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Team Europe: Joining forces for financing the global recovery

11 September 2020 3:00 pm
11 September 2020 4:15 pm

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Read here the keynote speech by EU Commissioner Jutta Urpilainen

Background and further information

Join us on Friday 11 September from 15:00 to 16:15 CET for an online event ‘Team Europe: Joining forces for financing the global recovery‘, which is dedicated to Team Europe’s response to the recovery in emerging and developing economies, the response of European financial institutions to COVID-19 and their coordination initiatives.

The event will focus on the European Commission’s recent proposals to strengthen existing and future external instruments, which will help development finance institutions to do even more, to address the healthcare crisis and the socio-economic challenges caused by the pandemic in emerging and developing economies. 

Three specific topics will be explored:

  • Team Europe: Partnerships for impact, cooperation and co-financing instruments (e.g. mutual reliance, European Financing Partners for COVID-19, European Bank Coordination ‘Vienna’ Initiative,…)
  • Countercyclical measures: Resources mobilisation, leveraging, guarantees, innovative approaches and engagements, the EU’s recovery package and the amended multiannual financial framework proposal (e.g. EFSD, NDICI), ensuring an effective EU development finance architecture.
  • Transformative agenda: Support climate action and digital transition, human development (education, health), food security, gender, reinforce resilience and address poverty gap.

Keynote speech

Ms. Jutta Urpilainen, European Commissioner for International Partnerships
Read here the keynote speech by EU Commissioner Jutta Urpilainen

Panel Discussion

Mr. Jürgen Rigterink, acting President of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)
Mr. Ambroise Fayolle, Vice-President of the European Investment Bank (EIB)
Mr. Bruno Wenn, Chair of the Association of European Development Finance Institutions (EDFI)

Event introduced and moderated by Dr. San Bilal, Senior Executive, European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM)

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Economic Transformation and TradeDevelopment Finance and TaxationCOVID-19Development finance