Reviving Long-Term Growth in the European Union, Brussels - Main contents
|date||July 4, 2019|
|organisation||European Political Strategy Centre (EPSC) i|
The Role of Productivity-Enhancing Policies
TownHall Europe, Square de Meeûs 5-6, 1000 Brussels
4 July 2019
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About the Conference
Productivity lies at the heart of long-term economic prosperity. Yet, productivity growth in advanced countries, including in Europe, has slowed in the past decade - albeit with significant disparities between groups of firms, regions or countries.
What are the drivers of the current productivity slowdown? Where does Europe stand and what are the key challenges and paradoxes it faces? Which of these can be addressed through EU-level intervention?
This Conference explored these important questions, in particular focusing on the role of better diffusion of knowledge and technology, the digitalisation of firms, investment finance and changing business models in reviving long-term growth in the European Union.
It took place on Thursday 4 July 2019, from 09h00 to 16h00, in TownHall Europe (Square de Meeûs 5-6, 1000 Brussels), gathering leading European businesses, practitioners, academics and policymakers.
Introduction and Opening Key Notes
Panel 1: Making the Most of Knowledge Creation and Diffusion
Panel 2: Reactivating Europe’s Business Dynamic: Growth Finance and New Business Models
Panel 3: Harnessing Digitalisation in Support of Productivity
Peterson Institute for International Economics
Deputy Director, Directorate for Science, Technology and Innovation,
RISE Research Institutes of Sweden
Executive Vice-President and CSO,
Director, Economics Department,
Innovation Center Network, SAP
Head, Productivity and Business Dynamics Division,
EFSI Deputy Managing Director,
Irish National Competitiveness Council
European Political Strategy Centre
Chief Economist and Head of Unit, Directorate-General for Research and Innovation,
Director, Directorate-General for Economic and Financial Affairs,
Director, Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs,
Vice President & Head of Group Regulatory Affairs,
Head of Unit, European Semester, European Strategic Investments and Cohesion, Secretariat-General,
Programme and other information
Download the programme (PDF, 1.1 MB)
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