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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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Secretary Madeleine Albright
Former US Secretary of State;
International Advisory Board Member
H.E. Aušrinė Armonaitė
Minister for Economy and Innovation of Lithuania
Alliance 90/The Greens
H.E. Thierry Breton
European Commissioner for the Internal Market
H.E. Zuzana Čaputová
President of the Slovak Republic
Chief Executive Officer
The Hon. Jennifer Granholm
US Secretary of Energy
H.E. Věra Jourová
Vice-President for Values and Transparency
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
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
The Hon. Chris Van Hollen
United States Senator (D-MD)
H.E. Olivér Várhelyi
European Commissioner for Neighbourhood and Enlargement
Please note that all times are Eastern Daylight Time (EDT).
On the first day, we highlight the transatlantic ties that bind: the history and values that unite us in the digital age.
|Wednesday, May 5||Celebrating 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|
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 6||Planning 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|
On the third day, we dream big: what we can achieve together when we act together in the world?
|Friday, May 7||Dreaming 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|
The Atlantic Council and the EU Delegation to the US convene leaders and stakeholders in dialogue to develop a new transatlantic agenda and momentum for EU-US cooperation.