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What European Union will be there in 10 years from now? Where is the EU heading? The landscape after the electoral victories in France and Germany.
It is the point of no return; neither is there a clear vision of the future. A multi-speed European Union: Is it a scenario in the making? The future of the euro area. Prospects for countries outside the euro area.
Blocks and alliances of countries within the EU. Activities within the EU and the attempts to ensure political and economic balance of the most powerful EU countries. Brexit versus anti-EU, autonomous and separatist trends (Catalonia and northern Italy). An opportunity for regional economies, or just pipe dreams?
Europe in the heat of changes – subjected to internal and external pressure. How to come to terms with it? The EU versus geopolitics – the EU environment and external factors that shape Europe’s reality and prospects of development (Russia, Turkey, the Middle East, and migrations).
Urban centres as generators of technological development and laboratories dealing with the progress of civilisation. New technologies in the management of urban organisms. Smart City – a broad slogan difficult to implement in practice. Services that improve the quality of life. A friendly city – assessment criteria. Public space as a precious and deficit value: How to shape and manage it? The role of culture, creativity and the leisure industry. Mobility and efficient public transport.
Technologies that change reality. The pace and quality of technological transformations taking place – their influence on the economy, social life, institutions and human relations. New possibilities resulting from technological development. New dangers and risks. Who benefits from the surge in the development of technology? Beneficiaries and losers. The diversification of the situation and degree of utilisation of new technologies in EU countries. Will the technological revolution deepen the antagonism and division into a multi-speed Europe? Poland on the technological map of Europe – the distance to cover, advantages and specialisations.
The current state of play and prospects for international free trade agreements. The policy pursued by the key players in the global economy. The new reality of global economy and trade.
Causes and effects of disturbances in the free market in Europe. Examples of regulations that restrict competition and free market mechanisms. Brexit as a process and a precedent – experiences, conclusions and warnings. Isolation, protectionism and over-regulation: Where are we heading? The future of the single European market.
The digital economy in Europe – aspirations, intentions and reality. The Digital Single Market – the current state of progress. Modern industry, services and consumers in view of the challenges related to digitisation. Access to information and data set management as an opportunity for business and consumers, as well as for the administration and citizens. The impact of digitisation on production, the labour market and education. Strategies for innovation support versus the digital revolution. Cyber threats: How to combat them?
Dilemmas of the European climate policy. Basic issues before the UN Climate Summit 2018: Current and real prospects of global agreement. Activities for climate on a global scale. The EU’s environmental requirements versus economic autonomy and energy security of the Member States. How to fulfil the obligations, while maintaining the ability to take decisions in the interest of one’s own economy? Energy and industry versus climate policy challenges; corporate strategies in view of regulatory requirements; new investment projects and innovations; utilisation of environmentally friendly technologies.
Conditions for investment in the countries of the region: What types of investment will be located in Central European countries and what will determine these types? Factors that stimulate investment – the role of regulations, the administration, the business environment and the investment climate. The investment attractiveness of particular countries – various strategies of competing for investors. The risk for investors: To value, to mitigate, or to accept it?
Trends that shape the image of the European energy industry – the transformation is ongoing. Demand for energy, its supply, the way Polish systems operate, and their European convergence. How to ensure energy security? An overview of options. Investment in generation capacity in Europe; economic and political foundations of such investment projects. Mechanisms of the power market.
Digitisation, decentralisation and decarbonisation. The future of the energy industry in EU’s Member States, and its diversified political and socio-economic conditions. Renewable technologies – dissemination, costs and regulations. Gas, the atom, co-generation and other alternatives to coal energy. Development of electromobility and energy storage techniques. Efficient energy management supported by technology. Distributed generation, new models of energy consumption, and prosumers.