FINANCING LONG-TERM EUROPE: A COMMON AGENDA FOR REFORMS, INVESTMENT AND GROWTH

When the Rome Investment Forum was established at the end of 2014, “finance for growth” emerged as the key concept of a new phase in economic policy making in Europe. Two years on, after a tepid and murky recovery of the global, and the European, economy,  tainted by fragility and growing uncertainty, “finance for growth” is an elusive concept.

Long-term investment requires a strategic and partnership approach, where different business communities and social groups, different levels and sectors of government, policy makers and opinion leaders, cooperate with one another and look responsibly ahead of the curve in order to create better conditions for future generations.

The papers and contributions collected in this volume aims at discussing how investment can contribute to re-launching growth, jobs and prosperity in the European economy, and worldwide, interacting with issues of economic and social policies, institutional reforms, business strategies, ethical foundations, access to financing, productivity and the quality of life, long-term vision and leadership capacity.