The 8th edition of the Prague European Summit, a strategic platform established in 2015 to tackle pan-European challenges, will be held under the titled “Leading the Green and Digital Future?” in the Liechtenstein Palace, Prague, on 10-11 November 2022.
The summit is organised by two leading Czech think-tanks, Institute of International Relations and EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy under the auspices of the Office of the Government of the Czech Republic, as an accompanying event during the Czech presidency of the EU Council, and in cooperation with the Representation of the European Commission in the Czech Republic.
Thursday, 10 November, 17:20 – 18:50
- European Financial instrument to Support Innovation in Urban Mobility
This session is to give overall information about different European financial instrument in the field of urban mobility and facilitate access to finance for innovative businesses, cities, and other related entities in Europe. Participants can learn how to find and apply for suitable EU funding and tender opportunities.
Friday, 11 November, 10:30 – 11:20
- CEE Recovery and Resilience Plans: Accelerating the Transition towards a Zero-emission Transport Sector
Although the path for greening the transport sector has been drafted by the European Commission, Central and eastern European economies (CEE countries) face several common challenges to the decarbonization pathway. How can e-mobility adoption be encouraged across CEE countries, where households have lower purchasing power, and where the second-hand automobile market plays a key role? Are the EU countries on the right path to build a widely accessible charging infrastructure to keep up with the increasing number of newly sold electric vehicles? How can the CEE countries support the transformation of the automotive industry at the dawn of the new automotive order?
The session will count on the following as speakers:
- Szymon Byliński, Director of the Department of Electromobility and Hydrogen Economy at the Ministry of Climate and Environment, Poland
- Charlotte Nørlund Matthiessen, Policy Adviser in the Cabinet of European Commissioner of Transport
- Adina Vălean, European Commission
- Traian Urban, Director Innovation Hub East, EIT Urban Mobility
- Christoph Weiss, Senior Economist, Economics Department, European Investment Bank
- Michal Kadera, External Affairs Director, ŠKODA AUTO
Moderator: Katarína Svítková, Research Fellow at EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy
To register to attend: Prague European Summit 2022 (conrego.com)
About Prague European Summit
Prague European Summit forum gathers regularly around 400 high-level politicians, opinion makers, think-tankers, and public figures from all over the world. The main aim of the summit is to set the EU trends of the future through dialogue with the highest levels of the European public and private sphere, and to strengthen the role of the European Union in the world while building a sustainable and resilient society.
Previous summits had the honour to welcome as speakers personalities such as Borut Pahor (President of Slovenia), Alexander Schallenberg (former Minister for European and International Affairs of Austria), Ivan Korčok (Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of Slovakia), Anže Logar (former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Slovenia), Federica Mogherini (former High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy), Masamichi Kono (Deputy Secretary-General, OECD), Roberto Montella (Secretary-General, OSCE PA), Lilyana Pavlova (Vice President of the European Investment Bank), Frans Timmermans (Vice President of the European Commission) and many others.