The war of aggression against Ukraine has completely changed Europe. Not only has it impacted dramatically on Ukraine and Europe, but the entire world. It has undermined the foundations of international law and multilateralism. It has affected the prospects and the identity itself of the European continent and its global mission. Europe reacted by sticking together, looking eastwards and embracing further enlargement. It turned southwards towards the Mediterranean and Africa in search of energy diversification, climate and food security and to contain instability and conflict. It put pan-European integration higher up the policy agenda.
On 01 March 2023, a book on Europe after the war: was published and pre-launched at the prime talk on Green energy transition in the EU and Africa: Is a win-win strategy possible? Organised and sponsored by EMEA at 10th edition of CEPS Ideas Lab.
The book as a collection of papers views the challenges above from the angle of financial market development and cooperation. They focus on how to bridge the huge investment and financing gaps, and respond to the growing demand for security, protection and stability. Through the prism of banking insurance and capital markets, new horizons open up in terms of resilience and recovery for Eastern Europe and the Euro-Mediterranean, common energy and industrial strategies, governance reforms and integration, and a new EU-Africa relationship.
This Webinar is co-organised by EMEA in collaboration with CEPS with the aim to present the main conclusions of the book and to discuss the future of Europe after the war with the focus on the role of finance and capital markets and the future of partnership and integration towards EU wider neighbourhood.
Moderator(s): Cinzia Alcidi, Director of Research at Centre for European Policy, Studies (CEPS) and Executive Board Member, EMEA
Paolo Garonna, Professor of Political Economy, Luiss Guido Carli, University of Rome
Goran Svilanović, Former Secretary General, Regional Cooperation Council
Pietro Carlo Padoan, Chairman of the Board, Unicredit S.p.A.
Rym Ayadi, President and Founder, Euro-Mediterranean Economists Association (EMEA)
The webinar is co-organised by EMEA in collaboration with CEPS and will take place on Thursday 16 March 2023 at 15:00 CET on Zoom.