Programme

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9.30 a.m.          Registration of participants and coffee

10 a.m.             Welcome and introduction

  • Javier Doz Orrit, President of the Study Group for "Lessons learned for avoiding the severity of austerity policies in the EU"
  • Joost van Iersel, President of the Section for Economic and Monetary Union and Economic and Social Cohesion (ECO), European Economic and Social Committee (EESC)

Lessons learned for avoiding the severity of austerity policies in the EU

  • José Custódio Leirião, Rapporteur for the EESC own-initiative opinion on " Lessons learned for avoiding the severity of austerity policies in the EU"

Coordinate wage adjustment or fear deflation

  • Xavier Timbeau, Principal Director, Observatoire français des conjonctures économiques (OFCE), Sciencespo Paris

Institutional experiences with the crisis management and the way forward

  • Roy Dickinson, Adviser - Policy, strategy and communication, DG ECFIN, European Commission
  • Jeffrey Franks, Director, IMF Europe Office

Civil society perspective on the crisis management

  • Sotiria Theodoropoulou, Senior Researcher, Economic, employment and social sciences, European Trade Union Institute
  • James Watson, Director, Business Europe

Debate

Concluding remarks

  • José Custódio Leirião, Rapporteur for the EESC own-initiative opinion on " Lessons learned for avoiding the severity of austerity policies in the EU"

1 p.m.          End of hearing

 

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Interpretation from: ES/DE/ET/EL/EN/FR/PT/SK  into: ES/ET/EN/FR/PT