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Italian Forum 2017 - Panel II - Left Behind
Wed, March 22, 2017, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM GMT
The Italian Society is delighted to invite you to the second panel of this year's Italian Forum:
Italian Forum 2017
No Country for Young Men?
The Intergenerational Divide in Italy
Over the last decades, governments, private sectors and entire societies, have had to face the increasing pressures of ageing populations. An example that epitomises this phenomenon is Italy, a country that in terms of age is second only to Japan. These new population dynamics increase pressure on labour markets, healthcare systems and pension schemes. In a forum spanning over three evenings, we will explore the effects of these trends on younger generations that witness record rates of unemployment, widespread emigration and above all unprecedented levels of disillusion towards the future. We will also address the challenges of reforming social welfare systems to make them more resilient to changing demographic landscapes.
Panel II - Left Behind
Andrea Brugora (Laboratorio delle Idee)
Claudia Chwalitsz (Populus)
Antonio Roldan Mones (Ciudadanos)
Vincenzo Scarpetta (Open Europe)
Federico Gatti (TV London Correspondent)
22 March 2017 - 6:30-8:30PM
PAR 1.02 - LSE Campus
event funded by the LSE Annual Fund
On the second evening, we will explore the political implications of these demographically induced economic transformations. Specifically, we will focus on the potential for intergenerational conflicts and issues of youth political engagement.
The suggested hashtag for the Italian Forum is #lseitalianforum.
We look forward to seeing you there,
The Italian Society Team