Moving towards a highly competitive, socio-ecologically sustainable, and resilient Europe
Auditorium, ITUH 1st floor


With the support of the Belgian Federal Ministry of Economics, in the first half of 2022, the ETUI produced a comprehensive report on how to rethink the European single market along the major challenges including the climate emergency, the aftermath of the pandemic, the swinging geopolitical scene and the ongoing war in Ukraine as well as the digital transformation and other important societal challenges. The report offers a fresh thinking into how the single market could be approached from a holistic perspective.
With this conference, the ETUI would like to launch a discussion on the future of the European Single Market, as 30 years after its creation, the circumstances in which it operates have changed substantially and the topic will undoubtedly be part of the European agenda in the coming years.


Welcome and chair: Philippe Pochet, ETUI General Director

Keynote: Pierre-Yves Dermagne, Belgian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Economy and Employment

30 years of European single market: state of the art

Mehtap Akgüç, Senior Researcher at ETUI (download here the slides)

Andrea Biondi, Professor Kings College London

Political roundtable: How to make the European Single market future-proof?

Anna Cavazzini, MEP for the Greens/EFA in the European Parliament and Chair of the European Parliament’s Internal Market and Consumer Protection Committee

Kerstin Jorna, Director-General of the Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs 

Isabelle Schömann, Confederal Secretary, European Trade Union Confederation 

Conclusions: Nicola Countouris, ETUI Director of Research


Download the report here