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Free trade, fiscal rules, financial contingency planning…there are a lot of ‘f’ words in economics, and all the jargon makes most of us just switch off. Yet we know that understanding the economy could really help us as we try to improve the world around us. That’s why at Economy we’ve cut out the boring bits to bring you economics classes with a twist. Sessions explore everything from why housing is so expensive to how economics can help us address the climate crisis. And we don’t just look at economic problems that we face, we look at practical solutions too. We’ve even been featured in The Guardian!

Most of our workshops are free to attend, and you don’t need to have any previous knowledge of economics to get involved.

We run events all over the UK, although all our workshops and courses have been moved online during the coronavirus pandemic.

I know today’s the last lesson, and I thought “Oh what a shame! Before this I probably wasn’t tapping into this type of topic- I’ve gained a lot of awareness.”

Karen, Manor House Crash Course participant

Shift Birmingham – Applications open now

  • Would you like to feel confident talking about all this, so you can shift issues that matter to your community?
  • Are you frustrated about inequality across Birmingham and want to see your city and community do better?
  • Do you feel shut out of conversations about “the economy”, and want to know how decision makers decide “where the money goes”?

Join our free training programme for people across Birmingham, exploring how power and resources in the city can be rebalanced to improve local economies across Birmingham.

The programme starts in July and ends in April 2023.

The deadline for applications is 12th June.

Learn more and apply now 

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