International Forum

APDC - think thank Lisbon Civic Forum

March, 27th 2009

Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation

(Auditorium 3)



From Bust to Boom: New Chances for the Lisbon Strategy

The crisis as an unique window of opportunity



09:30 Introduction


-          LCF-President - Andreas Pyka (University of Bremen, Germany)

The challenges for the Lisbon Agenda: Schumpeterian thinking tickled by Keynes

-          APDC President - Diogo Vasconcelos (Portugal)

ICT Infrastructure enabling Entrepreneurship

-          Rui Vilar - Chairman, Gulbenkian Foundation


10:00 - Part I: Shaping new Structures for a prosperous European Future

-          Tonie de-Koster - European Commission

-          Pier-Paolo Saviotti - INRA-GAEL, Université Pierre Mendès-France, Grenoble, France

Crises, Co-evolution and Economic Development 

-          Armin Reller - University of Augsburg, Germany

Innovative technologies and strategic resources

-          Thomas Hamacher - IPP Max Planck Institute for Plasmaphsics, Munich, Germany

New Strategies for Resources and Energy

Moderator: Pedro Guerreiro - Jornal de Negócios


11:20 - Coffee Break


12:00 - Part II: Shaping new Structures for a prosperous European Future

-          Gordon Lishman - International Federation on Ageing Pressure from Aging Societies, UK

-          Roy Thurik - Erasmus University, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Entrepreneurship and the cycle: a way out of the bust?

-          Vítor Bento - SIBS, Portugal

Bottlenecks to growth

Moderator: Peter Wise - FT



13:00 Lunch Break



14:00 Future-oriented Policy designs: Part I

-          Alfred Kleinknecht - TU Delft, The Netherlands

Flexible labour markets: good for jobs, bad for innovation?

-          Tibor Palankai - Corvinus University of Budapest, Hungary

Lisbon and Knowledge-based society

Moderator: Ákos  Kengyel - Corvinus University of Budapest

15:00 Future-oriented Policy designs: Part II

-          Dimitri Zenghelis - London School of Economics, UK

The case for a 'green' stimulus.  

-          Ryszard Wilczynski - Warsaw University of Finance and Management, Poland

Post - crisis reforms of the international financial system; the role of Europe

-          Carlos Costa - European Investment Bank, Luxembourg

Financial Structures supporting the Design of new Structures

Moderator: Michael Lake - former journalist of the Guardian and EU ambassador to Turkey and Budapest



16:00 Conclusions & Debate

-          LCF-General Secretary - Horst Hanusch (University of Augsburg, Germany)

Keeping the economy in the Neo-Schumpeterian corridor


17:00          Farewell of the Conference       


Background Document