The Resilient Futures Programme seeks to address the timely issue of whether European financial institutions are able to cope with global financial uncertainty, and whether our energy sourcing and supply is efficient and sustainable.
The Industry and Parliament Trust’s (IPT) Resilient Futures programme, working in collaboration with the European Commission Representation in the UK, University of Birmingham, Energy UK and the British Bankers’ Association, aims to stimulate debate on the two key areas of European legislation: finance and energy. The programme seeks to explore these areas, whilst concurrently teaching greater understanding of how the European institutions function.
Within the context of financial resilience, the project will consider whether the UK’s participation in the EU’s banking union fosters significant benefits or consequences. In addition, the programme will explore whether EU policy helps or hinders the addressing of energy and environmental challenges. As such, the focus will be on two policy areas:
Finance: banking union, resilience, and the repercussions for financial services;
Energy: the relationship between EU energy legislation and UK energy landscape, making energy resilient.