Resilient Europe: coping, adapting and bouncing back from future shocks

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Resilient Europe: coping, adapting and bouncing back from future shocks


How will Europe’s recovery plans, and the thread of digitalisation that runs through them, build resilience into systems and ensure that communities are better able to cope, adapt and bounce back from future shocks? In recent focus groups, Debating Europe found that citizens identified trust as a key element in building digital resilience, citing its essential role in identifying mis- and disinformation, safeguarding against cyber threats, protecting personal data, and strengthening the relationship between governments and the people they serve.

To enhance its resilience, Europe will need to focus on five key areas: improving infrastructure and connectivity; ensuring that education and training are fit for the digital age and take an integrated approach to mental health and well-being; building trust between governments and businesses as the ‘e-state’ increasingly comes into being; confronting issues around privacy and data; and innovating through products and services.

This debate will be an opportunity to discuss the recommendations of the Resilient Europe Working Group with a multi-stakeholder audience.

Participants include: Toma Šutić, Member of Cabinet to European Commission Vice-President for Democracy and Demography Dubravka Šuica; Clare Roberts, Senior Policy Coordinator for Hybrid Warfare and Resilience at NATO; Monica Sanders, Professor for Hazard Economics and Theory at Georgetown University; Frank Rademakers, Chief Medical Technology Officer at the University Hospitals Leuven; Dionysia-Theodora Avgerinopoulou, Member of the Hellenic Parliament and 2012 European Young Leader (EYL40); Jose Herrera, Senior Advisor to the President of the Regional Government of Madrid; and Jean Plattard, General Representative to the EU at Generali, among many others.

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