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08: Inequality of Outcome and Inequality of Opportunity: Two Incompatible Sides of the Same Coin?

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During the current economic crisis inequalities have increased, causing a considerable threat to social cohesion. Inequality is not limited to income or wealth but also includes inequality of access to public services, which in the long run might be more pervasive and damaging than income inequality. We will look at where inequalities originate and why they persist. What are the social and political implications of rising inequalities? What policies are needed in order to reduce inequality, make growth more inclusive and provide equal opportunities across society? Are current policies able to do so?

Dean, European Investment Bank Institute, Luxembourg
Director Social Policies, DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion, European Commission, Brussels
Former Italian Minister of Labour and Social Policies; Professor of Economic Statistics, University of Tor Vergata, Rome
Chair of Economics of the Welfare State, Utrecht University School of Economics, Utrecht

Lieve FRANSEN

Director Social Policies, DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion, European Commission, Brussels

 Director, Research Programme on sexual and reproductive health, Kenya
 Director, Tropical Institute, Antwerp
 Task Manager, Research Programme on pregnant women and new-borns, Rwanda
 Public Health Advisor, Ministries of Health of Mozambique, Kenya, Rwanda and the Cape Verde islands

Ph.D. Enrico GIOVANNINI

Former Italian Minister of Labour and Social Policies; Professor of Economic Statistics, University of Tor Vergata, Rome

2001-2009 Director of Statistics and Chief Statistician of OECD - Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
since 2002 Full Professor of Economic Statistics at the Rome University, Tor Vergata
2009-2013 President of Istat - Italian Statistical Institute
2013-2014 Minister of Labour and Social Policies in the Italian Government

Dr. Janneke PLANTENGA

Chair of Economics of the Welfare State, Utrecht University School of Economics, Utrecht

1981-1985 Assistant Professor, Economische Faculteit, University of Groningen
1985-2000 Associate Professor, Economisch Instituut / CIAV, Utrecht University, Utrecht
1993 Ph.D., University of Groningen
2000-2005 Assistant Professor, Utrecht University School of Economics, Utrecht
2000-2005 Professor (Chair: Social-Economic Aspects of Child Care), Interuniversity Center for Social Science Theory and Methodology (ICS), University of Groningen
since 2005 Professor (Chair: Economics of the Welfare State), Utrecht University School of Economics, Utrecht

Political Symposium

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29.08.2015

16:00 - 17:30The Grand Bargain of Humanitarian Assistance: How to Mobilise More Aid and Make It More Effective?Partner

30.08.2015

09:00 - 10:00Genocide: Terminology, Dimension, PreventionPartner
12:00 - 14:00OpeningPlenary
14:30 - 16:00Muddling Through or Starting Anew?Plenary
16:30 - 18:00Maintaining Peace and Security in Times of Growing InstabilityPlenary
17:30 - 19:00Focusing on Security PolicyPartner
18:00 - 20:00ReceptionSocial
20:00 - 21:30Young Talents – Los ColoradosCulture

31.08.2015

06:00 - 07:00Breakfast ClubBreakout
07:30 - 10:00Breakout Session 01: Success! The Do’s and Don’ts of Changemaking in EuropeBreakout
07:30 - 10:00Breakout Session 02: Wartime Journalism: The Case of UkraineBreakout
07:30 - 10:00Breakout Session 03: Losing Out: Paths to Radicalism?Breakout
07:30 - 10:00Breakout Session 04: Austria in the EU: 20 Years of Experiences and ExpectationsBreakout
07:30 - 10:00Breakout Session 05: Eradication of Energy Poverty: A Key to Reducing InequalityBreakout
07:30 - 10:00Breakout Session 06: New Paradigms for European SecurityBreakout
07:30 - 10:00Breakout Session 07: Does the EU Drive (In-)Equality?Breakout
07:30 - 10:00Breakout Session 08: Inequality of Outcome and Inequality of Opportunity: Two Incompatible Sides of the Same Coin?Breakout
07:30 - 10:00Breakout Session 09: Interoperability in Humanitarian Operations: From Coexistence to CooperationBreakout
07:30 - 10:00Breakout Session 10: Young Refugees in Europe: Missed Opportunities – Future Chances?Breakout
10:00 - 11:30Lunch ReceptionSocial
11:30 - 14:00Breakout Session 11: Inclusiveness: The Key to Sustained ProsperityBreakout
11:30 - 14:00Breakout Session 12: Authoritarianism on the Rise: A New Global Competitor for DemocracyBreakout
11:30 - 14:00Breakout Session 13: The Unequal State: How Inequality Blocks Society’s Creativity and How to Achieve Radical ChangeBreakout
11:30 - 14:00Breakout Session 14: Integrating People | Knowledge | Potential: Recognition of Migrant’s SkillsBreakout
11:30 - 14:00Breakout Session 15: The EU Member States: Giants, Dwarfs and Those in Between?Breakout
11:30 - 14:00Breakout Session 16: Towards More Union in European DefenceBreakout
11:30 - 14:00Breakout Session 17: How to Make TTIP Inclusive for All? Towards a Fair World Trade OrderBreakout
11:30 - 14:00Breakout Session 18: Sustainable Development Goals: Why Should Europe Care?Breakout
11:30 - 14:00Breakout Session 19: The Inequality of Climate ChangeBreakout
11:30 - 14:00Breakout Session 20: Games Politicians Should PlayBreakout
15:00 - 16:30Dead-End Europe? Asylum and Refugee Policy in FocusPlenary
17:00 - 18:30The EU and Russia: Rivals, Opponents, Partners?Plenary
19:00 - 20:30CANCELED – Late Night Talk: Islam, “Islamic State” and ViolencePlenary

01.09.2015

07:00 - 07:30InDignityPlenary
07:30 - 08:15Existential RisksPlenary
08:45 - 10:15Sustainable Development Goals: From Aspirations to RealityPlenary
10:15 - 10:30Concluding RemarksPlenary