Our economies and societies will be shaped by major trends in the coming years. Aging, climate change, globalisation and digitalisation will impact the way Europeans live, work, interact and do business.
These mega-trends will have a significant impact on taxation – challenging previously stable sources of revenue and offering new opportunities for public income. At the same, taxation will have a substantial contribution to make in responding to these new and emerging challenges, as well as to supporting the green and digital transitions.
This is why the European Commission is launching the Tax Symposium on 28 November 2022 in Brussels - a high-level event to reflect on the right tax mix for the EU over the next 20-30 years. The Symposium will be preceded by a series of run-up events to feed the debate, which will consider how to re-design our tax systems in the face of the structural changes ahead.
The Tax Symposium will stimulate a broad debate, covering all types of taxes, collected at all levels of governance. It will also offer the opportunity to delve into specific aspects of the tax mix, and consider their long-term perspectives.