Vigonomics is a Villa Vigoni project dedicated to the economic and financial aspects of European integration, with particular emphasis on Europe's Economic and Monetary Union (EMU). It is a spin-off project of the Villa Vigoni Euro-Workshop, which brings together experts working in central banks, the European Central Bank, the European Commission, the European Council, the European Parliament, the European Banking Supervisory Agency, the Brussels think tanks, the International Monetary Fund, the banking sector and the media.
The introduction of the single currency has been an important driver of political integration, bringing European citizens closer and representing a significant common ground for Member States. However, the ongoing construction of the Eurozone is experiencing difficulties with its effective completion, provoking diverse views on the direction the EMU should take in the future. In the years of the financial crisis, the European Union has adopted measures to enhance the Union´s economic and financial resilience. Nevertheless, the effective completion of the EMU relies on difficult compromises being found between Member States.
Villa Vigoni proposed to launch the project Vigonomics, aiming to encourage a wider debate about the most urgent issues relating to the Eurozone. The project will pay particular attention to the Italian-German context, even though it will always consider the European perspective as a whole. Germany and Italy have differing approaches to economic and financial governance, which often complicates the discussion on the Eurozone's reforms
The project will oversee the organization of a series of conferences between Italy, Germany and other members of the Eurozone with the following two formats:
This project aims:
Due to the changed circumstances in 2020, the initially planned events were adapted to a digital format which consists of two strands: