past events

June 24 2020

ELF Idea Accelerator 2020

June 24, 2020 at 11:30am - 12:30pm

ELF Idea Accelerator 2020

  Following on last year’s success, the European Liberal Forum is proud to organise the second edition of its flagship event – the Idea Accelerator.  Taking account of our present circumstances, but with a view of the future, the Idea Accelerator hopes to serve as an experimental online space. Should we be afraid of the future and the world waiting for us post-COVID-19? Will we be living in unbearably hot climates, permanently wearing masks, and searching for the last few jobs that have not yet been taken by robots owned by the super-rich? Contrary to what you hear in the media, we’d like to show you why the world is going to turn out much better than you think. We’ll be testing new liberal solutions for managing climate change and boosting the recovery of the European economy after COVID-19. Reforms need to be robust, transparent, accountable and forward-looking; the Regulatory Quality Index provides us with the methodology for developing responsible answers to those climate and economic questions Europe is facing today. As the world is still recovering from the coronavirus pandemic, we are turning to online tools to organise this unique event that will bring together policymakers and thought leaders into contact with some of the latest ideas and approaches from the ground across Europe.   LYMEC is in charge of the following session: European climate(r)evolution: what's at stake and how to fight for it!  One of the main challenges that the EU is facing in the immediate and long-term future is climate change. How can we conceive solutions that allow for fast action but that are well thought-out and sustainable in the long run? In a very dynamic and creative way, we hope to spark your imagination and to spark discussion. Our two speakers will give PechaKucha presentations on climate change from the policy-making perspective, followed by a debate, before opening up for a Q&A.   Speakers:  Martin Hojsik, Member of the European Parliament, Renew Europe Group, Slovakia Svenja Hahn, Member of the European Parliament, Renew Europe Group, Germany   Moderator: Antoaneta Asenova, President, LYMEC, Bulgaria     Full programme available here and you can register here!