30.9.2010 New Social Risks in the Nordic Societies

Foundation for European Progressive Studies started Nordic Economies after the Crisis project during the spring of 2010 with the support of Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, Arbetarrörelsens Tankesmedja, SAMAK, Kalevi Sorsa Foundation and Economic Council of the Labour Movement in Denmark. New Social Risks in the Nordic Societies seminar was arranged in Helsinki as part of this cooperation between Europen think tanks.

Speakers of the seminar included:

researcher Ville Pekka Sorsa (University of Oxford), Dr. Till van Treeck (IMK Institut), Dr. Claes Belfrage (Queen Mary University of London) , Dr. Christian Kellermann ( FES Stockholm), researcher Pasi Pyöriä (University of Tampere), head of research Anne-Marie Lindgren (Arbetarrörelsens Tankesmedja), professor Pauli Kettunen (University of Helsinki), economist Joonas Rahkola (SAK), Dr. Antonis Roumpakis (University of Helsinki) and economist Erik Bjørsted (Economic Council of the Labour Movement in Denmark).

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Helsinki, 30 September – 1 October 2010
Seminar programme

Venue: Botta (Museokatu 10) in Helsinki

Session 1: Repoliticizing Social Risks in the Nordics

11.00-11.15 Opening

11.15 – 12.15 Repoliticizing Social Risks in the Nordic Societies: Past failures, future challenges and new politics
– Researcher Ville Pekka Sorsa, University of Oxford

12.15 – 12.45 Lunch

12.45 – 13.30 The challenge of financialization
– Dr. Till van Treeck, Das Institut für Makroökonomie und Konjunkturforschung, Hans Böckler Stiftung

13.30 – 14.30 The politics of financialization in the Nordic countries
– Dr. Claes Belfrage, Queen Mary University of London
Comment: Dr. Christian Kellermann, Friedrich Ebert Stiftung

14.30 – 14.45 Coffee

14.45 – 16.00 Knowledge Economy and New Social Risks
– Researcher Pasi Pyöriä, University of Tampere

16.00 -17.00 Individualisation and social risk sharing in the post-expansive welfare states
– Head of research Anne-Marie Lindgren, Arbetarrörelsens Tankesmedja

Session 2: Labour market and social risks

09.00-10.00 New Social Risks and organising labour market interests
– Professor Pauli Kettunen, University of Helsinki

Comment: Economist Joonas Rahkola, SAK

10.00-11.00 European Union, financialization and collective bargaining
– Dr. Antonis Roumpakis, University of Helsinki

11.00-11.30 Lunch

11.30-12.15 Social risks and imbalances on the Danish labour market
– Economist Erik Bjørsted, Economic Council of the Labour Movement in Denmark

12.15-13.00 Closing Discussion

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