• Mon

    Workshop: “Public investment policies in Europe”, 6-7 September (Sciences Po CEE, France)

    09:30Sciences Po, Room TBA

    Program of the event:

    MONDAY 6 SEPTEMBER, 9.30 AM – 6 PM

    9.30 am: Welcome

    10 am – 12 pm: Panel 1: The Financialization of Public Policies

    Discussant: Eve Chiapello (EHESS, CEMS)

    Pierre Alayrac (EHESS, CMH) and Antonin Thyrard (EHESS, CEMS) – The three ages of European productive investment policies

    Thomas Hélie (University of Reims, CRDT) and Loïc Meuley (Université de Strasbourg, Sage) – Portrait of the European Union as a “cultural business angel”. Public investment instruments as vectors for the diffusion of an “entrepreneurial ethos” in cultural and creative fields

    Matthias Thiemann (Sciences Po, CEE) and Dan Mocanu (Cambridge University) – Chasing Unicorns with public money: The crucial role of Public Actors in the rise and stabilization of the Venture Capital Market in the EU

    12 – 1.30 pm: Lunch break  

    1.30 – 3.30 pm: Panel 2: Theory of the “Investment State”

    Discussant: Cornelia Woll (Sciences Po, CEE & MaxPo)

    Fabio Bulfone, Timur Ergen (Max Planck Institute) and Manolis Kalaitzake (University of Edimburg) – The Political Economy of Corporate Welfare

    Philipp Golka (Leiden University) – Subsidize finance and all profit? Social impact investing and the rise of the leveraging state in Britain

    Ulrike Lepont (ENS Cachan, IDHES) – Public Spending and Austerity: The Two Faces of the “Investment State”

    3.30 – 4 pm: Break 

    Learn more here.

  • Mon

    Training Course: "EU Project Management", November 15-19 (College of Europe, Bruges)

    College of Europe, Bruges

    The EU Project Management training course is a one-week interactive journey along with the life of EU-funded projects, from programming to project design, proposal writing, budgeting, project implementation, monitoring and evaluation. High level experienced practitioners lead participants through a curriculum based on the latest project management methodologies.

    Bruges, Belgium
    15-19 November 2021


  • Mon

    Conference: “The Role of State in Varieties of Capitalism”, 29 November (IWE CERS, Hungary)

    Hybrid event

    The topic of the conference this year is ‘The changing repertoire of state intervention to promote development in an unfolding new world order’. The SVOC conference will be organized in a hybrid form (depending on the pandemic situation) with both onsite and online sessions. Contributions to SVOC2021 should be related to the general theme of the conference, especially but not exclusively focusing on the following topics:

    1. Enhancing the theoretical framework of Varieties of Capitalism (VoC) research
    2. The (comparative) analysis of contemporary variants of state capitalism
    3. Developmental states in the twenty-first century
    4. Democratisation/re-democratisation and the developmental state;
    5. Is there any convergence to be seen across successful development strategies in the emerging world, or “varietas delectat”?
    6. Post-crisis, alternative trajectories and models of sustainable human development
    7. New perspectives of post-crisis development: focusing on the social component
    8. Consequences of the crisis for changes in the level of democracy/democratisation processes
    9. Environmental considerations in varieties of capitalism
    10. The monetary-fiscal link in state-led intervention

    The keynote speakers will be:

    • Professor Elizabeth THURBON (Scientia Associate Professor, University of New South Wales, Sidney)

    Keynote title: Governing for Development in a Crisis-Plagued World: Can We Map a Way Forward?)

    • Professor László BRUSZT (Professor of Sociology and Co-Director of Democracy Institute, Central European University)


    The SVOC2021 conference is organized by the Institute of World Economics of the Centre for Economic and Regional Studies and Democracy Institute, Central European University.

    Format: hybrid (with both onsite and online sessions)

    Learn more here.

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