On September 30 and October 1, the EGP organized a conference on “An Economy of, by and for the people” Brussels together with Ecolo, Groen and the Green Group in the European Parliament.
On this occasion, we had a chance to address together with Greens as well as with numerous external speakers, several questions that are essential today in order to understand how to frame environmental/economic transformation in a way that looks how it affects people.
In order to follow up on this successful initiative, we will organize a plenary in Glasgow which will focus more specifically on the challenges of employment and innovation. We would like to look at this in particular from three different angles: the research perspective, the start-ups’ perspective and the regulatory angle.
How can each of these angles contribute to creating new jobs and promoting green innovation?
Minister of Education, Sweden
Gustav Fridolin is the current Swedish Minister of Education since 2014 and the Swedish Green Party's co-spokesperson since 2011. He is also a journalist, author and teacher by profession. Among others, he has also authored the book "Machines and men - writings on labour and belief in the future". Gustav Fridolin is a member of the Swedish parliament since the 2010 election, representing Skåne County North and East. He was also a member of the Swedish parliament from 2002 to 2006 and co-spokesperson of the Young Greens of Sweden between 1999 and 2003.
Business Developer, angel investor at Afabla Ltd
Kaisa Hernberg is an experienced entrepreneur specializing in harnessing business to mitigate climate change and environmental damage. She helps cleantech startups and growth companies to develop their business and take their solutions to market. Ms Hernberg also works as Development Director at the Climate Leadership Council, which brings together leading companies and research organizations to find solutions to climate change.
Deputy Chairperson of the Parliamentary Group THE GREENS, Spokesperson for Economics, Member of the Landtag of Baden-Württemberg
Andrea Lindlohr is a member of the Landtag of Baden-Württemberg since she was first elected in 2011. In the Landtag she is on the Committee of Economics, Labour and Housing, the Finance Committee and the Steering Committee. She is deputy chair and spokesperson for economics of the parliamentary group GREENS which is the biggest group in Parliament since 2016. She heads a project group on digital transformation. Since 2003 she is elected board member of the Greens Baden-Württemberg. She studied political science and sociology at University of Tübingen, and worked for the parliamentary group GREENS in the Landtag of Baden-Württemberg. She advised representatives on economics, labour and energy matters. Lindlohr was born in 1975.
Convener of Elections and Campaigns Committee at Scottish Green Party
Peter McColl is the Chair of the Elections and Campaigns Committee of the Scottish Green Party. Previously he was Convener of the Edinburgh Green Party and a candidate for the Scottish Parliament, UK Parliament and European Parliament. From 2012-2015 he was Rector of the University of Edinburgh. Outside elections his interests include social movements, culture and the role of technology in driving social change.
Co-Chair European Green Party
Co-Chair of the European Green Party and Member of the European Parliament (Greens/EFA). He sits on the Committee of Industry, Research and Energy and is a substitute member of the Committee on Foreign Affairs as well as the Sub-Committee on Human Rights. He is Vice-Chair of the European Parliament’s Delegation for Relations with the People’s Republic of China and a Member of the Delegation to the United States.