Fair and Sustainable Taxation in the EU

Date: 2016-10-25
Time: 1:00 PM - 3:40 PM
Location: The Swedish Permanent Representation, at Square de Meeûs 30, Brussels
The event is for: anyone

Listen to our latest research findings on CCCTB, EU-own taxes, a sustainable tax collection, what defines equal, socially and environmentally sustainable taxation and more. Don't miss this opportunity to take part in discussions on how to create sustainable European tax systems in the future.

Please note, registration for this event has closed. The FairTax website will be updated with material/information after the event.

Preliminary programme:

Moderator: Emer Mulligan, National University of Ireland

13:00: Welcome
Fredrik Löfstedt, The Swedish Permanent Representation

13:00 – 13:10: Introduction of the Fairtax Project: Aim, impact and challenges
Åsa Gunnarsson, FairTax coordinator, Umeå University

13:10 – 13:50: Revisioning the "Fiscal EU": Social, Gender, Environmental, and Economic Norms
Fiscal polices aiming to define and implement "fair and sustainable taxation“ have to be effective in meeting social, gender, environmental and economic outcomes. These efforts are not simply idealistic or unrealistic targets, but actually part of existing legal obligations in a number of international and EU level agreements.
Presenters: Ulrike Spangenberg, Umeå University / Ann Mumford, King’s College London
Discussant: Brigitte Young, University of Münster.

13:50 – 14:20 Refreshments

14:20 – 15:00 Financing the EU Budget: CCCTB and Other Sustainability-oriented Candidates for EU Taxes
We suggest candidates for own EU taxes (e.g. the CCCTB, a carbon-based flight ticket tax, a financial transaction tax, or a carbon tax). These alternative revenue sources are evaluated with regard to their budgetary impact on EU Member States and to their expected contribution to economic, social, environmental, and cultural/institutional sustainability of taxation in the EU.
Presenters: Danuše Nerudová, Mendel University Brno / Margit Schratzenstaller, Austrian Institute of Economic Research (WIFO)
Discussant: Jorge Núñez Ferrer, Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS). https://www.ceps.eu/profiles/jorge-nunez-ferrer

15:00 – 15:40 What makes tax collection sustainable?
The administrative dimension of tax policy implementation is crucial to its success. Using the case of corporate tax policy, the relationship between taxpayers  and tax authorities is examined across eight jurisdictions to identify features leading to sustainability and barriers to success.
Presenters: Karen Boll, Copenhagen Business School / Lynne Oats, Exeter University
Discussant: Hans Gribnau, Tilburg University.

RSVP: Please register for this seminar no later then October 7th 2016
You are welcome to participate in the entire seminar, or only the presentations most suitable for your interests. The seminar is free of charge.
Send your registration to Communication Officer Elin Andersson: elin.andersson@umu.se
In your registration, please notify us if you have any allergies or other dietary requirements.


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FairTax at a glance

- Revisioning the ‘Fiscal EU’: Fair, Sustainable, and Coordinated Tax and Social Policies - FairTax, is a cross-disciplinary research project.
- Funded 2014-2018 by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme.
- Aiming to produce recommendations on how fair and sustainable taxation and social policy reforms can increase the economic stability of EU Member States.
- Coordinated by professor Åsa Gunnarsson, Umeå University.
- 11 participating partner universities from 9 countries.
- Methods and theories are based in law, sconomics, accounting, ethnography, gender studies, economic history, business, and statistics.