Welcome to the newsletter of the FESSUD project. In this issue, we share with you the project’s highlights of the past six months. First, there is a report on the 2015 FESSUD annual conference held in Lisbon on 15-17 October, which gave the floor to FESSUD researchers and invited speakers to discuss their findings on the Impact of Financialisation on Society, Environment and Economy as well as possible policy responses to ensure financial stability through regulation and macroeconomic policies.
A number of partners took part in a FESSUD policy workshop on Capital Markets Union organised at the European Parliament on 9 December 2015, which constituted one of the first occasions for FESSUD to engage as a project on a hot policy topic in Brussels.
There is much more work going on within FESSUD than could be covered on those occasion. Most of the work is now available on the website in the following sections: Working Papers Series and FESSUD studies in financial systems. I encourage you to study them.
Among various news from the FESSUD consortium, we have chosen to conclude this year with a feature on the conclusions and achievements of Work Packages 3 and 11, respectively on the Causes and Consequences of the Crisis and on a foresight exercise on the future of the financial sector in the next two decades.
Malcolm Sawyer, Project Coordinator