21st Foreign Policy Conference

Between Hard and Soft Power - The European Union In A More Competitive World

Worldwide we are witnessing the return to great power rivalry, and – as a reaction – the calls for strategic sovereignty of the European Union are gaining strength.

Would a more strategic EU risk to lose its “soul” and its unique identity? How can the EU navigate through a more competitive world and maintain its core values at the same time? And how does the concept of European strategic sovereignty resonate with green principles?

These questions are at the core of the 21st Foreign Policy Conference of the Heinrich Boell Foundation, which focuses on the future of Transatlantic Relations, the European Neighbourhood Policy, Digital Politics and Geo-Economics.


Recording of the opening event of the 21st Foreign Policy Conference on January 14, 2021

The Europe We Want