The Finance – State – Society Triangle in Europe

Three International Conferences at the Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam

Preparatory Student Seminar on Wednesday, 29 November, 14:00-18:00h

Financialization and the future of society

Venue Amsterdam, Vrije Universiteit
Feature Engaging the policymakers of tomorrow. Students from different (Dutch) universities, in Economics, Finance, Philosophy, Governance etc. In cooperation with the student communities of the Sustainable Finance Lab, Rethinking Economics and Centrum Ethos

International Conference, 23 January 2018

The past and the next forty years

Venue: Amsterdam, Vrije Universiteit
International conference. Participants from Belgium, Germany, France, Austria, Luxemburg and the Netherlands. Policymakers from the financial sector, government, business, academy and civil society.

Post-conference seminar, 24 January 2018

The next steps

Venue Amsterdam, Vrije Universiteit
Participation at these events on invitation only


“Talk of the future” should be done by the generation of the future. When discussing the big issues of tomorrow on Ethics & Finance, we actively want to engage in a dialogue with those who will most likely be involved. But, as the dialogue should not be restricted to the youngsters, somewhat more senior academics, financial experts and policy makers will also be invited. Therefore, the attendees have been specifically invited upon their knowledge of, and acquaintance with, the topic of Ethics & Finance, and are mainly from organizations that actively engage future generations in their work.

The Socires foundation will actively develop further activities for the Ethics & Finance program in 2018/19. Participants of this seminar will be offered the possibility to actively engage. Furthermore, participants might be offered the opportunity to reflect upon the outcomes of the seminar and conference by writing online opinion pieces, blogs, and/or author a paper for the upcoming publication.

For the whole series, the Chatham House Rule applies.

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