Event Reports 26/05/2020

How is Covid-19 Affecting Europe and the World

While health implications and economic consequences of COVID-19 are seemingly destructive, the political and geopolitical challenges are harder to foresee and potentially long-lasting. Many academics predict the possibility of a «new world», less open, free and democratic, giving the way to forces of protective nationalism and strengthening the status of nation-states. The pandemic, also having effects to international relations, in some fragile parts of the world it may fuel local conflicts and cause new waves of immigration.

In light of this, ENoP and member Konstantinos Karamanlis Institute for Democracy (KKID) hosted a webinar exploring these implications, with a focus on the potential impact of the pandemic on the Future of Europe,and the need of better coordinated responses to global challenges.


  • Dora Bakoyannis, MP, Chairperson of the Greek Parliamentary Delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, former Minister of Foreign Affairs
  • George Prevelakis, Greek Ambassador at the OECD, Professor emeritus in Geopolitics, Sorbonne University
  • Daniel Gros, Director of Research, CEPS
  • Gudrun Kopp, ENoP Board Member, former Parliamentary State Secretary to the Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development,Cooperation and Development
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