MEDEAS participated in the IV Course of Ecological Economics in Bilbao (Spain) on October, 26

MEDEAS at the IV Course of Ecological Economics in Bilbao

On October 26, 2017, Iñigo Capellán-Pérez, researcher from the University of Valladolid (UVa), member of MEDEAS project, held a presentation on the MEDEAS-World model and performed a simulation game during the IV Course of Ecological Economics in the Faculty of Economics of the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU) in Bilbao, Spain.

The course spanned 3 days and it focused on the exposition of the guiding principles of ecological economics, the application of practical methodologies and the public policies towards a sustainable economy.

This was an excellent forum to share MEDEAS project and world model version with a diverse public, ranging from students, researchers and teachers from Economics, Development aid, Engineering, and other disciplines. An updated version of the game performed in the Club of Rome Summer Academy in Florence was organized, where the participants had the opportunity to contrast their mental models with a formal model. Suggestions and ideas to improve both the model and the game were put forward, with the scope of making them available in the next editions.

More information on the course (in Spanish) can be found here and the complete program is available here.