European policy lab, shaping EU's climate and economic policy

Wednesday, November 22, 2023 at 05:00 PM
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European policy lab, shaping EU's climate and economic policy

This year, the world has once again witnessed record-breaking temperatures and extreme weather events that have left a trail of destruction.

The urgency for ambitious climate policies in Europe, including Denmark, has never been greater.

But how should we design such policies? What should we prioritise? What can we do better to live within our planetary boundaries and lead fulfilling lives?

Climate policy in Denmark is closely tied to EU policies, and many critical climate-related decisions are made within the EU's financial framework.

Economic policies play a decisive role in shaping our green policies.

We want you to be a part of this policy design process.

In December, you have the opportunity to contribute to the green agenda through an experimental participatory process. This process allows you to influence one of the EU's most critical political processes.

What to Expect:

In this European political policy lab, we will specifically focus on the European semester, the annual process for coordinating the EU's economic agenda. We will delve into the connection between economics and climate policy, and through workshops, discussions, and inspiring presentations, we will develop concrete policy recommendations for the EU Commission. As a participant, you can expect a mix of inspiring presentations from experts, panel debates, educational workshops, and exciting discussions. Before the two-day policy lab, you will receive training in critical thinking and gain knowledge about the subject through three introductory webinars. This course will equip you with professional knowledge about European politics and economic thinking, providing you with the opportunity to have a real impact on the climate agenda.

Important Dates:

November 22, 17:00-18:30 [Online]

November 28, 17:00-18:30 [Online]

  • Session 2: Critical Economic Thinking

December 6, 17:00-18:30 [Online]

  • Session 3: The European Semester - Applied Economic Thinking

December 14, 13:00-18:00 [Physical Meeting]

  • Conference, Day 1

December 15, 09:00-19:30 [Physical Meeting]

  • Conference, Day 2 (Including Dinner)

Note: Due to high interest, participation will be selective. Register now to secure your spot.

More Information:

Historically, the European semester has centered around economic growth, using GDP as a benchmark for policy recommendations. However, there's a growing debate within the EU about whether GDP should continue to be the sole guiding star for the European economy.

This event is part of a broader European research project exploring deliberative methods to ensure the implementation of the European Green Deal.

Supported by: This event is supported by REAL DEAL, an EU's Horizon 2020 research and innovation program under grant agreement No 101037071 and has been supported by Nyt Europa.

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