Sustainable Prosperity for Europe

The future of medical devices in Europe - CHES Roundtable
22 June 2009

This CHES Roundtable discussed how to improve access to medical devices in Europe and reach uniform and universal access for patients; the challenges relating to safety and risks assessments particularly concerning new and emerging technologies; and how to ensure a level playing field in the EU.


Countdown to Copenhagen - the newest climate science for decision-makers
18 June 2009

Recent scientific evidence shows global warming is occurring faster than predicted, Danish Prime Minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen told a Policy Dialogue.


The future of the Common Fisheries Policy
16 June 2009

The Common Fisheries Policy needs “root and branch” reform to bring lasting changes to Europe’s fishing sector, including devolving more decision-making to the local level, involving the industry and other stakeholders, and providing fishermen with incentives to follow the rules, speakers told a Policy Dialogue.


Innovation and creativity as the drivers for sustainable development
10 June 2009

Europe should use the economic crisis as an opportunity to boost innovation and build on its existing research capacity to create a green economy, speakers told the fourth Brussels Debate.


Health and the economic downturn: How to limit the impact of the downturn on Europeans’ health - Roundtable
10 June 2009

The purpose of this roundtable was to discuss Europeans’ health in the light of the economic slowdown and to look into what measures can be taken to improve and influence individuals’ behaviour to safeguard their health.


Innovation and creativity in Europe's public sectors: time for radical change
13 May 2009

Europe’s public sectors need to innovate and be more creative to improve their efficiency if they want to safeguard Europe’s economic and social model, speakers told the third Brussels Debate.


Climate policy and the EU's role in Copenhagen
7 May 2009

The EU has an ambitious, but realistic set of proposals for the Copenhagen climate change conference in December and is working as an “honest broker”, including with the US, for a successful outcome, Stavros Dimas, European Commissioner for the Environment, told a Breakfast Briefing.


Europe in recession: who is looking after the consumers?
30 April 2009

Consumer protection is particularly important in times of recession, as people struggling to make ends meet are particularly vulnerable to “suspiciously cheap offers or rogue service providers” speakers told a Policy Dialogue.


Beyond chalk and talk: creativity in the classroom
30 March 2009

People must be stimulated to innovate and think creatively in Europe’s future ‘knowledge’ society, and this requires rethinking the role of education and changing formal teaching structures, speakers told the second Brussels Debate.


Boosting European consumers' rights through collective redress: next steps?
6 March 2009

The European Commission proposal for a collective redress system to give European consumers proper cross-border protection and protect consumer markets was discussed by speakers at an EPC Policy Dialogue.


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