SAVE THE DATE: The EU’s international cooperation: Contributing to the Global Agenda
October 17 @ 2:30 pm - 6:00 pm
The EU Global Strategy and the European Consensus on Development reflect a new
commitment of the EU to shared goals which unite developed and developing countries in
the aim of securing progress in all the social, economic and environmental aspects of
international cooperation. As we pursue the 2030 Agenda, we face new challenges, globally
and in our neighbourhood: challenges like the alleged inequities associated with
globalisation, the growing perception of insecurity among our citizens, the increasing
contestation of the current global order. Will these deep tendencies cause more conflict in
our societies, and destabilisation of current economic and political models? Or can they be
managed in ways which secure progress and sustainability for all? The answer has to be that
change can be managed, that we can steer a path between the extremes of neo-liberalism
and populism – but leadership will be essential, from national governments and
collaborative regional and international institutions.
The event, featuring Bill Gates and Federica Mogherini, is organized by the ETTG and hosted by the European Parliament Committee on Development Cooperation (DEVE). The initiative is linked to the ETTG policy conference on the “Future of European development cooperation” taking place on the 18th of October.
The full programme and registration form will be soon available.