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Andrea García Rodríguez
Lead Digital Policy Analyst
Andrea G. Rodríguez is Lead Digital Policy Analyst for the EU Digital Agenda at the European Policy Centre (EPC). Before joining the EPC, she was Lead Researcher of the Global Observatory of Urban Artificial Intelligence at CIDOB (Barcelona Centre for International Affairs), where she did research on digital topics and emerging technologies and was Project Manager. She has held advisory positions at the European Cybersecurity Forum (CYBERSEC) as Programme Committee Member, and at NATO as one of the 14 members of the Young Leaders group during the NATO 2030 process. In 2021, she was named "NextGen Leader" at the Young Professionals Summit (YPS) at the Brussels Forum and the Spanish Cybervolunteers Foundation recognised her as one of the 13 Spanish women to follow in technology, an initiative supported by Spain's Ministry of Social Affairs and the 2030 Agenda.

Andrea holds an EMJMD degree from the University of Glasgow, Dublin City University, and Charles University in Prague in Security, Intelligence and Strategic Studies (IMSISS) with a specialization in security and technology, and a B.A. (Hons) in International Relations from the Complutense University of Madrid, where she completed two stays abroad at Charles University in Prague and at the National Taiwan University (NTU) in Taipei.


Europe’s Political Economy


Areas of expertise

EU digital policy, artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, quantum computing and communications, space policy, NATO digital policy, transatlantic relations

Current positions

Lead Digital Policy Analyst


EMJMD in Security, Intelligence, and Security Studies (IMSISS), University of Glasgow, Dublin City University, and Charles University in Prague
BA (Hons.) in International Relations, Complutense University of Madrid, stays at the National Taiwan University and Charles University in Prague


Spanish, English, French (intermediate), Mandarin Chinese (basic)



Strategic foresight / OUTLOOK PAPER
Europe in the world in 2024: From voting to geopolitics
By Amanda Paul , Jamie Shea , Ivano di Carlo , Shada Islam , Helena Hahn , Mihai Sebastian Chihaia , Ricardo Borges de Castro , Andrea García Rodríguez , Elizabeth Kuiper , Svitlana Taran , Iana Maisuradze , Berta López Domènech , Giulia Torchio , Teona Lavrelashvili , Raúl Villegas Barrera - 21/02/2024
Cybersecurity / DISCUSSION PAPER
A quantum cybersecurity agenda for Europe
By Andrea García Rodríguez - 17/07/2023
Transatlantic affairs / PUBLICATION
Here’s what to expect on China, AI, green energy, and more when EU and US officials meet in Sweden
By Annika Hedberg , Georg Riekeles , Andrea García Rodríguez , Philipp Lausberg , Frances G. Burwell , Olga Khakova - 30/05/2023
Transatlantic affairs / DISCUSSION PAPER
The US-EU Trade and Technology Council: Assessing the record on data and technology issues
By Andrea García Rodríguez , Frances G. Burwell - 20/04/2023
European Commission / DISCUSSION PAPER
The von der Leyen European Commission at midterm: Same priorities, different reality
By Corina Stratulat , Annika Hedberg , Stefan Sipka , Janis A. Emmanouilidis , Johannes Greubel , Francesco De Angelis , Laura Rayner , Perle Petit , Silvia Carta , Andrea García Rodríguez , Simon Dekeyrel , Melanie Fessler , Tommaso Grossi , Emily Fitzpatrick , Elizabeth Kuiper , Marta Mucznik - 13/06/2022


Research and Innovation / INTERVIEW
EU launches new pact on quantum technologies
Andrea G. Rodriguez was interviewed by Euractiv on the EU Quantum Pact and the need for a European quantum technology ecosystem. 

Read the article here.

EU launches new pact on quantum technologies
07 December 2023 - ,
Cybersecurity / QUOTE
The Race to Save Our Secrets From the Computers of the Future
Andrea G. Rodríguez​'s Discussion Paper "A quantum cybersecurity agenda for Europe" was quoted in an article by The New York Times on the risks posed by the development of quantum technology. 

Read the article here.

The Race to Save Our Secrets From the Computers of the Future
22 October 2023 - ,
The New York Times
Cybersecurity / QUOTE
Revista SIC
Andrea G. Rodriguez's Discussion Paper on the need for an EU quantum cybersecurity agenda was mentioned in Revista SIC (n. 156). 

Read the Issue here. (In Spanish)

Revista SIC
08 September 2023 - ,
Revista SIC

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