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Day of Progressive Economic Policy 2021

Online Congress: 28-29 April 2021 Forums (Zoom) - 3 May 2021 Closing Ceremony and Awards (Livestream)

Europe in the Corona Crisis – An Opportunity for a Transformative Re-Start?

More than a year after the outbreak of the Corona pandemic, Europe is still struggling with the economic and social consequences. It has long been clear: the Corona crisis exacerbates existing inequities. Politicians have tried in various ways to stabilise economic performance in Germany and throughout Europe, at least for now. But how sustainable are these measures?

Time to take stock: Are the policy measures and instruments in place suitable to ensure a more stable economic development in the future? Can this policy also make way for positive transformation – for more economic, ecological and social sustainability? What other progressive policies do we need to lead Germany and Europe into a bright future?
 


Speakers – to be added to on an ongoing basis

Gabriele Bischoff

Gabriele Bischoff

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Rafael Laguna de la Vera

Rafael Laguna de la Vera

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Rita Schwarzelühr-Sutter

Rita Schwarzelühr-Sutter

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Björn Hacker

Björn Hacker

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Jens Südekum

Jens Südekum

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Thomas Fricke

Thomas Fricke

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Martin Schulz

Martin Schulz

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Sebastian Dullien

Sebastian Dullien

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Hanna Gersmann

Hanna Gersmann

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Christina Ramb

Christina Ramb

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Joseph E. Stiglitz

Joseph E. Stiglitz

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Anke Rehlinger

Anke Rehlinger

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Gabriel Zucman

Gabriel Zucman

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Santina Bertulessi

Santina Bertulessi

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Emmanuel Saez

Emmanuel Saez

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Anke Plättner

Anke Plättner

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Philippa Sigl-Glöckner

Philippa Sigl-Glöckner

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Astrid Maier

Astrid Maier

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Olaf Scholz

Olaf Scholz

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Michael Vassiliadis

Michael Vassiliadis

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Vítor Constâncio

Vítor Constâncio

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Peter Bofinger

Peter Bofinger

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Anja Piel

Anja Piel

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Paolo Gentiloni

Paolo Gentiloni

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László Andor

László Andor

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David Rinaldi

David Rinaldi

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Saïd El Khadraoui

Saïd El Khadraoui

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Veronika Grimm

Veronika Grimm

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Philipp Staab

Philipp Staab

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The Forums

The forums will take place on Zoom. Registration will start from 7 April 2021.

  • Wednesday, 28 April 2021
    14:00 - 15:30

    FORUM I

    European disparities: reducing social inequality and creating upward convergence

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    Input on the social and regional disparities in the EU

    Björn Hacker, Professor at the University of Applied Sciences (HTW)

    Panel discussion with:

    • Gabriele Bischoff, Member of the European Parliament
    • Santina Bertulessi, Deputy Head of Cabinet, European Commissioner for Jobs and Social Rights
    • Wolfgang Lemb, Full-time member of the IG Metall Executive Committee

    Facilitation:

    David Rinaldi, Director of Studies at the Foundation for European Progressive Studies (FEPS)


    - In Cooperation with DGB (German Trade Union Confederation) and FEPS (Foundation for European Progressive Studies) -

    16:30 - 18:00

    FORUM II

    A sustainable come-back: how to ensure an ecological & just transformation after Corona

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    Panel discussion with:

    • Saïd El Khadraoui, Fellow at the KU Leuven Institute for Public Governance, Founder of Impact Lab and FEPS Special Advisor on the EU Green Deal
    • Veronika Grimm, Member of the German Council of Economic Experts
    • Michael Vassiliadis, Chairman IG BCE
    • Rita Schwarzelühr-Sutter, State Secretary at the Federal Ministry for Environment

    Facilitation:

    Hanna Gersmann, The Correspondents


    - In Cooperation with FEPS (Foundation for European Progressive Studies) -

  • Thursday, 29 April 2021
    14:00 - 15:30

    FORUM III

    Tomorrow´s value creation: What shall our economies be based on in the future?

