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[EN] INVITATION | Partnering for emissions-free mobility in Europe (October 14)

We are most pleased to invite you to participate in an evening of discussion on how public and private stakeholders can cooperate in order to achieve an emission-free mobility model in Europe with our distinguished speakers Deputy Director General Matthew Baldwin, DG MOVE, Dr Olivia Gippner, Policy Assistant, Office of the Deputy DG Clara de la Torre, DG CLIMA, Ms Julia Poliscanova, Senior Director, Vehicles and Emobility, Transport & Environment and Ms Joanne Kubba, Senior Director EMEA Public Policy, Uber.

Director General Henrik Hololei, DG MOVE will hold a keynote speech.

The discussion will be moderated by Ms Karen Vancluysen, Secretary General of Polis, Cities and Regions for Transport and Innovation.

Given the current developments regarding the Covid-19 outbreak, this event will be held in streaming

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About the debate

Before the outbreak of the pandemic, cities in Europe and all over the world were in the midst of a “mobility renaissance”. New shared modes of mobility were increasingly embraced by users, offering convenient, eco-friendly alternatives for commuting and urban travel. However, mobility patterns changed with the Corona crisis, as people sought individual means of transport to reduce safety risks, including by returning to personal cars. Public transport had to reshape its operations and digital mobility providers had to adapt their services, introducing new safety measures.

At the same time, European citizens have appreciated breathing fresh air, reduced pollution and traffic noise, thanks to having fewer cars on the streets, while cities took bold steps overnight, reclaiming public space in favour of shared and active mobility modes. This glimpse of what our cities could look like should lead to long-term policies that can unlock sustainable behaviours. Indeed, providing a zero-emission mobility system that is affordable and has minimal impacts on our health, climate and the environment for mobility users will be essential to reaching the EU’s increased ambition of reducing emissions by 55% in the next decade. Europe can lead the way in our global target to create more liveable cities, as enshrined in the UN Sustainable Development Goals and celebrated on the first International Day of Clean Air which took place on September 7.

As highlighted in President von der Leyen’s State of the Union speech, Europe has to engage with the technological and environmental transitions we are currently experiencing by fostering a robust economic recovery necessary to counterbalance the impacts of the outbreak of Covid-19. Within this context, and given that the transport sector is the backbone of our economy and society, but also the only sector to grow its emissions since 1990, innovative mobility solutions from both the public and private sectors should not only contribute towards enhancing the EU’s resilience to any future emergency, but also ensure access to safe and emission-free mobility for all.

Indeed, the recovery and upcoming Smart and Sustainable Mobility Strategy presents an opportunity to rethink mobility, create a more sustainable future and foster the uptake of electric vehicles, including for high-kilometre commercial journeys. Providing European citizens with cleaner and greener choices will be crucial to increasing the sustainability of the transport sector, while digital platforms can provide access to sustainable options on the EU’s way to recovery. However, the target of making emission-free mobility accessible to everyone should be reflected in a comprehensive strategy for mobility across Europe.

 

The Chatham House rule will not apply to this event

 

The event will commence at 6.00 pm and it will be held in streaming.

The audience will be able to ask questions during both the discussion and the Q&A session through sli.do #ZeroEmission

Please specify, whenever possible, to which speaker you wish to address the question. Questions without this specification will be intended as to be addressed to the panel as a whole.

We look forward to hosting you at 6.00 pm on the 14th of October 2020

[EN] Photo Album | LIVE STREAMING | Open source and an open world: What are the EU prospects on global multilateral governance after the coronavirus pandemic?

[EN] INVITATION | Open source and an open world: What are the EU prospects on global multilateral governance after the coronavirus pandemic? (13th October)

We are delighted to invite you to an event which will be held on Tuesday, 13th of October 2020 at 18.00.

The event will consist of an open and interactive discussion on the EU prospects regarding multilateral governance after the coronavirus pandemic with our distinguished speakers Ms Maria Soraya Rodriguez-Ramos MEP, Chair of the Delegation for relations with the Pan-African Parliament and AFET Committee Member, Professor Andrea Renda, Head of Global Governance, Regulation, Innovation and the Digital Economy (GRID), CEPS, Mr Andy Purdy, Chief Security Officer, Huawei USA and Mr Henry Llewellyn, Ad interim Chair, Brussels New Generation of young leaders.

Mr Fabio Massimo Castaldo MEP, Vice-President of the European Parliament will hold the introductory remarks through a video message.

The event will be hosted by Jennifer Baker, senior journalist on tech policy and digital rights.

Given the current developments regarding the Covid-19 outbreak, this event was held in streaming

This was a public event, the Chatham House Rule did not apply

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About the debate

As highlighted in the international public debate that followed the 75th anniversary of the United Nations, the coronavirus pandemic has shaken Europe and the world to its core, testing healthcare and welfare systems, economies, societies and way of living and working together across countries. To respond to the crisis, Europe has come together and put forward the Next Generation EU” not only to deal with the dire impacts of the heath emergency, but also to prepare the ground to a more sustainable and prosperous future and build the next generation of European leaders that tomorrow needs. Every generation has been defined by some historical events that have spread uncertainty or fear. However, these types of events have also given room for a change in the way citizens from all over the globe perceived the world they are living in and the way in which they made individual and collective decisions. Several authoritative commentators therefore stated that now is a defining moment in history as regards international diplomatic and economic relations, as well as the future of a fully connected, intelligent world.

