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    nov 2020
    10:00 - 12:30 (CET)
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    The European Investment Bank Group (EIB Group), the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW) and the Representation of the European Commission in Germany are organising an event to take stock of six years of the Investment Plan for Europe and to discuss the way ahead.

    Speakers include:

    Valdis DombrovskisExecutive Vice President for An Economy that Works for People, European Commission

    Marcel Fratzscher, President, DIW Berlin

    Werner Hoyer, President, European Investment Bank Group

    Mariana Mazzucato, University College London

    The European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI) – the financial pillar of the Investment Plan for Europe – has been one of the good news stories to emerge in a decade of economic uncertainty. Launched by the Juncker Commission and the EIB Group in 2014, it has gone well beyond its target of €500 billion in mobilised investments. In the meantime, the COVID-19 pandemic has led to the biggest economic downturn in the history of the EU, increasing the urgency for investment into the future of the European economy.

    How do we stimulate the investment needed to create a sustainable and digital Europe when economies are in crisis? What lessons can we draw from Europe’s first paradigm-changing financial initiative, the EFSI? How can we build on it and ensure its successor InvestEU will be efficient, fast and well-targeted in its support?

    Join us to discuss these and other questions and to listen to analysis from political leaders, researchers and economists. Find out more in the full programme.

    To register, please write to events@diw.de. You will receive a link to participate in the webinar upon registration.

    We hope you will be able to join us!

    Eefje Schmid                              Marcel Fratzscher                      Jörg Wojahn
    Head of Office,                           President DIW Berlin                  Head of Representation,
    EIB, Germany                                                                                European Commission, Germany