The Digital Economy in 2025: Europe's role and weight in the global digital economy in 2025

EIF Dinner Debate


Further to EIF launch event of last 13 November on “The Digital World in 2025”, this meeting and the breakfast on the following morning addressed the crucial economic issues that emerged from the initial debate.

The aim of this debate was to understand and gather different perspectives on the major trends, potential benefits and challenges which will affect Europe in the coming years.

Programme - 17/03/2009

Welcome and introduction by the Chair:

Edit Herczog, MEP and EIF Governor


Gérard Pogorel, Professor of Economics and Management, TELECOM ParisTech (ENST)

IT for Europe in 2025: Hopes, Promises, and Pitfalls

Paul Hofheinz, President of the Lisbon Council

The World in 2025: How New Models of Collaboration Will Change the Way We Live and Work

Larry Hirst, Chairman, IBM Europe, Middle East and Africa

Skills Investments Needed Today for Europe's Future Success

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