Welfare, Wealth and Work for Europe

Workshoptitle:

Welfare, Wealth and Work for Europe – A social and environmental transition for a dynamic Europe

Guests:

Marina Fischer-Kowalski – Alpen Adria University Klagenfurt
Thomas Leoni – Austrian Institute of Economic Research
Claudia Kettner – Austrian Institute of Economic Research
Johanna Vogel – Environment Agency Austria
Christin ter Braak-Forstinger – PVA Advisory

Panel chair:

Margit Schratzenstaller – Austrian Institute of Economic Research

Language:

English

Short description:

The overall vision of the four year lasting research project “WWWforEurope” is that by 2050 Europe will have become a role model for a dynamic, open, and pluralistic economic area characterised by limited income differences, absolute decline of emissions and resource use and positive spill-overs to neighbours and the world at large. In the short and medium run this will mean fostering dynamics and employment via consolidation and reprogramming, while in the long run Europe should become front-runner in a socio-ecological transition with high priority of sustainability and Beyond GDP goals.
This session will provide insights in the main outcomes of the project with particular focus on the concept of high road competitiveness, on indicators for sustainable development, an introduction to the idea of adapting welfare states through social investments (from public and private sources) as well as a historic overview on socio-ecological transitions

Organised by:

Austrian Institute of Economic Research

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