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    Panel discussion with:

    • Anke Rehlinger, Saarland’s Minister of Economic Affairs
    • Rafael Laguna de la Vera, Founding Director of the Agency for Disruptive Innovations  
    • Prof. Jens Südekum, University Düsseldorf 
    • Roman Zitzelsberger, IG-Metall Baden-Württemberg

    Facilitation:

    Astrid Maier, Xing


    - In Cooperation with IMK (Macroeconomic Policy Institute) at the Hans Böckler Foundation -

    15:35 - 16:15

    SPECIAL SESSION

    Visions for the recovery and progressive taxation for a post-COVID world

    PANEL WILL BE STREAMED ON THIS WEBSITE. NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED.

    Panel discussion with:

    • Paolo Gentiloni, EU Commissioner for Economy, European Commission
    • Joseph E. Stiglitz, Nobel Laureate, Professor at Columbia University

    Facilitation:

    Emma Agyemang, Correspondent, Financial Times

    Presentation of Independent Commission for the Reform of International Corporate Taxation (ICRICT) Report on “Creating a vision for progressive taxation globally for a post-COVID world”

    - In Cooperation with FEPS and ICRICT -

    16:30 - 18:00

    FORUM IV

    Economic stabilisation, social-ecological transformation and full employment: challenges of fiscal and monetary policy in Europe 

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    Political Statement:

    Paolo Gentiloni, Commissioner for Economic and Monetary Affairs and Taxation and Customs Union of the European Commission

    Panel discussion with:

    • Vítor Constâncio, Professor at the School of Economics & Business Administration at the University of Navarra, former Vice-President of the European Central Bank (ECB)
    • Sebastian Dullien, Research Director at the Macroeconomic Policy Institute (IMK) within the Hans-Böckler-Stiftung
    • Aurore Lalucq, Member of the European Parliament (S&D), there a.o. Member of the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs (ECON) (tbc)
    • Philippa Sigl-Glöckner, Director at the Think Tank Dezernat Zukunft

    Facilitation:

    László Andor, Secretary General of the Foundation for European Progressive Studies (FEPS)

    - In Cooperation with Dezernat Zukunft, Kocheler Kreis, IMK & FEPS -

The closing event on Monday, 3 May 2021

The closing event will be streamed. Registration is not required.

Europe in the Corona Crisis – Opportunity for a Transformative New Start?

17:50

Musical intro by clair-obscur

18:05

Welcome:

Martin Schulz, Chairman of the Board of the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES)

18:15

Panel discussion with the social partners:

  • Anja Piel, Member of the Executive Board of the German Trade Union Confederation (DGB)
  • Christina Ramb, Member of the Executive Board of the Confederation of German Employers’ Associations (BDA)

Moderation:
Anke Plättner, Journalist

Award of the Hans Matthöfer Prize for Economic Publishing

18:50

Greeting:

Norbert Walter-Borjans, Co-Chairman of the Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD)

19:00

Laudation:

  • Peter Bofinger, Professor of Economics at the University of Würzburg, member of the jury
  • Thomas Fricke, Director of the Forum New Economy, columnist at Der Spiegel, member of the jury

Award of the Hans Matthöfer Prize for Economic Publishing2021 to the winners: Gabriel Zucman, Emmanuel Saez und Philipp Staab

19:15

Talk with the award winners:

  • Olaf Scholz, Vice Chancellor and Federal Minister of Finance of the Federal Republic of Germany
  • Gabriel Zucman, Associate Professor of Economics at the University of California, Berkeley
  • Emmanuel Saez, Professor of Economics at the University of California, Berkeley
  • Philipp Staab, Professor of the Sociology of the Future of Work at the Humboldt University in Berlin

Moderation:

Anke Plättner, Journalist

20:00

Congress End

The panel discussions will be held in German and English, simultaneous interpretation will be provided.



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