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Program 20th September

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Morning

Opening session

Time: 09.00–9.30 LU Aula and Palaestra

Philip Sandberg, Mayor, City of Lund, Erik Renström, Vice- Chancellor, Lund University, Christian Danielsson, Director, European Commission Representation in Sweden

Moderator

Catarina Rolfsdotter Jansson

Keynote speaker: TBC

Time: 09.30–10.15, LU Aula

Three climate-neutral and smart cities

Time: 11.00–12.00, LU University Hall

Speakers

  • Jon Andersson, Head of sustainability at the City of Lund.
  • Lena Neij, professor at the International Institute for Industrial and Environmental Economics at Lund University.
  • Representatives from the three cities and industry.

Moderator

Catarina Rolfsdotter Jansson

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City of Lund, IIIEE, in collaboration with Ideon Sciencepark.

Logotype City of Lund, with red castle and yellow crown
City of Lund's logotyp.

The future of the Common European Asylum System in the light of the Ukrainian refugee situation

Time: 11.00–12.00, Palaestra 1

Speakers

  • Ylva Johansson, Commissioner for Home Affairs European Commission TBC.
  • Philip Sandberg, Mayor of the City of Lund.
  • Eleni Karageorgiou, Postdoctoral Fellow, Faculty of Law, Lund University.
  • Bernd Parusel, Senior Researcher in Political Science, Swedish Institute for European Policy Studies.

Moderator

Ylva Nilsson

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SIEPS

EU Trade Policy in Times of War

Time: 11.00–12.00, Palaestra 2

The war in Ukraine affects the whole global economy with dramatically higher prices on energy and food which drives the inflation in most parts of the world. Does this mean that globalization as we know it has failed? During this seminar the EU’s trade policy response to the war in Ukraine will be discussed as well as if this paves the way for a more protective and assertive EU trade policy in the future?

Speakers

  • Cecilia Malmström, former European Commissioner for Trade
  • Anders Ahnlid, Director General, National Board of Trade
  • Peter Gottschalk, Senior Lecturer, Lund University

Moderator

Katarina Areskoug Mascarenhas, Chair of the Centre for European Studies at Lund University

Lund Universitys logo.

Digitising Europe: From policy to action

Time: 11.00–12.00, Gustafscenen

Digital technology is rapidly changing people’s lives – both in private, public, and business settings. As the European Commission sets out to make the 2020s “Europe’s Digital Decade”, we dive into the challenges and possibilities of EU’s digital strategy as it moves from policy to action.

What is the EU doing to ensure a smooth and timely digital transition in Europe? How are digital programs being rolled out and received in regional contexts?

Policy: An introduction to The Digital Europe Programme

Speaker

To be announced

Implementation: Operating a European Digital Innovation Hub (EDIH)

Speaker

To be announced

Impact: Perspectives from the private sector

Speaker

To be announced

Moderator

Yasemin Arhan Modéer

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European Commission Representation in Sweden and Mobile Heights.

European Commissions logo.
Mobile Heights logo.

Afternoon block 1

Speech

Time: 13.30–14.00, LU University Hall and Palaestra

Speech Alexander Stubb, Former Prime-, Finance- & Foreign Minister of Finland.

Lund and the European agenda for creative and cultural sectors and industries

Time: 14.00–15.00, LU University Hall

The EU is investing heavily in cultural and creative sectors and industries (CCSI). They are a driver for innovation and skills, also beyond the cultural sectors, as well as a tool for resilient recovery. The ongoing selection of a Knowledge and Innovation Community is the world’s largest concerted innovation investment in CCSI. What contribution can culture and creativity make to a democratic society, as well as all three aspects of the sustainability goals, both in Lund and at European level?

Speakers

  • Kristina Eneroth, Pro Vice-Chancellor for External Engagement and International Matters, Lund University
  • Heléne Fritzon, Member of the European Parliament (invited).

Moderator

Catarina Rolfsdotter

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Lunds universitet

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Security policy environment in Europe

Time: 14.00–15.00, Palaestra 1 

Russia's unprovoked military aggression against Ukraine has significant implications on the security environment in Europe. This seminar will focus on the geopolitical aspects relevant for the EU (Key issues to reflect situation in September 2022) – impact, challenges, lessons learned and way forward.

