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

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Hauptschule
Breakout / Panel
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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

Research Director, Head of Department, Istat - Central Director at the Italian Statistical Institute Director of Statistics and Chief Statistician of OECD - Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development Full Professor of Economic Statistics at the Rome University, Tor Vergata President of Istat - Italian Statistical Institute
1983-2000
2001-2009
since 2002
2009-2013

Dr. Janneke PLANTENGA

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

Studies Economics Assistant Professor, Economische Faculteit, University of Groningen Associate Professor, Economisch Instituut / CIAV, Utrecht University, Utrecht Ph.D., University of Groningen Assistant Professor, Utrecht University School of Economics, Utrecht Professor (Chair: Social-Economic Aspects of Child Care), Interuniversity Center for Social Science Theory and Methodology (ICS), University of Groningen
1975-1981
1981-1985
1985-2000
1993
2000-2005
2000-2005

Political Symposium

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29.08.2015

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

30.08.2015

09:00 - 10:00 Genocide: Terminology, Dimension, Prevention Partner
12:00 - 14:00 Opening Plenary
14:30 - 16:00 Muddling Through or Starting Anew? Plenary
16:30 - 18:00 Maintaining Peace and Security in Times of Growing Instability Plenary
17:30 - 19:00 Focusing on Security Policy Partner
18:00 - 20:00 Reception Social
20:00 - 21:30 Young Talents – Los Colorados Culture

31.08.2015

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

01.09.2015

07:00 - 07:30 InDignity Plenary
07:30 - 08:15 Existential Risks Plenary
08:45 - 10:15 Sustainable Development Goals: From Aspirations to Reality Plenary
10:15 - 10:30 Concluding Remarks Plenary