02 December 2019 - 03 December 2019
IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria
On 2-3 December 2019 IIASA organizes a Workshop on "Connectivity in the Digital Age. Digital Futures of Trade and Economic Cooperation in Eurasia". This meeting will bring together experts, policymakers and business representatives to discuss how to promote connectivity, strengthen economic ties and create new business opportunities through new technologies and digitalization.
Specifically, this meeting aims, inter alia, to overview available estimates of the effects of digital technologies on cross-border trade; to explore opportunities and challenges of the introduction of digital technologies in cross-border trade; to overview the digitalization dimensions of various trade agreements (e.g. USMCA, CPTPP, A-HKFTA, SLSFTA, KORUS FTA, EUJEPA, EUSFTA) and consider their applicability for the countries and blocks of the Eurasian region; to discuss the regulation of digital economy in international legal instruments; to consider various aspects of governance of digital technologies in the cross-border trade (especially in the aspect of big data governance); to review examples of successful digital cooperation in the region; to evaluate broad impacts of digitalization of trade on the society (especially due to reshoring and nearshoring); and to develop recommendations for deepening digital cooperation in the region.
Based on the workshop deliberations, we intend to produce a report that will be widely disseminated to expert and policy circles. Notably, the workshop deliberations will inform IIASA's keynote contribution to a side event we are organizing at the OSCE Ministerial Council in Bratislava on 5-6 December 2019.
Challenges and Opportunities of Economic Integration within a Wider European and Eurasian Space
The meeting is a part of the IIASA project on "Challenges and Opportunities of Economic Integration within a Wider European and Eurasian Space", which has been providing an independent international platform for discussing and analyzing different aspects of economic integration in the region and plausible futures since 2013. To date, this project has enabled a dialogue of more than 300 recognized researchers, high-level policymakers and business representatives across the globe and has resulted in a number of reports.
Last edited: 19 December 2019
International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)
Schlossplatz 1, A-2361 Laxenburg, Austria
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