Cosmocracy: European political parties at the forefront of global governance evolution?
The increasing failure of multilateralism to provide global solutions to global problems is alarming. Could the European political parties play a role in strengthening international rule-making?
European political families have been the drivers of European integration for the past 60 years. They have been the catalyst in the creation of the most innovative paradigm of intergovernmental and supranational cooperation, providing the ideological backbone, public narrative and the operational rulebook of the European Union.
In view of dysfunctional global governance structures, new pathways are sought. The European political parties, through their extensive global affiliations and networks, could give a new impetus to international norm-making, towards the construction of a global polity, by applying their European experience to worldwide challenges.
EURACTIV invites you to this high-level Stakeholder Workshop to discuss the role of European Political parties in shaping global governance mechanisms.
Questions will include:
- Can the European political parties, through their global networks, pave the way for global parties?
- What role can the EU and European political parties play in shaping the future of global governance?
- Should the European Commission make global governance evolution an EU priority for the next five years?
- Multilateralism: what’s next?
EURACTIV Network Office
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Antonio López-Istúriz, Secretary-General, European People’s Party (EPP)
Evelyne Huytebroeck, Co-chair, European Green Party
Brando Benifei MEP, Socialists and Democrats Group (S&D), European Parliament
Vincent Boulet, Member of the Political Secretariat and Executive Board, European Left
Didrik de Schaetzen, Head of Press & Communication, Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe (ALDE)
H.E. Eduardo José A. de Vega, Ambassador of Philippines to the EU, Chair of ASEAN Brussels Committee
H.E. Jacob T Kaimenyi, Ambassador of Kenya to the EU
Pekka Hakala, Head of Strategy and Innovation, DG for External Policies of the Union, European Parliament
Céline Kauffmann, Deputy Head Regulatory Policy Division, OECD
Barbara Pesce-Monteiro, Director of UN Office in Brussels
Dan Luca, Senior Director, EURACTIV
Vasile Puscas, Professor and Former Romanian Minister of EU Affairs
Lucrezia Scarapicchia, EU Affairs Manager, EURACTIV
10:30 – 11:00 Registration
11:00 – 11:20 Opening statements
11:20 – 11:50 Reactions
11:50 – 12:30 Discussion and Q&A
12:30 – 13:30 Networking Lunch
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As political parties have become an important interface between governments and the people around the world, and global challenges are becoming increasingly transnational, party structures at the European level could contribute to stronger global governance, European and global stakeholders believe....