Green economy  |  Events  |  19.10.2011

Never waste a crisis?

The Greens/EFA Group organises a round table on the question of how Europe and Ecology could be the path out of EU’s current dismay.  

EVENT: Round table

DATE: 19 October 2011, 11:00 - 12:30

PLACE: European Parliament, Room A1G3, 60 rue Wiertz, Brussels

Since 2008 and the break of the financial crisis, it seems that each and every step to calm the storm has been taken only reluctantly. Too little, too late, procrastination is the rule, even at increasing political, economic and social costs. In addition incomplete and inadequate solutions are only paving the way for the next wave of the crisis. To break this recurring cycle, political courage and strong leadership are indispensable. But perhaps we need also to think "out of the box" and fundamentally revise a model of development that has evidently reached its limits.

 This round table chaired by Dany Cohn-Bendit and Rebecca Harms will welcome as guest speakers :

  • Yann Moulier-Boutang, French philosopher and economist, director of the journal Multitudes;
  • Ricardo Paes Mamede, Portuguese economist, professor at the Lisbon University Institute and researcher at Dinâmia (Research Center on Socioeconomic Change).
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