NEW CHALLENGES, NEW OPPORTUNITIES
Three fields of interest for debate were identified after comparing the political priorities for 2020 put forward by the European Commission, the European Parliament, the Presidency of the Council of the European Union 2020 and EUROCHAMBRES.
As a result of the natural events that will take place in the years to come, the economy and society will have to take unprecedented decisions. Climate change, natural resources’ depletion, and ecosystems’ degradation are already affecting the life of many, and the impacts will accrue with time. With these challenges in mind and the right legislative framework in place, businesses in Europe have the opportunity to create long-term prosperity by rapidly innovating and providing sustainable and competitive business models, products and services, and at the same time creating a resilient framework for society.
The European Green Deal wants to bridge the gap between economic development, environmental targets and social needs of citizens, and was announced as the central pillar of the new Commission’s strategy. Based on a number of questions focusing on the needs of SMEs in the transition and together with our high-level speakers, this session will explore the challenges and developments of the current and potential future policies.