FairTax meets COFFERS: Joint Perspectives on Fair and Sustainable Taxation

OPEN RESEARCH SEMINAR, BRUSSELS, NOVEMBER 21, 2017

Location: The Permanent Representation of the Czech Republic, at Rue Caroly 15, 1050 Brussels

To register for this event, please go to:
http://geform.tc.cz/conference_FairTax

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The EU confronts persistent inequalities in income, wealth and opportunity and between generations, gender and regions. One common underlying factor is deficiencies in fiscal systems. FairTax aims to produce recommendations how fair and sustainable taxation and social policy reforms can increase the economic stability of EU Member States. COFFERS identifies deficiencies and opportunities for upgrading in tax law, tax policy development, and tax administration.

For more information, please contact Meeting Coordinators:
Danuse Nerudová: d.nerudova@seznam.cz
Margit Schratzenstaller: margit.schratzenstaller@wifo.ac.at

Preliminary Seminar Programme:

10:00: WELCOME AND INTRODUCTION
N.N., The Permanent Representation of the Czech Republic
Petri Backman, project officer for FairTax and COFFERS, European Commission
Åsa Gunnarsson, FairTax coordinator, Umeå University
Brigitte Unger, COFFERS coordinator, Utrecht University

10:20 - 10:30: TAX POLICIES FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE
Presenter: Åsa Gunnarsson, Umeå University

10:30–10:40: SUSTAINABILITY OF TAX SYSTEMS IN THE EU
Presenters: Danuše Nerudová, Mendel University Brno
Margit Schratzenstaller, Austrian Institute of Economic Research

10:40-10:50: COMPARATIVE COOPERATIVE COMPLIANCE
Presenters: Lotta Björklund Larsen, Linköping University
Lynne Oats, Exeter University

10:50-11:00: PENSIONS AND TAXATION: THE PERSPECTIVE OF CITIZENS
Presenter: Emer Mulligan, National University of Ireland Galway

11:00-11:20: SPOTLIGHT DISCUSSION
Discussants: Clare Southworth, European Commission
Giorgia Maffini, OECD

11:20-12:00: GENERAL DISCUSSION WITH AND FEEDBACK FROM STAKEHOLDERS

12:00-13:00: LUNCH BREAK

13:00-13:10: MEASURING MONEY LAUNDERING AND TAX EVASION
Presenter: Brigitte Unger, Utrecht University

13:10-13:20: METHODOLOGIES TO MEASURE TAX GAPS
Presenter: Richard Murphy, City University London

13:20-13:30: COUNTRY BY COUNTRY REPORTING
Presenter: Petr Jansky, Charles University Prague

13:30-13:40: THE IMPACT OF INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION ON TAX COMPETITION
Presenter: Thomas Rixen, Bamberg University

13:40-14:00: SPOTLIGHT DISCUSSION
Discussants: Sven Giegold, Member of the European Parliament, Aurore Chardonnet, OXFAM

14:00-14:45: GENERAL DISCUSSION WITH AND FEEDBACK FROM STAKEHOLDERS

14:45-15:00: CLOSING
Georgios Papanagnou, Policy Officer, European Commission

The seminar is moderated by Ann Mumford, King’s College London.

Related information

ABOUT FAIRTAX
FairTax is a cross-disciplinary four-year research project, aiming to produce recommendations on how fair and sustainable taxation and social policy reforms can increase the economic stability of EU member states.

The FairTax project is funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme 2014-2018, grant agreement No. 649439

More information at: www.fair-tax.eu
Follow FairTax on Twitter: @FairTaxEU

ABOUT COFFERS
COFFERS is a three-year research project, aiming to elaborate recommendations to redress deficiencies in fiscal systems as policy innovations relating to tax enforcement undergo a period of accelerated development.

The Coffers project is funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme 2016-2019, grant agreement No. 727145

More information at: www.coffers.eu
Follow COFFERS on Twitter: @COFFERSEU


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