Next Left Economic Circle - Towards a European Unemployment Insurance Scheme.

Strengthened social cohesion, greater resilience of unemployment insurance in times of national fiscal crisis, and the potential to serve as an automatic stabiliser in the Eurozone. The advantages of a European Unemployment Insurance Scheme appear obvious – but potential merits and political obstacles deserve further discussion. This is the point of departure for our roundtable debate (14:00 to 16:00) on 3rd May 2016 "Towards a European Unemployment Insurance Scheme?" to which you are cordially invited.

The discussion will be introduced by László Andor, former European Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion, and Sebastian Dullien, Professor for International Economics at HTW Berlin, and chaired by Jakob von Weizsäcker, MEP.
The meeting will be held in English and is jointly organised by the Global Progressive Forum, FEPS and the S&D Group.


Please register no later than 27th of April using this form.

Speakers: LaszloAndor and Sebastien Dullien 

László Andor is currently a Visiting Professor at ULB (Brussels) and a Senior Fellow at Hans Boeckler Stiftung (Düsseldorf). From 2010 to 2014 he was European Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion. Prior to that he served on the board of directors of the EBRD (2005-2010). He holds a Ph.D. in economics and has authored, edited or co-edited numerous books on economics and politics. He is a member of the Progressive Economy Scientific Board. 

Sebastian Dullien is Professor for International Economics at HTW Berlin. Since 2011 he is also a Senior Policy Fellow at the European Council on Foreign Relations. Prior he has been working as economics correspondent for the Financial Times Deutschland. He holds a Ph.D. in economics and has authored and contributed to numerous books and articles on economic issues.

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