Friday, 13 Nov2020
Annual Research Conference 2020 - Europe’s quest for new models of sustainable growth and convergence
Organised by DG ECFIN
The Annual Research Conference 2020, an online event organised by the directorate-general for economic and financial affairs of the European Commission (DG ECFIN) will examine Europe’s quest for new models of sustainable growth and convergence in extraordinary and challenging times. The Covid-19 pandemic is more than a health crisis requesting hitherto unseen levels of social distancing and economic restrictions. It has caused havoc in an already fragile global economy, calling into question our socio-economic models. However, questions were already being asked of these models well-before the pandemic hit, not least due to the widely discredited, unfettered ‘market-first’ growth strategies of the recent decades. Therefore, mapping out Europe’s post-pandemic socio-economic agenda calls for an integrated approach towards the simultaneous policy challenges of going grey, green and digital at a time when the impact of the pandemic is accelerating change.