The Institute organises regular seminars and conferences to encourage knowledge dissemination and innovative thinking about issues of particular concern to the EIB Group. These serve both to help staff in their work and inform the general public.
A “growth contract between Greece and its official creditors is needed” for the country to resume “strong and inclusive growth” and continue restructuring its economy, says Plutarchos Sakellaris, Professor at Athens University of Economics and Business and Director of the Laboratory of Economic Policy (EMOP).
“Europe’s credibility is at stake” in the Mediterranean region says Franco Frattini, former European Commission Vice-President and Commissioner for Justice, Freedom and Security (2004-2008). This seminar was organized by the EIB Institute in collaboration with the Bocconi Alumni Association Luxembourg.
When it comes to financing the start-up companies that Europe so badly needs, are business angels and venture capitalists complements or substitutes ? Yes, says Paul Schure, Associate Professor at the University of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, who presents evidence that angels and venture capitalists are alternative financing models for start-ups.
Prof Frank Vandenbroucke, KU Leuven and former minister of Social Security, Health Insurance, Pensions and Employment in the Belgian Federal Governement (1999-2004), argues for the need and desirability of a European social union in which European countries would cooperate with an explicit social purpose.