FEPS-TASC Annual Conferences
Every year FEPS, in collaboration with TASC, organises a conference bringing together high-level academics,policy makers, and civil society to discuss current economic policy issues and their impact on society.
2015: Sixth Annual Conference: Economic Inequality - Societal Risk
19th June 2015, Dublin
For more than 30 years, economic inequality has been rising across advanced economies, with enormous social, political and economic consequences. Inequality is not inevitable, and policy options are available that will produce better outcomes for all. More than one hundred participants took part in TASC-FEPS 6th Annual Conference, which was devoted to the theme 'Economic Inequality – What Can Be Done?' and was organised in Dublin on the 19th of June 2015. As always, the annual TASC-FEPS conference was a great an opportunity to hear progressive, evidence-based ideas on how one of the most persistent problems of today, that is economic inequality, can be best dealt with in the European and Irish economies.
2014: The Challenge of Economic Inequality to Recovery and Wellbeing
This year’s TASC-FEPS conference, that took place the 20th of June, brought together a dynamic audience including economists, academics, policy makers, public representatives, social justice advocates and activists to discuss ‘the challenge of economic inequality to recovery and wellbeing’.
With Thomas Piketty, fresh from the success of his best-selling bookCapital in the Twenty-First Century, as keynote speaker, the conference drew an enthusiastic crowd of over 650 people to discuss and debate economic inequality, including policy proposals for more equitable alternatives to current systems and structures in Ireland and Europe.
2013: Reconstructing the European Economy
The TASC-FEPS Annual Conference, “Reconstructing the European Economy”, took place in Dublin on the 14th of June 2013. Speakers probed the roots of the ongoing economic, social and political crisis in Europe, before advancing alternative evidence-based policy proposals focused on employment generation and institutional reform. Cooperation among EU member states, not competition, was the resounding call.
The conference took place in the context of stagnant growth and rising unemployment across Europe. Six years into the Great Recession and it is clear that a policy of endless austerity is serving the interests of the financial sector and large corporate exporters, to the detriment of the working people of Europe.
2013: Measuring Wellbeing in Ireland