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Wednesday 20-Saturday 23 January: College Members participate in World Economic Forum in Davos

The news:

The European Commission will be represented by several Members of the College at the 2016 annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, which takes place from 20 to 23 January under the motto “Mastering the Fourth Industrial Revolution”.

The background:

The annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos is a key global event committed to “improving the state of the world” (the motto of the Forum). The meeting brings together more than 2.500 world leaders, politicians, top business and opinion leaders and media representatives to exchange ideas and discuss critical topics in hundreds of official sessions. At global level, the European Union is a driving force for economic recovery and political stability. It inspires ambitious responses to common challenges in numerous fields. For the Commission the forum is a key event to set out and promote the EU’s priorities and strategies like enhancing investment, growth and jobs; climate action; Energy Union; Digital Single Market; Capital Markets Union; research and innovation; management of the refugee crisis, etc.

The event:

World Economic Forum annual meeting, from 20 to 23 January 2016 in Davos, Switzerland. Participation of Commission Members: a detailed schedule has been published in the Commission’s Calendar (release date: Friday 15 January).

Media events:

  • Thursday 21 January at 15:00, Davos Media Centre: press conference on Education for Syrian refugee children in Lebanon, Jordan and Turkey, with Commissioner Hahn and Special UN Envoy for Global Education Gordon Brown. Available on EBS.
  • Friday 22 January at 12:30, Davos Media Centre: press conference on "Europe - magnet for talent", With Commissioner Moedas and European Research Council President Prof. Jean-Pierre Bourgignon. Available on EBS.

The sources:

World Economic Forum Website:


Press contacts:

General public inquiries: Europe Direct by phone 00 800 67 89 10 11 or by email

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