Date: Tuesday 10 October 2023

Time: 15:00-16:30

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Counter Balance’s webinar, The Foundational Economy: Putting public liveability at the heart of EU public finance will explore how European public finance and the EIB are fixating on using public money to support new clean tech fixes under a technocratic and profit-driven agenda for change to sustain the status quo.

Instead, bottom-up innovations which increase residual income for households and provide quality public services and social infrastructure are needed - all of which jointly determine foundational liveability. The cost of living crisis is depriving especially low and middle income households from these basic necessities to live a decent life.

The webinar will feature a presentation on Counter Balance’s recent report Things Have to Change, and discussion with both academic experts and on-the-ground politicians on how a foundational economy can be best implemented.

You can register for the webinar here.


Karel Williams: report co-author and Director at the Foundational Economy Collective

Daniela Gabor: Professor of Economics and Macro-Finance at the University of the West of England

Lucia Martín González: City Councillor on housing in Barcelona for Barcelona en Comu

Moderated by Frank Vanaerschot, Director of Counter Balance

This webinar is organised within the “Citizens’ Observatory for Green Deal Financing” project, financed by European Education and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA), and is the first in a series that will continue over the coming months.

Co-funded by the European Union. Views and opinions expressed are however those of the author(s) only and do not necessarily reflect those of the European Union or the European Education and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA). Neither the European Union nor EACEA can be held responsible for them.