Thursday, 3 October 2019 | 09:00-11:30 | Room 1
Human well-being is a value in itself, and is at the very core of EU values and treaties and of the UN Agenda 2030. To tackle the political, economic and societal challenges of the 2020s, Finland’s Presidency of the Council of the European Union is introducing the Economy of Well-being approach to policymaking. The Economy of Well-being aims at increasing the understanding of how investing in well-being enhances productivity and generates economic growth. This session will provide food for thought by facilitating discussion on how people-centred well-being policies are essential in promoting social cohesion, resilience and competitiveness - both nationally and at the EU level. Keynote speakers will provide the evidence behind this approach, and point to the knowledge-brokering and implementation challenges calling for disruptive policy actions. A chat show format will focus on examples and personal experiences, and participants will be able to contribute their views and expertise in an interactive setting.