I was honored to be invited to the Strategica Conference on two occasions, once as a keynote speaker, and a second time, as an author of one of the accepted papers in the conference’s proceedings. Strategica  provides a valuable forum for policymakers and academic social scientists to discuss crucial global problems, including sustainability, the pandemic effects, and the European Green Deal.  In a short period of time, this conference became an important platform where social scientists can share solutions on how to tackle some of the most pressing problems of today’s society. Strategica also builds bridges between institutions around the globe and creates various avenues of collaboration between academics and policymakers from various countries.