A New Departure for the European Union Brussels Think Tank Dialogue
For the fifth year in a row, ten leading European Think Tanks will join forces to host the annual Brussels Think Tank Dialogue (BTTD). This will be a unique opportunity to hear leading voices debate pressing issues, forecast major trends for the coming year, and put forward recommendations for the new European leadership. More than ever, guidance is needed.
The Brussels Think Tank Dialogue 2015 will focus on such topical issues as:
- Revisiting Energy Security in Turbulent Times
- Towards a single European Labour Market
- Tomorrow’s EU migration policy
Experts from each think tank have produced background papers for each session, which are now available for download.
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Jointly organised by the Bertelsmann Stiftung, Bruegel, CEPS, Confrontations Europe, the Egmont Institute, the European Policy Centre (EPC), Friends of Europe – Les amis de l’Europe, the Institut français des relations internationales (Ifri), Madariaga – College of Europe Foundation and the Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik (SWP), the Brussels Think Tank Dialogues are annual policy forums for critical reflection on the state of the EU and the joint development of analysis and recommendations to improve EU policies. The Dialogues are designed to address pressing political concerns as well as to offer recommendations on specific issues.
A Single European Labour Market: moving it closer? Discussion paper for the Brussels Think Tank Dialogue 2015
The great recession and the subsequent debt crisis have been hard on the EU. Public-finance restructuring in many countries has resulted in a significant increase in unemployment in Europe from 7% in 2009 to 10.8% in 2013 and in very high unemployment in the periphery. The apparent...
Revisiting energy security in turbulent times Discussion paper for the Brussels Think Tank Dialogue 2015
If the transition to low-carbon energy sources is deemed to improve Europe’s domestic energy supplies, the penetration of renewables in the energy mix also brings new operational challenges in terms of energy security. This raises questions about the role of energy...
Three challenges for tomorrow's EU migration policy: fairness, mobility and narratives Discussion paper for the Brussels Think Tank Dialogue 2015
The paper highlights three important challenges for tomorrow’s EU migration policy and proposes measures to deal with them: First, ensure a sustainable and fair labour migration policy which is purposefully designed to take into account the needs of the origin...