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CEPS Ideas Lab · Inequalities in times of Covid-19 · 01/06/2022 · Brussels (Belgium)

June 1, 2022 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

The outbreak of Covid-19 and the unprecedented policy response to mitigate its impacts may have increased and, at the same time, levelled out EU income inequality. What can we say for sure about the impact of Covid-19 on income inequality? Did Covid-19 foster other forms of inequalities? Covid-19 is likely to have interacted with other major trends, like globalisation and technological transformation, which are often considered responsible for increasing inequalities. To what extent has the pandemic marked a change compared to previous trends? Should we expect these changes to be long lasting?

All these questions will be raised at the CEPS Ideas Lab, which is an innovative platform of exchange and co-creation that brings together think tanks from across Europe, representatives of national governments, businesses, NGOs and European institutions to debate key policy issues for Europe. The GI-NI consortium will be present during the CEPS Ideas Lab and will host a parallel session entitled Inequalities in times of Covid-19. Marcel Smolka, Professor of International Economics at the University of Flensburg will represent the GI-NI consortium together with Giorgia Menta (Research Associate at LISER), Ivailo Kafin (Managing Director of Eurofound) and Michael Christi (Economic and Policy Analyst, DG ECFIN, at the European Commission). The session will me moderated by Cinzia Alcidi, Director of Research at CEPS. 

CEPS Ideas Lab: Peace and prosperity for Europe: An impossible dream? will be held the 1st of June 2022, in Brussels. The aim is to provide a high-level intellectual forum for exchanging views on the wide range of current and pressing issues facing the EU. The debates are open, insightful and impactful, with the active participation of policy makers, researchers and representatives of industry and civil society. 

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June 1, 2022
10:30 am - 12:00 pm




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