Opportunities for Polish-Danish cooperation on the construction industry

Join this online webinar on the construction industry as one of the maindrivers for the EU recovery. We look at challenges and opportunities for Polish-Danish cooperation.

The construction industry is very important to the EU economy and will be one of the main drivers of the post-COVID recovery within the EU. Before the pandemic, the sector provided 18 million direct jobs and contributed to about 9% of the EU's GDP.

What can the European Commission and member states do to help the sector develop in the current circumstances? We would like to discuss incentives that should be applied to enhance mobility, expert exchange and open market for service providers.

Jobs, growth and investments depend on good regulations on both national and EU level. The purpose of the discussion will be to debate whether current solutions in the construction sector are applicable in post-COVID reality. Will mass-scale investments in infrastructure and construction be possible? What kind of rules should apply? Are there any special challenges seen from the perspective of Polish, Danish companies?


Moderator: Martin Breum

Panel I Construction sector after COVID-19

13:30 Danish investments in construction as a way to stimulate the economy. Business perspective. Peter Stenholm, Director, DI Dansk Byggeri

13:35 Post-COVID recovery package and role of the construction sector in further economic development of the EU. How can the EU Commission restore the internal market?
Stina Soewarta, Head of the EU Representation in Denmark 

13:40 Post-COVID recovery packages and actions in Denmark, with special focus on the construction sector and the role of export promotion.
Lina Gandløse Hansen, Head of Export, Innovation and Global Public Affairs, Trade Council

13:45 Discussion, including online questions

Panel II Challenges and opportunities in the new market

14:15 Efficient regulations. Mobility, equality and openness as key values after COVID-19.
Henryka Mościcka-Dendys, Ambassador of Poland to Denmark

14:20 Construction sector in the EU and in Denmark after COVID-19 - employee perspective.Gunde Odgaard, General Secretary of BAT, the Federation of Building and Construction Worker’s Unions, 3F

14:25 Challenges and opportunities for foreign companies on the Danish market.Stefan Reinel, Partner, Njordlaw

14:30 Discussion, including online questions

15:00 Webinar concludes