On March 2012 the Maastrich School of Management and the Club de Madrid hosted an International Workshop within the framework of the Shared Societies Project to discuss with scholars and practitioners the following topic: “Can the Economics of Shared Societies Support more Resilient Economies and Global Sustainability?”
The workshop papers deal with different topics such as: Violence, Conflict and Shared Societies; Regional and National Experiences; Civil Societies and Social Change towards a Shared Society; and Making the Case for Shared Societies.
We are pleased to announce that the papers have been collected under the title “Shared Societies: The Case for Inclusive Development” and you can find them by clicking here.
The issues discussed in the workshop are of outmost importance, highlighting the profound impact of economic policy on Shared Societies and the contribution of Shared Societies to economic wellbeing. Prosperous development of heterogeneous societies depends on accepting and embracing differences and, as Wim Kok (Prime Minister of The Netherlands, 1994-2002 and President of the Club de Madrid at the time of the Workshop) said, it is key to bridge the difference, as this is the actual meaning of “The Economics of Shared Societies”. The goal of the workshop and this collection of papers is to make understandable and to raise awareness of the link between social and economic wellbeing and Shared Societies.
In the papers, you will be able to read the solid arguments and valuable contributions of the experts that attended the workshop. They show the importance of including every member of a society in its economic model, without discrimination so that every individual can achieve his or her life goals and in doing so contribute to the wellbeing of the whole society.
We encourage you to learn more from these must-read papers in order to get to know the importance of economic policies to Shared Societies.