The German „Agenda 2010“ - a model for Europe?

The global crisis of finance and economy of 2008/2009 has deepened the splits in the European Union and in the Euro zone. Many countries are trapped in the crisis while others came out – preliminary – as winners. Germany is considered a prime example: the export industry and labour market participation has gained record levels while the unemployment rate hits record low. The workshop will discuss among others the following questions: Is there a “German success story”, a “German job miracle”, from which the European crisis-hit countries can learn or is it only fools’ gold?


Klaus Dörre, Germany
Yannis Eustathopoulos, Greece
Thomas Fazi, Italy