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An Economy that Works for the People: Beyond Brexit and Covid-19

On 12th April 2021 the DCU Brexit Institute will host a day-long conference entitled “An Economy that Works for the People: Beyond Brexit and Covid-19” . The event will feature as a keynote speaker Mr. Paolo Gentiloni, European Commissioner in charge of Economic Affairs, and will take stock of the major development which Next Generation EU, the post-pandemic recovery fund, represents for the future of the European Union.

The event is organized in the framework of the Jean Monnet Project RELAY, an EU-funded Erasmus+ project, coordinated by the University of Maastricht, and involving a number of partners across Europe, designed to assess the policy priorities of the new European Commission. The Brexit Institute leads within RELAY the work package focused on the Commission priority of “An Economy that Works for the People”, which also gives the title to the event.


Welcome and Introduction: Prof Daire Keogh, President of DCU
Opening Keynote Speech: Paolo Gentiloni, European Commissioner

Panel 1: The New EU Economic Policy after Covid-19 and Next Generation EU
Chair: Christine Neuhold, Professor of EU Democratic Governance, Maastricht University
Michael Breen, Associate Professor of Politics, DCU
Ramon Marimon, Professor of Economics, EUI
Vivien Schmidt, Professor of Political Science, Boston University
Bart Vanhercke, Director of the European SocialObservatory

Panel 2: The European Economy and the Future of the Eurozone after Brexit
Chair: Sharon O’Brien, Associate Dean for Research, DCU
Federico Fabbrini, Professor of EU Law, DCU
Oliver Mangan, Chief Economist, AIB
Dwayne Price, Partner, Grant Thornton
Valerio Scollo, Partner, GSK Stockmann Luxemburg

Registration for this event is now open

The full programme is available here