A Europe without the euro. Costs and benefits for European firms and households: analyses and proposals from European economists and politicians.


a/simmetrie and the European Solidarity Manifesto are jointly organizing an international workshop on  A Europe without the euro. Costs and benefits for households and firms, that will take place in Rome on April 12th, 2014, at the Auditorium Antonianum, viale Manzoni 1. The workshop will focus on the costs/benefits analysis of possible reforms of the European monetary and fiscal governance, including an evolution towards a new monetary system.


The registration of participants will start at 9:30 am. The workshop will be opened by a welcome address held by Kamil Kaminski (coordinator of the European Solidarity Manifesto), followed by the preview The Greek achievement , a documentary realised by the Econ101 Dalmatians. The two keynote addresses, held by Panagiotis Grigoriou (ethnologist) and Marcello Foa (journalist and media expert) will focus on the social consequences of the Greek crisis and on the relation between economic crisis and the media. Three sessions will follow, where the costs and benefits of different scenarios will be analysed by three panels composed of economists coming from eight European countries, among which Alberto Bagnai, Frits Bolkestein, Claudio Borghi Aquilini, Brigitte Granville, Hans-Olaf Henkel, Stefan Kawalec, Costas Lapavitsas, Peter Oppenheimer, Antoni Soy and Jean-Pierre Vesperini (details on the panelists can be found here). The results of those scenario analyses will be commented in a round table where Italian political leaders will take part.

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How to register

We ask the participant to contributo to the costs (conference hall, personnel, other facilities) by paying a subscription fee of 25 euros per head (30 euros in case you need simultaneous translation). You can pay the registration wee using the Eventbrite form below. At the end of the procedure you will be able to print the ticket to be presented at the registration staff. Please note our “early bird” policy: starting in March 17th, 2014, the fee will be raised to 35 euros.


The ticket does not include the lunch. The  Ristobar Fra’ Gusto, located in the conference venue, will be open to the conference participants. In case you wish or need to spend one night in Rome, please consider the agreements of Auditorium Antonianum with hotels located nearby.

How to reach the conference venue

The Auditorium Antonianum is located in the center of Rome, between S. Maria Maggiore and S. Giovanni in Laterano, at about 20 mn on foot from Termini Railway Station, say 4 minutes from Manzoni underground station (Linea A).

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