Brussels Economic Forum 2009

The Brussels Economic Forum is the European Union’s premier platform for debate on economic issues. It was set up in 2000 in the wake of the euro’s launch the year before. Now an annual event, it stimulates debate on the economic challenges facing the EU. The Forum is an opportunity to meet participants that include government authorities, international organisations, financial institutions, social partners, academics and the media. With top-level speakers, it also brings economic policy-making discussions out from technical committees behind closed doors. The Forum provides an open arena where a wider audience can follow and participate in the debates.