Webinar: EU Islands’ economy & COVID-19

Tuesday, May 26, 2020 - 14:00 to 15:30


During this pandemic period, islands are living an even more difficult situation, both economically and socially, than the rest of the world, risking a greater isolation and being forgotten.

To address actual situation & requests from islands, Greening the Islands is organizing a webinar on 26th May which will provide an outlook on how islands’ economy is responding to the situation and what could be the possible scenarios for EU plans for the recovery after crisis.

Moreover, the webinar will give voice to the island companies, debate on how to mitigate the impact of COVID-19, understand new possible scenarios after this emergency and support the recovery plans, ensuring an efficient, resilient and sustainable restart.


✰ 14:00 | Introduction & moderation, presentation of the GTI Digital Observatory survey results - Gianni Chianetta, Chairman, Founder& Director Greening the Islands
✰ 14:10 | Actual situation and priorities from the islands’ economy - Joseph Borg, Chairman, INSULEUR
✰ 14:25 | The peculiarity of islands and the need of special financial programs – Giuseppe Sciacca, General Secretary, CPMR ISLANDS COMMISSION
✰ 14:40 | The importance of the cohesion policy in a recovery plan for islands – Tonino Picula, Chair, SEARICA
✰ 14:55 | The EU programs for the recovery of the islands’ economy after the pandemic – EUROPEAN COMMISSION
✰ 15:10 | Q&A
✰ 15:30 | Closing


Register here.