Following the fruitful collaboration carried out in 2014, the College of Europe and the European Business Summit have now established a three-year knowledge partnership and will cooperate to promote public debate and analysis of European policy-making with an impact on business.
In the framework of this cooperation, the students of the European Economic Integration and Business (EEIB) specialisation together with other College of Europe students will be invited annually to act as discussants at the European Business Summit and to edit reports on workshop discussions.
The European Business Summit (EBS) is the annual forum for business leaders and decision makers in Europe. It is an initiative of BUSINESSEUROPE and the Federation of Enterprises in Belgium (FEB). Every year it attracts about 2000 participants including CEOs, Heads of State, Presidents of the European Commission and European Council, European Commissioners, and over 200 journalists. In 2013, José Manuel BARROSO, President of the European Commission described the EBS as playing “a key role in supporting Europe’s large entrepreneurial potential”.
On the occasion of EBS 2015 , the College of Europe will launch the Bruges European Business Case Series, a new and unique collection of business-oriented case studies which analyze the two-way interaction between the European Union and the corporate world. Professors Aime HEENE and Philippe DE BUCK will explain the rationale for these business case studies and the added value of analyzing and evaluating business strategy in response to changes in EU policy.
College of Europe webpage on the EBS 2015