens
1:00 p.m. – 1:25 p.m.In Dialogue | A Conversation with Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki
1:25 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.Spotlight | Transatlantic Cooperation: Security and Defense
1:30 p.m. – 1:35 p.m.Daily Wrap-Up

Day 3

On the third day, we dream big: what we can achieve together when we act together in the world?

Friday, May 7Dreaming Big
8:25 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Setting the scene
8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.In Dialogue | Rebuilding Transatlantic Economic Cooperation for a Global Recovery
9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.In Depth | Rebuilding Multilateral Cooperation for a Global Recovery
9:30 a.m. – 9:35 a.m.Spotlight | Transatlantic Cooperation: Vaccine Development
9:35 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.In Dialogue | Creating an Inclusive Transatlantic Agenda for a Post-COVID-19 World
10:05 a.m. – 10:35 a.m.In Depth | Delivering the Summit for Democracy
10:35 a.m. – 10:55 a.m.In Dialogue | Explaining the Conference on the Future of Europe
10:55 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.In Depth | Defining European Power
11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.In Debate | Strengthening Europe’s Role in Transatlantic Security
12:00 p.m. – 12:25 p.m.In Dialogue | Engaging the European Neighborhood
12:25 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.Spotlight | Transatlantic Cooperation: JCPOA
12:35 p.m. – 12:45 p.m.In-Depth | Presenting the EU as seen from the US
12:45 p.m. – 1:10 p.m.In Dialogue | The Next Transatlantic Decade
1:10 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.Daily Wrap-Up

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