Brussels – Workshop/Conference

Académie royale des Sciences, des Lettres et des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, in collaboration with the European External Action Service (EEAS)

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« Workshop organized online in the framework of Single Market Forum: Social economy and social entrepreneurship: Pioneer for a new inclusive and sustainable economy?, an initiative of the European Commission

En collaboration avec l’European External Action Service (EEAS), et sous le patronage de Josep Borrell, Haut représentant de l’Union européenne pour les affaires étrangères et la politique de sécurité et Vice-Président de la Commission européenne, l’Académie proposera ce 28 octobre 2021 de 17h à 19h la première séance de son « Brussels International College ».

Le premier invité sera Jean Pisani-Ferry, professeur d’économie à l’European University Institute et à Sciences Po Paris.

Conference cycle 2021-2022

In the context of a complex and changing world, it is important to understand how the European Union articulates its values and interests with the common global challenges of the human kind. The Conference cycle 2021-2022 will address the main international political, economic and cultural challenges of the XXI century and the construction of a European Union common strategic culture through an open dialogue with outstanding scholars and highly qualified discussants coming from various cultures and world regions.

This conference cycle is jointly organised by the Royal Academy of Science, Letters and Fine Arts of Belgium and the European External Action Service, under the patronage and effective participation of Josep BORRELL, High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice President of the European Commission. The conference cycle is co-chaired by Didier VIVIERS, permanent Secretary of the Academy, and Professor Mario TELO, who, as scientific director, will introduce the 2021-2022 program.

1st Conference:
The Next Generation EU recovery plan and its global implications

October 28 2021, 5-7 pm, Salle Albert II, Académie Royale de Belgique, rue Ducale 1, Bruxelles,

Chairperson, Isabelle FERRERAS, President of the Royal Academy of Belgium

Lecturer, Jean PISANI-FERRY, Professor at EUI and Sciences Po, Paris

Discussants, André SAPIR, Senior fellow, Bruegel and Tereza NOVOTNA, 
Center for European Integration, Free University Berlin and Institute Europeum, PragueThe success of the Next Generation EU recovery plan will be decisive for the future of Europe on many dimensions: digital, energy-policy, sustainable economy as well as fiscal policy. Which role Europe’s recovery plays in the current international context of competition/cooperation (G7, G20)? How relevant is the NGEU in a world facing growing socio-economic imbalances and inequalities? To what extent does it contribute to the EU’s international identity and leverage the EU’s foreign policy?

Jean PISANI-FERRY holds the Tommaso Padoa Schioppa chair of the European University Institute. He is a Senior Fellow at Bruegel and at the Peterson Institute (Washington DC). He is also a professor at Sciences Po (Paris) and non-executive chair of I4CE, the French institute for climate economics.

Jean Pisani-Ferry served from 2013 to 2016 as Commissioner-General of France Strategy, the ideas lab of the French government. He was from 2005 to 2013 the Founding Director of Bruegel.  

His publications include numerous books and articles on economic policy and European policy issues. He has also been an active contributor to public debates with regular columns in Le Monde and for Project Syndicate.

André SAPIR, Member of the Belgium Royal Academy, economist, Senior fellow, Bruegel and emeritus professor  at the Solvay Brussels School of Economics & Management and president IEE, Université Libre de Bruxelles.

Tereza NOVOTNA, OSI-Center for European Integration, FU Berlin and Senior Associate Research Fellow at Institute Europeum, a Prague-based think tank on EU policies.

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