The European Investment Bank Group (EIB Group), the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW) and the Representation of the European Commission in Germany invite you to take stock of six years of the Investment Plan for Europe and to discuss the way ahead.
- Diplomatische Vertretung
The European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI) – the financial pillar of the Investment Plan for Europe – has been one of the good news stories to emerge in a decade of economic uncertainty. Launched by the Juncker Commission and the EIB Group in 2014, it has gone well beyond its target of €500 billion in mobilised investments. In the meantime, the Covid-19 pandemic has led to the biggest economic downturn in the history of the EU, increasing the urgency for investment into the future of the European economy.
How do we stimulate the investment needed to create a sustainable and digital Europe when economies are in crisis? What lessons can we draw from Europe’s first paradigm-changing financial initiative, the EFSI? How can we build on it and ensure its successor InvestEU will be efficient, fast and well targeted in its support?
Join us onliine to discuss these and other questions and to listen to analysis from political leaders, researchers and economists on Thursday, 19 November 2020, 10:00 am to 12:30 pm CET
- Valdis Dombrovskis, Executive Vice President for An Economy that Works for People, European Commission
- Marcel Fratzscher, President, DIW Berlin
- Werner Hoyer, President, European Investment Bank Group
- Marianna Mazzucato, University College London
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