Events

Public debate with Neven Mimica on the future of European development policy

28 October 2016, The Hague
On 28 October, ECDPM and the European Think Tanks Group (EETG) will host a public debate in The Hague with Neven Mimica. To register or for more information on the debate and panelists, please visit the event website.

Links:
Revision of the EU consensus on development: towards a new consensus for fair and sustainable global common good policies

ECDPM submission to the European Commission’s Public Consultation on revising the European Consensus on Development

The future of EU development policy

24 October 2016, Paris
A conference co-organized by the European Think Tanks Group in the framework of the Initiative for Development and Global Governance (IDGM).

Programme

Links:
Revision of the EU consensus on development: towards a new consensus for fair and sustainable global common good policies

ECDPM submission to the European Commission’s Public Consultation on revising the European Consensus on Development

ETTG at the European Development Days: climate and development

15 June 2016, Brussels
The ETTG hosts a high-level panel, Climate and development: getting to zero poverty and zero emissions, at the European Development Days in Brussels on Wednesday, 15 June 2016.

Meeting with Stefano Manservisi, Chef de Cabinet of Federica Mogherini, the EU’s High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy

18th November 2014

Meeting of the Directors of the member organisations of the European Think Tanks Group (ETTG) with Stefano Manservisi, chef de Cabinet of Federica Mogherini, the new EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, to present the ETTG 2014 report ‘Our collective interest: Why Europe’s problems need global solutions and global problems need European Action‘.

Meeting with Development Commissioner Neven Mimica

18th November

Meeting of the Directors of the member organisations of the European Think Tanks Group (ETTG) with the new EU Development Commissioner Neven Mimica.


German Launch of the Report - Unser gemeinsames Interesse: Warum Europas Probleme globale Lösungen und globale Probleme Europas Handeln benötigen

Berlin, 13th November 2014


Why Europe's problems need global solutions and global problems need European action. 

Overseas Development Institute (ODI). 20 November 2014.

As the new European Commission takes office on 1 November, this event will explore, review and establish expectations of the new EU leadership team and debate the priorities for EU development cooperation in 2015 and beyond. The discussion will be based on a report launched recently by the European Think Tanks Group: “Our Collective Interest”. The report makes a strong case for a new development agenda, broader in its outlook and with strong links to internal EU policy. Speakers will debate such topics as the EU’s comparative advantage and disadvantage in global affairs; future prospects for EU external action; and what initiatives the EU should take in 2015. They will locate the development agenda in a wider context, talk us through the new European Parliament and Commission and the political relationships and set expectations for the future.


30th October

Presentation of the ETTG report to the Working Party on Development Cooperation (CODEV) of the Council of the European Union.


27th October 2014

Event at the EU Commission - Our Collective Interest: Europe’s Problems need Global Solutions

Friday, 10 October, 1pm (GMT+1) until 2pm.

The European Think Tanks Group published a major report addressed to the new leadership of the European Union entitled “Our Collective Interest: Why Europe’s Problems need Global Solutions and Global Problems need European Action”. The report puts forward recommendations for the EU’s engagement in 5 areas – trade and international finance; environmental sustainability; peace and security; democracy and human rights; and, poverty and inequality – and proposes organisational and structural changes to enhance the EU’s performance.

Introduction: Mr. Gaspar Frontini, Head of Unit, DEVCO A1, International Development Dialogue

Presentation: Mr. James Mackie, Senior Adviser EU Development Policy, ECDPM

A video was made of the presentation and is available here

Further presentations will be made at:
EEAS: Monday 27 October at 11:30 (1,5 hours)
CODEV: Thursday 30 October at 12 noon (1 hour)


Our Collective Interest: Europe’s Problems need Global Solutions

Lunch-time Conference – External Cooperation Infopoint

10 October 1pm-2.30pm
European Commission

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Introduction: Mr. Gaspar Frontini, Head of Unit, DEVCO A1, International Development Dialogue

Presentation: Mr. James Mackie, Senior Adviser EU Development Policy, ECDPM

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DE, en colaboración con la Representación de la Comisión Europea en España, tiene el placer de invitarle a la presentación del informe :

Nuestro interés colectivo: ¿Por qué los problemas de Europa necesitan soluciones globales y los problemas globales necesitan de la acción europea?


