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Trade, Growth & Jobs Brussels, 1 June 2015

Trade & Jobs – The role of EU exports in supporting jobs

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Presentation of a new in-depth Commission study

1 in 7 jobs in the EU depends on exports. But are export-related jobs low or high-skilled, poorly or well paid? And how many European jobs depend on EU exports to the United States, Japan or China?

The new study "EU Exports to the World: Effects on employment and income" prepared jointly by the European Commission's Joint Research Center and the Directorate General for Trade answers these questions.

The publication uses the latest available data to provide a comprehensive and detailed set of indicators that shed light on the complex relationship between exports, employment, and income.

The European Commission will present the study on 1 June at the event hosted by the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS) in Brussels.

  • Date: 1 June 2015
  • Time: 9:30 -12:00
  • Location: CEPS - Place du Congres 1, 1000 Brussels
  • Language: English
  • Registration: In order to attend the meeting, please register here
  • Deadline for registration: Friday, 29 May 2015

Speakers

Jacques Pelkmans, Senior Fellow, CEPS
Jean-Luc Demarty, Director General, DG Trade
Artis Pabriks, Member of the European Parliament INTA Committee & rapporteur for CETA
Philippe Pochet, General Director of the European Trade Union Institute (ETUI), Brussels
Filip Abraham, Professor at the Department of Economics, University of Leuven
Jose Rueda Cantuche, DG JRC-IPTS
Nuno Sousa, DG Trade
Monika Sztajerowska, OECD
Lucian Cernat, Chief Economist, DG Trade
Moderator: Matthew Dalton, EU Trade reporter, Wall Street Journal

Programme

09.30     Opening and welcome, Jacques Pelkmans, Senior Fellow, CEPS
09.35     Keynote address, Jean-Luc Demarty, Director General, DG Trade
09.50     Presentation of DG JRC/ DG Trade study on trade and jobs, and findings
               Jose Rueda Cantuche, DG JRC- IPTS
               Nuno Sousa, DG Trade
10.20     Comments by decision-makers and stakeholders
               Artis Pabriks, MEP, INTA Ctee and CETA rapporteur EP
               Philippe Pochet, General Director of ETUI
10.40     Comments from academic / think-tank discussants
               Monika Sztajerowska, OECD
               Prof. Filip Abraham, Deptartment of Economics, University of Leuven
               Lucian Cernat, Chief Economist, DG Trade
11.20     Debate with participants
12.00     End of seminar