Jobs in the EU – how can we save them?
After five years of economic crisis, unemployment in the EU is hitting peaks not seen for almost twenty years, household income has declined and the risk of poverty or exclusion is on the rise, especially in countries in Southern and Eastern Europe. A new divide is emerging between countries like Sweden, who have – so far – shown some resilience and countries that seem trapped in a downward spiral. In its 2013 Employment and Social Development Report, the Commission proposes how appropriate reforms of the labour market, welfare and wage systems, improved tax system designs and matching could address these problems.
Welcome to listen to and discuss the findings of the report and the measures it proposes with Guido Vanderseypen from the Commission's DG Employment, Monika Arvidsson from the Labour Movement's Thinktank (Arbetarrörelsens Tankesmedja) and Sverker Rudeberg from the Confederation of Swedish Enterprise (Svenskt Näringsliv).
Date: Wednesday 27 February 2013
Time: 13.00–14.15 (sandwich lunch offered from 12.30)
Venue: Europahuset, Regeringsgatan 65, plan 2, Stockholm.
Register at: firstname.lastname@example.org by 25 February 2013. Kindly mention "27/2" in the subject-line.