Migration and the future of Europe’s demography and economy
The State of the Union Conference, 2013, Midday parallel session, Migration and the future of Europe’s demography and economy, Speech I-IV
HULTIN, Göran, KATSELI, Louka, MALMSTRÖM, Cecilia, MÜNZ, Rainer, COHEN, Norm, Migration and the future of Europe’s demography and economy, The State of the Union Conference, 2013, Midday parallel session, Migration and the future of Europe’s demography and economy, Speech I-IV - https://hdl.handle.net/1814/70967
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By 2050 Europe’s population will have decreased by 11 per cent, while the world population will have increased by 35 per cent. Is demography a threat to Europe’s future weight in world affairs? Demographic aging and shrinking workforces put Europe’s welfare systems at risk. Should immigrants be seen as an additional burden or as an asset under these conditions? Should EU member states apply the principle of European preference or, to promote innovation and competitiveness, promote the selection of highly skilled immigrants from third countries? Would low- or mid-skilled immigration bring a suitable response to the massive outsourcing of labour to low-wage countries, and eventually foster employment in Europe?
This contribution was delivered on the occasion of the EUI State of the Union in Florence on 09 May 2013; Together with Chatham House Rule this paralel session was coordinated and organised by EUI professors, with speakers, journalists, academics and EUI researchers leading discussion
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Series/Number: The State of the Union Conference; 2013; Midday parallel session; Migration and the future of Europe’s demography and economy; Speech I-IV
Publisher: European University Institute
Earlier different version: http://hdl.handle.net/1814/27460
Version: Transcripts of the recorded single speeches are available in publication ‘The State of the Union 2013 : collected perspectives’, 2013
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