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“Institutional reform for innovation and entrepreneurship: An Agenda for Europe”

Seminar in Brussels


IFN och Svenskt Näringsliv

Öppna seminarier

What reforms are needed to promote entrepreneurship in the EU? How can entrepreneurship best be supported by policy makers on the EU level? How can these policies help to facilitate for the EU to reach its growth potential? These and further questions will be discussed at a seminar hosted by the Permanent Representation of Sweden to the EU and jointly organized by the Confederation of Swedish Enterprise (Svenskt Näringsliv) and the Research Institute of Industrial Economics (IFN).

Sammanfattning från seminariet

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Professor Magnus Henrekson will present the report Institutional Reform for Innovation and Entrepreneurship: An Agenda for Europe which calls for more productive entrepreneurship to improve the quality of life of EU citizens, and for the EU to enhance the competitiveness in the global marketplace.

In order to make the European Union more innovative and entrepreneurial, the researchers propose a reform strategy with respect to nine areas, including the organization of labor markets and social insurance systems as well as R&D, commercialization and knowledge spill-overs.

The Swedish Ambassador, Åsa Webber, will greet the audience welcome followed by the presentation and a panel discussion, moderated by Jens Hedström, Head of the Brussels office of the Confederation of Swedish Enterprise.

The panel will include:

  • Slawomir Tokarski, Director for Innovation and Advanced Manufacturing in the Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs (European Commission)
  • Jakop Dalunde, MEP, the Green Party, part of the European Green Party.
  • Gunnar Hökmark, MEP, the Moderate Party, part of the European People’s Party.
  • Magnus Henrekson, Professor and Managing Director of IFN.


Venue: The Permanent Representation of Sweden to the EU, De Meeûs Square 30, 1000 Brussel.

Registration & coffee starts at 7.30 am.


Financial and Institutional Reforms for an Entrepreneurial Society (FIRES) is a Horizon2020 project. In the project scholars from such diverse fields as history, economics, geography and law is brought together to formulate a reform strategy. To ensure practical relevance and applicability relevant stakeholders are engaged though out the project.


Aktuell forskare

Erik Lundin

Forskningsområden: Empirisk industriell organisation och elmarknadens ekonomi

Några av de frågor Erik Lundin försöker besvara i sin forskning:

  • Hur gör företag för att maximera sin vinst i nätverksindustrier?

  • Vilken är statens roll i övergången till en klimatneutral elproduktion?

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