26.3.2015 Conference: Investment-led Strategies for Growth and Jobs in Europe

It is increasingly evident that growth and jobs in Europe can only be created by meaningful increases investment into core sectors of the European economy. With this in mind, the FEPS and the Kalevi Sorsa Foundation organise a high-level conference to discuss feasible investment-led growth strategies for Europe.

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Time: 26.3.2015 at 14:30-18:30
Location: Korjaamo Culture Factory, Töölönkatu 51 a-b, Helsinki

Six years since the outbreak of the North Atlantic financial crisis the European Economy is still struggling to return to a path of sustainable economic growth. It is increasingly evident that growth and jobs in Europe can only be created by meaningful increases investment into core sectors of the European economy.

In November 2014 European Commission President, Jean-Claude Juncker, announced a 315-billion-euro investment plan to spearhead economic recovery in Europe. Several commentators argue that the plan, while representing a first step in the right direction, it is still not sufficient to bring Europe back onto a sustainable growth trajectory.

With this in mind, the Foundation for European Progressive Studies (FEPS) and Kalevi Sorsa Foundation organise a high-level conference on March 26th in Helsinki (Finland) to discuss feasible investment-led growth strategies for Europe. The conference in held in English.

The event is open and free of charge. Registration is requested by email to info@sorsafoundation.fi

Programme

14:30 – 15:00 Registration

15.00 – 15.15 Opening
Mikko Majander, Director, Kalevi Sorsa Foundation


Giovanni Cozzi, Senior Economist, FEPS

 

15.15 – 16.00 Investment-Led Strategy for Growth and Jobs in Europe
Stephany Griffith-Jones, Financial Markets Director, Initiative for Policy Dialogue, Columbia University

 

16.00 – 16.45 EU Competitiveness and the role of the European Investment Bank and the Investment Plan for Europe
Markus Berndt, Head of Division, Policy and Strategy unit at the European Investment Bank

16.45 – 17.00 Coffee Break

17.00 – 18.30 Comments and Panel Debate: investment-led recovery in Finland and beyond
Vesa Vihriälä, Managing Director, Research Institute of the Finnish Economy
Esa Suominen, State Secretary, Finnish Ministry of Finance
Markus Berndt, Head of Division, Policy and Strategy Unit at the European Investment Bank
Stephany Griffith-Jones, Financial Markets Director, International Policy Dialogue, Columbia University

Chair and introduction: Dr. Ville-Pekka Sorsa, Chairman, Finnish Society for Political Economy Research