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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



The European Green Deal: How to turn ambition into action
By Annika Hedberg - 04/11/2021
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


Climate & energy / CONTRIBUTION
Fit for 55
Annika Hedberg spoke at Eurooppalainen Suomi about the EU’s climate and energy policies, the Fit for 55 package, and the challenges and the possibilities for the way forward.

Fit for 55
25 October 2021 - ,
Eurooppalainen Suomi
Energy Cities Working Party
Annika Hedberg participated in a Working Group on just transition. The Working Group is coordinated by the ‘Energy Cities’ with the assistance of the Directorate-General for Energy in the European Commission and it focuses on exploring how the energy systems can be designed to achieve a just transition.

Energy Cities Working Party
18 October 2021 - ,
‘Energy Cities’ and Directorate-General for Energy (European Commission)
Energy efficiency / CONTRIBUTION
Making businesses fit for 55
Annika Hedberg spoke at the Reviving Europe online series, organized by EUROCHAMBRES about the framework conditions for European industry to succeed in the energy transition.

Reviving Europe online series
12 October 2021 - ,

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