In 2007 the Directorate General for Economic and Financial Affairs (DG ECFIN) set up a Network of Public Finance Economists working in public administrations. The main aim of the network is to facilitate an exchange of views amongst practitioners on policy relevant issues and thereby deepen the analysis in the area of public finances. The network works through holding annual meetings organised by DG ECFIN, where participants present their work and their views not constrained by official positions. The targeted participants are staff working on budget planning and analysis in the national administrations and central banks.
- financing policy | Economic and Monetary Union | economic policy | euro
- Brussels, Belgium
- Live streaming available
- Rue Van Maerlant 2Rue Van Maerlant 2, 1040 Brussels, Belgium
- Who should attend
- Public finance economists from the public sector (including academia).
On 14 March 2019 DG ECFIN organized the thirteenth meeting of the Network of Public Finance Economists working in public administrations. The meeting covered two key challenges for European budgetary surveillance. First, the interrelations between fiscal policy and macroeconomic imbalances were discussed. Second, the meeting included discussions on the interplay between national fiscal rules and supranational fiscal rules, including in terms of compliance. The aim was to find best practices that could feed into policy advice in the future.