Palabras de bienvenida:
  • Francisco Fonseca, Director de la Representación de la Comisión Europea en España
Presentación del informe a cargo de:
  • Giovanni Grevi, Director de FRIDE
Comentarios:
  • Enrique Mora, Subdirector General de la Oficina de Análisis y Previsión, Ministerio de Asuntos Exteriores y de Cooperación
  • Ignacio Molina, Investigador principal, Real Instituto Elcano (pendiente de confirmación)
Debate moderado por:
  • Clare Castillejo, Investigadora Senior de FRIDE
El informe, producido por el European Think Tanks Group (ETTG), integrado por ODI (Reino Unido), ECDPM (Países Bajos), DIE (Alemania) y FRIDE, tiene como objetivo presentar a los nuevos líderes de la Unión Europea los cinco principales desafíos globales a los que se enfrentan: una economía mundial más justa, el cambio climático, la paz y la seguridad, la democracia y los derechos humanos, y la pobreza y la desigualdad. Abordar estos retos es fundamental para garantizar tanto el bienestar mundial como la seguridad y la prosperidad de Europa. Los autores hacen un llamamiento para una acción europea rápida y eficaz.
Puede descargarse de nuestra web el informe en inglés y el resumen ejecutivo en español.
Miércoles, 24 de septiembre 2014, 18.30-20.00h
Representación de la Comisión Europea en España
Paseo de la Castellana, 46. Madrid

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Se ruega confirmación de asistencia
bgalindo@fride.org / 91 244 47 55


Reconciling EU interests and values: A new vision for global development


The European Think Tanks Group in collaboration with Friends of Europe are delighted to invite you to participate in the policy insight entitled: Reconciling EU Interests and Values: A new vision for Global Development. The event will be held on Wednesday 10 September 2014 in Brussels.

UNDER DISCUSSION:

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?

SPEAKERS INCLUDE:
  • Stephan Auer, Director for Multilateral Relations and Global Issues, European External Action Service (EEAS)
  • Elmar Brok MEP, Chair of the European Parliament Committee on Foreign Affairs
  • Fernando Frutuoso de Melo, European Commission Director General for Development and Cooperation 
  • Teshome Toga Chanaka*, Ambassador of the Mission of Ethiopia to the EU
  • Simon Maxwell, European Think Tanks Group 
  • Linda McAvan MEP, Chair of the European Parliament Committee on Development
  • Jeroen Verheul, Ambassador for Trade and Development and Head of the Ministry’s Task Force for the Global Partnership for Effective Development, the Netherlands
* to be confirmed

Please visit the Friends of Europe website for the full programme, latest speaker updates and logistical details.

If you can't make it then, tune into the livestream.

TIME:

12.00-12.30 Registration of participants and sandwich lunch

12.30-14.00 Policy Insight


The European Think Tanks Group and Friends of Europe

The European Think Tanks Group brings together four leading European Think Tanks: 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).

http://www.ettg.eu/

Friends of Europe is a membership-driven think tank but is pleased to offer non-members invitations to sample up to two Friends of Europe events free of charge. Thereafter, Friends of Europe reserves the right to request membership for further attendance. If your organisation is not yet a member of Friends of Europe, click here to find out all the different membership information and advantages.





The ETTG will be presenting the report on EU global action, entitled Our Collective Interest: Why Europe’s problems need global solutions and global problems need European action to the Foreign Affairs Committee of the European Parliament on 1st of SeptemberKevin Watkins, Executive Director at ODI will make the presentation and it will be live streamed here.


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