On 26 October, Bruegel is organizing an interactive brainstorming seminar on Growth, Productivity and Social Progress in Europe. This is a closed-door, high-level workshop for a selected number of experts in the field.
Once upon a time, Europe had it all: high economic and productivity growth and rapid social progress. These days seem behind us, at least in some countries. Can productivity growth and social progress be made to work hand-in-hand once again in these countries? What are the conditions for re-establishing a virtuous circle between economic and social conditions? What are the experiences of various European countries in this regard? And how does the digital economy fit into the equation? The purpose of the seminar will be to reflect on whether and how President Juncker’s initiative on a European Pillar of Social Rights can contribute to revive productivity growth and social progress in Europe.
This closed-door workshop will be held between 14.30-16.30.
This event is only open to Bruegel members and a small group of selected invitees.
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