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Plenary D The future of jobs – is unemployment inevitable?

Friday 26 September 11:10-13:00

Room: Belgium

Plenary D The future of jobs – is unemployment inevitable?

This session sets out to debate the latest knowledge on how unemployment is developing across Europe and what this implies for the future of the European labour markets and economic development models. Is unemployment inevitable in the medium to long run? If yes, what will this imply for the future of the social and economic developments? Are specific groups in society prone to remain unemployed in the medium to long run? To what extent should one distinguish youth unemployment from unemployment in general, and what does this imply for policy proposals? What policies are needed to bring down unemployment?

Speakers:

− Prakash Loungani, Advisor in the Research Department of the International Monetary Fund - PRESENTATION

− Christine Erhel, Centre d’études de l’emploi (CEE) and University Paris 1 - PRESENTATION

− Andrew Watt, Macroeconomic Policy Institute (IMK) of the Hans Böckler Foundation - PRESENTATION

− Maria Helena André, Bureau for Workers' Activities (ACTRAV)

− Ulla Tørnæs, Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe (ALDE) in the European Parliament, Vice-Chair of the Committee on Employment and Social Affairs

− Agnes Jongerius, S&D Group in the European Parliament, Vice-Chair of the Committee on Employment and Social Affairs

Moderator: Martin Myant, ETUI

Next: Plenary E: Conference closure – is precarity the only vision for the future?

Interpretation in EN-ES-FR-IT