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Join the Bertelsmann Stiftung for the launch of a new study during the European Week of Regions and Cities.

Thursday, 13 October 2022, 09:30 – 10:30 am CET 

at the
Press Club Brussels Europe

Rue Froissart 95  
1040 Brussels

and via Zoom 

Strong and persistent economic imbalances between regions endanger the cohesion of the EU. The green and digital transition is affecting European regional economies differently depending on their industrial structure and other factors. This will change the landscape of economic prosperity in Europe.

As part of the European Week of Regions and Cities, we will present our new study on the readiness of European regions for the twin transition and the overall implications for EU economic cohesion. The study will then be discussed with:

  • Dr. Katharina Gnath, Senior Project Manager, Bertelsmann Stiftung
  • Dr. Atanas Kolev, Principal Advisor, Economics Department, European Investment Bank
  • Dr. Mark Speich, State Secretary for Federal, European and International Affairs and Media, North Rhine Westphalia, and member of the European Committee of the Regions

Dr. Cinzia Alcidi, Director of Research at the Center for European Policy Studies, will moderate the event.

For those attending in person, a light breakfast with coffee and tea will be provided before the event begins. Entry to the venue will be available from 9:00 am.

© European Commission and the European Committee of the Regions

About the authors

Nathan Crist is Project Manager in the Europe’s Future Program at the Bertelsmann Stiftung working on the Europe’s Economy Project.

Katharina Gnath is Senior Project Manager at the Bertelsmann Stiftung. She is an expert on European and international economic governance and is in charge of the foundation’s work on the European economy.

Thomas Schwab is Project Manager for the Europe’s Future Program at the Bertelsmann Stiftung. He applies a data-driven approach to economic analysis by employing data science and econometric methods.

Read more about the twin transition and EU cohesion policy

Watch our State of the Union Conference Panel on Greening and Digitalizing the European Economy

A Green Europe: Regional Strengths and Weaknesses and the Green Transition

Green, Smart and Fair: Rethinking European Cohesion in an Era of Structural Change