How COVID-19 is changing EU politics and policies

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Half Day Workshop

In light of the current situation, we have made all our workshops accessible virtually at a discounted rate. For those who wish to attend the workshop in person, we wish to inform you that we take the health and safety of our guests very seriously and are closely monitoring the guidance of the World Health Organization and local authorities to make sure we are compliant and can provide a safe environment for all participants.

With all eyes fixated on daily infection figures and breaking news, it is high time for a PRO Intelligence Executive workshop. Let’s take a step back and analyze the medium-to-long term impact the pandemic is having on our economy, EU politics and policies in different areas — ranging from the EU Green Deal to mobility and health. This exclusive workshop offers the chance to address the questions: how is the economic recession due to the pandemic affecting different countries? How is the EU response shaping out, and what will the new work program timeline of the von der Leyen Commission look like, as the coronavirus has delayed its plans and initiatives? The workshop’s intimate setting and the option to take part virtually guarantee a safe and insightful exchange with POLITICO’s experts and industry peers.

Questions to be addressed:

  • How has the pandemic shifted political alliances within the EU?
  • What do we know so far about the economic impact? How are different countries and sectors affected?
  • What was the impact on the work program of the European Commission?
  • Will this pandemic lead to new powers for the European Commission in regards to health policies?



Live extension of POLITICO’s
professional policy intelligence services


Interactive group exercises and
knowledge exchange


Exclusive access to POLITICO’s
experts, with opportunity for Q&A


08:30 AM Registration and coffee

09:00 AM Workshop part 1:
The societal and economic impact of COVID-19 and how the EU tried and tries to respond

10:40 AM Coffee break

11:00 AM Workshop part 2:
EU politics and policy priorities after the virus

12:00 PM Q&A with Sarah Wheaton, Senior Health Care Reporter, POLITICO

12:30 PM Networking lunch

13:30 PM End of the event


Cornelius Hirsch
Intelligence Analyst,

Sarah Wheaton
Senior Health Care Reporter,


POLITICO Europe is the leading publication covering the politics and policy of the European Union.

POLITICO Europe is the leading publication covering the politics and policy of the European Union. Our 70+ international newsroom, based in Brussels, London, Berlin, Paris and beyond, are specialized in policy fields ranging from Technology to Cybersecurity, Trade, Competition, Sustainability, Financial Services and more.

The workshops are led by Cornelius Hirsch, POLITICO’s Intelligence analyst and co-founder of, a polling data website acquired and integrated into POLITICO’s polling hub.

Each workshop features a Q&A session with a POLITICO journalist specializing in the topic.


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