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Monday, October 22, 2018

Event report: Family and Finance, a possible alliance?

Policy briefing 
Family & finance: a possible alliance? 

Room JDE 52

European Economic and Social Committee
Rue Belliard 99, 1040 Brussels


      Tuesday, 16 October 2018, 10:00 – 13:00

 10.00 - 10.30
Opening address:
Luca Jahier, EESC President
10.30 - 11.00
Keynote speech:
Paul Dembinski, University of Fribourg, Switzerland
11.00 - 11.30
Coffee break
11.30 - 12.30
Round Table:
Kinga Joó (EESC Member, SOC Group, Hungary) Matteo Rizzolli (LUMSA University), Sebastian Fitzek (Romanian Academy), Christos Tsironis (University of Thessaloniki), Moderator: Vincenzo Bassi (Forum delle Famiglie)
12.30 - 13.00
Final Remarks:
Johannes de Jong, Sallux Director
Antoine Renard, FAFCE President

Language: English and French

There have been ample debates over the reasons that have led to the Great Recession of 2008. The organizers believe that not enough emphasis has been put on the larger picture in that the system no longer values the person and hence the crisis drags on to the present day. Taking into consideration what Pope Francis has emphasized in his encyclical letter Laudato Si: "We urgently need a humanism capable of bringing together the different fields of knowledge, including economics, in the service of a more integral and integrating vision” the organizers set out to add their contributions to that end by proposing policy changes aimed at showing and measuring, to the extent possible, the contributions that families make to finances and to the wider society as a whole. 




 Please read full report of the conference here.