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Annika Hedberg
Head of Sustainable Prosperity for Europe programme

Annika Hedberg is the Head of Sustainable Prosperity for Europe Programme at European Policy Centre (EPC), an independent think tank based in Brussels, Belgium. She joined the EPC in 2010 and over the years has worked on a wide range of policy areas, including climate, energy, environment, health, and industrial transformation. In her role as the Head of Programme, she aims to promote discussion on the foundations and drivers for a more sustainable and competitive European economy. Through her work she aims to explore linkages across sectors and policy areas that are needed for the green transition. She regularly writes, moderates events and speaks on these topics.

Prior to joining the EPC, she worked at the Finnish Business and Policy Forum EVA, a policy think tank in Helsinki, and at the Finnish Foreign Ministry. She has a LL.M. in Public International Law from the Helsinki University and a BSc in International Relations and History from the London School of Economics.

PROGRAMME

Sustainable Prosperity for Europe

PROJECTs

Digital roadmap for a circular economy, An Industry Action Plan for the EU, Climate and Energy Platform, The Multiannual Financial Framework and National Energy and Climate Plans - A co-creation agenda, Building a climate-resilient Europe

Areas of expertise

Climate, energy, environment, EU budget, sustainable EU, circular economy, smarter use of resources, agriculture, Industrial transformation,  transport

Current positions

Head of Sustainable Prosperity for Europe programme

Education

LL.M. in Public International Law, Helsinki University, Finland
BSc in International Relations and History, London School of Economics, UK

Languages

English, Finnish

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Publications

Green & Digital Transition / DISCUSSION PAPER
Improving biodiversity: How can digitalisation help?
By Annika Hedberg , Stefan Sipka - 02/11/2020
Sustainability / COMMENTARY
The Farm to Fork strategy and the inconvenient truth
By Annika Hedberg - 28/05/2020
Health / COMMENTARY
Could the coronavirus change the way we think about health?
By Annika Hedberg - 03/04/2020
Green & Digital Transition / BOOK
The circular economy: Going digital
By Annika Hedberg , Stefan Sipka - 17/03/2020


Contributions

Climate & energy / CONTRIBUTION
Green and digital transformations
Annika Hedberg spoke at the Scotland Europa Members' meeting about the Green Deal as the driving force behind Europe’s COVID-19 recovery efforts and the rationale and ways of joining the green transition with the digital transformation.

Green Deal as the driving force behind Europe’s COVID-19 recovery
01 October 2020 - ,
Scotland Europa
MFF / INTERVIEW
The EU budget fell short
MEP Henna Virkkunen interviewed Annika Hedberg for her podcast on the new agreement on the EU budget, following the 17-20 July 2020 summit meeting (Finnish).

24 July 2020 - ,
Sustainable EU / QUOTE
The Green Deal priorities of the upcoming German presidency
Annika Hedberg was interviewed about the priorities of the upcoming German presidency in regards to the Green Deal. Read the article (in Danish) here 

09 June 2020 - ,


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