CIFE international online colloquium: “Universal basic income: dream or reality?”, 30 November 2020 (CIFE)
In the context of profound changes, the European Union is obliged to consider changes to its models of production and consumption, as well as its social model. It is in this context that the debate surrounding universal basic income or citizen’s income is reappearing. In an attempt to provide tools to help understanding and decision-making, the conference proposes to identify the issues at stake of this project, to measure its degree of feasibility and to analyse the results of the first experiments.
9 – 11 am
Universal basic income, citizen’s income or basic living stipend…: what is it and what’s at stake?
- Philippe Van Parijs, Philosopher and Economist, Founder of the Basic Income European Network (BIEN, now called Basic Income “Earth” Network)
- Jiri Svarc, Unit Director “Social Investment Strategy”, Directorate General of Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion (DG EMPL), European Commission
11:30 am – 1 pm
How to make the project sustainable, especially with regards to its financing? And what would be the conditions to be able to benefit from it?
- Marc de Basquiat, Public Policy Advisor (StepLine), President of the Association for the Establishment of a Basic Income
(Association pour l’Instauration d’un Revenu d’Existence) (AIRE)
- Philippe Defeyt, Economist, Member of the Board of Directors of the Institute for Sustainable Development
(Institut pour un Développement Durable) (IDD)
- J. Scott Marcus, Senior Fellow, Bruegel
2:30 – 4 pm
Universal basic income: lessons from the first trials and perspectives
- Guillaume Allegre, Economist at Sciences Po, Researcher at the Department of Studies of the French Economic Observatory (Observatoire français des conjonctures économiques) (OFCE)
- Francesca Bastagli, Director of the Programme “Equity and Social Policy”, Principal Research Fellow, Overseas Development Institute (ODI)
- François Denuit, Political Advisor for the MEP Philippe Lamberts, Co-President of the Greens/EFA group at the European Parliament
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Book Launch: “Partners of First Resort: America, Europe, and the Future of the West” by David McKean and Bart M.J. Szewczyk, 7 December 2020 (College of Europe, Bruges)
On 7 December 2020, the College of Europe/Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy joint Master of Arts in Transatlantic Affairs programme host a book launch presentation of “Partners of First Resort: America, Europe, and the Future of the West”, co-authored by David MCKEAN and Bart M.J. SZEWCZYK. In their new book, the authors outline a “transatlantic renaissance” and reflect on how U.S. and European leaders can work together to craft a new Atlantic Charter that would restore the liberal objectives that animated the Western alliance for more than seven decades and reinvent the transatlantic partnership for the challenges of our time.
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Online Event: “Italy and the European Investment Bank”, 10 December (CERE)
The Workshop “Italy and the European Investment Bank” will take place on 10 December 2020. The Workshop aims at analysing the role and policy of the EIB in Italy. It will be hosted by the Department of Political Science, Law and International Studies of the University of Padova in cooperation with the Institute of Political Science and the Robert Schuman Initiative for European Affairs of the University of Luxembourg. The Workshop will take place remotely due to the Covid-19 measures.
The Workshop is the second leg of the Conference “Analysing the European Investment Bank: interdisciplinary approaches to understanding the past, present and future of the world’s biggest lender”, which took place at the University of Luxembourg on 10-11 July 2019. The Conference had been attended by 25 prominent scholars from top universities in 9 EU countries and the USA, with well-known track records on European Investment Bank (EIB) research. The works presented examined the EIB from different backgrounds such as economy, history, law and political science.
The Workshop focuses on EIB activity in Italy, as one of the bank’s founding shareholders, one of its prime beneficiary countries and a decisive contributor in the bank’s evolution from an institutional and organizational perspective. The organisation of a specific event dedicated to Italy was deemed necessary as a result of the large number of proposals received on the topic following the Call for Papers for the first Conference issued in 2018.
The Workshop provides the opportunity for an in depth academic discussion. The organisers will seek to publish the papers presented in Padova as a special issue of an international journal.
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