The coronavirus crisis will severely hit the already weak economies of the region, after years of stagnation or slow growth. What will the effect be on employment in the context of a weak welfare state and for a region characterised by a rising brain drain? From the EU budget to the EIB, what European funds will be available for the region after the COVID-19 emergency? What are the sectors that will be most affected by the pandemic?
ISPI and the Italian Group of the Trilateral Commission held a Lunch Talk with Alessandro Profumo, CEO, Leonardo.
By invitation only
MED – MEDITERRANEAN DIALOGUES is the annual high-level initiative promoted by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and ISPI in Rome with the aim to rethink traditional approaches to the area complementing analyses of current challenges with new ideas and suggestions and to draft a new “positive agenda”, addressing shared challenges at both the regional and the international level.
According to a recent UN study, in the next 40 years, 66% of the world's population will be living in urban areas. Which role will the 'city of the future' play? How will central governments and local administrations manage to interpret the needs and expectations of their territories? What kind of contribution will instead be offered by the private sector, in particular real estate developers and large investors, in promoting growth and social cohesion?