PromethEUs Conference | Digital for Growth: Strengthening the Single Market and Reviving EU Competitiveness

As the digital landscape continues to evolve, the European Union faces both challenges and opportunities in maintaining its competitiveness on the global stage. On April 9th, the Institute of Public Policy, in collaboration with partners, will host an insightful event at the I-Com premises in Brussels. This gathering presents a crucial opportunity for stakeholders to delve into the intricacies of EU digital competitiveness and explore strategies for fostering innovation and growth within the single market.

The event will feature the presentation of a comprehensive position paper, meticulously crafted by our network, analyzing the challenges that lie ahead for EU digital competitiveness. Highlighting the importance of a robust single market, the paper underscores the need to nurture the emergence of innovative EU players. Drawing upon the findings of the forthcoming Letta’s report on the state of the EU internal market, our analysis aims to contribute meaningfully to Draghi’s report on EU competitiveness, outlining a strategic agenda for the next EU mandate.

Key topics to be discussed include:

  1. Assessing the current landscape: Understanding the challenges facing EU digital competitiveness in a rapidly evolving global environment.
  2. Strengthening the single market: Exploring ways to enhance collaboration and cohesion to drive innovation and growth.
  3. Policy implications: Identifying actionable insights to inform policymaking and shape the future of EU digital strategy.
  4. Building a competitive advantage: Strategies for fostering a dynamic ecosystem that empowers European players to thrive in the digital economy.

The event promises to be a stimulating exchange of ideas, bringing together policymakers, industry leaders, and experts to chart a course for Europe’s digital future. Participants will have the opportunity to engage in lively discussions, share best practices, and forge partnerships to drive meaningful change.

We invite all stakeholders with an interest in EU digital competitiveness to join us on April 9th for what promises to be a thought-provoking and impactful event. Together, let us harness the power of innovation to propel Europe towards a brighter, more competitive future in the digital age.

About PromethEUs: 

PromethEUs is an independent network of four Southern-European think tanks active in their respective countries and at EU level in the fields of economic, business, and geopolitical research. 

Its members are: IOBE – Foundation for Economic and Industrial Research (Greece); the Institute for Competitiveness (Italy); the Elcano Royal Institute (Spain), and the Institute of Public Policy (Portugal). PromethEUs‘ mission is to constructively contribute to the current European policy debate on the digital revolution by providing a perspective from Southern Europe. 

For more information and to register for the event, please visit the PromethEUs website by clicking here.