The regional Growth Caravan Tour comes to Vaasa!

Join the discussion on what has already been achieved and what more could be done in order to boost growth, promote investments, create jobs and increase competitiveness especially in the energy sector.

Take the chance to participate in a Citizen’s dialogue at one of the most high profile student seminars of the year. The Vice-President of the European Commission, Members of the European Parliament and representatives of the Ministry of Employment and the Economy will be ready for your questions on 25 September!

What is it all about?

The Energy Union brings extensive benefits to European citizens and businesses alike. Maroš Šefčovič, Vice-President of the European Commission, is on the Energy Union Tour in order to explain the idea, learn more about the specific situation of each Member State and spread good practices all around Europe.

The program

Levón, Tervahovi

9.45 Open event for the public and university students
Coffee served

10.15 Welcome and opening words:
Tomas Häyry, Mayor, City of Vaasa

10.20-11.00 Maroš Šefčovič, Vice-President of the European Commission:
This is how EU makes sure that energy issues bring us growth

Comments from the Members of the European Parliament Miapetra Kumpula-Natri and Petri Sarvamaa and Director-General Riku Huttunen, Ministry of Employment and the Economy

Q&A with the audience

Follow and debate on Twitter #EUdialogues

11.00-11.45 Panel discussion: Energy and innovations
Introduction: Tekes – the Finnish Funding Agency for Innovation, Executive Director Teija Lahti-Nuuttila
Panelists: MEP Miapetra Kumpula-Natri, MEP Petri Sarvamaa, ET- Finnish Energy Industry, Chairman of Board Antti Vilkuna

Q&A with the audience

Attendance to the seminar is free of charge.