With more than 22 million unemployed people in the European Union alone, creating jobs remains one of the most pressing challenges facing policy makers today. Experts, politicians, business and trade union leaders and representatives of civil society will be meeting in Rome on 4 July to discuss what needs to be done to boost economic growth, create decent employment and give job seekers confidence in their future. Competitive Growth for Quality Jobs, a one-day conference organized by the OECD, East Forum and UniCredit will bring together, among others: OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría; Italian Finance Minister Giulio Tremonti; UniCredit Chairman Dieter Rampl; World Bank Director for Europe Carlos Braga and CGIL Secretary-General Susanna Camusso. A key aspect of the conference will be a discussion on the quality of jobs and on well-being. A session will be devoted to the OECD’s innovative Better Life Index, launched to mark the Organisation’s 50th anniversary this year. The conference which is open to the media, will take place at Palazzo Barberini, via delle Quattro Fontane, 13, Rome. Online registration is available at http://www.eastforum.it/ita/area-stampa-east-forum.php. For further information, journalists are invited to contact email@example.com or Stephen Di Biasio at the OECD Media Division firstname.lastname@example.org.