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Call for Papers: 2nd WWWforEurope Best Paper Award

The submission deadline has been extended to February 15th, 2015. See the call for papers for details.

Thomas Wieser's WWWforEurope Lecture online now!

Watch Thomas Wieser's WWWforEurope Lecture "Europe in global competition: Which alternatives, which distribution effects?" online now.

Video of László Andor's WWWforEurope Lecture online

The WWWforEurope Lecture "A Basic European Unemployment Insurance" by former EU Commissioner László Andor can be watched online now.

WWWforEurope Newsletter October 2014

The WWWforEurope Newsletter 4/2014 has been published!

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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement no. 290647.




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EU Commissioner Lázló Andor's WWWforEurope Lecture is now online!

Former EU Commissioner's Lázló Andor's WWWforEurope Lecture on "A Basic European Unemployment Insurance" is now viewable online. Click here for the video, a full text of the speech, background material, and media coverage.


Figure of the Month



Countries which are more open to trade have higher expenditures on labour market policies to compensate losers of globalisation and trade liberalisation.

The figure shows the slightly positive correlation between the volume of trade (as % of GDP) and public expenditures on Active Labour Market Programs (as % of GDP) in OECD countries, 1985-2011. Read more in: Zareh Asatryan, Sebastian Braun, Wolfgang Lechthaler, Mariya Mileva and Catia Montagna, "Compensating the losers of free trade", WWWforEurope Working Paper No. 63, June 2014