PROGRESSIVE POLICIES FOR GROWTH & EMPLOYMENT

Introduction

The European Economy remains in crisis. This crisis produces stagnant economies, growing social inequalities and increasing divergence among the EU states. 

In light of the European Elections of 2014 it it was fundamental importance for the European left to clearly define and promote a set of alternative economic policies that can address the log-term structural problems in Europe and their impact on growth, equality and employment.

To this end, the Foundation for European Progressive Studies (FEPS) together with Arbejderbevægelsens Erhvervsråd (AE) organised a one-day conference to present and discuss ideas for policy measures that can put Europe on a different developmental trajectory where job creation and equitable growth takes center stage.

Programme

Presentation of Per Kongshøj Madsen, Professor in Labour Market Research, Centre for
Labour Market Research (CARMA), Aalborg University

Presentation of Andrew Watt, Head of the department Macroeconomic Policy Institute (IMK – Institut für Makroökonomie und Konjunkturforschung) in the Hans-Böckler Foundation

Presentation of Francesco Garibaldo, Director of the Istituto per Lavoro (IPL)

Presentation of Jan Kæraa, Chief economist, LO Landsorganisationen i Danmark

Presentation of Jerome De Henau, Lecturer in Economics, The Open University

Presentation of Stephany Griffith-Jones, Financial Markets Programme Director, Initiative
for Policy Dialogue