Brussels, 14th October 2015
This event brings together the European Think Tanks Group (ETTG) with key stakeholders to discuss the consultation on a new European Global Strategy for Foreign and Security policy, which should be complete by June 2016.
Find out more about the European Think Tanks Group at ettg.eu
This lunchtime event (by invitation only) will be chaired by Simon Maxwell (Chair of the European Think Tanks Group)
There will be brief presentations by:
Teresa Ribera, Director, The Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations (IDDRI)
Dirk Messner, Director, German Development Institute (DIE)
Which will be followed by an open debate.
Our Collective Interest: Why Europe’s problems need global solutions and global problems need European action
See this latest article in Euractiv by the European Think Tanks Group – “Why Europe needs a global strategy“
At the 2015 European Development Days, the European Think Tanks Group organised a Lab Debate – Our collective interest? Towards a European strategy for a changing world.
This session tackled the following questions:
Cristina Barrios (EUISS) interviews Thomas Silberhorn (German Parliamentary State Secretary to the Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development) at the 2015 European Development Days on the EU’s Security and Foreign Policy strategy.
Secretary Silberhorn argues we must combine both the internal and external perspective of European affairs. For example, what are the possible impacts of the TTIP on developing countries? How can we integrate climate change into a universal development agenda? And how can we deal with migration to European shores while also focusing on addressing the root causes of migration?
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