The importance of open borders

The importance of open borders: Launch seminar

9 November 2021 | 08.00 – 09.00 (CET)  | Online


When Covid-19 hit in March of 2020, we abruptly learned what a closed-off world feels like. In Europe, the free movement of goods and people came to a complete standstill, as nation-states closed their borders in an attempt to control the spread of the virus. 

For the labour market, it was a disaster. Ten authors from five countries have contributed to this book: 

Five experts tell the story of how the labour markets of Sweden, Finland, Estonia, Poland and Austria were affected. Five European policymakers make the case for why society needs open borders to thrive. 

Welcome to the launch of the book “The importance of open borders”. 

Speakers include: 

  • Mats Löfström, Treasurer, European Liberal Forum
  • Ted Urho, Executive manager, Think tank Agenda
  • Magdalena Kaj, Senior Associate, PwC
  • Laura Danilas, Adviser to the Minister of Social Protection, Estonian Ministry of Social Affairs 

 The panel discussion consists of three parts:  

  • What happened when the borders closed? 
  • The importance of the non-EU labour force. 
  • How do we go from here? 

In cooperation with Svenska Bildningsförbundet.


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