Active labour market policies, what works?
How are Europe's labour markets performing, and what policies can best help them function?
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?
14.45 - 15.00
15.00 - 15.20
Edward Scicluna, Minister for Finance, Malta
15.20 - 16.30
16.30 - 18.00
Active labour market policies
Chair: Alfred Mifsud, Deputy Governor, Central Bank of Malta
Clyde Caruana, Chairman, Employment and Training Corporation of Malta
Dan Finn, Professor of Social Inclusion, University of Portsmouth
Regina Konle-Seidl, Senior Researcher, Institute for Employment Research (IAB)
Paul Swaim, Senior Economist at EAP Division, OECD
Deputy Head of Unit, European Commission - DG Employment and Social Affairs
Chairman, Employment and Training Corporation of Malta
Professor of Social Inclusion, University of Portsmouth
Senior Researcher, Institute for Employment Research (IAB)
Deputy Governor, Central Bank of Malta
Director General of Economic Policy Department, Ministry for Finance of Malta
Minister for Finance, Malta
Senior Economist at EAP Division, OECD
Location & Contact
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