Bank of Lithuania
October 15 08:30 - 17:00
Vilnius Hilton Garden Inn Vilnius City Centre (Gedimino pr. 44B, Vilnius)
  • Economics Conference “Labour market in the 21st century: the way forward”
    Economics Conference “Labour market in the 21st century: the way forward”  
  • Welcome remarks by Vitas Vasiliauskas, Chairman of the Board, Bank of Lithuania
    Welcome remarks by Vitas Vasiliauskas, Chairman of the Board, Bank of Lithuania  
  • Economics Conference “Labour market in the 21st century: the way forward”
    Economics Conference “Labour market in the 21st century: the way forward”  
  • Keynote speaker Werner Eichhorst, Honorary Professor of European and International Labor Market Studies, University of Bremen, Research Center on Inequality and Social Policy (Socium)
    Keynote speaker Werner Eichhorst, Honorary Professor of European and International Labor Market Studies, University of Bremen, Research Center on Inequality and Social Policy (Socium)  
  • Ljubica Nedelkoska, Research Fellow,  Harvard University
    Ljubica Nedelkoska, Research Fellow, Harvard University  
  • Economics Conference “Labour market in the 21st century: the way forward”
    Economics Conference “Labour market in the 21st century: the way forward”  
  • Laura Galdikienė, Principal Economist, Economics Department, Bank of Lithuania
    Laura Galdikienė, Principal Economist, Economics Department, Bank of Lithuania  
  • Giedrius Viliūnas, Managing Director of the Government Strategic Analysis Center, STRATA
    Giedrius Viliūnas, Managing Director of the Government Strategic Analysis Center, STRATA  
  • Boguslavas Gruževskis, Deputy Director for Public Relations and Development, Lithuanian Social Research Centre
    Boguslavas Gruževskis, Deputy Director for Public Relations and Development, Lithuanian Social Research Centre  
  • Mantas Katinas, Invest Lithuania, at panel discussion
    Mantas Katinas, Invest Lithuania, at panel discussion  
  • Economics Conference “Labour market in the 21st century: the way forward”
    Economics Conference “Labour market in the 21st century: the way forward”  
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In the European context, Lithuania stands out in terms of the rate of decline in its working age population, this being the result of prolonged high emigration, high mortality and past fertility declines. In addition, the country’s peripheral regions experience rapid outflows of young population to the largest cities. The economy is also facing structural shifts and automation-related changes for which the labour market seems to be ill-prepared. These trends are already causing noticeable labour shortages, skill mismatches, regional economic disparities and rising income inequality. In the longer term, such developments may undermine the sustainability of certain socio-economic frameworks, e.g. social security, and adversely affect economic convergence. These problems require rethinking of migration, regional, and education policies.

By organising this conference, the Bank of Lithuania seeks to gather policy advisors and academics to discuss best practices and solutions to these pressing labour market challenges. We expect that the ideas and insights shared at the event will aid Lithuania’s policy makers in adopting adequate and effective policy actions.

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Agenda

08:30-09:00

Registration and welcome coffee

09:00-09:10

Welcome remarks Vitas Vasiliauskas, Chairman of the Board, Bank of Lithuania

09:10-09:40

Keynote speech (2.2 MB )  Werner Eichhorst, Honorary Professor of European and International Labor Market Studies, University of Bremen, Research Center on Inequality and Social Policy (Socium)

SESSION 1
(English)

HOW SHOULD LABOUR MARKETS ADAPT TO THE SHIFTING ECONOMIC LANDSCAPE AND CHANGING DEMOGRAPHICS?

09:40-10:40

 

Speakers:

10:40-11:10

Coffee break

11:10-12:10

Panel discussion and Q&A

Moderator – Aurelijus Dabušinskas, Director of the Economics Department, Bank of Lithuania

12:10-13:30

Lunch break

SESSION 2
(Lithuanian)

LITHUANIAN LABOUR MARKET: BIGGEST CHALLENGES AND WAYS FORWARD

13:30-14:20

Speakers:

14:20-14:40

Coffee break

14:40-15:20

15:20-16:20

Panel discussion and Q&A

Moderator – Eglė Aleknevičiūtė, Senior Economist, Economics Department, Bank of Lithuania

16:20-16:35

End of the conference, closing remarks

Last update: 16-10-2019