Raquel Jorge-Ricart

Analyst on technology and digital policy at Elcano Royal Institute. Former Fulbright Fellow at the George Washington University (Washington DC, United States). Sociologist and political scientist as background, Raquel Jorge has worked on the planning process of the National Strategy on Technology and Global Order at Spain's Ministry of Foreign Affairs with a technical assistance contract, as well as at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society (Harvard University), among others. Raquel Jorge is Young Leader at the European Leadership Network, and she has been named "35Under35" Emerging Leaders across Europe by Santander Bank-CIDOB. @RaquelJorgeR | Raquel Esther Jorge-Ricart - LinkedIn

Technological power at stake

By the end of 2022, ballots will be closed, and the United States and Russia will know which of their candidacies achieves the leadership of what has been called one of the “most important international organizations the world has never heard of”: the ITU, or International Telecommunication Union, currently [...]

Where is China heading to?

In recent months, Chinese companies are witnessing a surge in the amount of regulations they must be subject to. Fines are also growing, albeit to a lesser extent. The so-called crackdown, which is carried out by the Chinese government, is nothing new, but it is indeed more intense. This [...]

What is at stake for Spain with the new EU-US Trade & Technology Council?

In 1966, the Italian Foreign Minister, Amintore Fanfani, called on Washington, DC, to establish a “technological Marshall Plan” among NATO Member states to cooperate in high-tech areas. It did not succeed though. 55 years later –in June 2021–, the European Union and the United States announced the launch of [...]

Soft power put to the test

Just a few weeks ago, China’s president, Xi Jinping, called for a more “loveable” image for China during the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference which was held at the beginning of June. Xi Jinping aims to revamp its country’s image, and “expand its circle of friends”. Chinese president told [...]

Foresight in the EU: are we building citizen trust?

May 2021 has arrived loaded with news in the European Union’s endeavour to respond to the great tectonic plates which are underway transforming the future of European citizens, its institutions, as well as its internal and external coherence in the world. These two novelties are the launch of the [...]

China’s Digital Silk Road in Latin America and the Caribbean

China, through its Digital Silk Road (or DSR) aims to helping middle-income and developing countries to bridge the digital gap. Its goals: strengthening Internet infrastructure in other countries, deepening space cooperation, joint technology standards development, and the improvement of efficiency for security and police systems from their partners. The [...]

The new Digital Compass at the EU: risks and opportunities

On 9th March 2021, the European Commission released its newly Digital Compass: the first detailed document by which EU’s Digital Decade ambitions are translated into measurable, concrete, coherent targets towards the 2030 scenario. While it has not yet received large attention by the media, it happens to be a [...]

6G, Europe and post-2030 scenario: internal coherence for strategic autonomy

Why has the European Commission just launched a new flagship initiative with an almost €12 million budget to research on the 6G technology –if up until now the 5G architecture has not been deployed into all Member States and its penetration is still low? The answer is that the [...]

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