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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.


Sustainable Prosperity for Europe


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


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


English, Finnish



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
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


Clean energy / POLICY DIALOGUE
The Green Way: clean energy investment and innovation
Annika Hedberg spoke at AmCham EU event on The Green Way: clean energy investment and innovation. Other speakers included Varun Sivaram, Senior Adviser to Special US Climate Envoy John Kerry; Chris Delaney, President, EMEA, Goodyear and Chair of the AmCham EU Executive council; Zeger Vercouteren (J&J), Chair, AmCham EU and Tsvetelina Penkova, Member of the European Parliament.

The Green Way: clean energy investment and innovation
13 July 2021 - ,
American Chamber of Commerce to the EU
Digitalisation / CONTRIBUTION
Digitalisation as enabler for sustainable food consumption
Annika Hedberg contributed to a European Parliament’s Panel for the Future of Science and Technology (STOA) study on aligning citizens' behaviour with the objectives of the European Green Deal in the domains of food consumption and mobility, with the help of technological solutions. She focused on the role of digitalisation in supporting sustainable food consumption patterns.

The study can be accessed here.

Panel for the Future of Science and Technology (STOA
09 July 2021 - ,
European Parliament
Sustainability / FORUM
Green Development
Annika Hedberg spoke at the China-EU Forum on Green Development about the European approach to green and sustainable development and possibilities for EU-China collaboration in this field.

China-EU Green Development Forum
08 July 2021 - ,
Chinese Mission to the EU, China Chamber of Commerce to the EU and European Business Summit

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