Study Presentation - Inequalities and the European Semester

  • Date: Oct 8, 2020 02:00 PM - 4:30 PM - Online

Since its inception, the European Semester has attracted interest in its effects on the EU’s social outcomes. Nevertheless, the Semester lacks a framework to monitor socio-economic inequalities within member states.

Dr Lorenza Antonucci and Dr Francesco Corti propose a new framework to address the current Semester's limitations by:

  1. considering the rising socio-economic insecurity of the European lower-middle classes;
  2. connecting the social and economic aspects of the Semester;
  3. exploiting the redistributive effects of taxation. In their study, Inequalities in the European Semester, they develop a set of 9 recommendations for a new Semester to deeply tackle inequalities.

Join us for the presentation of the study, co-organised with FEPS, Kalevi Sorsa Foundation (FI), Fondazione Pietro Nenni (IT) and Progresiva (SI). With academics, policymakers and civil society representatives we will discuss how to go forward at both the national and European level.

The final programme is available. The confirmed speakers are:

  • László Andor, Secretary General, FEPS
  • Lorenza Antonucci, Associate Professor, School of Social Policy of the University of Birmingham
  • Katia Berti, Head of unit, DG EMPL - Employment and Social Aspects of the European Semester
  • Francesco Corti, Postdoctoral researcher, Università degli Studi di Milano and Associate researcher, Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS)
  • Miguel Costa Matos, Member of the Portuguese Parliament and President of the Juventude Socialista of Lisbon Urban Area
  • Laura de Bonfils, Steering Group member of SDG Watch Europe and Policy and Advocacy Coordinator of Social Platform
  • Mikael Leyi, Secretary General, SOLIDAR
  • Julie Rosenkilde, Director of Nyt Europa, Denmark
  • Maria João Rodrigues, President, FEPS
  • Antton Rönnholm, Secretary General, Social Democratic Party of Finland
  • Nicolas Schmit, European Commissioner for Jobs and Social Rights
  • Markus Seppelin, Finnish Ministerial Counsellor for Social Affairs
  • Bart Vanhercke, Director, European Social Observatory

An Opinion article by the authors on the topic is published in EURACTIV.

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