A blueprint for equality


Dates and times: 

June 22, 2022 - 09:00 to June 24, 2022 - 18:00


Thon Hotel EU
1210 Belgium


A great paradox of our times is that while there is a general consensus that growing inequalities are threatening social, economic and human development, there appears to be little collective reflection on what actions should be taken in order to redress this state of affairs. Inequality is not an accident of history but the product of a series of ideologically embedded, yet ultimately political, choices about the way our economies and societies generate and allocate resources and opportunities.

The 2022 ETUI-ETUC joint conference will seek to trigger such a process of reflection and debate. It will aim at moving the discourse surrounding inequality beyond the important task of mapping out, measuring, and ascertaining the many facets and precise nature of this multidimensional and complex problem, and embarking onto the more normative quest of imagining and defining a more equal society.

Confirmed speakers include Thomas Piketty (Professor at EHESS and at the Paris School of Economics Co-director, World Inequality Lab & World Inequality Database), Kate Raworth (creator of the ‘doughnut of social and planetary boundaries’, and co-founder of Doughnut Economics Action Lab), Ivailo Kalfin (Executive Director, Eurofound), Sandra Fredman
(Professor of the Laws of the British Commonwealth and the USA, Oxford University), Nabil Ahmed (Head of Executive Strategy and Communications, Oxfam International), Isabelle Ferreras (Professor at the Department of Political and Social Sciences and at the School of Economics, UCLouvain) and Luca Visentini (General Secretary, European Trade Union Confederation).

The programme is being updated regularly, please check the conference website.
Participation will be possible both – onsite and online.
Interpretation in different languages will be available for the plenary sessions and some of the panels (information will follow).

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