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Expert Seminar “Economics at the service of society”

COFACE Families Europe

Thursday, 22 November 2018 at 14:00 - Friday, 23 November 2018 at 13:00 (CET)

Expert Seminar “Economics at the service of society”

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Full seminar and Eat&Meet 20 Nov 2018 €25.00 €2.41
Seminar only 20 Nov 2018 €20.00 €2.17
Eat&Meet only   more info 20 Nov 2018 €10.00 €1.68

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Expert seminar: “Economics at the service of society”, 22-23rd November 2018

Our Expert Seminar “Economics at the service of society” will be broken down into three parts:

  • The first part will look at the state of play of the economic and financial system. Where are we now? How did we get here? What are the problems we are struggling with? Where are we heading? What are the implications for civil society and social policies?
  • The second part will examine concrete measures at the local/micro-economic level and how these measures impact people directly, bridging macro-economic policy orientations with social policy measures on the ground.
  • The third part will explore innovative and ground breaking solutions that could revolutionise our current economic systems for better or for worse. While most of our effort is always to look at how we can “tweak” the current system to work better and in the interest of citizens, we should not shy away from looking at alternatives and new ways of thinking.

This seminar is perfect for anyone who dreams of a better society, but has always avoided looking at the “hard economics” side, and leaving it to the “experts”, only to find out later, that economics was the wrench thrown into otherwise perfect policy recommendations.

There will be a mix of speakers from:

-the international level (OECD)
-the European level (European Commission, European Parliament, European civil society)
-the national level (family organisations, economists, government representatives, finance institutions)
-the local level (local civil society and local authorities providing services directly).

See full programme here.



Eat&Meet with the authors of “Economix”, 22nd November 2018, 17h30-20h00

On the evening of 22nd November we will unwind over drinks&dinner and a debate with Mike Goodwin and Dan E. Burr, authors of “ECONOMIX: How our economy works (and doesn’t work) in words and pictures.”


"Mêlant la bande dessinée avec des textes clairs et pleins d’humour, ce roman graphique transforme la « science obscure » de l’économie en une histoire amusante et accessible à tous."

“Goodwin has done the seemingly impossible–he has made economics comprehensible and funny.”

"Economix is een instrument om de burgers van morgen te smeden."

«Eine leicht verständliche Erklärung, wie die Wirtschaft funktioniert. Verständlich und amüsant für jeden.”

About the AUTHORS:

Michael Goodwin is a freelance writer who has always loved comics and history. That idea was little more than a hunch at first, but as he immersed himself in the subject, Mike realized that there was in fact a story there, and that someone needed to tell the story in an accessible manner. He brought a stack of books to a small town in India, settled in, and started reading, researching, and writing. The result is this book.

It would seem that Dan E. Burr was born to this work, as examples of early attempts at comic strip-like continuity exist from his infancy. (Drawing pictures was “in the family” so the influence to do so was ever present.) Dan has illustrated historical pieces for DC Comics, Kitchen Sink Press and Eureka Productions’ Graphic Classics series. He has worked in a variety of fields including newspaper and magazine illustration, editorial cartooning, children’s publishing, advertising and product design.

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26 Rue d'Edimbourg
1050 Ixelles

Thursday, 22 November 2018 at 14:00 - Friday, 23 November 2018 at 13:00 (CET)

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