WWWforEurope at the 12th EUROFRAME Conference

Conference topic: Challenges for Europe 2050

Vienna, Austria, 12 June 2015

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The EUROFRAME group of research institutes (CASE, CPB, DIW, ESRI, ETLA, IfW, NIESR, OFCE, PROMETEIA, WIFO) held its twelfth annual Conference on economic policy issues in the European Union in Vienna on June 12th, 2015. The aim of the conference was to provide an economic forum for debate on economic policy issues relevant in the European context.

In a policy panel, the central theses of WWWforEurope's synthesis report were discussed with stakeholders to gain valuable feedback. Karl Aiginger, Margit Schratzenstaller and Kurt Bayer offered perspectives on reconciling environmental sustainability and socio-economic targets, with commends by John FitzGerald (ESRI) and Albert van der Horst (CPB).

 

Opening address by Karl Aiginger, WIFO: "Challenges for Europe 2050"
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Policy panel:

Chair: Andreas Schnauder, Der Standard

How to reconcile environmental sustainability and full employment?
Miklós Antal, Central European University and external WIFO Associate

Respecting biophysical boundaries while also fulfilling socio-­economic targets
Karl Aiginger, WIFO

Contribution of the public sector to sustainable development
Margit Schratzenstaller, Heinz Handler, Markus Leibrecht, WIFO

Reforms: Conditions & Barriers
Kurt Bayer, ex-­EBRD, WIIW, WIFO

Comments by John FitzGerald (ESRI) and Albert van der Horst (CPB)