As the process of appointing a new EU leadership team gets underway, now is the time for new and sustained initiatives on longer-term challenges which will shape both European and global welfare in the years to come.
In a rapidly changing and interdependent world, Europe’s new leaders need to adopt a global perspective in European policy-making, a new understanding of the EU’s global role, and in particular, a new approach to international development. Do Europe’s new leaders recognise the need for a new global strategy that links internal and external action? How can Europe’s policymakers ensure there will be a greater commitment to collective action at EU level? Is there a readiness to connect new ways of working with new systems and processes? Does the European Think Tank Group’s 2014 report “Our Collective Interest: Why Europe’s problem need global solutions and global problems need European action” offer the sort of answers needed?
These questions will be discussed at the event ‘Reconciling EU Interests and Values: A New Vision for Global Development’, organised by Friends of Europe and the European Think Tanks Group. The event will take place in Brussels on the 10th of September. If you can’t make it then, tune into the livestream.
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The European Think Tanks Group brings together four leading European Think Tanks: the Overseas Development Institute (ODI), Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE), Fundación para las Relaciones Internacionales y el Diálogo Exterior (FRIDE) and the European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM).
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Reconciling Values and Interests: A new vision for global development (HD)