06.12.2019 · ZEW (dhr/ggr/fkr)
Public Events

German Council of Economic Experts | Economic change | First-Hand Information on Economic Policy

We are on the verge of a new decade, bringing with it major structural changes such as demographic change, digitalisation, and climate change, which the economy, politics, and society will have to cope with in equal measure in the coming years – all while the economy and world trade are weakening. There are, however, ways to tackle these challenges. How this is to be done was outlined by the chairman of the German Council of Economic Experts and President of the RWI – Leibniz Institute for Economic Research, Professor Christoph M. Schmidt, at ZEW Mannheim.
23.10.2019 · ZEW (fkr)
ZEW Lunch Debate in Brussels

Digitisation | The Future Working World | ZEW Lunch Debates | Labour market research | Employment forecast | Technological Change

Digital change is a highly dynamic process that affects Europe’s labour markets. Polarisation and inequality are two of the greatest challenges to be tackled: while activities involving interactive and analytical skills will be able to withstand change, routine tasks are more likely to be automated in the future. So far, automation processes in companies have created more jobs than they have destroyed. However, it is important to make and keep people fit for the job market of the future through targeted training and further education. These were the key messages of the most recent ZEW Lunch Debate on 23 October 2019 at the Representation of the State of Baden-Württemberg to the European Union in Brussels.
17.10.2019 · ZEW (fkr)
European Integration

MannheimTaxation | First-Hand Information on Economic Policy | European Integration and EU Policy | Europe | Rule of law | Human rights

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) strives to safeguard the rule of law within the European Union, all while harmonising its own jurisdiction with that of the EU Member States – a complex task that is not without obstacles, as Professor Juliane Kokott, Advocate General at the ECJ, described during the lecture series First-Hand Information on Economic policy, which took place at ZEW Mannheim on Thursday, 17 October 2019.
11.10.2019 · ZEW (fkr/ybr)
European Integration

Europe | European Integration and EU Policy | European identity | EU Commission | Public Finance | First-Hand Information on Economic Policy

The European Union is facing major upheavals: the political agenda is defined by topics like climate protection, digitalisation and migration. At the same time, EU-sceptic parties are on the rise, and the UK’s imminent exit from the European Union threatens to massively impact the economy. In this context, where is Europe headed in the future, and which topics should the new European Commission prioritise along the way? These were the key questions discussed from a variety of angles at the first European Evening of the First-Hand Information on Economic Policy event series, which took place at ZEW Mannheim on Wednesday, 9 October 2019.
06.06.2019 · ZEW (fkr/ybr)
European Integration

ZEW Lunch Debates | Eurozone | Eastern Europe | European Economic and Monetary Union | European Integration and EU Policy

If the European Union wishes to integrate its Eastern Member States into the eurozone, it will have to put together a comprehensive reform package for the European Economic and Monetary Union that is above all credible. While the Central and Eastern European (CEE) countries are generally not opposed to the euro and – in terms of the Maastricht criteria – are in a better position than other euro states, there has so far been a prevailing scepticism with regard to joining the eurozone. The main reason for this is that the benefits that the CEE states derive from eurozone membership do not exceed the costs. These issues were the focus of the most recent ZEW Lunch Debate.