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  Sustainable Prosperity for Europe  

The Sustainable Prosperity for Europe (SPfE) Programme explores the foundations and drivers for achieving an environmentally sustainable and competitive European economy. 

While the climate crisis is a complex challenge to be addressed, non-action is not an option. Prospering within the planetary boundaries requires rethinking the existing ‘take-make-dispose’ economic model, reducing pollution and being smarter with the resources we have. 

The Paris Agreement and the Sustainable Development Agenda provide the direction, and the SPfE Programme engages in a debate on the needed measures to achieve a fair transition to an environmentally sustainable economy and society. It focuses on areas where working together across the EU can bring significant benefits to the member states, citizens and businesses, and ensure sustainable prosperity within the limits of this planet.


Future of Europe / BOOK
Turning fear into hope
By Herman Van Rompuy , Fabian Zuleeg , Jacki Davis , Janis A. Emmanouilidis - 29/11/2022
Social EU / REPORT
Fair Energy Transition for All - How to get there?
By Laura Rayner , Melanie Fessler - 08/11/2022
General news / REPORT
Annual Report 2021
By European Policy Centre - 12/10/2022
Future of Europe / EPC ROUND-UP
Von der Leyen makes big promises, but will they be enough?
By European Policy Centre - 14/09/2022


Interview with CNBC
CNBC interviewed Simon Dekeyrel on how the European Commission deals with issues such as the gas price cap and natural gas procurement.

Watch the full interview here.

24 October 2022 - ,
CNBC International TV
Towards energy efficiency for Europe
Annika Hedberg was quoted in an article by the Vietnamese online news outlet ZingNews on the EU's plans and measures to enhance European energy security.

You can read the article here. (in Vietnamese)

Towards energy efficiency for Europe
08 August 2022 - ,
As the world heats up, will climate action, too?
Annika Hedberg was quoted in an article by The Christian Science Monitor on the widespread heat wave in Europe and how to address the pressing climate challenge.

You can read the article here.

As the world heats up, will climate action, too?
20 July 2022 - ,
The Christian Science Monitor

Mobility / PODCAST

Green mobility in Europe - with Lilyana Pavlova, Vice-President of the European Investment Bank
On the occasion of the European Mobility Week, our own Annika Hedberg (Head of the Sustainable Prosperity for Europe programme) and Stefan Sipka (policy analyst) talked to Vice-President Lilyana Pavlova of the European Investment Bank, the lending arm of the European Union, about the future of green mobility in Europe and the Union’s efforts to decarbonise transport in light of the EU Green Deal.

They discussed how making and encouraging the right investment decisions can drive the climate-neutral transformation of transport; the different actions the EU, and the EIB specifically, have already undertaken and what more could and should be done; and the unexpected ways the Coronacrisis has affected mobility on European roads.

With Annika Hedberg , Rebecca Castermans



Head of Sustainable Prosperity for Europe programme

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

Policy Analyst
EU Internal Energy Market, EU external energy policy, EU-Russia energy relations
Policy Analyst
European Green Deal, just transition, citizen engagement, climate and migration
Policy Analyst
Circular economy, agriculture and rural development, environmental assessment and public participation
Programme Assistant
Climate, sustainability, environmental and digital EU policies, international security, human rights

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