Professor, School of Transnational Governance, EUI
Former Director General, European Commission, DG Clima
Director General of DG CLIMA, European Commission
Former Director for Energy Policy, DG ENER, EU Commission,
Vice-President, EU Government Affairs, Schneider Electric,
Deputy Director General Industrial Policy and Future Mobility, Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, Germany,
Director of the Innovation and Competitiveness Department, European Investment Bank (EIB),
Director for Investment, growth and structural reforms, European Commission, DG ECFIN,
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.