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Economic Symposium

Never again full employment? Perspective 2020


Labour and gainful employment in Europe are the main topics of this year s Economic Symposium. The questions up for debate include the following: What does full employment mean? What are the causes of unemployment in Europe? Which are the  growth markets for labour? Where can we identify labour shortages, and where do we see unemployment? Can we return to full employment, and at what wage level? How would full employment be characterised in the future? The Economic Symposium aims to outline the future  market cultures for labour and to work towards convergence between the two poles of  flexibility and  job security .

Economic Symposium

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14:00 - 14:15OpeningPlenary
14:15 - 16:15Full employment in Europe: The labour market amid economic legitimacy and ethical demandsPlenary
16:45 - 17:15Facts and figures: The European labour market in the global contextPlenary
17:15 - 18:15Discussion: The European labour market in the global contextPlenary
20:30 - 23:00Reception hosted by the Austrian National BankSocial


09:00 - 10:30Impulses: Magic word flexicurityPlenary
11:00 - 12:30Discussion: Magic word flexicurity. What can an active labour market policy achieve?Plenary
15:00 - 18:00Arbeitskreis 01: Qualität im Gesundheitswesen - Jobmotor der Zukunft?Breakout
15:00 - 18:00Arbeitskreis 02: Steuern Steuern Beschäftigung?Breakout
15:00 - 18:00Arbeitskreis 04: Bildung und Lebenslanges LernenBreakout
15:00 - 18:00Arbeitskreis 05: Arbeit und MobilitätBreakout
15:00 - 18:00Arbeitskreis 06: Herausforderungen der Arbeitsmärkte in Mittel-/OsteuropaBreakout
15:00 - 18:00Arbeitskreis 08: Arbeitswelt Tourismus und Freizeitwirtschaft - Ein Ausblick in das Jahr 2020Breakout
15:00 - 18:00Arbeitskreis 09: Work-Life-Balance: Ziel oder Widerspruch?Breakout
15:00 - 18:00Arbeitskreis 10: Unternehmen als IntegrationsmotorBreakout
15:00 - 18:00Working Group 03: Chances and constraints of flexibilisation: Labour time, performance, ageBreakout
15:00 - 18:00Working Group 07: Changing values - relentless technology changeBreakout
15:00 - 18:00Working Group 11:Breakout
15:00 - 18:00Working Group 12: Do safe labour structures impede creativity?Breakout
20:30 - 23:00Reception hosted by T-Systems Austria and Tele2Social


09:00 - 12:45Political perspectivesPlenary
12:45 - 13:00Closing wordsPlenary