Digital Agenda - Growth and Innovation

EIF Breakfast Debate


Growth and innovation are at the top of the EU agenda. But how are we performing in times of crisis?

On the morning of the Digital Agenda Assembly, we will discuss the contribution of ICT to these EU objectives and explore the link between growth an innovation.


Welcome and introductory remarks

Pilar Del Castillo, MEP and EIF Chair


A general introduction on how to support growth and innovation in the EU, with particular regard to the contribution of ICT and to the link between innovation and growth

Paul Hofheinz, President of the Lisbon Council

A view from outside Europe: perspectives and ideas from the U.S.

Ambassador Philip Verveer, U.S. Coordinator for International Communications & Information Policy and head of the U.S. delegation to the EU-U.S. Information Society Dialogue (ISD)

The Digital Agenda, its targets and how it can contribute to growth

Jonathan Cave, Senior Research Fellow, RAND Europe

Exchange of views with participants
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