Europe 2020: growth, jobs, competitiveness agenda

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Joint Seminar with the Institute of European Studies and the Senior European Experts.

Joint Seminar with the Institute of European Studies and the Senior European Experts:

Monday 18 February, 12:00-14.30: Tuke Common Room, Regent’s College London

"The European Union will continue to do everything necessary to put Europe back on the path of smart, sustainable and inclusive growth".

The June 2012 European Council launched a new package of measures designed to help lift the EU out of the long period of low growth and high unemployment that has blighted the European economy since the global financial crisis. But can the EU, with its modest budget and limited economic powers, help lift the European economy out of the doldrums? It IS what the EU does irrelevant anyway because of the nature of the eurozone crisis?

With the help of three experts in the field and a background paper prepared by the Senior European Experts to inform the discussion, this seminar will examine the role of the EU in the European economy and assess whether its ambitious agenda to increase growth and jobs is achievable.


The speakers will include:

Malcolm Harbour MEP: Chairman of the European Parliament’s Internal Market & Consumer Protection Committee.

An engineer by profession, Malcolm worked in the car industry before being elected to the European Parliament in 1999. He played a major part in the successful negotiations for the Services Directive.

Mark Purdy: Managing Director – Economic Research, Accenture.                                       

As Chief Economist and Managing Director of Economic Research, Mark Purdy leads Accenture’s research into macroeconomic trends shaping the CEO agenda, including globalisation, international competitiveness and economic growth. 

Simon Nixon: Wall Street Journal Europe

Professor John Drew, Director of the Institute of Contemporary European Studies will chair the panel.

A former UK diplomat in Paris, Kuwait and Bucharest, John has held the positions of Director of International Corporate Affairs at Rank Xerox and Director of European Affairs at Touche Ross International. He has been the Representative of the European Commission in the UK and is the Director of the Institute of Contemporary European Studies at Regents College London.


Please note places are strictly limited to allow greater participation in the discussion, and will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

Register here to reserve your place.

This event is supported by the European Commission Representation in the UK.

The Institute of Contemporary European Studies and the Senior European Experts

The Institute of Contemporary European Studies at the European Business School London, Regent’s College, seeks to build on the existing pool of research, expertise and contacts within the European Business School International group (EBSI) in order to contribute to the debate on European affairs through its Annual Review, Contemporary Europe, and its Occasional Paper series.

The Senior European Experts is an independent body consisting of former high-ranking British diplomats and civil servants, including several former UK ambassadors to the EU and other former officials of the institutions of the EU. They prepare briefing papers on current EU topics for opinion-formers.

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