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Deputy Head of the European Political Strategy Centre (EPSC) – department of the European Commission, reporting directly to the President of the European Commission and under his authority.
About the Speech:
Pervasive global trends such as the changing nature of economic exchange, growing hyper-connectedness, inequality and technological change, are transforming the role of the EU. Against this background, Mr. Swieboda examined Europe’s efforts at regaining political, economic and social relevance, and reflected on the twin challenge of building Europe’s resilience and renewing its social contract. He argued for putting foresight and anticipation at the heart of governance structures, reviewed how this is done around the world; and make a number of recommendations for the European Union.
About the Speaker:
Prior to joining the EPSC, Pawel Swieboda was President of demosEUROPA – Centre for European Strategy, an EU policy think tank based in Warsaw, from 2006 to 2015. Earlier, he was Director of the EU Department at the Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the years 2001-2006 and EU Advisor to the President of Poland from 1996 to 2000.