Seminars and conferences 2017

The Institute organises regular seminars and conferences to encourage knowledge dissemination and innovative thinking about issues of particular concern to the EIB Group. These serve both to help staff in their work and inform the general public.

    • “The EU should be a laboratory of change and drive ambition in line with the Paris Agreement” said Laurence Tubiana CEO of the European Climate Foundation, professor at Sciences Po and chief architect of the first-ever universal, legally binding global climate deal at an EIB Institute seminar.

    • “Machines need a human touch to ask the right questions” said Surajeet Ghosh, Head of EU Analytics at Amazon – Kindle at a seminar organised by the EIB Institute about machine learning, a type of artificial intelligence that provides the ability to learn to computers which have not previously been programmed for the acquired skill.

    • “We have very few years to put in place the big economic shifts needed as our growth model is not sustainable” said Teresa Ribera, Director of the Institute for sustainable development and international relations (IDDRI) at an EIB Insitute seminar on “The ecological transition and new prosperity”.

    • “The longer you wait (to tackle climate change) the harder and the more expensive it gets” said Professor Jim Skea, Imperial College, London, co-Chair of Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Working Group III (Mitigation) at an EIB Institute seminar.

    • Despite the rise in services, manufacturing is still the hotbed of innovation and productivity in today’s economy, said Professor Murat Yülek, Director of the Center for Industrial Policy and Development, Istanbul Commerce University, at an EIB Institute seminar.

    • Why does South East Europe appear to be so unstable? because there is still a “lack of democracy and of democratic institutions” said Zvezdana Kovac, Executive Director of the Centre for Democracy and Reconciliation in South East Europe (CDRSEE) at a seminar organised by the EIB Institute.

    • In 2050, Africa will be more populated than China but the young working age population will be three times larger, said Serge Michailof, from the French Institute for International and Strategic Affairs, IRIS, and former Head of Operations at Agence Française de Développement, at an EIB Institute seminar