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"Reform for Resilience" – STG partners with post-COVID policy commission

The STG has taken on the role of Europe Hub for the "Reform for Resilience – The Post-Pandemic Policy Commission" (R4R Commission). The Commission seeks to frame recommendations for a post-COVID world for policymakers across governments and international agencies including the G7/20, the OECD and WHO.


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The R4R Commission brings together leaders from politics, business, health sectors and the sciences to formulate a model of global growth where economic growth and health are the twin engines of a more sustainable development.Acting as Europe Hub of the Commission, the School of Transnational Governance (STG) at the European University Institute (EUI) will contribute by bringing together the brightest minds to share their empirical insights and come up with much needed policy proposals that integrate health and economics to prepare for the post-COVID world.

STG Director Alex Stubb is a Board member of the R4R Commission: “As the pandemic’s endgame draws nearer, the world urgently needs bold reform proposals to build strong and healthy societies. We’re happy to convene experts from different walks of life at the EUI’s School of Transnational Governance to feed their research into the Commission’s work and come up with fresh policy ideas.”

The School will organise a “European COVID Summit” in mid-April to reflect on issues such as infodemics, the EU vaccine roll-out and the changing working environment.

Towards policies combining economic progress, health and well-being

The R4R Commission was launched in late November 2020 by British MP and former UK Life Science Minister George Freeman. It is co-chaired by José Manuel Barroso, Chairman, Chair of Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance and President of the European Commission (2004-14); Malcolm Turnbull, 29th Prime Minister of Australia (2015-18), and Michelle Ann Williams, Dean of the Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health.

Want to contribute to the work of the R4R Commission?

STG Call for research contributions and policy papers

R4R Extended Call for Evidence

Website of the R4R Commission


Last update: 26 January 2022

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