High-level conference on ‘Investment, Technological Transformation and Skills’ in Luxembourg begins on November 28.

On 28 – 29 November 2018, the European Investment Bank (EIB) and the European Central Bank (ECB) organize a high-level conference on‘Investment, Technological Transformation and Skills’.
     The conference, which will take place at the EIB headquarters Luxembourg, provides an opportunity for leading academics, policy makers and practitioners to share their views and understandings on investment and financial challenges of our time, in particular those posed by technological transformation and the need to adapt workforce skills.
     Confirmed speakers include Werner Hoyer, Peter Praet, Luis de Guindos, Klaus Regling, Pier Carlo Padoan, Jean Tirole, Catherine L. Mann, Claudio Borio, Vitor Gaspar, Jean-Pierre Mustier, Klaus F. Zimmermann, Jan Svejnar, Debora Revoltella, Reinhilde Veugelers and many more.
     For more details consult the conference agenda.

     Klaus F. Zimmermann, UNU-MERIT, Maastricht University and President of the Global Labor Organization (GLO) gGmbH, will speak in a session on “Skills – what causes the gaps in the EU?”.

Zimmermann had received the (first) Outstanding Contribution Award 2013 of the European Investment Bank (EIB).

September 22, 2013: EIB President Werner Hoyer (left), Nobel laureate Christopher Pissarides (London School of Economics) and Zimmermann with the EIB Prize.

Klaus F. Zimmermann received EIB Prize in Warsaw

The Luxembourg-based EIB Institute of the European Investment Bank awarded Klaus F. Zimmermann with the first European EIB Prize for excellence in social and economic research and its implementation and diffusion. Zimmermann was honored for his lifetime scientific contribution, including academic excellence and publication record as well as impact on public policy or society at large, with specific relevance to the prize’s topic, “Growth, employment and convergence, with applications to the European Union.”According to the prize committee chaired by Nobel laureate Christopher Pissarides (London School of Economics), Zimmermann‘s outstanding research on migration and labor market issues has “led to a better understanding of the forces at work in Europe and of suitable policy prescriptions.” EIB President Werner Hoyer presented the Prize during an award ceremony in Warsaw on September 19, 2013. In his acceptance speech, Zimmermann underscored the importance of free labor mobility within the EU and called for Poland’s swift accession to the Eurozone.”


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