Past Event

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 by three short presentations aimed at launching the discussion among all workshop participants.

Date: November 4, 2019, 8:30 am Topic: Energy & Climate

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.

Schedule

Nov 4, 2019

08:30-09:00

Breakfast and check-in

09:00-10:30

Session 1 – Industrial policy for the European Green Deal: the strategy

Chair: Simone Tagliapietra, Research Fellow

Jos Delbeke, Senior Adviser at the European Political Strategy Centre, European Commission and Former Director General at DG Climate Action, European Commission

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

Megan Richards, Former Director for Energy Policy, DG ENER, EU Commission

10:30-11:00

Break

11:00-12:30

Session 2 – Industrial policy for the European Green Deal: the policy mix

Chair: Reinhilde Veugelers, Senior Fellow

Bertrand Déprez, Vice-President, EU Government Affairs, Schneider Electric

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

Mary Veronica Tovšak Pleterski, Director for Investment, growth and structural reforms, European Commission, DG ECFIN

Kurt Vandenberghe, Director, Policy Development and Coordination , European Commission, DG RTD

12:30-13:00

Lunch

13:00

End

Speakers

Jos Delbeke

Senior Adviser at the European Political Strategy Centre, European Commission and Former Director General at DG Climate Action, European Commission

Bertrand Déprez

Vice-President, EU Government Affairs, Schneider Electric

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)

Megan Richards

Former Director for Energy Policy, DG ENER, EU Commission

Simone Tagliapietra

Research Fellow

Mary Veronica Tovšak Pleterski

Director for Investment, growth and structural reforms, European Commission, DG ECFIN

Kurt Vandenberghe

Director, Policy Development and Coordination , European Commission, DG RTD

Reinhilde Veugelers

Senior Fellow

Location & Contact

Bruegel, Rue de la Charité 33, 1210 Brussels

Katja Knezevic

[email protected]

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