0:14 Who are you and what relationship do you have to Economistas sin Fronteras?
0:46 Economistas sin Fronteras was founded in 1997 in Spain. In what city did it start? Where did the idea come from?
1:42 Who inspired this initiative?
2:59 Were the Madrid and Euskadi headquarters founded at the same time?
3:28 What type of organization is Economistas sin Fronteras?
4:08 Economistas sin Fronteras is a state organization that currently has headquarters in Cantabria, Euskadi, and Madrid. How do these three headquarters coordinate?
4:50 Is there a steering committee that coordinates work between the three headquarters?
6:14 How many people work on the coordination committee of the organization? How are they chosen?
9:15 Can any person or group start their own branch of Economistas sin Fronteras in their community?
11:13 What is the legal status of the organization?
13:52 On your website, you describe four areas of work at Economistas sin Fronteras: cooperation for development, social and solidarity economics, education for development, and corporate social responsibility and ethical investments. Can you explain the origins of these topics?
17:28 How many people have been hired to work for the organization? What does it mean to work with Economistas sin Fronteras?
20:11 How are workers’ salaries funded at Economistas sin Fronteras?
21:02 Can any person join?
22:06 Who are the volunteers for Economistas sin Fronteras and how do you become one?
24:20 Economistas sin Fronteras is a member of the Spanish Development NGO Coordinator. Can you explain what the Coordinator is, how it works, and how you are related to it?
25:47 In the “Networks and Campaigns” section of your website, you mention that you work with a significant number of organizations and associations. How are these connections formed? What do they consist of?
28:09 What relationship is there between Economistas sin Fronteras and the labor movement?
29:35 Are you invited to take part in policy discussions at the national and local levels?
31:49 You have mentioned your connection to REAS a few times. What does this network do and what is your connection to it?
35:10 You have mentioned the Platform for Fiscal Justice. What does this platform do?
38:05 Is there dialogue between Coop57, Finanzas Éticas and Economistas sin Fronteras and the REAS?
39:33 Is there a federation of initiatives dedicated to transformative economics in the Spanish state?
41:53 what are some of the challenges that come with working in a network?
44:45 From your perspective, what are we talking about when we talk about economics?
50:20 We often hear about transformative economics being divided into social and solidarity economics, eco-feminist economics, and ecological economics. Are they distinct models, or are they proposing the same interventions?
53:29 Do you consider differences of age, gender, class, and ethnicity when planning social and solidarity economic proposals?
57:31 What proposals do you have to ensure that the public policy ecosystem responds to criteria of responsibility for sustainability and eco-social justice?
58:35 On your website this year you published a downloadable report titled “Diagnostic Research on the State of Economics Teaching.” Can you discuss the results of this report?
1:01:52 Considering the backdrop of crisis and collapse that we are experiencing, what is the responsibility of teachers and students of economics, as well as economic experts, with relation to that situation? Are you invited to universities or high schools to educate about the possibility of expanding the field of economics with heterodox proposals?
1:06:08 Considering how the lack of heterodox approaches to economics is a pressing matter for our society, what are some of your training activities in formal and informal settings?
1:10:01 Are there mechanisms or certifications that guarantee that a platform, a process, or a product complies with the premises of social solidarity economics?
1:16:04 On your website, there are many studies, classroom materials, quarterly information bulletins, etc. Can you explain these materials?
1:17:44 How can we collaborate with Economistas sin Fronteras?
1:22:07 Is this a political project? If so, what kind of politics are we talking about?
1:23:35 Did 15M have an impact on Economistas sin Fronteras?
1:26:12 What is your assessment of society’s future challenges?
1:27:49 At the Constellation of the Commons, we’re working to produce a collective, action-oriented imaginary that encourages citizen participation in the coming eco-social, polyethical, and economic transformations. Can you name some milestones of Economistas sin Fronteras that contribute to the structural change underway?
1:29:29 What is your assessment of the 2030 Agenda?
1:32:21 How do you maintain your enthusiasm and energy in the midst of environmental collapse, crisis in the dominant civilizational model, and a general state of political indifference?
“Economists Without Borders (EsF) is an independent, non-denominational and non-partisan organization, promoted by economists and supportive people from all backgrounds. (…) It was founded in 1997 by a group of university professors, actively engaged and concerned about inequality and poverty. It is a Non-Governmental Development Organization (NGDO) that since its creation has occupied its own space, working on a specific area of reality, the economy, and its relations with poverty and inequalities. (…) Its main objective is to contribute to achieving fair and supportive economic and social structures, based on human rights. It is committed to the development of a model that, in addition to guaranteeing the full enjoyment of human rights, promotes the sustainability of life.”