School of Transnational Governance

#FlorenceLive: conversations about a post-corona world

 The COVID-19 pandemic will have a profound impact on how we live and work, and on how the world is organised. To understand these far-reaching changes and help navigate a post-corona world, the STG presents #FlorenceLive.

In this webcast series of conversations and interviews, academics and high-level policy-makers will discuss social, economic and political issues relating to the COVID-19 crisis from a transnational perspective. 

The #FlorenceLive conversations take place every Monday afternoon. All events are live-streamed and users are invited to engage in the discussion.


Watch our next #FlorenceLive conversation live (Mon 1/6, 5 PM CEST):

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#3: Climate (1 June, 5pm CEST)

  • What is the impact of the pandemic on the climate, on the goals set by the EU, on specific strategies and policy tools?
  • How can we integrate climate goals in the economic recovery plan?


Brigitte Knopf (Secretary General at Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change).

Harald Winkler (Director of the Energy Research Centre at the University of Cape Town)

Moderator: Jos Delbeke (Professor, EUI School of Transnational Governance). 

#4: Digital (8 June, 5pm CEST)

  • Are we all digital now?
  • Has the shift to online platforms in the pandemic ushered in a different era?
  • What are the economic and societal implications?


Marietje Schaake (Director of Policy, Stanford University's Cyber Policy Center)

Andrew Wyckoff (Director of the OECD’s Directorate for Science, Technology and Innovation)

Moderator: Miguel Poiares Maduro (Professor, EUI School of Transnational Governance)


#5: Migration (15 June, 5pm CEST)

  • What are the implications of COVID-19 for migration flows and asylum?
  • Is it the end of Schengen as we know it?


Ylva Johansson (European Commissioner on Home Affairs)

António Vitorino (Director General of IOM, the United Nations Migration Agency)

Moderator: Andrew Geddes (Director of the EUI Migration Policy Centre) 


#6: Focus on Africa (22 June, 3pm CEST)

  • What will be the human and economic impact of the pandemic in Africa and emerging economies?
  • What are the implications for development assistance and for multilateral aid?


Jutta Urpilainen (European Commissioner for International Partnerships)

Mohammed Ibrahim (Founder and Chair of the Mo Ibrahim Foundation)

Moderator: Fabrizio Tassinari (Executive Director of the EUI School of Transnational Governance)


#7: Geopolitics (29 June, 5pm CEST)

  • Has the US lost its pre-eminence in the post-COVID world?
  • Will China put its imprint on the new global governance system?
  • Is Europe still relevant?