This webinar constitutes the public closing session of the online conference “Making Europe fit for a post-Covid world”. It concludes a day of discussions on Europe’s role in pandemic prevention, climate protection and digital policy, held earlier that day in an “Ideas Lab” format (by invitation only).
The Covid-19 crisis, climate change and digitalisation: the challenges facing the EU are manifold, and cannot be mastered by any single Member State alone. We need to think about how to strengthen the European Union, both internally and as a global actor. Focusing on essential policy areas, this online conference will explore how improving structures at EU level and (re-)prioritising EU spending can help to increase the value-added of EU policy action, and thereby provide European public goods. In the context of the EU Recovery Plan, a special focus will be on how Member States’ Recovery and Resilience Plans can help promote this agenda.
The public closing session will discuss how far the Covid-19 crisis and the EU’s efforts to recover from it also offer an opportunity for Europe to become stronger and more sovereign, and for its policy actions to be more effective.
Jörg Kukies, State Secretary for Financial market policy and European policy, Federal Ministry of Finance, Germany
João Nuno Mendes, Secretary of State for Finance, Ministry of Finance, Portugal
Harold James, Professor of European Studies, History and International Affairs, Princeton University
Yu Jie, Senior Research Fellow on China, Asia-Pacific Programme, Chatham House
Jana Puglierin, Head of the Berlin Office and Senior Policy Fellow, ECFR
Moderator: Katharina Gnath, Senior Project Manager, Bertelsmann Stiftung
This event is free and open to the public, but you must register to gain access to the ZOOM meeting.
Once registered, you will receive instructions on how to join this event.