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.

    • 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.

    • Inequality and beliefs

      People accept inequality more when they believe it reflects a meritocracy, said Dr Christina Fong, Carnegie Mellon University, at a seminar organised jointly by the EIB Institute and the University of Luxembourg as part of the “Inequality and…” series.

    • Inequality and educational prosperity

      “Countries need to build strong foundations for success for each stage of children’s development if they want their education policies to be successful,” said Professor J. Douglas Willms, President of The Learning Bar, at a seminar organised jointly by the EIB Institute and the University of Luxembourg as part of the “Inequality and…” series.

    • Should there be more women in politics?

      Women are under-represented in the political arena (30% on average in all of the EU Member States’ legislative bodies) but there are effective policies to promote political empowerment, said Professor Alessandra Casarico (Bocconi University) at a seminar organised jointly by the EIB Institute and the University of Luxembourg as part of the “Inequality and…” series.