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Service sector performance and its contribution to the Europe 2020

2930 January 2013, Brussels, Belgium


Understanding the economic impact of market services on aggregate economic growth in the EU, and its comparative performance relative to competitor regions, e.g. the US, is of vital importance when formulating effective EU policies in this area.

The SERVICEGAP and INDICSER research projects have been working on these issues since 2010, and are now presenting their results at a workshop to be held on Tuesday 29 January and Wednesday 30 January 2013.

The workshop includes two lunchtime sessions focussed on the relevance of the findings to policymakers, comprising a short summary of the research findings and time to debate the implications for the Europe 2020 strategy.

In addition there are two sessions presenting policy relevant research papers arising from the projects. While the workshop is open to all, we particularly invite guests from the European Commission to join us for some or all of these sessions. Each session is designed to be stand alone so participants can choose which to attend.