Inequality: The Great Challenge of our Time

07 June 2017, 09h00 - 13h00, public debate at the European Parliament (ASP3H1)

(CC BY 2.0) Monopoly by William Warby

A joint event of Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung and Social Europe Journal, hosted by Javi López, European Parliament Rapporteur on "Combating inequalities as a lever to boost job creation and growth"

Program: Download to conference program

Registration online: Link to registration form

The aim of this event is twofold, to share a common minimum diagnosis on the situation of income and wealth inequality, its evolution in the last decades and the main trends for the future, specifically in European terms. At the same time, we will discuss about specific public policies as a response at national and European level, compatible with growth and the creation of quality employment, but also with the aim of rebuilding the social contract in our societies and regaining confidence in our liberal democratic institutions. The discussion will have to take into account the Own-Initiative report in process in the European Parliament, "Combating inequalities as a lever to boost job creation and growth" which Javi López is the European Parliament Rapporteur.

Among the speakers we have the pleasure to welcome:

  • Kate Pickett, Professor of Epidemiology in the Department of Health Sciences at the University of York and the University's Research Champion for Justice and Equality
  • Michael Dauderstädt, managing director of Dietz-Verlag and up to 2013 was director of the division for Economic and Social Policy of the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung
  • David Lizoain, graduated from Harvard University with a degree in Economics and from the LSE with a Masters in Development Studies; He worked as an economist and in the Cabinet of the President of Catalonia, currently he is economic adviser to the socialist group in the Spanish parliament.
  • Patrick Diamond, lecturer in public policy at Queen Mary University of London, vice-Chair of the think-tank Policy Network and a member of the Advisory Board of the Social Market Foundation
  • Lorenza Antonucci, Senior/Research Lecturer (Associate Professor) in Social Policy and Sociology at Teesside University, Middlesbrough
  • Henning Meyer, Editor-in-Chief of Social Europe, Director of New Global Strategy Ltd.and Research Associate at LSE Public Policy Group (PPG), London School of Economics and Political Science

Interpretation EN-ES is provided.

Contact: Stephan.Thalhofer(at)

Registration online: Link to registration form

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