**REGISTRATION IS NECESSARY IN FORM BELOW**
By the end of the year, the EU will have settled an agreement for the EU’s multiannual budget for the future (2021-2027). This budget for the next 8 years will set the financial framework for innovation, the economy, infrastructure, the environment and geopolitics within the Union.
How important is the investment perspective of EU’s budget for the future? How can European value be added as key factor for competitiveness & cohesion in the EU member states?
The Polish Embassy in Copenhagen and The Danish Foreign Policy Society are gathering experts and politicians to look into the perspectives for the member states as well as for the climate politics. The aim of the discussion is to look at the European budget from its investments perspective – potential for new projects, the role of cohesion instruments with Poland as a case, and new initiatives. Where are the potential partners? How can we jointly reach the European values added by pursuing new political goals, in particular the green agenda.
|8:30 – 9:00||Registration & working breakfast
|9:00 – 9:05||Welcome
Charlotte Flindt Pedersen, Director of Danish Foreign Policy Society & Ambassador of Poland Henryka Moscicka-Dendys
|9:05 – 9:15||Kick-off
The representative of the EU Commission’s office in Copenhagen, Torbjörn Olausson
|9:15 – 9.30||Finnish Presidency’s perspective on the MFF negotiations and the way forward
Vesa Vasara, Ambassador of Finland to Denmark
|9:30 – 9:45||Investing in climate and economic development – what works?
Jens Lundsgaard, Member of the Board of Directors of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)
|9:45 – 10:00||How the EU transformed Poland 15 years after the enlargement – a case study
Piotr Arak, Director of Polish Economic Institute, Warsaw
|10:00 – 10:15||Q&A (with moderator Søren Toft)|
|10:15 – 10:45||MEP’s in dialogue – European Parliament’s perspective on the EU budget
Niels Fuglsang (S&D, DK) and Jan Olbrycht (EPP, PL)
|10:45 – 10.55||Q&A (with moderator Søren Toft)|
|10:55 – 11:00||Closing remarks by the organizers|