The aim of this paper is to analyse the issue of sovereignty with particular reference to the digital world that is emerging at the dawn of the 20s of the 21st century, and in particular in the light of the continentalization of infrastructures and digital services according to the hubs and multipolar spokes. In particular, the European Union can aspire to play a global role if it is going to be able to preserve/build its digital sovereignty. In the dynamic world created by digital globalization, it is recognized by researchers that connectivity is not only the greatest engine for the development of human relations, but also the main instrument for controlling them. The European Union is also moving in the same direction. Starting from the initiatives of the "EU's digital single market" adopted in 2018, of which we will briefly give an account, we will illustrate the European path of the last decade to affirm its own sphere of digital sovereignty, distinct from the USA and also from China. The European integration model is built around the digital dimension to guarantee “freedom and rights” and “freedom and security”. In this perspective, the issue of citizens’ freedom remains the central pivot around which the concept of sovereignty can be anchored, called to face the new challenges of the globalization of movements and problems. Unable to be divorced from global dynamics, the unprecedented European model of “related sovereignties” is the reference point for the development of entire areas of the globe, from South America to the Middle East and Africa.

La sovranità digitale europea: conquiste e sfide / G. Suffia. - In: GEOPOLITICA. - ISSN 2009-9193. - (2019), pp. 1-9.

La sovranità digitale europea: conquiste e sfide

G. Suffia
2019

Abstract

The aim of this paper is to analyse the issue of sovereignty with particular reference to the digital world that is emerging at the dawn of the 20s of the 21st century, and in particular in the light of the continentalization of infrastructures and digital services according to the hubs and multipolar spokes. In particular, the European Union can aspire to play a global role if it is going to be able to preserve/build its digital sovereignty. In the dynamic world created by digital globalization, it is recognized by researchers that connectivity is not only the greatest engine for the development of human relations, but also the main instrument for controlling them. The European Union is also moving in the same direction. Starting from the initiatives of the "EU's digital single market" adopted in 2018, of which we will briefly give an account, we will illustrate the European path of the last decade to affirm its own sphere of digital sovereignty, distinct from the USA and also from China. The European integration model is built around the digital dimension to guarantee “freedom and rights” and “freedom and security”. In this perspective, the issue of citizens’ freedom remains the central pivot around which the concept of sovereignty can be anchored, called to face the new challenges of the globalization of movements and problems. Unable to be divorced from global dynamics, the unprecedented European model of “related sovereignties” is the reference point for the development of entire areas of the globe, from South America to the Middle East and Africa.
European sovereignty; European e-democracy; Trends in digital age
Settore IUS/20 - Filosofia del Diritto
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