In this program track the panel will discuss

  • The EU’s geopolitical response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine – lessons learned?
  • The EU as a geopolitical actor – new dimensions of EU power?
  • Challenges facing the EU?

Speaker

  • Dr Nathalie Tocci, direktör Istituto Affari Internazionali
  • Fredrik Löjdquist, Director of the Stockholm Centre for Eastern European Studies (SCEEUS)

Other speakers

TBC

Moderator

Christian Danielsson

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European Commission Representation in Sweden and European Parliament.

European Commissions logo.
Europaparlamentets logga.
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EU-funding for a transition to a green economy, digitalization and competitiveness

Time: 14.00–15.00, Palaestra 2 

Panel discussion with EU-funded projects. Listen to the experiences in how EU-funding can help speed up the green transition and the competitiveness in the region.

Participants

  • Maria Edgren, Innovation Skåne, Project Lighting Metropolis Green Economy.
  • Marianne Larsson och Margareta Wallentén, Innovation Skåne, Project HealthTech Nordic 2.0
  • Kajsa Paulsson, Lund university, Project Halos (Hanseatic League of Science interconnecting infrastructures for life science research and innovation).

Moderator

TBC

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Interreg Öresund-Kattegat-Skagerrak/Tillväxtverket (Skandinaviska)

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New European Bauhaus – cultural perspective

Time: 14.00–15.00, Gustafscenen 

Moderator



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Trans Europe Halles

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Afternoon block 2

Rule of Law – Strengthening the grip of Rule of Law within the EU?

Time: 15.30–16.30, LU University Hall

The seminar will look into key findings in the 2022 European Rule of Law report (publication July 2022). The situation in Sweden and on European level will be discussed, highlighting issues with impact on citizens’ lives, as well as efforts undertaken to promote and uphold the Rule of Law on national and European level.

Key questions

  • Positive and negative key rule of law developments in Sweden and across the EU?
  • Role of local and national authorities and the European Commission to address challenges?
  • Lessons for the future?

Panel discussion

Jörgen Hettne, Director Centre for European Studies at Lund University (CFE).

Other speakers

TBC Swedish MEP

Moderator

Catarina Rolfsdotter Jansson

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European Commission Representation in Sweden and European Parliament.

European Commissions logo.
Europaparlamentets logga.
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Cyber Security: Essential for successful digital transformation

Time: 15.30–16.30, Palaestra 1 

Digitalisation comes with ever-increasing digital interconnectedness and therefore entails major security challenges that need to be managed. Only if cybersecurity can be guaranteed, confidence in the digital transformation will persist in the long-term.

Moderator

Yasemin Arhan Modéer

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DigIT Hub

Europeiska regionala utvecklingsfondens logga med EUflagga.
DigIT Hub logo.
European Union and DigIT Hub.

A brave new world – how hydrogen can be a part of the solution to achieve Europe's goal of climate-neutral cities

Time: 15.30–16.30, Palaestra 2 

In all parts of society, we need to rethink and adjust our ways of living - if we are to meet our global and European climate goals. Renewable energy, storage and distribution of energy are highly topical issues today. Being a cross-sectoral energy carrier, hydrogen is an important piece of the puzzle when building the sustainable city. The session focuses on how hydrogen solutions contribute to climate-smart urban development in Europe, and addresses examples of successful regional investments while also discussing essential conditions and various obstacles to development.

Speakers

  • Maria Malm Skarin, Trelleborg Energi.
  • Charlotte Lindström, Kuststad 2025, Trelleborg Municipality.
  • Mårten Olsson, Growth, Trelleborg Municipality.

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Trelleborg Municipality

Trelleborg kommuns stadsvapen.
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EURES - Use Europe as your Talent Pool

Time: 15.30–16.30, Gustafscenen 

Having a hard time to find the right talent in Sweden? Does it seem complicated to recruit from the rest of Europe? It doesn’t have to be! Within the EURES-network you will find companies and organizations offering services to help you find, move and keep your talent in Sweden. Come and listen to how simple it can be to recruit within Europe and find out how the EURES network can help you!

Participating EURES organizations

  • EURES at Arbetsförmedlingen/Swedish Public Employment Services.
  • Företagsutveckling Lund/Sandson.
  • Handelskammaren Mälardalen.
  • EURES Sweden’s Coordination Office.
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