Investing in the Future of Europe: Building EU’s Own Resources

Event details


Tuesday May 30th


9:30 am - 6:00 pm



Opening Statement by Gabriel Zucman

Opening Statement by Gerassimos Thomas

Panel 1 – The Future of Corporate Taxation

Keynote – Ruud de Mooij: How to Tackle Tax Avoidance?

Panel 2 – Fighting Tax Avoidance More Effectively

Keynote – Rita de la Feria: The Future of VAT: Perspectives of Reforms

Panel 3 – Should Wealth Be Taxed?

EU Tax Observatory – Young Researcher Award

Closing Statement by Gabriel Zucman


Event Summary

The EU Tax Observatory organises its annual high-level policy event in Brussels on the 30th of May 2023. As a landmark event in tax evasion and tax avoidance policy in Europe, the annual meeting provides a space that brings together leading academics, stakeholders and policymakers with the purpose of reviewing past developments, study new evidence and project policy for the future.

Entitled “Investing in the Future of Europe: Building the EU’s Own Resources”, this year’s theme will focus on three timely areas. Firstly, the morning session will discuss new forms of taxation in the EU. Several options such as Pillar 1, BEFIT or Digital Service Taxes have been suggested to change the tax base and create a tax system that aligns better with the challenges of the 21st century. The discussion will take stock and draw conclusions on new forms of taxation. Secondly, the first afternoon session will discuss how to effectively tackle tax avoidance. This topic touches upon the ongoing concerns related to the use of shell companies and to the role of enablers in fostering tax avoidance by both companies and individuals. Finally, the third session will discuss the potential and limitation of taxing the wealth of individuals. In a world of increasing inequalities, calls for making wealthy citizens contribute more to the future of Europe have been more vocal and this discussion aims to reflect the current policy developments.


? May 30th, 2023 | 9.30 am – 6 pm (CET)

?Sofitel Brussels Europe

? This event will NOT be live streamed.



Registration for this event is now closed.



This event is co-funded by the European Union.