Unlocking new economic thinking for a sustainable future
21st April 2021
This conference will be held online for COFACE members and EU stakeholders on building a caring economy which works for families and children, especially important in light of the COVID-19 pandemic during which families acted as the main social safety net. We will start with a reality-check of the new needs of families of today in the aftermath of the COVID-19 crisis, followed by a discussion on the social and environmental sustainability of the current economic system, and try to trigger actions to sustainably reduce social inequalities, building an economy that works for society.
Taking a holistic economic and societal approach, using the Doughnut economics model as a starting point, we will look at three key dimensions of the economy: households, the market, and the State. The discussions and proposals will serve to build key COFACE recommendations for EU and national policy-makers to unlock new thinking for a more social, environmental and economic future.
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The working languages will be English (with EN-FR translation for session 3).
09.00-9.30 Welcome address & Presentation of COFACE-Families Europe’s work in the field of economics
9:30-11:00 Session 1: Households: family associations’ role and perspective in the aftermath of COVID-19
11:30-13:00 Session 2: Market: making the economic environment more sustainable
14:00-15:30 Session 3: State and local administrations: Policy leadership of public administration in reducing inequalities
15:30-16:00 Conclusions and recommendations
16:00-16:30 The world in 2042: an inspirational tale from the future
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