The Ulysses Project is not just a development programme with the exclusive objective to draw a line under the crisis. Properly understood the Ulysses Project is a network, a project and a movement.
First it is a network of people coming from diverse social and academic backgrounds, sharing the belief of a better European Union in which the peripheral countries of the Eurozone will will converge with those of the centre, in terms of economic robustness and political openness, ultimately paving the way for progress in all internal and external fields.
Second it is a project aiming at the redesign of the euro area's periphery in everything that concerns the state, the people and daily life, with emphasis given on the comparative advantages of each country, in order to bring prosperity through sustainable growth, employment and investment opportunities and to balance out the structural asymmetries that now exist within the euro area in particular and the European Union in general.
Third it is a movement of ideas, aiming at enriching the public dialogue on issues concerning the state and the society, so that cultural and political progress may be realized.
The central objective, which lies at the heart of the Ulysses project, is a new political and economic model in the countries that need it most. This model relies in participatory governance and participatory economic growth.
To lauch the Ulysses Project, a two day conference will be held in Brussels on Novemer 12 and 13.
The following speakers have confirmed their presence and will provide an insight into the project: