RevivEU | Should we fear for the economic future of Europe?

We invite you to a public podcast recording focusing on the discussion of the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on European industrial policy and its potential consequences for the Czech economy and society. We will discuss the new technological dynamics resulting from the pandemic and explore ways in which the European Union can respond to technological competition with the USA and China.

The COVID-19 pandemic has not only posed a significant healthcare burden for EU member states but also marked a fundamental shift in thinking about the globalized economy worldwide. Supply chains have been disrupted, leading to a rapid adoption of new technologies such as electric cars, renewable energy sources, and artificial intelligence.

The European Union, which previously held technological superiority in many sectors alongside advanced industry, is beginning to lose ground technologically to competitors in the USA and China. The worst-case scenario? The risk of job losses and associated social problems, potentially resulting in instability in the entire European political system. To reverse this negative trend, a new pan-European industrial policy and partially the post-COVID recovery fund are being introduced.

What should the European industrial policy aim to achieve? What impact should it have on the Czech economy? And how would the failure of this policy affect Czech society?

On Wednesday May 29, 2024, at 5:30 PM at the Skautský institut, Staroměstské náměstí 4/1, Prague. 


  • Martin Buchtík, Sociologist, Director of STEM
  • Petr Janský, Institute of Economic Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University
  • Klára Votavová, Researcher, Institute for European Policy EUROPEUM

Register here to participate in the discussion.

We look forward to hear your opinions!

#Industrial policy #Competitivness #social policy

Ondřej Pešek
Office and Project Manager
Kristína Chlebáková
Project Manager

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