Book launch: 'Righting the economy: towards a people’s recovery from economic and environmental crisis'
Address: CIDSE/Act Alliance office, Rue Stevin 16, Bruxelles 1000, Belgium

29 May 2024
Bruxelles, Belgium

The launch of the book 'Righting the economy: towards a people’s recovery from economic and environmental crisis' will take place in Brussels on the 29th of May, from 12:45-2:00pm CEST, at the conference room of the CIDSE/ACT Alliance office (with possibility of joining online via Zoom).

This panel seeks to discuss how to build an enabling environment towards a rights-based economy by aligning both government economic policy to fulfil human rights and corporate conduct to respect human rights principles and agreements.

This launch explores some of the ideas presented by the ‘Righting the Economy’ book, but also builds on experiences from different regions, concerning a transformative and rights-based approach to economic policies. 

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Please send in-person️ confirmations to [email protected] or register here to join via Zoom. 


Keynote :

  • Olivier De Schutter, Professor at UCLouvain and UN Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty and Human Rights 

Panellists :

  • Josianne Gauthier, Secretary General, CIDSE 
  • Nele Meyer, Director, European Coalition for Corporate Justice (TBC)
  • Oliver Pearce, Chief of Policy, Christian Aid 
  • Maria José Romero, Policy and Advocacy Manager, Eurodad 

Commentators :

  • Jonathan Van Meerbeeck, Head of Sector - Human Rights, DG International Partnerships, INTPA G1, European Commission
  • Luísa Fondello, Senior International Cooperation Officer, Caritas / CONCORD EUROPE

Moderator :

  • Marianna Leite, Global Advocacy and Development Policy Manager, ACT Alliance 

Reactions from Critical Friends :

  • Cathrine Barklin, Dan Church Aid
  • Elaine Neuenfeldt, Gender Justice Programme Manager, ACT Alliance