The Journées de l’économie, an event to understand the major economic issues of society.

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The 14th edition of the Journées de l’économie took place on 3, 4, 5 November 2021 in Lyon. This event is an opportunity to bring together economists, business leaders, administrative experts, journalists, social actors and political leaders. The objective is to bring together all the people who wish to do so around conferences that aim to address current economic topics and issues. This event is organized by the Fondation de l’Université de Lyon. This is an initiative that also aims to place the University of Lyon in the ranking of the 10 largest higher education and research poles in Europe.

The days of the economy, days with a pedagogical vocation

As every year, the economy days took place in Lyon. The event brings together the actors of the economy but also more generally all those who wish to grasp the economic stakes of society. During the three days of the event, no less than 65 conferences were held, highlighting the words of more than 250 speakers. Every year, the Economy Days bring together no less than 40,000 people. Indeed, the conferences organized as part of the journées de l’économie are free and accessible to all. To take part, interested parties were able to register directly on the site. They were able to attend the conferences both face-to-face and online.

Thus, the economics days have a pedagogical aim. The aim is to invite the general public to take part in the economic debate. However, when we talk about economics, it is a very broad subject to which we must be at least informed to understand and analyze the major issues that weigh on society and more broadly the world. Therefore, the days of the economy enlighten the general public on the economy of society and the great changes. This event has three clear ambitions. It must enable everyone to understand the economic issues of their daily lives. It should help individuals to analyse the socio-economic changes in the world. Finally, it must promote exchanges between actors who know the subtleties of the economy.

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Economics is a complex subject that must be approached with pedagogy

An event to promote the University of Lyon

The economic days are indeed organized by the foundation of the University of Lyon. Initially, this event aims to highlight the economy. Then it also aims to promote the University of Lyon. Under the leadership of Bernard Bigot, the foundation aims to place the University in the 10 largest poles of higher education and research in Europe. In order to obtain positive spin-offs for the University, the Foundation is supported. The players are BNP Paribas, Caisse des dépôts, CIC, Casino, Institut Médieux, Sanofi and SEB. In addition, the University’s ambition is to shine internationally. In this sense, the event actively participates in the image of excellence of the latter. It also makes it possible to set up strong links on the territory.

It must be said that for several years now, the economics days of the University of Lyon bring scientific knowledge to the general public. At the same time, the implementation of this event contributes greatly to the attractiveness of the territory. Indeed, during these 3 days, the city of Lyon is positioned as the epicenter of the economic debate on french territory.
In Nouvelle-Aquitaine, the economy day took place on September 16, 2021 at INRAE. This day was an opportunity to discuss the subject of energy transition in companies in particular.


“Invitation – Press conference Journées de l’Economie – 20 October 11h30” Les journées de l’économie, press invitation of 11 October 2021
“Missions and objectives”
Youtube channel, The days of the economy (to watch the 2021 conferences)

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