4 July 2019
TownHall Europe, Square de Meeûs 5-6, 1000 Brussels

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 will explore 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.

8 April 2019
Charlemagne Building, Brussels

Where does Europe stand on sustainable development and what are the key challenges and paradoxes it faces? What are best practices and areas for improvement? Which policies and initiatives are already delivering and where is further action required to implement a shift to a more sustainable socio-economic model?

This High-Level Conference on Sustainable Europe 2030 gathered leading experts from around the world to discuss how to best translate the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals at European level.

19 February 2019 to 22 February 2019

The second edition of the TT27 Leadership Academy takes places in February 2019. This flagship programme of the European Political Strategy Centre, the in-house think tank of the European Commission, seeks to build up a dynamic network of young think tankers, researchers, community leaders and other change-makers.

17 December 2018
Berlaymont Building, Brussels

On 17 December 2018, the European Political Strategy Centre hosted five leading international experts for a High-Level Hearing on ‘Strategic Autonomy in the Digital Age.’ During the Hearing, the experts were asked to address a set of predetermined questions pertaining to the intersection of digital technologies and strategic autonomy.

28 November 2018 to 29 November 2018

This landmark conference brought together a select community of global foresight practitioners and strategists to explore the latest and most pressing social, economic, technological and geopolitical trends shaping the future of Europe and the world.

The 2018 meeting focused on generating fresh insights for the next edition of the ESPAS Global Trends to 2030 Report, which was first published in 2015 under the title: Global Trends to 2030: Can the EU Meet the Challenges Ahead?

5 November 2018
Charlemagne Building, Brussels

The EU’s firm commitment to strengthening the Single Market and improving the business environment is reflected in its ambitious Investment Plan for Europe – widely acknowledged as one of the most successful initiatives of the Juncker Commission.

Held in the lead up to two new European Commission Communications on the Single Market and Investment – and in the midst of the ongoing negotiations on the EU’s future budgetary framework – the conference gathered key stakeholders from the European institutions and Member States, as well as private sector representatives from within and outside the EU.

15 October 2018 to 16 October 2018

With a number of watershed elections on the horizon, including the 2018 mid-term elections in the United States and the 2019 European Parliament elections, how confident can we be in the resilience of our electoral processes and democracies? Are policymakers and institutions adapting fast enough to constantly evolving threats and technologies?

Under the patronage of Sir Julian King, European Commissioner for the Security Union, and in collaboration with the Security Union Taskforce, the European Political Strategy Centre organised a High-Level Conference on ‘Election Interference in the Digital Age: Building Resilience to Cyber-Enabled Threats’.