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ECCRI hosted a two-day REMIT workshop in Leuven

During 20-21 December 2023, ECCRI in collaboration with KU Leuven organised a workshop focused on the nature of strategic digital technologies, such as 5G/6G, artificial intelligence, cloud-based infrastructure, or quantum computing.

Held under the umbrella of the REMIT Horizon Europe project, the workshop convened the partner institutions of the work package researching the economic and social aspects of technology governance, which ECCRI is leading.

The workshop at KU Leuven in Belgium was attended by representatives from research partners including the REMIT consortium leader Maastricht University, KU Leuven, and the Finnish Institute of International Affairs (FIIA).

The two-day discussions of initial research findings centred on how states use multilateral settings to manage both the potential but also existing security concerns related to strategic digital technologies. The workshop aimed to develop new insights into why states form coalitions to govern technology and how policy learnings shape this decision.