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Annika Hedberg
Head of Sustainable Prosperity for Europe programme

Annika Hedberg is Head of the Sustainable Prosperity for Europe Programme and Senior Policy Analyst at the European Policy Centre (EPC). 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 Head of Programme, she aims to promote discussion on the drivers and foundations for a more sustainable and competitive European economy. This entails heading numerous activities (from projects to events and publications) that make the necessary linkages across sectors and policy areas required for achieving the transition to a more sustainable economy. In this context, she specialises in climate action, circular economy, smarter use of resources, the internal dimension of the EU Energy Union, and industrial transformation. 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.


Sustainable Prosperity for Europe


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


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


English, Finnish



Sustainability / DISCUSSION PAPER
Towards a green, competitive and resilient EU economy: How can digitalisation help?
By Annika Hedberg , Stefan Sipka - 13/07/2020
Sustainability / COMMENTARY
The Farm to Fork strategy and the inconvenient truth
By Annika Hedberg - 28/05/2020
Could the coronavirus change the way we think about health?
By Annika Hedberg - 03/04/2020
Circular economy / BOOK
The circular economy: Going digital
By Annika Hedberg , Stefan Sipka - 17/03/2020
Adapting to change: Time for climate resilience and a new adaptation strategy
By Marco Giuli , Annika Hedberg , Sofia López Piqueres - 05/03/2020


The EU budget fell short
MEP Henna Virkkunen interviewed Annika Hedberg for her podcast on the new agreement on the EU budget, following the 17-20 July 2020 summit meeting (Finnish).

24 July 2020 - ,
Sustainable EU / QUOTE
The Green Deal priorities of the upcoming German presidency
Annika Hedberg was interviewed about the priorities of the upcoming German presidency in regards to the Green Deal. Read the article (in Danish) here 

09 June 2020 - ,
Climate & energy targets / INTERVIEW
Will a Green Economy Emerge in Europe Post-Coronavirus?
Annika Hedberg was interviewed by Voa News on whether a green economy will emerge in post-corona times. Read here

15 May 2020 - ,

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