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Questions and Answers on the EU Vaccination Strategy

We invite you to join an exciting virtual panel about the EU Vaccionation Strategy with our top IE Faculty

AIMED AT Undergraduate and Master Degrees
DATE 4th May 2021
TIME 18:00 - 19:00 (GMT +02:00)
EVENT FORMAT Global events
Questions and Answers on the EU Vaccination Strategy

It’s been little more than over a year since the WHO officially declared the coronavirus outbreak a pandemic.

A safe and effective vaccine portfolio is considered our best bet to overcome the pandemic and while vaccine development is a complex process that could take around 10 years to complete, within just a year into the pandemic, four vaccines against covid-19 have been authorized for use in the EU following the scientific recommendations by the European Medicines Agency.

The EU Vaccines Strategy created by The European Commission states that "under its vaccines strategy, the Commission has forged agreements with individual vaccine producers on behalf of EU countries. Once available, proven safe and effective, and authorized at EU level, all Member States will have access to COVID-19 vaccines at the same time and the distribution will be done on a per capita basis to ensure fair access."

However due to delays in deliveries, skepticism about side-effects, the complexity of coordination amongst national governments, and criticism towards the long and limiting bureaucracy within the EU, the vaccination campaign promptly came under fire. Some EU countries even began talks separately with the main pharma companies to score jabs on their own.

What lessons can we take away from this situation? Why isn't the EU Vaccination Strategy working as originally planned and why is it lagging behind? Why are some countries within the EU going significantly faster than others if there is a common strategy created by Brussels?

Join us in this online panel with our top faculty members where we will discuss what we've learned so far in the EU vaccination strategy that was originally designed to be a landmark in European solidarity.

We hope you can join us!

Our speakers

Professor of Global Governance & Development | Executive Director, IE Transatlantic Relations Initiative

Waya Quiviger is currently a Professor of Practice in Global Governance & Development and the Executive Director of the Transatlantic Relations Initiative at IE School of Global and Public Affairs.

She is also the lead coordinator of the annual Transatlantic Conference in collaboration with the Belfer Center at the Harvard Kennedy School and the Fundación Rafael del Pino.

Professor IE Law School

Johanna Jacobsson is a lawyer specialized in international economic law. Her fields of expertise are international trade law (especially preferential trade agreements, services trade and digital trade) and the EU’s internal market law and external trade relations. Johanna’s current research interests lie especially in the effects of technology and digitisation on international trade and business.

Professor of Comparative Politics and International Relations in IE School of Global and Public Affairs P