Do we still need the € ?
As Greece teeters and economists worry about contagion, this year's annual debate for Europaeum students is on theme of Do we still need the € ? Four Europaeum graduates are invited to take part in the debate in front of 200 participants attending the Political Forum on Open Societies, Open Economies and Common Identities at the Institute of Political Studies at the Catholica University of Portugal (IEP-UCP). The Forum brings together distinguished speakers, scholars, policy-makers, businessmen, opinion leaders, journalists and a multi-national collection of students to engage in the most topical issues of the day. This year the Europaeum will also hold its annual Academic Council during the event so that more Europaeum academics can also take part. As usual it is chaired by Dr Paul Flather, the Secretary-General, who is also speaking at the Forum.
List of Participants
Europaeum Participants in a debate on the motion : Do we still need the Euro ?
Davide Vittori is an MA student in International Relation at the University of Bologna, where he is currently finishing his graduation thesis on Spain’s foreign policy after the Franco Era. He has a Master Degree on Human Resources Management and a First Degree in Foreign Language and Literature from Abroad.
Jana Hrivniakova is a master student of Economics at Charles University in Prague. Recently she is working as an assistant to Professor Tomas Sedlacek and together they focus on topics of philosophy, ethics and myths in economics. She cooperates with National Economic Council of Government where she focuses mainly on fiscal politics and public finance.
Tom Degen is graduate student Public Administration (Leiden University) and Business Studies (VU University Amsterdam). He is currently a research assistant at Leiden University. He is active within the academic community of Leiden and has been President of the study association of Public Administration.
Olga Zaporozhets graduated from Jagiellonian University with a Master degree in Central and Eastern European Studies last year, and is currently doing a post-graduate studies in finances and working for an international general business consultancy in Poland that helps foreign investors enter former ECE and CIS, states. Major interests include: sustainability in its economic, social and environmental dimensions in CEE, green energy and food security and worked on a World Bank' project in Ukraine on private sector engagement in sustainable food management.