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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.


The youth climate movement: Out of sight, out of mind?
By Sara Viitanen , Melanie Bernhofer - 07/05/2021
Just transition / POLICY BRIEF
On the road to sustainable mobility: How to ensure a just transition?
By Sofia López Piqueres , Sara Viitanen - 08/12/2020
Green & Digital Transition / DISCUSSION PAPER
Improving biodiversity: How can digitalisation help?
By Annika Hedberg , Stefan Sipka - 02/11/2020
Taking the EU out of the EastMed pipeline quagmire
By Sofia López Piqueres - 17/09/2020


Sustainability / CONFERENCE
The Power of Green: Digital Solutions for a Sustainable Future
Annika Hedberg spoke during Fortune’s virtual conversation on how digital solutions can transform the way we generate, store, and distribute electricity.

You can watch a short recording of the event here.

The Power of Green: Digital Solutions for a Sustainable Future
08 April 2021 - ,
Circular economy / PODCAST
How Digital Technology Can Help Enable a Circular Economy
Annika Hedberg spoke at ‘Getting in the Loop’ circular economy podcast about ‘How Digital Technology Can Help Enable a Circular Economy’.

The podcast can be accessed here.

How Digital Technology Can Help Enable a Circular Economy
01 April 2021 - ,
Getting in the Loop
Circular economy / CONFERENCE
Launch event of the Circular NEXT North America Series
Annika Hedberg provided a keynote at the launch event for Circular NEXT North America Series, a side event to the World Circular Economy Forum. The event looked at digital technologies and circular economy, and Annika also contributed to a panel discussion on ‘Circular Economy Transition: Technology and Data Driven’.

Launch event of the Circular NEXT North America Series
09 March 2021 - ,
International Circular Economy Initiative

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 , Stefan Sipka



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
Circular economy, agriculture and rural development, environmental assessment and public participation
Policy Analyst
Energy, climate, transport and EU policy-making
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Climate, energy, circular economy, Green Deal & environmental policies
Junior Policy Analyst
Climate, environment, energy, Just Transition, Green Deal
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