Liberal democracies have to reconnect with citizen-based demands that claim for a response to the growing inequalities. Public policies have to govern the main vectors that move the economy, guiding them to the common good and the general interest. Empower democratic institutions to change social and economic dynamics and reforming current trends that fracture our societies.
As part of the global Sustainable Development Goals, SDG 10 aims to reduce inequalities within and among countries by the year 2030. If we do not respond decisively to the systemic crises we face and are unable to reverse the current situation, we are heading for economic, social and environmental collapse.
Metropolis and the Catalonia - Europe Foundation are pleased to invite you to our second webinar that will take place on Wednesday 26th June 2019, at 4pm CET.
- To raise awareness to local authorities about the impacts of inequality in daily-basis life in cities.
- To explore possible public policies to fight and reduce inequalities from the municipality and the different levels of government.
- 10 minutes introduction by Metropolis Secretary General Octavi de la Varga
- 25 minutes talk by Pere Almeda, Director of the Center for Studies on Contemporary Affairs of the Generalitat de Catalunya
- 20 minutes to answer questions and comments (through chat)
The webinar will be conducted in English only.
*Please note that event time is set according to Central European Time (CET).
This webinar is the second of a cycle of 3 webinars about inequalities organized jointly with the Catalonia-Europe Foundation. Re-City, an International Platform for Social Sustainability, is a project developed by Fundació Catalunya Europa and supported by Area Metropolitana de Barcelona (Barcelona Metropolitan Area), the Barcelona City Council, Generalitat de Catalunya, la Caixa and The Club of Rome.