This event will feature a new and interactive format, with a restricted and high-level on-site audience and in parallel, it will be livestreamed on our website to remain public and attract the widest participation
As the EU and UK negotiators dive in further negotiations, it is becoming essential to discuss what our future relationship on policy and in the framework programme for Research & Innovation (R&I) should look like. R&I will clearly not be a ‘zero-sum’ game between the UK and the EU, and as such it will be critical that negotiations in this area are approached accordingly in order to preserve both sides’ capacity to produce world-class science, to innovate, and eventually to grow. This interactive event will be an opportunity to hear from high-level stakeholders in academia, business and government and grasp what is at stake for both sides in the Brexit negotiations.
THIS IS AN INVITATION-ONLY EVENT BUT IT WILL BE LIVESTREAMED ON OUR WEBSITE.
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Chair: Matt Dann, Secretary General
Alastair Buchan, Head of Brexit Strategy, University of Oxford
Kurt Deketelaere, Secretary General, LERU, Professor of Law at KU Leuven and Chairman of Sustainability College Bruges
David Earnshaw, Associate Vice President, Merck
Maryline Fiaschi, Managing Director, Science|Business
Martin Muller, Co-Head of Office, Swiss Contact Office for Education, Research and Innovation
Christian Naczinsky, Head of department EU and OECD Research Policy
Reinhilde Veugelers, Senior Fellow
Head of Brexit Strategy, University of Oxford
Associate Vice President, Merck
Secretary General, LERU, Professor of Law at KU Leuven and Chairman of Sustainability College Bruges
Managing Director, Science|Business
Co-Head of Office, Swiss Contact Office for Education, Research and Innovation
Head of department EU and OECD Research Policy
At this closed-door, off-the-record event we will discuss the impact that mergers have on innovation.
The organisation of the European Supervisory Authorities (ESAs) is based on a sectoral approach with one ESA for each sector, with separate authorities for banking, insurance and securities and markets. But is this sectoral approach still valid? This Policy Contribution outlines a long-term vision for the supervisory architecture in the European Union.
For the first time since 2007, the Bank of England raised interest rates, with a hike of 25 basis points. At the same time, it provided forward guidance that outlines a very gradual path for future increases. We review the economic blogosphere’s reaction to this decision.
The Pound Sterling depreciated by 14% against a basket of world currencies in the four months after the referendum vote to leave the EU. A number of pundits claimed that this would improve the UK trade balance and boost the economy. But the data do not show any visible improvement in the trade balance to date. Could it be that currency depreciations have less impact on trade balances than before?
The Good Friday agreement put to rest age-old conflicts on Ireland. It also offered hope that the reunification of Cyprus might be possible within the European Union. Lately, however, the “Green Line” that divides the easternmost island of the EU, is viewed as a template for a soft border at the westernmost island of the Union after Brexit.
As EU and Indian leaders meet in Delhi, we look at the figures on trade. The UK’s place in the relationship warrants special attention. EU-India trade has more than tripled since 2000, but UK-India trade is largely static. The shift is especially noticeable for EU exports to India, where the UK share has dropped from 29% to 10%.
This event aims to discuss the various nuances and diversity that characterize crowd employment.
Reinhilde Veugelers' chapter in "Investment and Growth in Advanced Economies", conference volume of the European Central Bank’s Forum on central banking in Sintra.
The referendum where UK voters chose to exit the European Union has many unanticipated consequences. One that is gaining visibility in the UK just now is the impact of Brexit on mobile roaming arrangements. How might the UK maintain roaming arrangements with the EU in the event of a hard Brexit?
The depiction of the euro area/European Union (EU) as a ‘fourfold union’ emerged in the first half of 2012 at the height of the euro-area crisis. In the past half-decade, Europe’s financial union has been significantly strengthened but remains incomplete and is challenged by Brexit. No consensus has been found on fiscal union and economic union has not made material progress, but political union might have advanced further than many observers realize.
This event will see the launch of a report on EU-China relations and discuss issues such as trade and investment, industrial cooperation and innovation and global governance
A country’s relative strength in exporting a certain product is likely to persist. But it is easier to gain a comparative advantage in exporting low carbon products. When it comes to R+D, strength in a certain technological field is much less linked to past specialisation. This also holds for low carbon technologies. Finally, our preliminary findings are consistent with the view that R+D can help a country specialise in clean technology exports. However, we are not yet able to show that policy action supporting R+D in clean technologies is a sensible way to develop a comparative export advantage in these sectors.