’Journées de l’économie 2012’

Days economy 2012

The ’Journées de l’Économie’ (JECO) in Lyon are one of the main events on the French calendar for raising awareness about the economy.

Cité de l’Économie et de la Monnaie homed in on four events from the extensive programme for the 2012 edition, which included more than 40 conferences and a book fair.

Round table on 9 November: “The economy on show”

For the first time, this year one of the JECO round table discussions was organised in partnership with Cité de l’Économie et de la Monnaie, on the theme “The economy on show”.

A number of temporary exhibitions tackled the theme of the economy both directly and indirectly. Many central banks around the world have opened permanent museums dedicated to their currencies; in 2006, for example, the Mexican central bank created an interactive museum of the economy (Museo interactivo de economia, MIDE).

In 2011, the Banque de France launched its Cité de l’Économie et de la Monnaie project, which is due to be inaugurated in Paris in the summer of 2015. Universcience has teamed up with the Banque de France to stage a temporary exhibition on the economy from 26 March 2013 to 5 January 2014 at the Cité des sciences et de l’industrie, entitled “Where now for the economy: crash, boom or transformation?”

Key players involved in these ventures and projects offered insights into the questions raised by the design of the exhibitions – questions that were also brought up in other sectors involved in communicating about the economy, such as the teaching profession and journalism, and which have very specific answers in a museum context. Another topic discussed was what museums can offer in addition to the initiatives and actions of other players involved in raising awareness about the economy.

Click here for a full description of the “The economy on show” round table

Conference on 9 November: “A different take on culture: catering for marginalised sections of society”

This conference drew on the experience of various organisations to consider the question of the social role of cultural venues and museums. How can the cultural experience and interactions between visitors be extended to as many people as possible, notably to those who are usually excluded or feel excluded from access to museums?

- Click here for a full description of the “A different take on culture” conference

The Institut pour l’éducation financière du public / La finance pour tous educational website and partner of the Cité de l’Économie et de la Monnaie project also organised two conferences at the JECO, one on the “Money and society” theme, which debated whether money plays too big a role in modern society, and the other on the book Le tour de la finance en 10 étapes (“A 10-part introduction to finance”).

- Click here for a full description of the “Money and society” conference

- Click here for a full description of the “A 10-part introduction to finance” conference

Published on 8 April 2013.