15 December, 2011 | (01 hr)

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In cooperation with the Centre for European Policy Studies, the European Social Observatory and theSlovak Governance Institute.

This webcast will focus on European labour markets and the impact the current crisis will have on its mid and long term issues. It is the first of a comprehensive series which is an integral part of NEUJOBS. NEUJOBS is a European Commission FP7 funded consortium aimed at giving a comprehensive picture of the European labour markets in 2025. It sheds light on the big question if and how actual EU labor market developments will have an impact on major socio-ecological, societal, territorial and skills transitions.

  • What impact does the sluggish growth environment have on the mid-to long-term expectations with regard to unemployment as well as the composition of the labor force, from the perspective of skills, occupations and industries?
  • What are the differences between European countries, and between Europe and the United States.
  • When taking an even longer term perspective, how will the labour market shape up once we get onto a renewed path of growth, driven by changes in demography, education and innovation?

Bart van Ark - The Conference Board, Daniel Gros - The Centre for European Policy Studies and Iain Begg - London School of Economics will outline a number of scenarios, discuss the impact of growth scenarios for several sectors of the European economy and, analyse how Europe might gain an advantage over other economies by reshaping the labor market through a process of socio-ecological transition.  



Iain Begg

Iain Begg
Professorial Research Fellow
London School of Economics and Political Science

Iain Begg is a Professorial Research Fellow at the European Institute, London School of Economics and Political Science. His main research work is on the political economy of European integration and EU economic governance. He has directe... Full Bio

Daniel Gros

Daniel Gros
Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS)

Daniel Gros is currently the Director of the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS), a European think tank. He worked for the CEPS from 1986 to 1988 and has worked there continuously since 1990. His current research primarily focuses o... Full Bio

Bart van Ark, Ph.D.

Bart van Ark, Ph.D. (Moderator)
Executive Vice President., Chief Economist & Chief Strategy Officer
The Conference Board

Bart van Ark is executive vice president, chief economist & chief strategy officer of The Conference Board. He leads a team of almost two dozen economists in New York, Brussels and Beijing who produce a range of widely watched economic indicat... Full Bio


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