Conference: "Trialogs - for sustainable investment ideas in Europe"



FEPS Office. Rue Montoyer 40, Brussels

The Foundation for European Progressive Studies (FEPS) together with Berlin-based HUMBOLDT-VIADRINA Governance Platform (HVGP) are organising the event: Trialogs - for sustainable investment ideas in Europe. In will take place on January 27th, 2016 at FEPS Office (Brussels, 40 Rue Montoyer).

The workshop is part of the European Growth Initiative (EGI) - a joint project of FEPS and HVGP, focused on developing democratic governance processes to identify European investment projects that contribute to sustainable growth, employment and better industrial and labour relations at the local level.

During the workshop we want to propose a new way of identifying value-adding projects that will benefit the European Union in multiple ways - for a sustainable, citizen-friendly growth that lowers unemployment, protects the environment and climate, and improves labour relations.

The representatives of invited EU level institutions should meet with the actors from the civil society, business and academia to discuss the role of participatory approach in political decision-making processes, with a special focus on shaping local/regional investments financed from European sources. We strongly believe that the difference made by establishing a feeling of civil ownership of political decisions can contribute to increasing sustainability and decreasing risks of investment projects at the local/regional level.

The workshop will be held in English. Please find attached the preliminary agenda of the event.

Please register via email at: trialoge@governance-platfrom.org by January 15th, 2016.