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Framing an EU cybersecurity capacity building strategy
Cybersecurity is increasingly central in global politics, and a cause of tensions among state and non-state actors. As a fast developing policy area, the securitisation of internet infrastructure and digital services more broadly has become key to regulatory strategies at the transnational and national level.
New levels of connectivity are welcomed as new opportunities, yet at the same time, they also increase societal vulnerabilities, including individual users, businesses and institutions, to digital threats. In such a context, there is an increasing demand to securitise connectivity, which is at the centre of a call to develop an EU cybersecurity capacity – both internally and in relations with third parties (i.e. countries and international organisations).
In this context, this project addresses:
- the EU’s cybersecurity position
- how EU cybersecurity position translate into international influence
- the instruments of the EU’s global cybersecurity influence
- the factors shaping its position and influence.
Funded by: College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences (AHSS) - International Initiative
Cyber diplomacy in science diplomacy
Science diplomacy clustered around governance of the internet is increasingly at the centre of contentious global politics. Discussions on how to enhance inclusiveness in internet governance decision making processes, and how to secure citizens’ digital rights, including right of privacy and online freedom of expression, are by now key features of governments’ foreign policy agenda.
In such a fast developing field of international politics, where old hegemonic powers clash with new actors, we are also witnessing an increasing number of statements, initiatives and actions by the European Union, indicating a pronounced emphasis on internet governance in its nascent science diplomacy policy strategy.
With this project, and in partnership with CNRS France, UMPC Sorbonne, and other key academic institutions across Europe, Latin America and USA, Dr Calderaro scrutinises the key role played by technical communities in global internet governance negotiations, contextualized as an emerging science diplomacy field.
Partners: CNRS France, UMPC Sorbonne
Funded by: French National Research Agency