The Lisbon Council hosted the launch of the Europe 2020 Competitiveness Report: Building a More Competitive Europe by the World Economic Forum. Building on the Forum’s global world-leading competitiveness and benchmarking data, this report measures Europe’s performance against the Europe 2020 strategy, the EU’s flagship growth and jobs agenda. Catherine Day, secretary-general of the European Commission, kicked off the debate with a thought-provoking keynote on the way forward for the Europe 2020 Strategy. Nicholas Davis, director and head of Europe at the World Economic Forum; Maria Fanjul, CEO of entradas.com and member of the World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council on Europe; Caroline Galvan, economist, Global Competitiveness and Benchmarking Network at the World Economic Forum and one of the lead authors of the report; Mark Spelman, global head of strategy at Accenture and member of the World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council on Europe; and Paweł Świeboda, president of demosEuropa and member of the World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council on Europe, shared their perspectives on how Europe can raise its game in an increasingly competitive and interconnected world and how to narrow the knowledge divide within Europe itself. Later in the day, the European Digital Forum teamed up with the World Economic Forum to host a High-Level Working Lunch on Innovation-Driven Entrepreneurship. The discussion focused on improving the collaboration between digital entrepreneurs and large corporations in an effort to help Europe to innovate better and more collaboratively. Special guest was Mário Campolargo, director for net futures at the European Commission's directorate-general for communications networks, content and technology.
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