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What industrial policy for the European Green Deal?

This event will be a workshop, aiming to look into the design and implementation process of the European Green Deal. Each session will be introduced b


Jos Delbeke

Professor, School of Transnational Governance, EUI

Former Director General, European Commission, DG Clima

Markus Hess

Deputy Director General Industrial Policy and Future Mobility, Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, Germany,

Laura Piovesan

Director of the Innovation and Competitiveness Department, European Investment Bank (EIB),

President von der Leyen established climate change as a top priority for her European Commission, promising to deliver a European Green Deal able to make Europe the first climate-neutral continent by 2050. To be politically and socially accepted and supported, the European Green Deal has to turn decarbonisation into an historical occasion to revitalise the European industry, and therefore ensure long-term economic growth and jobs. That is, while heading towards climate neutrality by 2050, the European economy has to remain highly competitive at global level, in view of facing increasing competition from China and other big players. While EU countries carry out their own industrial policies, it is important to also have a broader EU-level industrial policy, to prevent market distortions and to allow synergies and economies of scale.

This workshop aims to look into this question, which is set to play a central role in the design and implementation process of the European Green Deal. Each session will be introduced by three short presentations aimed at launching the discussion among all workshop participants. The programme has thus been designed to allow a maximum time for discussion and interaction among all workshop participants, to ensure a frank and constructive debate.

This is an invitation-only event open only to Bruegel’s members and select experts.