28 Sep 2022 | 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm (CEST)
Arts 56, 56 Avenue des Arts 1000, Brussels
During the world café event “The Great Inflation 2.0 Unconference”, participants will discuss the rising inflation and the ECB policy, the “supply shock” connected to crisis and the problem of resilience, and the energy crisis and stagflation.
The event will take place in a world café format with introductory remarks followed by parallel sessions of discussion on 4 topics related to inflation, taking place from 15:00 to 17:00. Each discussion table will consist of introduction and open space discussion of participants. Rapporteur/chair of the table will moderate the discussion and summarise inputs at the end of the session. Guests are expected to switch tables at the end of each session.
The aim and scope of the initiative are both to gain insights from the participants according to their degree of expertise on the topic and for the ELF Secretariat to gather knowledge for upcoming events on the subject. Moreover, given the informal way the event is organised, the overall goal is also to inform Member Organisations’ representatives and guests on the topic and to present the second issue of the Future Europe Journal.
Each session will be presided by an expert, with the role to provide the initial input for the respective discussion. Experts in the audience are welcome to share their perspectives and ask questions. We intend to allow for a moment of debate – as it is the basis of liberalism itself – during each session, moderated by an expert.
15:15 – 15:45 Setting the scene – “What is Inflation?”
Prof. Juan Castaneda – Director of the ‘Vinson Centre for the public understanding of economics and entrepreneurship’, University of Buckingham
15:45 – 16:45 World café session – 15 mins each x 4 rounds– 1h; 15 min break after 2 rounds
1 – The rising inflation and the ECB policy
Moderator: Prof. Marina Albanese, Univeristà di Napoli “Federico II”
2 – Inflation: supply shock
Moderator: Dr Antonios Nestoras, Head of Policy and Research, ELF
3 – Energy
Moderator: Valeriya Izhyk, Working Group Coordinator, Council of European Energy Reguators & Katarzyna Rumiancew, Warsaw Enterprise Institute
4 – Stagflation and recession
Moderator: Matthew Lesh, Head of Public Policy at the IEA
5 – The view from the MS
Moderator: Christian Năsulea, Director of IES Europe, Professor of Economics at Bucharest University
17:00 – 17:30 Conclusive remarks
Rapporteurs summarise the findings
Closing by Daniel Kaddik, Executive Director, ELF
17:30 – End of the event