Advance Politics I – The End of Business as Usual: Policies for Future Well-Being
This first of two rounds of scenario exercises will take place in Bilbao on April 17-18, 2020. The workshop, “The End of Business as Usual: Policies for Future Well-Being,” will be in collaboration with the Institute for Integrated Economic Research.
The perceived fear of economic uncertainty, the increasingly high salience of climate change topics, and the lack of timely political answers are making citizens restless. From this initiative, you will be able to exchange perspectives around the themes of prosperity, growth, and well-being with other members of Parliaments from across Europe. You will obtain a deeper understanding of the fragilities of the current economic model and shape your awareness and capability to react to large and highly disruptive challenges such as a prolonged economic contraction. The workshop will delve into the questions below:
- What are the core drivers of prosperity in the first half of the 21st century?
- What economic macro-shifts should policymakers be anticipating?
- How would a substantial GDP contraction affect the way we think about economic policymaking today?
- Do we need to rethink the current economic policy model?
The workshop will be conducted under the MED House Rules in an informal and safe environment to allow you to experiment a new thinking beyond your business as usual political conversation spaces.