Conference

7 December 2016

Representation of public interest in banking

Add to calendar 20161207 9:00 20161207 18:30 Europe/Paris Representation of public interest in banking

A FINANCE WATCH PUBLIC CONFERENCE

Bibliothèque Royale - Bibliothèque Royale, Brussels Finance Watch contact@finance-watch.org aDFdtugMkzeEXUhHCmVG49806
9:00 - 18:30

Bibliothèque Royale, Bibliothèque Royale, Brussels

A FINANCE WATCH PUBLIC CONFERENCE

Representation of Public Interest in Banking December 2016 Conference

Why is the public interest such a low priority in banking?

The public interest is not being properly represented in banking and finance: eight years after Lehman Brothers collapsed, the EU’s economy is weak and the banking system remains a threat to financial stability. In response, Finance Watch began a research project in 2015 to investigate why the public interest has been so under-represented in banking and to identify possible improvements. The two-year project invited civil society and academics to participate and contribute to the research.

The conference will present the results of this research – including policy recommendations – while providing an opportunity for its contributors and others to continue the conversation and to strengthen the network of civil society organisations and academics working on the subject.

This one-day event combines plenary sessions with 8 parallel sessions, allowing the participants to explore the multiple dimensions and possible answers to the questions raised.

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PROGRAMME:

MORNING:

9AM | Opening

9:20AM | Introduction on the project and the conference

10AM | Panel discussion on how a simplified, more open and inclusive regulatory process can improve participation and deliver better outcomes in terms of public interest representation?

Panellists:

– Eric Ducoulombier, European Commission, DG FISMA

– Monique Goyens, BEUC

– Daniel Mügge, University of Amsterdam

– Ella Sjödin, Nordic Financial Unions

– Magda Tancau, EAPN and FESSUD

– Myriam Vander Stichele, SOMO

11:30AM | Interview on stakeholder banking:

What are the criteria and recipe for success? How to influence banks actions and foster the participation of the public?

With:

– Christine Berry, New Economics Foundation

– Rym Ayadi, International Research Centre on Cooperative Finance

12AM | Keynote speech by John Christensen, Founder and President of the Tax Justice Network:

Building up a movement and influencing policies on a complex and technical issue: learning from the international tax campaigns

AFTERNOON:

2PM | 1st series of parallel sessions: short presentations followed by discussions with participants

> Participation in banking regulation: CSO strategies

S. Pagliari, City University; F. Lemaire, University Paris XIII

> Banks facing societal issues: Investing in the transition

D. Korslund, GABV; S. Hierzig, Share Action

> The future of bailed-out banks: a citizens’ perspective

F. Travers-Smith, Move your Money; L. Deruytter, Fairfin

> Citizens’ Dashboard of Finance

G. Porino, Finance Watch; W. Kalinowski, Veblen Institute

3PM | 2nd series of parallel sessions: short presentations followed by discussions with participants

> Almost all of us are banking clients: consumers’ interest representations

A. Fily, BEUC; L. Kastner, Sciences Po Paris

> Learning from German stakeholder bank

C. Scherrer, Kassel University; L. Regneri, Ver.di

> Communication, pedagogy: how to talk about money and finance

M. Nicholls, Meteos

> Building coalitions on finance and tax: lessons from the FTT campaigns and an overview

P. Wahl, Weed; T. Fazi, ISI Growth

4PM | Stakeholders debate: What to do next? Panel discussion on key actions to be taken to improve the representation of the public interest in banking. Moderation by Rebecca Christie, independent journalist (Bloomberg).

Panellists:

– Sven Giegold, Member of the European Parliament

– Hakan Lucius, Head of Stakeholder Engagement, Transparency and Civil Society Division at the European Investment Bank

– Susanne Wixforth,The German Trade Union Confederation, DGB

– Wim Mijs, European Banking Federation

– Anne Van Schaik, Friends of the Earth Europe

5PM | Closing speech and cocktail reception

Project and Event co-funded by: www.boeckler.de

Event co-funded by: www.eib.org/cso

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Add to calendar 20161207 9:00 20161207 18:30 Europe/Paris Representation of public interest in banking

A FINANCE WATCH PUBLIC CONFERENCE

Bibliothèque Royale - Bibliothèque Royale, Brussels Finance Watch contact@finance-watch.org aDFdtugMkzeEXUhHCmVG49806

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Bibliothèque Royale
Bibliothèque Royale, Brussels

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