Study Presentation - Inequalities and the European Semester

Thursday, 8 October 2020
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SOLIDAR, FEPS, the Kalevi Sorsa Foundation (Finland), Progresiva (Slovenia) and Fondazione Pietro Nenni (Italy), invite you to their conference on socioeconomic inequalities in EU economic governance taking place on the 8th of October from 14.00 to 16.30.

At this occasion we will present a study titled Inequalities and the European Semester, authored by Prof. Lorenza Antonucci and Dr. Francesco Corti.

The research explores ways to better address inequalities in European economic governance and proposes a new framework to address the current Semester's limitations by:

  • considering the rising socio-economic insecurity of the European lower-middle classes;
  • connecting the social and economic aspects of the Semester;
  • exploiting the redistributive effects of taxation.

The study puts forward a set of 9 recommendations for a new Semester that truly tackles inequalities. 

The outcomes of the research will be discussed with policy makers and academics from both a European and a national perspective. Speakers include Commissioner Nicolas Schmit of Jobs and Social Rights, Bart Vanhercke, Director of the European Social Observatory and Mikael Leyi, Secretary General of SOLIDAR. We will also have national representatives from Denmark, Finland, Italy (tbc) and Portugal.