Europe in the World

De-risking responsibly: how to come to better public-private cooperation on economic security?
09 Oct 2023 09:00 - 10:15
Bron: ©European Union, 2021 - Mark Rutte, Ursula von der Leyen and Margrethe Vestager visit the the ASML premises in Eindhoven

‘De-risking’ is central to the EU’s new economic security strategy. The need to identify and reduce undesired economic dependencies is also high on the agenda of the G7 and European governments, including Germany, Finland and the Netherlands.

But to put de-risking into practice, governments will need to work closely with the private sector. To do so, a better understanding of corporate perspectives on economic security and risks to business continuity will be necessary. Drawing on insights from business surveys, this strategy session brings together views and good practices from across Europe and Japan. The purpose is to assess how to move towards better public-private cooperation on economic security. 


Welcome & Scene-setting Remarks

  • Maaike Okano-Heijmans, Clingendael Institute

Understanding the private sector: Economic security vs. corporate risk management

  • Mikael Wigell, Finnish Institute of International Affairs, Helsinki
  • Mikko Huotari, Merics, Berlin-Brussels
  • Kazuto Suzuki, Institute of Geo-Economics and Tokyo University, Tokyo

Reflections and key take-aways: business perspectives

  • Luisa Santos, Business Europe, Brussels office
  • Focco Vijselaar, General Director, Confederation of Netherlands Industry and Employers (VNO-NCW)