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Programme

This is only a preliminary programme and may be subject to change

02:00 PM - 03:00 PM

Registration, Coffee and Refreshments

03:00 PM - 03:10 PM

Opening Ceremony: Musical Performance

03:10 PM - 03:30 PM

Words of Welcome

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03:30 PM - 04:30 PM
  • How can the EU become a global leader in the twin transformations?
  • How can green and digital transformations work in tandem to aid in the EU's recovery?
  • How can the EU leverage the single market to inspire a worldwide green and digital transformation?
  • Can the EU successfully motivate other states globally to reduce their emissions through instruments such as CBAM?


04:30 PM - 04:50 PM

Coffee Break

04:50 PM - 05:40 PM
  • Has the Russian-Ukrainian war and Lithuanian conflict with China pushed the EU towards a decisive geo-economic power?
  • Is the EU capable of using its geoeconomics as a double-edged sword, by simultaneously utilizing it as both a defensive anti-coercion tool and also as an offensive instrument to influence other actors through sanctions in the global economy?
  • How does this change the EU´s identity as a globalist and free trade promoter? What are the benefits, costs, and limits of such tools?


05:40 PM - 06:10 PM

Coffee Break

06:10 PM - 06:40 PM
  • How can the EU leverage the full potential of carbon pricing and revenue recycling to achieve its climate targets?
  • How can digitalization be leveraged in the EU’s transition to carbon neutrality?
  • What parameters should the Social Climate Fund have to contribute to a fair and effective green transformation?
  • How can the EU avoid further polarisation and division caused by socioeconomic tensions of the twin transformation?


06:45 PM - 07:25 PM
  • How to make the EU’s single market more resilient vis-a-vis the coronavirus pandemic and the Russian aggression against Ukraine?
  • Should a more integrated EU economic policy with the single market at its core be established?
  • How to better enforce single market rules and consumer protection? Should there be a permanent EU unemployment benefit and (re-)insurance scheme or a common EU public procurement agency?


07:30 PM - 07:50 PM

Vision for Europe Award Ceremony

08:00 PM - 09:30 PM

Reception

08:00 AM - 09:00 AM

Registration, Coffee and Refreshments

09:00 AM - 09:10 AM

Opening Musical Performance

09:10 AM - 09:15 AM

Welcome Notes

09:15 AM - 09:25 AM

Keynote Address

09:30 AM - 10:10 AM
  • How will the EU replace its dependence on fossil fuels from Russia and other hostile states, while securing enough resources for its own green transition?
  • Are tighter and transformative economic relations with the neighbouring resource-rich regions in Africa and Eastern Europe such as Ukraine and the Western Balkans a viable strategy?
  • What will such a strategy need to include so that it is not perceived by these states as only a Western neo-colonial attempt for resource exploitation without any added value?


10:10 AM - 10:30 AM

Coffee Break

10:30 AM - 11:20 AM

CEE Recovery and Resilience Plans: Accelerating the Transition towards a Zero-emission Transport Sector

11:20 AM - 11:40 AM

European Chat

11:40 AM - 12:40 AM

Buffet Lunch

12:40 AM - 01:20 PM

PES-FELF Chat: Youth Perspectives on the Future of the EU

01:25 PM - 01:55 PM
  • How can the EU leverage the strengths of the (digital) single market in the digital age?
  • How can the EU attain leadership in the digital market compared to other geopolitical competitors?
  • How can the emergence of a new multi-speed EU with regard to digitalization and the digital economy be avoided?


02:00 PM - 02:20 PM

European Chat

02:20 PM - 02:40 PM

Coffee Break

02:40 PM - 03:15 PM
  • What is the potential of renewable energy in terms of cutting dependency on foreign fossil fuel imports?
  • What is the potential of energy efficiency and how can it be tapped?
  • What do the V4 countries need to do to more fully unlock the potential of renewables after years of stalling?
  • How will RePowerEU impact the EU’s endeavours towards strategic autonomy and resilience?


03:15 PM - 04:15 PM
  • How can the EU uphold a global level playing field while decarbonizing?
  • How can practices on industrial decarbonisation best be shared across the EU?
  • How can the EU provide certainty for and inspire industry stakeholders to become more active stakeholders in green and digital transformations?


04:15 PM - 04:25 PM

Closing Remarks

05:00 PM - 06:00 PM

Townhall

06:00 PM - 09:00 PM

Closing Reception