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Digitalisation in a low growth environment

The Commission is organising a high-level workshop bringing together experts from the academia, the Commission and other European and international...

The workshop “Digitalisation in a low growth environment” brings together experts from academia, private businesses, national administrations, the European Commission and other European and international institutions to discuss the broad economic impacts of digitalisation and the investment needs to ensure a smooth transition.

  • financing policy | Economic and Monetary Union | economic policy | euro
  • Belgium
  • Live streaming available


  1. 10 Oct 2019,
    09:00 AM - 09:30 AM CEST

    Registration and welcome coffee

  2. 09:30 AM - 09:45 AM CEST

    Introduction - K. Jorna, Deputy Director General, DG Economic and Financial Affairs, European Commission

  3. 09:45 AM - 10:30 AM CEST

    Keynote speech - Prof. P. Aghion, London School of Economics, Collège de France and Harvard University

  4. 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM CEST

    Coffee break

  5. 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM CEST

    Session I“Digitalisation, productivity and growth: challenges for the European economy” - Chair: P. Świeboda, Deputy Head of the European Policy Strategy Centre, European Commission
    Speaker: Prof. M. O’Mahony, Professor, King’s College London
    Panel: U. Engelmann, Head of Unit, DG Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs, European Commission; P. Steinberg, Director General, Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs (BMWi); S. Toffaletti, Secretary General European Digital SME Alliance; A. Nowacka, Public Affairs Lead, Seznam

  6. 12:30 PM - 01:45 PM CEST

    Lunch break

  7. 01:45 PM - 03:15 PM CEST

    Session II“Artificial Intelligence, robots and the labour market” - Chair: M. Geleng, Director, DG Employment and Social Affairs, European Commission
    Speaker: Dr. E. Ernst, Chief of the Macroeconomic Policy Unit, International Labour Organization
    Panel: F. Benini, HoU, DG CNECT, European Commission; L. Visentini, General Secretary, ETUC (European Trade Union Confederation); M. Mamertino, Senior Economist, LinkedIn

  8. 03:15 PM - 03:45 PM CEST

    Coffee break

  9. 03:45 PM - 05:15 PM CEST

    Session III“Investment strategies for a digital economy”Chair: M.V. Tovšak Pleterski, Director, Economic and Financial Affairs, European Commission
    Speaker: D. Pilat, Deputy Director of the Science, Technology and Innovation Department, OECD
    Panel: J. Harvard, Combient; Ana Neves, Director of Departmento da Sociedade da Informação, Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia; P. De Lima, Head of Economic Studies, European Investment Bank.

  10. 05:15 PM - 05:45 PM CEST

    Closing remarks - M. Buti, Director General, DG Economic and Financial Affairs, European Commission

Practical information

CHAR building, Mansholt room
CHAR building, Mansholt room, Belgium