Webinar on post COVID-19 pandemic recovery of the European economy
On the 2nd of June 2020, more than 200 researchers, innovators and policymakers discussed the post-COVID-19 recovery of the European economy based on the EU Green Deal and green technologies through a webinar entitled “Post-COVID Green Deal Technology-Powered Recovery in Europe”. It is evident that the Green Deal still remains as an important step forward for the European economy. The participants of the remote seminar and guest speakers were Commissioner for the Environment, Oceans and Fisheries Virginijus Sinkevičius, President of the European Association of Research and Technology Organizations (EARTO) and VTT Technical Research Center in Finland Prof. Antti Vasara, Member of the Management Boards of EARTO and RTO Lithuania, Director of the Center for Physical Sciences and Technology (FTMC) Prof. Gintaras Valušis.
The webinar was recorded and published online for public viewing. Some of the topics which were addressed are:
How will COVID-19 affect the European Green Deal;
What will be the process of post-pandemic recovery in the European Union; and
Will it be based on scientific knowledge and technological innovation.
At the event, Commissioner Virginijus Sinkevičius shared that green technologies are at the heart of the solutions Europe currently needs. In discussions on the importance of high added value of science and technology innovations for national economies, G. Valušis pointed out that the Lithuanian laser sector in the face of the previous crisis has shown that it is much more resilient to economic shocks than many other economic sectors.
To read the full article about the remote seminar, please click here.