EU’s Path to Competitiveness. How Digital, Energy and Health can lead the Way Forward

Tuesday, January 11, 2022 - 03:00


The event will take place on Tuesday 11 January 2021 at 9:00 – 11:30. It will be held online and live-streamed on our website.

As Covid-19 pandemic has put EU’s economy and growth at jeopardy, relaunching EU’s competitiveness has gained momentum. However it is to date not easy to foresee the challenges and perspectives that lie ahead of this path.

In light of this, the European Commission has thus been developing new regulatory frameworks on key fields aimed at drastically changing its industry and economy while strengthening its competitiveness, particularly on digital policy, health and energy.

In particular, strong emphasis has been put on these latter during Commission President Ursula von der Leyen’s State of the Union Speech in mid-September. Ultimately, the digital, health and energy sectors will be key for EU’s recovery and competitiveness both internally and international level.

In order to analyze the way forward on EU competitiveness on these three fields, in Panel I the discussion will touch upon EU’s path towards the Digital Decade. In Panel II, the event will explore EU’s preparedness to future health crises and the European Health Union. Finally, Panel III will concern perspectives and challenges of EU’s industry from the Green Deal to the Fit for 55 Package.

As the debate on these topics has recently intensified within the European Institutions and the national capitals, I-Com’s Symposium will provide a forum for high-level representatives from EU and national institutions, research and business organizations, trade and consumer associations and other relevant stakeholders, in order to take stock of the what lies ahead for EU competitiveness.

More information about the speaker line-up will soon be available here.