As both the Swedish and Dutch economy are heavily depending on export, it might not be a surprise that both countries have similar approaches. The current focus is still on damage control and according to the Ambassador this will be so for some time to come. But at the same time both governments and expert organisations are building post Covid scenarios that can leverage on the green economy, taking into account climate change and sustainability goals.
This session also provided the possibility to meet (new) members and to share our challenges. It was a pleasure to see members from Stockholm, Malmö region, The Netherlands and even Spain. Besides the plenary sessions we used break up groups to discuss how we can move forward in a more responsible way once the crisis has passed.
Sigrid Westman and John Dekker from the Embassy would like to encourage all entrepreneurs and businesses to keep sharing signals and reflections with them after this webinar, so they can share these with policy makers in the Netherlands, Sweden and the EU. John Dekker also remains available for those who want to learn more about Horizon Europe.
A big thank you to Ruben Brunsveld from Enact Sustainable Strategies for moderating this event!