Foundation Forum 2022

cs, 03/03/2022
cs, 03/03/2022

Recovery and resilience in the EU – Back to the future? Hybrid online event LIVE from Dublin Castle, Ireland.
Live on Thursday, 3rd March 2022 starting at 09:30 GMT (Dublin time).

In cooperation with the Irish Government, Eurofound has organised its 7th flagship Foundation Forum 2022. With over 800 participants, this one-day event was an opportunity to explore the theme of Europe’s recovery and how, against the backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic, the EU can work to ensure lasting equality, inclusion and social cohesion as it embarks on its path to rebuild a greener, more digital and more resilient Union.

Panel sessions

A series of panel sessions debated questions such as

  • How did COVID-19 impact EU convergence and how can the EU and its Member States best address the challenge of persistent and ever-widening inequalities?
  • How will the pandemic shape the future of work?
  • Can Member States future-proof social protection, welfare and trust in institutions? and
  • Is it possible to achieve all of this, while ensuring a sustainable transition to a just and greener Europe?

Organised as a hybrid event, the event was aimed at high-level policy makers and opinion formers in the field of living and working conditions. Drawing on facts and figures, it took participants through a live interactive experience of policy discussions, data and findings.

Forum speakers

Confirmed speakers included:

  • Micheál Martin TD, Taoiseach (Prime Minister), Ireland
  • Gita Gopinath, First Deputy Managing Director, IMF
  • Élisabeth Borne, Minister for Labour, Employment and Economic Inclusion
  • Nicolas Schmit, EU Commissioner for Jobs and Social Rights
  • Luca Visentini, General Secretary of the European Trade Union Confederation
  • Anna Diamantopoulou, Chair of HLG on Future of Social Protection
  • Natacha Valla, Economist and Dean of the Sciences Po School of Management and Innovation, Paris
  • Anna Kopp, Director IT, Microsoft


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Foundation Forum 2022 sessions


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