Date / Time
Thursday October 26
10 h 00 - 17 h 30
BNP Paribas - Fortis
À la une
Investing for cohesion
26 October 2017
The long-awaited recovery is finally here. Lights are turning green; investment is resuming and employment is on the rise again in many EU countries. Doubts over a possible secular stagnation and over the downturn in the productivity of our Western economies have been forgotten. But are we out of danger?
2018 will be a crucial year for Europe. A number of important national elections have been held in various Member States (Netherlands, France, United Kingdom, Germany, Austria, etc.), and the European Union must now show citizens evidence of its effectiveness, ahead of the European elections in 2019. 2017 will be a pivotal year.
Our conference of 26 October will be devoted to discussion, between representatives of public institutions and economic and regional stakeholders in order to exchange views and examine the conditions required for a successful and truly European investment policy aimed at improving cohesion within the EU. We will address three interrelated topics.
- The macroeconomic context: the best deal?
- Stakeholders give their opinion: reconciling regional and business challenges
- Funding for regional and cross-border projects: obstacles and opportunities