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[EN] Photo Album | LIVE STREAMING | The EU-China dialogue on cybersecurity and global tech governance: What perspectives ahead?

[EN] INVITATION | The EU-China dialogue on cybersecurity and global tech governance: What perspectives ahead? (September 9)

We are most pleased to invite you to participate in an evening of discussion on the perspectives ahead regarding the EU-China dialogue on cybersecurity and the question of global tech governance with our distinguished speakers Ms Maria Spyraki MEP, Vice-Chair of the European Parliament’s Delegation for relations with the People’s Republic of China, Dr Jean-Marc Rickli, Head of Global Risk and Resilience Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP) Professor Yi Shen, Director, Research Center for the Governance of Global Cyberspace, Fudan University and Professor Bart Preneel, Computer Security and Industrial Cryptography Research Group (COSIC), KU Leuven.

Mr Abraham Liu, Chief Representative to the EU Institutions and Vice-President for the European Region, Huawei, will hold a keynote speech.

The debate will be moderated by Ms Giulia Pastorella, Associate Director, Tech and Trade, Weber Shandwick.

Given the current developments regarding the Covid-19 outbreak, this event will be held in streaming

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About the debate

As J.S. Nye argues technological change is placing a number of issues onto the global agenda while weakening governments’ ability to respond. Whereas US-China tensions are putting severe pressure on the ever more interconnected global cyber governance and the world’s trade system. For these reasons, Europe has increased its efforts to foster its capability to make its own choices, based on its own values and respecting its own rules. Indeed, a strong EU tech sector is vital to make Europe fit for the digital age. As a result of these trends, the European Union has been enhancing its own set of cybersecurity tools, as in the case of the adoption of the Cybersecurity Act and the review of the NIS Directive on Security of Network and Information Systems (NIS).

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[EN] Photo Album | LIVE STREAMING | Forest protection, biodiversity and artificial intelligence: what challenges ahead?

[EN] INVITATION | Live Streaming | Forest protection, biodiversity and artificial intelligence: what challenges ahead? (June 24)

We are most pleased to invite you to participate in an evening of discussion on the challenges ahead regarding EU and global forest protection and the use of artificial intelligence to counter biodiversity loss and improve environmental sustainability with our distinguished speakers Mr Joachim D’Eugenio, Senior Expert, DG ENVI, European Commission, Mr Thierry Lucas, Senior Programme Officer, United Nations Environment Programme – UNEP, Mr Topher White, Founder & CEO, Rainforest Connection, Mr Luis Neves, CEO, Global Enabling Sustainability Initiative (GeSI) and Mr Piotr Borkowski, Executive Director, Eustafor.

Ms Angeliki Dedopoulou, Senior Manager, EU Public Affairs, Huawei will hold a keynote speech and participate in the panel discussion.

The debate will be moderated by Dave Keating, Journalist and Brussels Correspondent for France 24.

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About the debate

Biodiversity decline has been widely recognised as the canary in the coalmine for a broader malaise. Indeed, several authoritative sources have pointed to biodiversity and climate change as the two main defining issues of our age with respect to environmental protection. As a result, given the vital role that temperate, tropical and boreal forests play in the global ecosystem regardless of borders, forest protection has emerged as a crucial question. In fact, forests cover roughly 30% of global land area, host 80% of the world’s terrestrial biodiversity, and constitute a natural source of carbon capture and storage. Furthermore, forests are sources of clean water, regulators of weather, a factor in protecting against natural disasters, as well as a source of shelter and renewable energy. As acknowledged by both the UN and the European Commission, notwithstanding these facts, forests are rapidly disappearing as a result of deforestation and degradation. In addition, global deforestation and forest degradation also negatively affect many objectives of both Europe and the wider international community in several other important aspects of life on Earth, such as ensuring peace and good governance, as well as fostering the rule of law as highlighted by the goals of the 2030 UN Sustainable Development Agenda.

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[EN] Photo Album | LIVE STREAMING | How could Europe create jobs during the COVID recovery through the transformation of work? (June 10)

[EN] INVITATION | Live Streaming | How could Europe create jobs during the COVID recovery through the transformation of work? (June 10)

We are most pleased to invite you to participate in an evening of discussion on how Europe could create jobs during the COVID recovery through the transformation of work with our distinguished speakers Mr Antoine Kasel, Head of Commissioner Schmit Cabinet, European Commission, Ms Yana Toom MEP (Renew Europe/EE), Mr Mark Keese, Head of the Skills and Employability, OECD, Mr Menno Bart, Public Affairs Manager, Adecco, Mr Stefan Kröpfl, Global Head of Life Business Analysis, Zurich Insurance and Mr Russell Corbould-Warren, Head of Insurance, Uber EMEA.

The debate was moderated by Laura Shields, Founder and Managing Director, Red Thread

Given the current developments regarding the Covid-19 outbreak, our event series is held in streaming.

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About the debate

The nature, forms and organisation of work have been constantly transformed by technological progress, demographic shifts, the conditions of the labour market, and macroeconomic variables. While this paradigm also applies to contemporary global society, the technological factor, along with the sustainability imperative, requires all actors of society to adapt and reshape their respective established cultural and organisational references. These changes may not be as fast or as deep as some observers might suggest, however, it is clear that there are ongoing shifts towards more diverse and broader concepts of work both within Europe and around the world.

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[EN] Photo Album | LIVE STREAMING | AI in Farming: making the “Farm to Fork” agenda a global standard for sustainability? (June 2)