Conference Finale FESSUD

Financialisation, Economy, Society and Sustainable Development

Tuesday, 27 September 2016 to Wednesday, 28 September 2016
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Brussels, 27 and 28 September 2016. The FESSUD project will close 5 years of research about financialisation* of our economy. It will present its main findings and policy recommendations for a financial system better serving the economy, society and the environment.

FESSUD brings together expertise from 14 leading universities across Europe and South Africa and PLS as the only civil society organisation to look afresh at how the financial system affects the world around us. This project has studied the growth and impacts of the financial system in Europe and offers recommendations to make the financial system work for society, the economy and the environment and not – as has sometimes been the case – the other way round.

The FESSUD project targets a wide public going from policy makers to representatives of the business sector, through civil society, to academics and citizens from the EU and beyond.


A two-day event

  • Tuesday 27 September will be dedicated to a reflection on "Financialisation, Economy, Society and Sustainable Development from a research perspective".
    It will take place in Fondation universitaire - Rue d'Egmont 11, 1000 Brussels.

  • On Wednesday 28 September, we will open the debate on "Financialisation, Economy, Society and Sustainable Development from a policy perspective".
    It will be held at Concert Noble - Rue d'Arlon 84, 1000 Bruss

    Frank Vandenbroucke, Ex-Belgian minister for social affairs and pensions, will notably give a speech for a European Social Union.

Practical information

  • Language : English

  • Registration is free but compulsory.

  • More informations on the FESSUD website

* Financialisation is understood as autonomous and spontaneous development of the financial sector leading to its domination over the real economy and, consequently to the deepest global crisis since the Great Depression of 1930s