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Annika Hedberg
Head of Sustainable Prosperity for Europe programme

Annika Hedberg is the Head of Sustainable Prosperity for Europe Programme at European Policy Centre (EPC), an independent think tank based in Brussels, Belgium. She joined the EPC in 2010 and over the years has worked on a wide range of policy areas, including climate, energy, environment, health, and industrial transformation. In her role as the Head of Programme, she aims to promote discussion on the foundations and drivers for a more sustainable and competitive European economy. Through her work she aims to explore linkages across sectors and policy areas that are needed for the green transition. She regularly writes, moderates events and speaks on these topics.

Prior to joining the EPC, she worked at the Finnish Business and Policy Forum EVA, a policy think tank in Helsinki, and at the Finnish Foreign Ministry. She has a LL.M. in Public International Law from the Helsinki University and a BSc in International Relations and History from the London School of Economics.

PROGRAMME

Sustainable Prosperity for Europe

PROJECTs

Digital roadmap for a circular economy, An Industry Action Plan for the EU, Climate and Energy Platform, The Multiannual Financial Framework and National Energy and Climate Plans - A co-creation agenda, Building a climate-resilient Europe

Areas of expertise

Climate, energy, environment, EU budget, sustainable EU, circular economy, smarter use of resources, agriculture, Industrial transformation,  transport

Current positions

Head of Sustainable Prosperity for Europe programme

Education

LL.M. in Public International Law, Helsinki University
BSc in International Relations and History, London School of Economics

Languages

English, Finnish

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Publications

European Commission / DISCUSSION PAPER
The von der Leyen European Commission at midterm: Same priorities, different reality
By Corina Stratulat , Annika Hedberg , Stefan Sipka , Janis A. Emmanouilidis , Johannes Greubel , Francesco De Angelis , Laura Rayner , Danielle Brady , Perle Petit , Silvia Carta , Andrea G. Rodríguez , Simon Dekeyrel , Melanie Fessler , Tommaso Grossi , Emily Fitzpatrick , Elizabeth Kuiper , Marta Mucznik - 13/06/2022
Transatlantic affairs / EPC ROUND-UP
Searching for economic security in an age of confrontation: The Trade and Technology Council takes shape
By Annika Hedberg , Guillaume Van der Loo , Frederico Mollet , Georg Riekeles , Andrea G. Rodríguez , Simon Dekeyrel , Evin Jongen-Fay - 19/05/2022
Ukraine / COMMENTARY
Wake up, EU! We are at war
By Annika Hedberg - 08/04/2022


Contributions

Energy / CONTRIBUTION
Towards energy efficiency for Europe
Annika Hedberg was quoted in an article by the Vietnamese online news outlet ZingNews on the EU's plans and measures to enhance European energy security.

You can read the article here. (in Vietnamese)

Towards energy efficiency for Europe
08 August 2022 - ,
ZingNews
Climate / CONTRIBUTION
As the world heats up, will climate action, too?
Annika Hedberg was quoted in an article by The Christian Science Monitor on the widespread heat wave in Europe and how to address the pressing climate challenge.

You can read the article here.

As the world heats up, will climate action, too?
20 July 2022 - ,
The Christian Science Monitor
Energy / INTERVIEW
Interview on the EU's Russian oil ban
Annika Hedberg gave an interview to the Finnish Broadcasting Company YLE on the EU's sixth sanctions package and the proposed EU's Russian oil ban.

You can read the interview here. (In Finnish)


31 May 2022 - ,
YLE


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