Feb 21, 2009

Major Global Europe Conference

by JannekeBruil — last modified Feb 21, 2009 01:15 PM
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On 4 and 5 Dec 2008, over 170 people from more than 30 countries participated in highly inspiring debates on the Global Europe strategy.

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Entitled 'Living Beyond its Resources: Impacts of Global Europe on Sustainable Development', the conference was jointly organised by Friends of the Earth Europe and the Globalisation Intergroup of the European Parliament.


The conference filled a gap in the current debate around 'Global Europe', where civil society groups and social movements have been little involved, as compared to the intense activity of European business and industry. The objective was therefore to raise public attention to the GE agenda, involve new stakeholders in the Brussels debate, and discuss alternative political paths for the European Union.


Speakers from both Europe and developing countries with a particular experience or knowledge about the issues participated actively in the conference's debates. Read more and watch photos of the conference here


Photo: Grace Garcia Munoz of Friends of the Earth Costa Rica speaks at the conference