In House Reports(EN)

The team of Get Involved, in 2020, decided the creations and publication of the findings from our scientific initiatives, to highlight their importance and to promote the ideas and proposals of the participants. The aspiration of the In-House Reports initiative is the promotion of the participants knowledge and ideas, as well as them contributing to the final findings of the respective scientific initiative.

ECB Listens

On February 24th, 2020, the European Central Bank inaugurated the web portal “ECB Listens” in the context of reviewing its policy urging the public to express its views on different issues. The participants were asked to answer specific questions regarding four main questions:

  • What does the phrase price stability mean to you?
  • What are your economic expectations and concerns?
  • What other topics matter to you?
  • How can the ECB best communicate with you?

 

Get Involved following the proposal of the Bank of Greece decided to draft, on a voluntary basis, a holistic report on the issues exposed by the ECB in the Fourth Simulation Conference of the ECB. The findings of “ECB Listens: 4th Simulation Conference of ECB” contain the views, ideas and knowledge of the participants. Moreover, whether and to what extent the participants’ views and the understanding regarding the functions of the ECB changed was assessed.

During the conference, the participants had the chance to take part in the calls of preparation with the Scientific Committee of the Conference, to process the study guides of the Simulation in detail and to attend ten speeches by experienced professionals and academics in the field of economics and banking and to discuss some of the problems faced by the ECB for more than two days.

e-Democracy Project: Final Report

To have correct answers, correct questions must be asked. Following this principle, Get Involved and UN SDSN Youth Greece cooperated for the organization of their first online conference the “e-Democracy Project” on April 25th, 2020. The aim of the e-Democracy Project was to highlight the problems and the challenges that emerged due to the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic in the fields of Economics, Political Science and Public Health. Principles and methods of experimental and interdisciplinary learning were followed throughout the online conference.

The participants were students of Economics, Law and other departments and they were divided into three committees: the committee of Economics, the committee of Political Sciences and that of Public Health. A study guide was sent to each participant in which certain facts were cited and the questions ensuing from them were posed. Although the study guides of each committee were different, they followed the similar topics. The main topics highlighted were: the relationship between the state and the private sector, the impact of digital technology on the fight against the pandemic and its potential dangers and the role of supranational associations in the Covid 19 era. The participants played an important role in the success of the conference. Regardless of their academic background, they contributed with their knowledge and their perceptions on the issues examined, analysing in numerous cases complicated and technical issues. They proved that even in difficult phases, the young have a say and can contribute positively to, at least, the dialogue about the future.