The world has changed drastically in a matter of days, and in Europe, these changes are set to reshape the entire nature and ethos of the European project.

As Russia’s invasion of Ukraine continues to take a heavy toll, the heads of state and government gathering in Versailles today and tomorrow (10-11 March) will need to take actions that support Ukraine while also shoring up the bloc’s own strategic autonomy from Moscow.

The European Green Deal will be crucial for the success of this strategy.

In a joint commentary published by Euractiv on 10 March, SEI Executive Director Måns Nilsson and other signatories from the Think Sustainable Europe network list six ways that enhanced focus on sustainability could make Europe more sustainable while reinforcing our resilience.