Midday Goes Social 2019

We organise Midday Goes Social seminars, conferences and roundtables on topical issues such as refugees, migrations, microfinance, social innovation and impact investing with guest speakers from civil society, NGOs, research institutes, foundations. We also partner with the University of Luxembourg and others in organising a series of lectures under the general theme of “Inequality and …?”.

Click here for the list of our upcoming seminars.

    • Inequality and child human capital

      Inequality starts early and economists today increasingly recognise child health as an important form of “human capital” in its own right, said Professor Janet Currie, Princeton University, at a December lecture at the EIB organised by the EIB Institute and the University of Luxembourg as part of the “Inequality and…?” series.

    • The world’s oldest humanitarian organisation

      At a conference organised by the EIB Institute, Douglas Graf von Saurma-Jeltsch, President of Malteser International, presented the Order of Malta, the world’s oldest humanitarian organisation, which has been providing relief for 900 years from rescuing Christian pilgrims to providing emergency relief in cases such as natural disasters and refugee crises in Syria and Colombia.

    • Health inequality and pain

      Health inequalities, wherever and however they are measured, are generally large. But how to reconcile a qualitative view proposed by philosophers and the quantitative view proposed by health economists asked Professor Michael Wolfson, University of Ottawa, at an “Inequality and…?” lecture at the EIB in October, organised by the EIB Institute and the University of Luxembourg as part of the “Inequality and…?” series.

    • Inequality and bequests

      Wealth disparities have been increasing over time in most countries. But what are the implications of bequests, especially for the inter-generational transmission of those disparities? asked Professor Charles Yuji Horioka of the Research Institute for Economics and Business Administration, Kobe University, at an “Inequality and…” lecture organised by the Institute and the University of Luxembourg as part of the “Inequality and…?” series.

    • Inequality and child development in deprived populations

      Human Capital is key for escaping poverty and attaining higher standards of living, said Professor Costas Meghir from Yale University at an “Inequality and…?” lecture at the EIB in June, organised by the EIB Institute and the University of Luxembourg as part of the “Inequality and…?” series.

    • Inequality and the art market

      As the number and wealth of millionaires increases, the art market is being increasingly financialised, with art becoming a vehicle of investment – a new asset class, said Professor Andrés Solimano, from CIGLOB, at an “Inequality and…” lecture at the EIB in June, organised by the EIB Institute and the University of Luxembourg as part of the “Inequality and…” series.

    • A business model with social impact

      How to create a business model with social impact? Nicolas Crochet, co-CEO of Funds for Good, presented the innovative solution his company has found to answer this question at an EIB Institute Midday Goes Social seminar on 7 May 2019.

    • Inequality and public opinions

      Support for government redistribution of income in order to reduce inequality is at its lowest in the US (35%) compared to Canada (47%) or Western Europe (62% in Germany, 68% in France) said Professor Leslie Mac Call of the City University of New York at an “Inequality and…” lecture organised in April at the EIB by the EIB Institute and the University of Luxembourg as part of the “Inequality and…” series.

    • Inequality and consumption

      The debate over inequality relies mostly on income data but consumption is a direct measure of well being and a good indicator of inequality notably because it reflects long-term prospects, said Professor Tullio Jappelli, University of Naples Federico II at a seminar organised jointly by the EIB Institute and the University of Luxembourg as part of the “Inequality and…” series….”

    • The inclusion of excluded youth: a challenge for our societies

      At the second roundtable of the ‘Agora 4 Youth’ cycle, the panellists debated how entrepreneurship can address youth exclusion, notably by reconnecting young people with society, enabling them to build successful projects and achieve successful integration.