Jean Monnet Chair


An important component of the Jean Monnet DEFI Chair is research and publications. During the project of implementation, there will be several articles and papers published, which will be shared in this page.

DEFI Jean Monnet Chair has coordinated the number 131 of the journal CIDOB d’Afers Internacionals.

The journal is indexed in Scopus and its impact in Spain and America is significant, giving the work of the Chair the right platform to disseminate its work on digitalization.

The topic, proposed by DEFI staff, is on The digitalisation of the European Union: repercussions and expectations, from technology platforms and artificial intelligence to Fintech, cybersecurity, the gig economy and social networks, the digital society is already a fully defined and implemented reality. In this context, the digital development of the European Union (EU) has reached a crucial stage: from a range of perspectives the decisions and regulations adopted on this issue in the near future will significantly affect the whole of the EU, including the lives of its citizens and beyond. Issue 131 of Revista CIDOB d'Afers Internacionals analyses the process of digitalising the EU. Its multidisciplinary approach – taking in the fields of labour, security, information and politics, among others – helps understand the phenomenon, while also contributing to its scientific dissemination and encouraging critical thinking with the aim of achieving a fair, inclusive and competitive digital society.

The articles promoted by DEFI include:Tanel Kerikmäe and David Ramiro TroitiñoIntroduction. The digitalisation of the European Union: repercussions and expectationsDavid Ramiro TroitiñoEuropean Union institutions' strategy for facing the challenge of digitalisationAlexander AntonovManaging complexity: the EU's contribution to artificial intelligence governanceMalthe MunkøeCybersecurity in the era of hypercompetitiveness: can the EU meet the new challenges?Janika Aben and Paula EttiFintech regulation in the European Union: trends and blurred linesTanel Kerikmäe and Aleksi KajanderGig economy workers in the European Union: towards change in their legal classificationTanel KerikmäeArtificial intelligence and law: should the deus ex machina be handcuffed?Celso Cancela OutedaThe "artificial intelligence race" and the new world orderDavid Ramiro TroitiñoThe digital future of European politicsDavid Ramiro Troitiño, Tanel Kerikmäe, Ondrej HamuľákThe Digital Future of the European Union
Pages 3-6David Ramiro TroitiñoPriorities and Challenges: The Digital Transition in the European Integration
Pages 7-19Agnes Kasper, Anna-Maria Osula‘Spill Over’ and ‘Fail Forward’ in the EU’s Cybersecurity Regulations
Pages 21-44Melita Sogomonjan, Teodoro Forcht DagiOnline Sale of Pharmaceuticals: Liberalization of EU Law in the Context of Transnational Criminal Law
Pages 45-66Janika Aben, Paula EttiEuropean Digital Finance
Pages 67-84Suvi Hirvonen-EreContract Lifecycle Management as a Catalyst for Digitalization in the European Union
Pages 85-99Kaido Künnapas, Begoña Pérez Bernabeu, Katariina Kuum, Karl Oskar PungasTaxes on the Digital Economy
Pages 101-117Tanel Kerikmäe, David Ramiro TroitiñoThe Digital World Market and the European Union
Pages 119-128Archil Chochia, Eden Grace Niñalga SicatEthics and Modern Technologies: Example of Navigating Children’s Rights in an AI-Powered Learning Environment
Pages 129-141


Front Matter
Pages 143-143Kärt Salumaa-Lepik, Nele NisuData Protection Chapter
Pages 145-168Evelin Pärn-LeeEU Competition Law Goals and the Digital Economy: Reflecting Estonia’s Perspective
Pages 169-187Lucia MokráDigitally Sovereign Individuals: The Right to Disconnect as a New Challenge for European Legislation in the Context of Building the EU Digital Market
Pages 189-197Alina Hruba, Maria Claudia Solarte VasquezNordic Roadmap Toward an EU-Wide and Seamless Cross-Border Cooperation on Judicial Matters
Pages 199-218Lusine Vardanyan, Hovsep Kocharyan, Ondrej Hamuľák, Tanel KerikmäeDigital Sovereignty in the EU: Searching for Legal Mechanisms for Marking the Borders
Pages 219-234Pablo Martínez-Ramil, Haridian Bolaños-Frasquet, Ondrej Hamuľák, Tanel KerikmäeA Multidimensional Understanding of EU’s Digital Sovereignty
Pages 235-247Tomáš Gábriš, Ondrej HamuľákDigital Sovereignty or Sovereignty with Digital Elements?
Pages 249-263Lilla Nóra KissEU Soft Power: Digital Law
Pages 265-275Jozef Andraško, Matúš MesarčíkAutomated Vehicles and New Transportation Services: Exploring Selected Legal Issues
Pages 277-299


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Pages 301-301David Ramiro TroitiñoMapping E-governance in the EU
Pages 303-317David Ramiro TroitiñoEU Elections and Internet Voting (i-voting)
Pages 319-333Sanja IvicCreating Digital European Citizenship and the Digital European Public Sphere
Pages 335-348David Ramiro TroitiñoThe European Commission, the Council, and the European Parliament: Differentiated Theoretical Frame for the Digital Revolution
Pages 349-361Celso Cancela Outeda, Bruno González CachedaArtificial Intelligence: A Reading from European Politics
Pages 363-381

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A new book designed and promoted for reaching the aims of DEFI Jean Monnet chair on Digital Development and European IntegrationDigital Development of the European Union