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Joanna Smolinska

Fellow, Transatlantic Leadership Program; Fellow, Digital Innovation Initiative

Joanna is a Nonresident Fellow with the Transatlantic Leadership Program and the Digital Innovation Initiative at the Center for European Policy Analysis (CEPA). She works full time at the European Commission’s Directorate‑General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology (CONNECT) responsible for developing EU policy, research, and investments in digital technology and applications. Within CONNECT, Joanna focuses on digital and green transformation, digital services regulation, tech standardization, digital skills, blockchain, and technology start-ups/scale-ups. She was actively involved in the development of two recent EU flagship legislative proposals: the Digital Services Act and the Digital Markets Act. Joanna was instrumental in developing and conceptualizing policies to foster sustainability within the ICT sector and to better use digital technologies for digital and green transitions of the economy and society.

Previously, Joanna worked on the EU copyright reforms, liberalization of regulation of professions, financial regulation, and impact assessment analysis. She graduated from the Warsaw School of Economics, holds a Master's Degree in Finance from the University of Geneva, and has a Master's Degree in European Law and Economic Analysis from the College of Europe in Bruges. She is an alumna of the 2021 edition of CEPA’s James S. Denton Transatlantic Fellowship.

Written by Joanna Smolinska

The Hunt for Transatlantic Common Ground on Tech Ultimately, both the U.S. and EU want an open, global and safe internet rather than a state-controlled internet, as is sought by China, Russia, or Turkey.