Transatlantic Strategy Forum
European Union, United States and Global Governance - Major Trends and Challenges
3-4 December 2009, Brussels (Belgium)
With the support of the European Commission
Directorate-General for External Relations
Relations with the US and Canada
The Leuven Centre for Global Governance Studies (www.globalgovernancestudies.eu) of the University of Leuven is organising a two-day conference on ‘European Union, United States and Global Governance - Major Trends and Challenges’. The forum will take place in the Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium for Science and the Arts, Hertogsstraat 1, 1000 Brussel.
The purpose of this Transatlantic Strategy Forum is to contribute to the construction of a shared transatlantic vision of the strategic challenges that will confront the United States and the European Union in the coming years, and the identification of potential transatlantic responses to these challenges with a global dimension. With the support of the European Commission, the Leuven Centre for Global Governance Studies aims to help building up a transatlantic capacity to identify the long-term trends in a number of key policy areas and to keep policy-makers on both sides of the Atlantic informed of the near and medium-term implications of these trends. The outcome of the Forum will be disseminated to the relevant policy communities for discussion and debate.
Challenges and Topics
The focus of the Transatlantic Strategy Forum is on the following policy fields: (i) peace and security, (ii) human rights and rule of law, (iii) energy, (iv) climate change, (v) migration, and (vi) trade and political economy. Within these policy fields, following challenges and topics have been singled out:
- Climate Change
- Human Rights and Rule of Law
- Peace and Security
- Trade and Political Economy
Discussions at the Forum should focus on the major trends and challenges which both EU and US governments and societies are facing. Starting from a comparative analysis of EU and US policies, they should lead to recommendations on how to forge a transatlantic response to common challenges. Specific attention should be given to how the European Union and the United States can jointly contribute to global solutions.
Who can attend?
The Leuven Centre for Global Governance Studies welcomes the participation of academics, think tanks, civil society organizations, EU (both Member States and EU-institutions) and US government representatives, EU and US politicians, corporate leaders, and other relevant experts. There are no registration fees.
|Dr. Steven Sterkx |
Leuven Centre for Global Governance Studies
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