12th Annual OeNB Conference on European Economic Integration – 5th Annual NBP Conference on The Future of the European Economy–
BOOSTING EU COMPETITIVENESS – The Role of the CESEE Countries
The CEEI/CFEE 2015 will be a unique joint edition of two annual conferences, the Conference on European Economic Integration (CEEI) 2015 of the Oesterreichische Nationalbank and the Conference on the Future of the European Economy (CFEE) 2015 of Narodowy Bank Polski, held under the heading BOOSTING EU COMPETITIVENESS – The Role of the CESEE Countries.
The CEEI and CFEE 2015 focus on long-term European growth prospects and competitiveness – a major objective of the Lisbon and Europe 2020 Strategies. In the wake of the recent crisis and given the urgency of anti-crisis measures and assistance programmes, economic analysis and policymaking have paid less attention to the issues these long-term strategies intended to address: how to increase productivity and resist the competitive pressures of a globalised economy. Moreover, the crisis showed that decreasing competitiveness poses a challenge for both the European Union as a whole and individual Member States at different stages of integration. In particular for Central, Eastern and Southeastern Europe (CESEE), competitiveness is a key ingredient in the convergence process. The joint conference will adopt a comprehensive view and discuss various dimensions of competitiveness: price and cost developments, innovation, labour market issues, the role and design of structural and industrial policies, and the effects of global supply chains.
Please be informed that admission to the conference is by personal invitation only.
Conference venue: Sheraton Warsaw Hotel, 2 Prusa Street, Warsaw