Europe after the pandemic

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The European Union is currently facing unprecedented challenges, with the economy expected to shrink by 7.4% this year, as the coronavirus crisis is set to cause the worst recession in the bloc’s history. The future depends on what politicians and all the different actors of our societies can do today and tomorrow to prevent a disaster, departing from business-as-usual models and paving the way to innovative solutions. Will the EU rise to the challenge to find new models of integration and sustainable development to maintain peace and prosperity for future generations?

Which world do we want after COVID-19? Making Europe safe, based on a vision deeply rooted in the European tradition of "caring." Is this the route to a possible new rEUnaissance?

On Friday 15 May 2020, EESC President Luca Jahier, former Italian Prime Minister and European Commission President Romano Prodi, Senator Emma Bonino and CNEL President Tiziano Treu discussed their contributions to “The world to come", the e-book launched by CNEL on the impacts of the pandemic and possible national and international scenarios that will emerge. Moderated by Spokesperson Daniela Vincenti.