Building up a more democratic and gender balanced European Central Bank

Economic, Financial, and Banking Affairs
Date: Tuesday, 09 April 2019 16:00 - 19:00

Venue: European ParliamentBât. Altiero Spinelli, Wiertzstraat 60, Room PHS 5B1, Leopold Quarter, Brussels, 1047

Positive Money Europe is delighted to invite you to this conference co-organised with Members of the Europan Parliament.

During the last financial crisis, the European Central Bank played a crucial and sometimes controversial role. When the next crisis hits, the ECB will inevitably be back in the spotlight. Enhancing the accountability of the ECB to the European Parliament will be vital to ensure it has the legitimacy to implement the best policies for European citizens.

In that spirit, Positive Money Europe will publish a new report “From Dialogue to Scrutiny: Strengthening the Parliamentary Oversight of the European Central Bank”, which explores how the European Parliament can play a meaningful role in building up a more democratic and accountable European Central Bank, including by revising the monetary dialogue.

Moreover, the conference will explore ways to enhance gender balance within the ECB. Having a more diverse and inclusive ECB is a timely issue: the appointment of several men at the top EU financial authorities (including the one of Philip Lane as Chief Economist of the ECB) has once again raised the issue of gender inequality provoking discontent among MEPs. In fact, the European Parliament has called for effective measures to challenge the lack of diversity in the European financial authorities. What are the best practices in this context? How can we achieve this objective? Together with experts and MEPs, we will discuss the most effective strategies to increase inclusiveness and gender balance both within central banks and in the financial sector at large.

Registration by 1st April is mandatory for the event.







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All Dates

  • Tuesday, 09 April 2019 16:00 - 19:00

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