About: Ann Mettler

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Digital & Media 18-09-2013

Why is the internet important? – StartUp Europe Forum, London 2013

At the launch of Campus Party 2013 in London, StartUp Europe Forum brought together the doers and shapers of Europe?s digital community for an eclectic mix of policy and debate, analysis and research, as well as opportunities to connect with Europe?s innovators, hackers and geeks.   We asked participants at the event two questions:   - Why is the internet important? - How will it change the world? - What advice would you give European policy makers about internet, innovation, and e
EU Priorities 2020 22-03-2013

Europe’s moment of truth

Europeans need to hear the truth about the hard realities of the economic and financial crises, writes Ann Mettler.
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Economy & Jobs 05-11-2012

StartUp Europe Launch

As Europe faces its highest unemployment rate in more than two decades -- and hitting today's young adults particularly hard -- StartUp Europe is being established to stem the current "brain drain" of talent from the region and empower youth, technology and entrepreneurship. StartUp Europe is a centre of excellence to develop and support entrepreneurship and drive job creation in Europe and is a collaboration between Telefónica and the Lisbon Council - the Brussels-based think tank.
Euro & Finance 23-05-2012

Europe Needs a Real Growth Agenda

Government spending does not lead to higher growth, but digital technologies can kickstart the economy and job creation, argues Ann Mettler.

Competitiveness Pact: Lisbon Agenda II?

Franco-German plans for a 'Competitiveness Pact', which were put forward at the last EU summit, have been met with great scepticism. But done right, they could help address key areas of structural weaknesses, writes Ann Mettler, executive director and co-founder of the Lisbon Council, in a post for Blogactiv. 
EU Priorities 2020 03-03-2010

EU 2020 proposal: The watershed we had hoped for?

"On Wednesday 3 March, the European Commission will launch a communication on Europe 2020. This much anticipated document has already raised much interest, with onlookers and analysts eager to see if there are real improvements and promising innovations in comparison to the Lisbon Agenda," writes Ann Mettler, executive director and co-founder of the Lisbon Council, in a February post on Blogactiv.
EU Priorities 2020 14-12-2009

Innovating indicators: Choosing the right targets for EU 2020

The success of the EU's future 2020 strategy is inextricably linked to the quality, appropriateness and ownership of the pre-determined targets chosen by the EU and its member states, writes Ann Mettler, executive director of the Lisbon Council, in a December paper.

EU 2020 consultation marks Brussels’ return to policy and substance

After a prolonged period of institutional naval-gazing and job jockeying brought about by the Lisbon Treaty, it is now high time to get back to business, and to focus on the things that really matter to citizens and voters, writes Ann Mettler from the Lisbon Council think-tank in a commentary posted on Blogactiv.

Innovation key to a stronger future

Long-term global challenges like population control and climate change will require "huge transformations" in our economies and societies, wites Ann Mettler, executive director and co-founder of the Lisbon Council, in a July post on Blogactiv.

In defence of the Lisbon Agenda

"Rather than a wholesale dismissal of all the efforts that have been made to date, we would be well advised to focus our attention on constructive input, actionable ideas and sound improvements" to the Lisbon Agenda, writes Ann Mettler, executive director and co-founder of the Lisbon Council, in a March blog post.