People, Places & Policies: Promoting systemic innovation and a stronger entrepreneurial culture in Europe

This event, organised by the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS) in partnership with the European Parliament, will be hosted by Eva Paunova MEP on 27th April 2016 at the European Parliament, Room A7F387.

Innovation and entrepreneurship are key drivers for economic growth and competitiveness. While recent policies also aim at promoting sustainability and better governance, many analysts have pointed to Europe’s inability to create a suitable environment in which a vivid entrepreneurial culture could flourish.

The event intends to validate a new report from CEPS on Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Europe: People, Places and Policies, the result of a six-month Task Force involving authoritative scholars, industry experts, entrepreneurs, practitioners and representatives of EU and international institutions. The outcome is a set of policy recommendations that aim at improving the overall environment and approach for entrepreneurship and innovation in Europe, and a new understanding of the role that "people, places and policies" can and should play within the current context of the European Union. More specifically, the CEPS Task Force agreed upon three key principles: future EU policy for entrepreneurship and innovation should be systemic, simple and, more importantly, tied to societal needs.

Registration from 17.30 - For full Agenda click here.

Application form for EP Badge click here.

Badges will be distributed at the reception desk of the conference. 
Please come at least 30 min before the start of the event in the entrance facing Place Luxembourg. Please note that the entrance of the Parliament in rue Wiertz is temporarily closed because of works. Please have your chosen ID with you.

April 2016



José Manuel Leceta
Chairman and Co-Founder, Insight Foresight Institute
Totti Könnölä
Managing Director, Insight Foresight Institute
Felice Simonelli
Research Fellow, CEPS
Stéphane Reboud
Executive Director, Executive Director for EMEA Services Sales, and head of Dell for Entrepreneurs EMEA
Imelda Vital
Head of EU office, Amway
Eduardo Salido
Public Affairs and Policy Managers, Telefonica
Benoit Tabaka
Head of Mobile Economic Policy EMEA, Google
Fabian Vandenreydt
Head of Securities Markets, Innotribe SWIFT
Robert Madelin
Senior Innovation Advisor, European Commission


Eva Paunova
MEP, European Parliament

People, Places & Policies: Promoting systemic innovation and a stronger entrepreneurial culture in Europe

April 2016
Participation in this event is exceptionally free of charge.


European Parliament

Room A7F 387