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Presentation of the "Growing United: Upgrading Europe’s Convergence Machine” Report

June 25, 2018



The presentation of the report "Growing United: Upgrading Europe's Convergence Machine" is co-organized by the World Bank, Ministry of Entrepreneurship and Technology, and Institute for Structural Research.

  • Most Northern European countries, Germany, Estonia, Latvia and Poland are among the top opportunity performers in the European Union (EU), as the vast majority of their youth – including those from disadvantaged backgrounds – attain basic competency in PISA reading scores, and their firms enjoy considerable economic freedom.

    However, the rise of technology risks leaving Europe’s poorest countries, lagging regions and unskilled workers behind, deepening economic divides within the EU.

    During the event, a new policy paper from the Institute for Structural Research about the impact of technological progress on the nature of work in Poland will be presented as well.


    10:00 – 10:10

    Opening remarks

    Aneta Piątkowska – Ministry of Entrepreneurship and Technology

    10:10 – 10:40

    Presentation of „Growing United: Upgrading Europe’s Convergence Machine” report

    Christian Bodewig – World Bank

    10:40 – 11:05

    “How does technology change the nature of work in Poland” - presentation

    Piotr Lewandowski – Institute for Structural Research

    11:05 – 11:20

    Poland’s Strategy of Productivity vs Growing United report

    Beata Lubos - Ministry of Entrepreneurship and Technology

    11:20 – 11:45Discussion

Event Details

  • When: June 25, 2018 at 10:00
  • Where: Ministry of Entrepreneurship and Technology, ABC room (3/5, Plac Trzech Krzyży, Warsaw)