Thematic Sessions with partner organisatons - Block one
Agora 1 - Sustainability: a pipedream or the only way forward?
Can Europe be constructive in the efforts to create a sustainable world for current and future generations? Inspirational voices from the SDGs and the environmental movements, together with people from across society will debate what the European citizens and European member states can do to achieve a sustainable world.
Agora 2 - Future economy: fair equitable and smart?
In a globalized world our economic models need updating, if we wish to turn our world a fairer, more equitable place and growth more sustainable. Stakeholders from across Europe will discuss how we can move from a grey to a green economy, and touch on the role of education in the world of digitalisation and automation, the need for better investments and assess the push for economic, fiscal and monetary integration.
Agora 3 - A new European social contract: what and how?
For decades, European social models were upheld as attractive to many. In our world today, people feel some arrangements that benefited them before are crumbling. A new ‘social contract’ is needed, which should support inclusion. The discussions in this session will face the dilemmas and explore the possibilities for turning towards more inclusive economic policies, which ensure Europe’s prosperity is shared, with out harming the planet. Questions of fair taxation and redistribution of wealth, investment in social services, the roles of the state and of the private sector will feature prominently.