4th European Forum of New Ideas (EFNI)

1 - 3 October 2014, Sopot, Poland

The Polish Confederation Lewiatan, in cooperation with Businesseurope and Sopot are organising the 4th edition of the European Forum for New Ideas in Sopot, Poland on 1-3 October 2014.

Approximately 150 panelists will gather together to participate in 30 debates on this year’s topic: 'Secure and competitive Europe: realistic goal or unattainable dream? Business perspective'. The outcome of this work will contribute to recommendations to be forwarded to the political and economic decision-makers in the EU.

More specifically, the following themes will be dealt with during the EFNI 2014: safety in its political, economic, energetic and digital aspects, the models and conditions of competitiveness and innovativeness, today’s threats to freedom, the future of democracy, barriers to the development of entrepreneurs’ and citizens’ Europe and, finally, the opportunities and development potential for Europe which will be created as a result of the negotiated agreement on trade and investments with the USA.

Juan Menéndez-Valdés, Director of Eurofound will speak on Vocational training: a trap or a key to solving the unemployment problem in the lunch debate on 3 October.

For more information, please visit the website www.efni.pl/en.

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