26 Mar 2021

ESIR group provides recommendations for innovative and resilient post-pandemic Europe


In their second Policy Brief ‘Transformation post-COVID: Mobilising Innovation for People, Planet and Prosperity’, the independent ESIR expert group proposes a ‘protect-prepare-transform’ design approach that focusses on applying key learnings from the pandemic and ensuring transitions that are just and that embody the European Commission’s new social, green, and digital pathways for an innovative and resilient post-pandemic Europe.

In order to emerge from the current health emergency, ESIR proposes that such a design approach builds on the European Green Deal, New European Bauhaus, NextGenerationEU and Horizon Europe to ensure recovery planning is implemented effectively, impactfully and democratically. The expert group advises Europe to focus on directionality for systemic change and to foster more efficient research and innovation for the transformations ahead. ESIR particularly stresses the role of cities and regions, of universities, and of industrial value chains, all of which are further elaborated in three specific ESIR focus papers.

The paper can be downloaded here:

Policy Brief


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