Social Inequalities in Europe

Friday, June 20th, 2014 - The Acropolis Museum, Athens, Greece


9h00-9h30 Registration
9h30-9h45 Welcoming speeches
Representative of the Greek Presidency (tbc)
Prof. Grigorios Tsaltas, Rector of Panteion University
Prof. Nicolas Demertzis, Director of EKKE
Video message from Commissioner for Employments, Social Affairs and Inclusion, Professor Laszlo Andor
9h45-10h30 Session 1 : Presentation of the review of FP7 research on social inequalities
Coordinator: Christos Bagavos, Ass. Prof. of Panteion University
“Social Inequalities in Europe. Conceptual Challenges”, Prof. Jutta Allmendinger, President of WZB Berlin Social Science Center
10h30-11h00 Coffee break
11h00-12h00 Session 2: Employment, wealth, income inequalities and their social impact
Coordinator: Savas Robolis, Prof. of Panteion University
“Employment, inequality and social policy”, Prof. Colin Crouch, University of Warwick, UK/ Coordinator of the GUSTO project
“Beyond market forces: a story of changing economic inequalities in rich countries”, Dr. Virginia Maestri, Directorate General for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion, European Commission, former researcher at the University of Amsterdam/GINI Project
12h00-13h30 Standing Lunch
13h30-15h00 Session 3: Life satisfaction, gender and health inequalities. The social impact.
Coordinator: Emmanuel Chrysakis, Research Director of EKKE
“The Impact of Crisis on Gender Inequality: The Greek Case”, Dr. Joanna Tsiganou, Director of Research, Institute of Social Research, EKKE
“The impact of economic crisis on Health Inequalities in the EU Countries, Prof. John Yfantopoulos, University of Athens
“Social inequalities, fertility and subjective well-being in Europe”, Dr. Tatiana Karabchuk, Deputy Director of the International Laboratory for Comparative Social Research at National Research University Higher School of Economics, Moscow
15h00-15h30 Coffee break
15h30-17h00 Session 4: Policy responses to inequalities
Coordinator: Nicolas Georgarakis, Researcher of EKKE
“Excessive social imbalances in the Eurozone”, Prof. Frank Vandenbroucke, Former Minister of Social Affairs Belgium and Prof. at Universities of Leuven and Amsterdam
“Defending the rights of disadvantaged children in the context of austerity measures, Giorgos Moschos, Deputy Ombudsman in charge of children's rights
16h30-17h00 Conclusions
Coordinator: Nicolas Georgarakis, Researcher of EKKE
Philippe Keraudren, Deputy Head of Unit Reflective Societies, Directorate General for Research and Innovation, European Commission
Representative of the Greek Presidency (tbc)
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  • External Link: Greece 2014 Europe
  • External Link: General Secretariat for Research and Technology
  • External Link: National Centre for Social Research
  • External Link: Panteion University