Making the EU’s health sector more resilient [MEMBERS-ONLY]
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
The race to vaccinate is still under way in most EU countries and policymakers are continuing their search for solutions. Clearly, there is a need for more EU-wide coordination in pharma and healthcare. But healthcare is a national competence, and this is also where the expertise lies. Nevertheless, for crises that cross borders, such as pandemics, cooperation on data comparability and availability would be a good start. How can public-private partnerships play a role in this issue? This session will discuss the policy initiatives in this domain, taking into account the findings of a working group on pharma within the CEPS task force on industrial policy.
SPOTLIGHT SESSION: Towards a European Health Union
2:00 PM - 3:15 PM
Covid-19 has shown the EU to be utterly unprepared for a highly contagious disease.
With no competence in the field of health, and institutions such as the ECDC (European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control) understaffed and under-resourced, what should be done now? Does the EU need a ‘Health Union’ or is Covid-19 unique? Do we need more than a strengthened ECDC and European Medicines Agency? What lessons can be drawn from what is widely viewed as a disaster in vaccination management?
This session will be livestreamed on CEPS Youtube Channel.
Europe's Industrial Future
Industry 5.0: a new north star for EU’s industrial strategy?
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
With the green and digital agendas, the EU Commission is setting out to broaden the focus of industry towards stakeholder value. It places the wellbeing of the worker at the centre of the production process and uses new technologies to provide prosperity beyond jobs and growth, while respecting the production limits of the planet. How will this happen, and how can it be commercially sustainable?