The 2019 edition of EIB’s annual high-level conference is organised by the EIB in cooperation with Columbia University, OECD and SUERF − The European Money and Finance Forum. The conference is held under the Chatham House Rule and will focus on the ongoing challenges facing Europe against the backdrop of the current European policy agenda.
A NEW EUROPEAN POLICY AGENDA IS IN THE MAKING. For more than 60 years, the European project has been a vehicle for the promotion of peace, social progress and impressive stability. Today it faces unprecedented challenges, notably disruptive technological change and increasing global competition. These trends threaten to critically undermine the European model of social cohesion and social sustainability. They call for a deep transformation of our economic system, in which the speed of adaptation and pro-active transformation is deemed critical to preserve Europe’s prosperity and cohesion, its global role and its natural life support system. In times where European policy-making is reshaped and rethought – with a new European Commission, a new equilibrium in the EU Council and new leadership at the European Central Bank – the debate about Europe becomes even more crucial and timely. The EIB annual economic conference discusses policies aimed at strengthening Europe’s competitive position while deepening the inclusiveness of our society. It addresses the challenges posed by the changing economic and social environment, but also the synergies and opportunities the required change creates. Participants are invited to examine and discuss how the European project should evolve and transform, and how the European Investment Bank can be a decisive tool for transformation.
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