As part of this year’s edition, the mission of the Congress will be consistently continued. The mission is comprised of the following elements: indicating new directions in thinking about the future of Europe, incorporating topics that are significant from the point of view of the economy into the public discourse, and confronting European development problems with their global background.
The distinguishing feature of the European Economic Congress is active participation of its guests, who represent a wide range of competencies and professions. Since its first edition in 2009, the Congress has been an event to bring together representatives of business, chairmen of the board of the largest enterprises, scientists, practitioners and decision-makers, all of whom exert a real influence on economic and social life, as well as politicians and experts from Poland, Europe and around the world. Each year, the group of panellists and participants in the debates includes European Commissioners and representatives of governments of European states.
The matter of particular concern to the organisers of the EEC is the adequacy of the subject matter of the debates to the current situation in Europe, Poland and worldwide. This year, the broad debate on mutual links between the energy industry with its raw materials supply on the one side, and industry and the climate policy on the other, will be continued. New scenarios for the world and Europe, which have been outlined in recent months, will ensure an interesting, albeit difficult, discussion.
Among the new subject areas of the Congress, it is worth mentioning the sessions concerning various aspects of the digital revolution in the economy. Digitisation is a strong and widespread trend that should not be disregarded.
In response to the events of the past year, we will also devote much energy to the impact of the geopolitical situation in Europe and worldwide on security, the future of European integration and the chances of global economic expansion.
Innovation and young business as its carrier, is one of the most important threads of the Congress. Thus, the event continues on its path of openness to young, ambitious and creative people. The start‑up boom is a phenomenon that will potentially entail far‑reaching economic consequences.
As part of the Congress, international forums and economic meetings will be organised, involving a list of countries, guests from abroad and proposed topics that has been expanded compared to previous editions.