European Commission Bloggers Conference
This post was written by John McHale
The European Commission Representation in Ireland is supporting a special one day conference in Galway for social media practitioners entitled “Challenges facing the Irish Economy “.
When: Saturday 24th March at 11.00 am, with registration from 10.30 am
Where: Aras Moyola Building, National University of Ireland, Galway
This conference is aimed particularly at social media practitioners and will bring together journalists, academics, politicians, and business people with an interest in web-based technologies to look at some of the complex issues facing Ireland’s economy.
The internet is a powerful tool in communicating the economic challenges Ireland is currently facing. Social media and special web based tools all have a role to play in communication between the public and key decision makers. The general public has become much more economically-literate and informed since the beginning of the crisis - how much of this can we put down to increased accessibility of economists and their ideas online? And has it changed how academics and the world of politics interact?
These and other questions will be put on the table and some well-known economists have kindly agreed to kick off the discussions:
Professor John McHale
Professor and Head of Economics at the National University of Ireland, Galway
Dr Aidan Kane
Lecturer in economics at the National University of Ireland, Galway
Lecturer in economics at the University College Cork
Economist at daft.ie, DPhil candidate at Balliol College, Oxford & adjunct lecturer at Trinity College, Dublin
Margaret E. Ward, financial journalist and author will host the conference.