In this issue we invite you to discover the most important FESSUD events that took place in the last months of 2014 and the first months of 2015. There is a report on the 2014 FESSUD annual conference held in Warsaw in October which enabled FESSUD researchers to share and discuss their research findings on understanding the role of financialisation in the generation of financial crises, and on a range of policy debates to promote a more socially responsible financial system.
A research workshop organised in Brussels involving civil society organisations from 9 different EU countries that will be doing participatory research on the relationship between the financial system and wellbeing is also featured. The work presented at the conference represented a relatively small part of research of FESSUD, and much more is available on the web-site.
The research in FESSUD continues apace resulting in a steady stream of FESSUD working papers: to facilitate the finding of work on specific subjects the working papers are now also listed under the Work Package to which they relate. Please consult the growing list of FESSUD working papers and of FESSUD Studies in Financial Systems – there is much going on!
For this newsletter, the work of Work Package 4 on regulation of the financial system, Work Package 7 on financialisation and environmental sustainability and Work Package 9 on the reaction of economic policies to the global financial crisis are featured.
Malcolm Sawyer, Project Coordinator