Sakharov debate 2021: Covid-19 and Intergenerational Equity
03 December 2021, 11:00 am–1:00 pm
For the 11th consecutive year, the European Institute is partnering with the European Parliament Information Office in the UK on the Sakharov Debate.
Co-hosted with the European Parliament Liaison Office in the UK
Europe House and online32 Smith SquareLondonSW1P 3EU
The Covid-19 pandemic has presented a disproportionate risk for older generations, and required extraordinary sacrifices from the young – underlining concerns about intergenerational equity, already looming large as a result of austerity and the climate emergency.
As governments across Europe aim to ‘build back better’, the 2021 Sakharov debate, will explore the impacts of the pandemic on older and younger generations; policy approaches to intergenerational equity; and youth perspectives on a sustainable, post-Covid European society.
The Sakharov debate is an annual public event held in honour of the European Parliament's Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought, bringing together academics, law-makers and civil society to discuss topical issues with a human rights dimension
Hashtag for the event: #SakharovUK
Emma NELSON, Presenter and reporter for France 24, Classic FM, Monocle24, and BBC London News