The European Summit 2021 in Prague will Focus on Pandemic Recovery

The fight against the Covid-19 pandemic, subsequent vaccine discoveries, and post-pandemic recovery will be remembered more than anything else during the 2020-2021 timeframe. 

A pandemic of this magnitude, which has reached every country on the planet for the first time, necessitates global and coordinated action. 

As a result, a one-of-a-kind international event in the heart of Europe will focus on Europe Reborn, with the goal of providing a broad platform for discussion of the post-pandemic renewal’s most pressing concerns. 

The 7th edition of the Prague European Summit will be held in the Czernin Palace in Prague from July 12-14, 2021, and will serve as a strategic forum on Europe’s future development from a CEE perspective. 

Leaders and politicians from around Europe, as well as journalists, academics, and think tanks, will take part in talks regarding the most important trends seen on the continent. 

The international guests this year will focus on three primary themes. To begin, a strong emphasis will be placed on post-epidemic recovery, which will include preparations for resuming national economies, as well as health and social systems that were significantly impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic. Second, speakers will discuss the EU’s foreign ties as well as the Union’s autonomy. During this year’s Summit, not only will transatlantic ties be discussed, but the EU’s Neighbourhood Policy will also be discussed. Finally, the summit aims to discuss how European policy will evolve in the future. As a result, questions will be raised about whether current policies are capable of keeping up with emerging developments. 

This year’s conference will be attended by a number of high-ranking public figures, including European leaders, business leaders, and NGO representatives. Karel Havlek, Czech deputy prime minister, industry, and commerce minister, and transport minister, will speak on a panel about a fair and sustainable recovery. “we will be very ambitious in EU climate goals” the deputy prime minister said earlier this year. 

Petr Oko, a representative of the Czech Ministry of Industry and Trade, will join Marcel Kolaja (Greens/EFA), vice-president of the European Parliament, in a debate on the “European Digital Decade.”  

The European Investment Bank’s vice-president, Lilyana Pavlova, will participate in a VIP discussion on the post-pandemic green recovery. “To stay relevant in the post-covid era, the region will have to make a big jump in the direction of digitalization, energy efficiency, sustainability, and a just transition,” she believes. 

In a panel devoted to the Kosovo-Serbia Dialogue, Miroslav Laják, EU special envoy for the Belgrade-Pristina Dialogue and other Western Balkan regional issues, will speak. One of the speakers will be Roberto Montella, Secretary General of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), who will focus on the EU’s foreign policy support for democracy. 

What tools should the EU have to deal with the new problems of promoting democracy? Former Spanish foreign minister Ana Palacio will join Montella in discussing this. 

Women made up 46% of all speakers at the Prague European Summit last year, and an eventual goal of this year’s summit is to have an equal number of male and female speakers from various backgrounds and institutions. Furthermore, one of the plenary panels will focus on “Gender Equality in the Wake of the Covid-19 Pandemic” in order to assess the largest risk to gender equality discovered thus far. 

Aside from open panel talks and closed expert roundtables, the summit will host 30 outstanding young specialists who will explore a variety of pan-European concerns. 

The Future European Leaders Forum (FELF) will be held from July 12 to 16. The Future of Europe Forum (FELF) is an official participant in the Conference on the Future of Europe. 

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