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Policy Talks Series: "Fair Labor Mobility and Future Labor Market: Role of the European Labor Authority"

Photo of Cosmin Boiangiu. Blue jacket and tie
Wednesday, May 24, 2023, 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

The Department of Public Policy brings you the Policy Talks Series as a way to engage critically with today's global and local issues. Our speakers range from policy practitioners and researchers to diplomats and agency leaders to NGO and social responsibility leaders. The events feature a panel discussion, followed by a Q&A session, and a reception. Drinks and snacks will be offered.


Overview: The policy talk will introduce the mission, objectives, and activities of the European Labour Authority (ELA) in contributing to the fair and effective labour mobility within the EU, taking into account the changing world of work. The lecture will also provide insights into ELA’s work on addressing shortages and surpluses in Europe and ELA’s plans to further facilitate labour mobility, including by tapping the potential of digital tools.

About the speakerAmbassador Cosmin Boiangiu is a highly skilled diplomat with extensive experience in EU affairs, multilateral diplomacy, security, strategic policies, development, NATO, and the United Nations. He served as Deputy Permanent Representative of Romania to the European Union and Representative to the Committee of Permanent Representatives I (COREPER I) from April 2016 to December 2020. During this time, he played a key role in coordinating the negotiations for the adoption of 48 EU legislative acts. He has also held various other prestigious positions, including Ambassador of Romania to the Republic of Slovenia, Director of United Nations, Specialized Institutions and Francophone Affairs, and Spokesperson and Director for Information and Press of the Romanian Foreign Ministry. Ambassador Boiangiu has represented Romania at the United Nations Security Council and NATO, and has received several honors for his distinguished service, including the Knight of the National Order of Faithful Service and the medal "Diplomatic Merit”.