Improving Employment in Europe: Opportunities and Constraints

Past Event

03 October 2014, 1:00pm

European Studies Centre
70 Woodstock Road, Oxford, OX2 6JF

This seminar is hosted by The Institute for New Economic Thinking at the Oxford Martin School, the European Studies Centre, and the Department of Social Policy and Intervention

Speaker: László Andor, Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion, EU Commission

Creating employment has become a major challenge in Europe. A number of European countries have been confronted with high unemployment, especially youth unemployment. Within the European Council the debate seems to be dominated by those demanding more structural reforms and austerity, whilst a number of economists are calling for an urgent expansion of demand. In addition, some countries have witnessed a significant increase in EU migration, leading politicians to question the principle of freedom of movement, whilst in countries of origin political debates have highlighted the issue of 'brain drain'. What are the opportunities and constraints facing policymakers to solve the conundrum of the EU employment crisis?

Convened by Martin Seeleib-Kaiser (Oxford Institute of Social Policy)

A light lunch will be provided

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