Macroeconomics, Monetary Policy, European Governance
Senior Economist at EAP Division, OECD,
Minister for Finance, Malta,
Senior Researcher, Institute for Employment Research (IAB),
Director General of Economic Policy Department, Ministry for Finance of Malta,
Chairman, Employment and Training Corporation of Malta,
Professor of Social Inclusion, University of Portsmouth,
Deputy Head of Unit, European Commission - DG Employment and Social Affairs,
Deputy Governor, Central Bank of Malta,
In the framework of our 10th anniversary celebrations, Bruegel is
organising a series of events in the capitals of our member states. These debates, talks and conferences will bring crucial European topics to audiences across the continent.
The goal of active labour market policies is to increase employment opportunities for job seekers and improve the matching between available jobs and qualified workers. Given the current labour market situation in the EU, these policies appear to be essential today. We have witnessed a significant increase in the unemployment rate of many EU states since the beginning of the crisis, in particular a rise in long-term unemployment and youth unemployment.
This workshop took stock of the current labour situation in the EU and assessed the effectiveness of various active labour market policies in helping enable smooth and fast job transitions. Which policies could best reduce unemployment in European countries?