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9.30 a.m. | Registration of participants

10 a.m. | Welcome address and introduction

  • Joost van Iersel, President, Section for Economic and Monetary Union and Economic and Social Cohesion (ECO), European Economic and Social Committee (EESC)
  • Plamen Dimitrov, EESC Rapporteur on Wealth Inequality in Europe and President of the Confederation of Independent Trade Unions in Bulgaria (CITUB)

Institutional perspectives: why should we care about wealth inequality?

  • Karl Pichelmann, Senior Adviser in Charge of the Macroeconomic Dialogue, DG ECFIN, European Commission
  • Aurel Schubert, Director-General for Statistics, European Central Bank (ECB)
  • Javi López, Member of the European Parliament, rapporteur on "Combating inequalities as a lever to boost job creation and growth"

Wealth inequality in Europe: scenarios for the future

  • Wiemer Salverda, Professor of Labour Market and Inequality, Amsterdam Centre for Inequality Studies, University of Amsterdam
  • Wilfried Altzinger, Chair, Research Institute Economics of Inequality, Vienna University of Economics and Business

Wealth inequality in Europe: what policy response do we need?

  • Esther Lynch, Confederal Secretary, European Trade Union Confederation
  • Rebekah Smith, Senior Adviser Social Affairs, BusinessEurope
  • Conny Reuter, Secretary-General, Solidar, and Co-Chair, EESC Liaison Group with Civil Society Organisations and Networks

Summary and conclusions

  • Plamen Dimitrov, EESC Rapporteur on Wealth Inequality in Europe and President of CITUB
  • Joost van Iersel, President of the ECO Section, EESC

1 p.m. |  End of hearing

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