The Europe Direct Information Centre (EDIC) at the University of Luxembourg has announced that it is organising, together with the Luxembourg Institute of Socio-Economic Research (LISER) and the Luxembourg national innovation agency Luxinnovation, a webinar entitled "Luxembourg: from steel to the knowledge economy and beyond" on Tuesday 22 June 2021 from 14:00 to 15:30 via Webex.

The webinar, which will be held in English, will reflect on the history of the Luxembourg economy and sketch out future scenarios.


14:00 – Introductory remarks by Dr Elena Danescu, Coordinator of EDIC University of Luxembourg

14:10 – “Luxembourg: The path from the steel economy to the knowledge economy” by Dr Franz Clément, Researcher at LISER

14:55 – “Looking always to the future”, an audio-visual documentary on the role of Luxinnovation in building an innovation-based economy in Luxembourg

15:10 – Debate with the audience / Q&A session


Dr Elena Danescu is a Research Scientist at the Luxembourg Centre for Contemporary and Digital History (C²DH) of the University of Luxembourg. Her research expertise is focused on the history of economic thought, contemporary European history, oral history and democratic transitions in central and eastern European countries. She has authored various academic publications in her specialist areas. Since April 2019, she has served as Coordinator of the EDIC University of Luxembourg in Esch-Belval.

Franz Clément graduated in political science from the Université catholique de Louvain and completed a postgraduate degree in sociology of work at Nancy 2 University. He holds a PhD in Sociology from the Conservatoire national des arts et métiers (CNAM) in Paris. He is a researcher in social sciences at LISER in Esch-Belval. He has led various studies and authored publications on social dialogue in Luxembourg and the Greater Region and on cross-border workers in this area.

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