Special Event

European COVID Summit: Information, Vaccination and the Transformation of Work

A web summit hosted by the EUI School of Transnational Governance

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When

15 April 2021

9:30 - 13:30 CEST

Where

Online

The EUI's School of Transnational Governance launched the Europe Hub of Reform for Resilience (R4R) Commission with an online summit. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve, the event brought together global leaders from the public and private sectors to discuss infodemics, the global vaccine roll-out and the future of work.

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Overview:

The global COVID-19 crisis has entered a decisive phase: health emergencies continue around the world with virus mutants fueling new infection waves. Inoculation campaigns race – at different speeds – to immunise populations and to allow the roll back of economic and social restrictions. Meanwhile, decision makers in politics and business set out to plan reforms for healthier, more resilient, and more sustainable post-COVID economies and societies. 

The EUI School of Transnational Governance invited some of the most involved global leaders and experts from Europe, Asia, Africa and North America to discuss the state of play of the crisis mitigation and shed light on an emerging reform agenda: COVID-19 can become a catalyst for a healthier model of growth and globalization. 

The 'European COVID Summit' focused three core themes:

1. Infodemic and Tackling Online Disinformation

2. The Global Vaccine Rollout

3. A Healthier Work Environment

Speakers included Vera Jourova (European Commission Vice President), Aurélia Nguyen (Managing Director of the COVAX Facility), José Manuel Barroso (Chair of GAVI, the Vaccine Alliance, and former President of the European Commission), Malcolm Turnbull (former Prime Minister of Australia), and George Yeo (former Foreign Minister of Singapore). Check the full programme here.

Moderators were Alex Stubb (Director of the STG and former Prime Minister of Finland), George Freeman (Member of the British Parliament and convenor of the Reform for Resilience Commission), Diane Stone (Professor of Global Policy at the STG), Madeleine de Cock Buning (Part-time Professor at the STG and Vice President at Netflix). 

This Summit launched the STG Europe Hub of the new Reform for Resilience (R4R) Commission. The event was livestreamed on the School's Youtube Channel.

To get in touch with the STG R4R Europe Hub, please contact Jonas Brendebach , Coordinator of the STG R4R Europe Hub.

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