As the National Coordinator and Chair of the T20 Italy, ISPI is promoting a series of 3 High-Level Forums which are intended as an international platform for debates on key global challenges and priorities for the Italian G20.

Under the claim “The Future is  Now: People, Planet, Prosperity”, the Forums explore possible scenarios and viable policy options. They will engage top representatives from the political and business communities, as well as senior experts from leading think tanks and institutions worldwide.

The High-Level Forum on Social Cohesion, Co-promoted by ISPI and Fondazione Cariplo, will be on May 20th, 1.30 pm CEST.


The Forum will address the following critical issues:

  • Fighting inequalities worldwide and at home
  • Drafting a new welfare system
  • Imagining the future of work and employment

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1.30-1.35pm CEST

Paolo Magri – National Coordinator and Chair, T20 Italy; Executive Vice President, ISPI

Giovanni Fosti – President, Fondazione Cariplo


1.35 – 2.15pm CEST

Angus Deaton – Senior Scholar, Princeton School of Public and International Affairs; Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences (2015)

Mauro Magatti – Professor of Sociology, Catholic University of Milan; Member of the Steering Board, Fondazione Cariplo

Lieve Fransen – Senior Adviser on Health, Social and Migration Policies, EPC; Coordinator of the High-Level Task Force on Investing in Social Infrastructure in Europe (2017-2019)


2.15 – 3.10 pm CEST

The “National” dimension of Social Cohesion

Kick-off speakers

Raghuram Rajan – Katherine Dusak Miller Distinguished Service Professor of Finance, Chicago Booth School of Business

Andriana Sukova – Deputy Director-General, Social Affairs, Employment and Inclusion, European Commission

Panel Discussion

Alejandra Cardini – Director of Education, CIPPEC

Claudia Fiaschi –  Spokeswoman, “Forum Terzo Settore”

Murray Leibbrandt – Professor of Economics, University of Cape Town

Roberto Rossini – Spokesman, Alliance against poverty

3.10 – 4.10pm CEST

The “International” dimension of Social Cohesion. What role for Multilateral Cooperation?

Kick-off speakers

Stefano Scarpetta – Director, Employment, Labour and Social Affairs, OECD

Sharan Burrow – Secretary General, International Trade Union Confederation

Panel Discussion

Arjun Jayadev – Professor of Economics, School of Arts & Sciences, Azim Premji University, Bangalore

Simone Cecchini – Senior Social Affairs Officer, Social Development Division, ECLAC

Mthunzi Mdwaba – Vice-Chairperson, International Labour Organization and International Employers Organization


4.10 – 4.30pm CEST

Tito Boeri – Lead Co-Chair of T20 TF6 on Social Cohesion and the Future of Welfare Systems; Professor of Economics, Bocconi University; Former President of the Italian Social Security Administration (INPS)

Andrea Orlando – Minister of Labour and Social Policies, Italy

ModeratorGiovanna Pancheri, Sky TG24