Thinking Lab on Social Cohesion
Arnolds Eizenšmits is a student and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid. He starts in September 2016 a Master’s degree in Political Economy of Europe at the London School of Economics and Political Science. Since 2010, Arnolds has been actively involved in the European Youth Parliament, having taken part in over 35 events.
Civil society actors from six European countries present their policy brief on Social Cohesion in Europe. The Thinking Lab developed seven main policy recommendations in four key areas.
Over the course of the last two years, civil society experts and practitioners from across Europe gathered in four DIALOGUE ON EUROPE Thinking Labs to deliver fresh ideas and to independently elaborate concrete policy recommendations on four European key areas: Migration & Integration, Populism, Social Cohesion, and Sustainable Growth. Discover the summary of their proposals and the full-length policy briefs below! (more…)
The first European Thinking Lab took place from 25-27 November in Lisbon. During the Summit, the contributors cooperated within their Thinking Lab and worked out brief policy proposals. Arnolds Eizenšmits is engaged with the topics of Labour Market Duality in Southern Europe: significant differences in Employment Protection Legislation between ‘insiders‘ and ‘outsiders‘ condemn youngsters in Southern Europe to precarious jobs.
The Thinking Lab on Social Cohesion is engaged with one of the main factors of discontent within the European Union: the increase of social inequality and its consequences both on national cohesion and intra-European solidarity. This Thinking Lab is ambitious to identify both current critical developments and appropriate solutions to the crisis. The Lab looks into policy arrangements on the national scale and incorporates international interdependencies.