The economics department, in partnership with Deloitte, organised the "Bruges European Business Conference: EU2020 - What Role for European Business".
‘EU2020’ has been designed by the European Commission as a successor to the Lisbon Strategy and aims at shaping a “new sustainable social market economy, a smarter, greener economy, where our prosperity will come from innovation […] and where the key input will be knowledge”. It expresses the need to find “new sources of growth to replace the jobs lost in the crisis”.
The "Bruges European Business" conference opened a discussion on the role European business can play in the pursuit of EU2020 goals. On the EU/business interface, European business should also actively engage in stimulating the EU bodies, above all the Commission, to assume bold, innovative initiatives as well as demonstrate best-practice examples.
The conference was open to EEIB students.