INVITATION I Con-nec-ti-vi-ty: What is that? – Discussing an important EU strategy

A Con-nec-ti-vi-ty Strategy? What’s that? Doesn’t that sound a bit bureaucratic? Maybe, but behind an unpopular term hides a very exciting topic. Connectivity is, to put it simply, about how the EU’s capacity to act effectively in the international arena is enhanced through infrastructure and other cooperation with a host of partners. The Connectivity Strategy could be one of the most important tools for the “geostrategic” Commission.

The implementation of an ambitious Connectivity Strategy will help the EU to become a more coherent and strategically more potent geo-economic and geopolitical actor. Connectivity initiatives shall be taken in the dimensions of infrastructure, energy, digital, health, security and people-2-people exchanges. With my draft report for the European Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee, summarized in this article, I want to provide impulses for new attention to the Connectivity Strategy and its further development.

I would like to invite you to discuss Connectivity with three great experts:

Con-nec-ti-vi-ty: What is that? – Discussing an important EU strategy
On Thursday, 26 November 2020 at 18:00 – 19:15 (CET)

Luisa Santos, Deputy Director General, Business Europe
Maaike Okano-Heijmans, Senior Research Fellow, Clingendael Institute
Sven Biscop, Director of the Europe in the World Programme, Egmont Institute

After a short assessment by our speakers, we will open our interactive online format for a discussion with all participants.

Please note that the number of participants is limited, we therefore recommend an early registration here

We look forward to discussing with you. Please don’t hesitate to share this invitation with others.