About the Europe Delivers Studio

Leaders from business, start-ups, academia and research institutions are meeting at the Xynteo Exchange/Norway to advance a new growth model fit for the 21st century. At the heart of the Exchange is a series of Studios, where we will bring leaders together to try to develop commercial solutions to human problems.

 

Europe is at a pivotal moment. We can become absorbed by our many, complex challenges or we can leverage our remarkable heritage and attributes and create a resilient and vibrant future.

 

Europe boasts some of the highest levels of wellbeing and life satisfaction globally. However, like the rest of the world, Europe is faced with a volatile mix of economic, social, political and environmental risk. Unemployment persists, and inequality (albeit less pervasive than in other global regions) is higher than ever. With the added pressures of climate change, mounting global trade tensions, and public mistrust of institutions, change is needed.

 

Europe Delivers is a platform, powered by Xynteo, with a mission of mobilising European leaders to drive a new kind of economic growth, which secures the wellbeing of European citizens today – and for generations to come.

 

To explore a future growth model, we are exploring four Grand Challenges that lie at the heart of Europe’s future:

 

The Future of Work: How can Europe ensure that the changing landscape of work optimises both business performance and human prosperity?

 

A New Social Contract: How can Europe repair the social contract between leaders and people to reflect the evolving needs of modern society?

 

A Green and Resilient Economy: How can Europe recalibrate economic growth so that it balances short-term human needs with long-term environmental resilience?

 

A Global Europe: How can Europe lead the world towards an open, collaborative and universally prosperous future?

 

In the Europe Delivers studio, we aim to begin developing a shared vision and a set of ideas for business action and policy change, focused on eight problem statements that have been identified through extensive dialogue with the Europe Delivers community.

 

Location: Munch Museum, Tøyengata 53, 0578 Oslo

PROBLEM STATEMENTS

During the studio, participants will split into eight breakout groups to roll up their sleeves and work together on different challenges related to the grand challenges to growth in Europe. Read more about each of the problems we’ll be tackling together below:

INNOVATION IN PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT

(NEW SOCIAL CONTRACT)

 

In light of declining public trust and engagement, businesses and governments should experiment with digital technology and engagement approaches to reach new audiences and encourage active citizenship.

 

The challenge: How might Europe’s businesses and governments better engage consumers and citizens to boost the quality and legitimacy of their decision-making?

NEW LEADERSHIP MODELS

(NEW SOCIAL CONTRACT)

 

Across Europe, there is an enduring and growing sense of public alienation from (so-called) ‘elites’ and a widespread belief that business, government and societal leaders are failing people.

 

The challenge: How might Europe develop and promote new leadership models that harness systems-thinking, embrace uncertainty and inspire engagement, collaboration and trust with a broader and larger stakeholder mix?

TRANSFORMING THE GLOBAL TRADE SYSTEM

(GLOBAL EUROPE)

 

Many Europeans no longer believe in the benefits of trade across international borders and a growing consensus is emerging around the idea that it needs to be revamped so that it is stronger, fairer, and greener.

 

The challenge: How might Europe lead the transformation towards an open and inclusive global trade system that is environmentally sustainable and fairly distributes wealth through a better balance between competition and collaboration?

INVESTING IN EUROPE’S ECONOMIC LEADERSHIP

(GLOBAL EUROPE)

 

Europe’s competitiveness is widely perceived to be declining, exacerbated by the global financial crisis, lower labour costs outside of Europe, insufficient focus on technological innovation and inadequate investment in strategically-important industries.

 

The challenge: How might Europe invest in strategically important industries to enable it to compete globally without compromising its environmental and social standards?

DELIVERING A JUST TRANSITION

(GREEN AND RESILIENT ECONOMY)

 

There are concerns that the green transition will create stranded assets and job losses for people that work in environmentally damaging industries.

 

The challenge: How might Europe develop tried and tested approaches for transitioning workers away from the fossil fuel-based economy, which leave no one behind and inspire action beyond the energy industry?

ACCELERATING INVESTMENT IN THE GREEN ECONOMY

(GREEN AND RESILIENT ECONOMY)

 

To unlock trillions in economic benefits and avert a major environmental crisis, sustainable technologies, processes and business models must be rapidly scaled through both public and private sector support.

 

The challenge: How might Europe’s industry, financial institutions and governments co-design long-term policy and financial incentives that will rapidly scale investment in the green economy?

REWARDING CONTRIBUTIONS TO SOCIETY

(FUTURE OF WORK)

 

The labour market remains the principal mechanism for rewarding Europeans’ contributions to society but does not properly recognise or compensate all of the economic, social and environmental value that people create.

 

 

The challenge: How might Europe update its reward systems so that they more fairly compensate a broader range of people’s economic and social contributions?

REINVENTING EUROPE’S EDUCATION AND SKILLS SYSTEMS

(FUTURE OF WORK)

 

There is currently insufficient support to equip people in Europe, including those that have emigrated to the continent, with the right skills and education to flourish throughout their working lives.

 

 

The challenge: How might Europe build modern, life-long education and training systems that develop a broad range of skills and help people adapt to changing working practices and industrial shifts?

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