A Lunchtime Seminar hosted by ESC, DSPI and INET Convened by Martin Seeleib-Kaiser (Oxford Institute of Social Policy)

Improving Employment in Europe: Opportunities and Constraints

“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?”

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

Friday 3rd October 2014, 12pm

Seminar Room, European Studies Centre, 70 Woodstock Road

A light lunch will be provided
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