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Economic and social futures in Europe

  • Date(s)
    2 December 2014
  • Time
    13.00 - 16.00
  • Location
    Brussels
Economic and social futures in Europe

Social investment and Europe 2020

Policy Network and Solidar will hold a roundtable workshop on European social policy and the EU 2020 agenda at its mid-term.

Experts will put forward policy proposals on how European welfare states can adapt effectively to face the future and tackle structural inequalities and new social risks. There will also be a focus on the priorities of the new EU commission in terms of giving more bite to the social dimension of EMU.

Speakers include:

Ben Ansell, professor of comparative democratic institutions in the Department of Politics and International Relations, Oxford
Patrick Diamond, vice-chair of Policy Network 
Lieve Fransen, director of social policies, DG Social, Employment and Inclusion, European Commission
Maria Jepsen, director of the research department, European Trade Union Institute (ETUI)
Philippe Lamberts, Member of the European parliament
Roger Liddle, chair of Policy Network
Conny Reuter, Secretary General of SOLIDAR
Ania Skrzypek, senior research fellow, Foundation of European Progressive Studies (FEPS)
Joß Steinke, Head of Social, Employment, Europe, Arbeiterwohlfahrt Germany
Duncan Tree, Head of Policy and Performance, CSV UK
Bart Vanhercke, director, European Social Observatory (OSE) 

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