On 15 September, the Policy Learning Platform is organising an online discussion on fostering the digitalisation of traditional sectors, with a special focus on the e-commerce sector. 

With the Covid-19 pandemic and its consequences, businesses have been confronted almost overnight with the closure of their offices and workshops, the collapse of their sales channels, etc. Digitalisation appeared to be suddenly necessary to avoid the full collapse of the business operations.

While some weeks have past since the peak of the pandemic in Europe, most countries are now dealing with restarting the economy under constraints and remaining uncertainties. Fostering digitalisation, especially of traditional economic sectors, appears to be necessary in order to accelerate the economic recovery of those businesses, and providing them possibly with new opportunities for growth such as online sales or internationalisation.

This activity is invitation only, dedicated to people involved in Interreg Europe projects. However, key learnings and presentations will be available shortly afterwards, in a follow-up article. 

Would you like to propose a topic for an online discussion? Contact us through our expert helpdesk and send your request! 

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