What Western societies are currently experiencing is such a profound change as the transition from the agricultural to the industrial society.

Size: px
Start display at page:

Download "What Western societies are currently experiencing is such a profound change as the transition from the agricultural to the industrial society."

Transcription

1 PUBLIC UTILITY FOUNDATION What Western societies are currently experiencing is such a profound change as the transition from the agricultural to the industrial society.

2 NOT A CRISIS? The word crisis appears to be ubiquitous in the public sphere. Identity is not given once and for all, it is constructed and reconstructed throughout one s existence. Amin Maalouf The overuse of this simplified word, and the dominating focus on the economy, contributes to the deception in our society that we are merely facing a temporary dysfunctional phase. It implies that after the crisis is solved, we will return to an illusive idea of a previous equilibrium. But we are not just facing another crisis. Oxford researchers predict that 45% of the jobs in the United States will be replaced by computer technology in the next 20 year. Instead, we are in the process of profound societal transformations and we need to understand that these changes are permanent and comparably significant to our transition from an agricultural to an industrial society. Recent fundamental shifts in our society - such as the ideological changes due to the fall of the Iron Curtain, changes in gender and family roles, the decreasing importance of institutions such as the church and other authorities, the IT (information technology) revolution, economic and financial globalisation, climate change, global media and mass communication - have broken many of the old structures, on which we based our sense of belonging, our collective identities, norms and values. Therefore, the current transformation has resulted in a feeling of disorientation and anxiety. The fragmented society leaves it up to each individual to find his own sense of identity and values. Populist movements have identified this vulnerability in our society and exploited it by filling the space with simplistic antagonistic rhetoric. These movements have created an illusionary sense of identity, based in scapegoating, i.e. the construction of an external At the beginning of the last century less than 10% of the female population formed part of the national labour force in Sweden. Today, nearly 80% of Swedish women have a job. enemy, the other. This identity-driven populism has deepened a trend towards a wide range of xenophobic micro-nationalist parties, which risks destabilising society even further. Not addressing, and consequently not understanding, the interconnectedness and the universal, permanent nature of our societal change makes such changes appear abstract and thus, threatening. We are facing a transition into a new model of society rather than a temporary dysfunctional phase. HENCE, CECI N EST PAS UNE CRISE, THIS IS NOT A CRISIS. THE CURRENT STATE AND OUR VISION FOR THE FUTURE We acknowledge the fact that our society is experiencing profound societal changes that span further and deeper than the widely discussed economic crisis and that these changes have a considerable impact on the individual s quest for identity. We stress the urgent need for a critical debate about the psycho-sociological, cultural, religious and historical aspects of the societal changes in order to counter the dangerous scapegoating of the other instigated by populist movements all over the world. Yet, acknowledging the issue is not enough, as mere awareness will not provide us with the means to effectively counter these worrying trends and protect ourselves against the exploitation of our fears and insecurities. Society is sensitive to the growing menace, yet we are facing a gaping lack of a shared response against the expanding threat of identity populists. So far we did not succeed in finding and implementing efficient counter-measures. Therefore it is our aim to go beyond debate and actively pursue strategic solutions by consolidating the expertise of all relevant actors in the field. We want to face the challenge and fill the long-overdue gap by delivering successful, practical and feasible solutions to the all-encompassing problem. We aim to mobilise and influence decision-makers in politics, economic, civil society and media to push them to act in this field. We want to contribute to the emergence of open identities and a European citizenship. This goal is not only about accepting diversity but also about appreciating all cultural, ethnic and religious aspects of the individual; as well as to perceive diversity as enriching the collective open identity. We promote the living together of all individuals, cultures, ethnicities and religions in an informed, diverse, pluralistic society.

3 OUR APPROACH Ceci n est pas une crise is a politically independent Foundation of Public Utility, which aims to stir and shape debate about identity populism, develop recommendations for decision makers, provide a dissemination and dialogue platform for exchange of research, information and best practice examples and promote existing and new counter-measures. IN LINE WITH THIS APPROACH, WE STRUCTURE OUR ACTIVITIES IN THREE GUIDELINES: UNDERSTAND We thrive to understand the roots and consequences of identity populism, providing extensive information on this topic. As existing research on identity populism is scattered and rarely concentrated, we believe that it is essential to offer a platform to gather all existing knowledge actions and theories, and allow access to all. COLLABORATE In this regard, we aim to intensify an effective collaboration between existing groups and relevant agents in civil society, politics, economy, science and media to further raise awareness in all sectors of society. One third of the global food production is wasted during production and consumption processes, nearly half of which constitutes clean, fresh food simply rejected by producers, suppliers or consumers. INVENT Our main goal is to foster solutions by actively contributing to the advancement of best practices and innovative, out-of-the-box approaches and by encouraging an exchange of experience and knowhow in the field of identity populism through the creation of a tight network of leading actors. These solutions will be developed on the basis of a range of different activities and initiatives some of which are well-known, others are more experimental and less explored. Conferences and interactive workshops: create space for reflection and creation of efficient counter-measures against identity populism and related issues. Published documents: We will regularly publish reports on our website with research articles; news and a summary of our conferences and workshops, freely accessible to all. Empirical data: We will develop indicators to measure countries according to their ability to offer a good base for the respect of diversity and equality. Charter of living together: A key document, drafted by a group of our founders and other renowned persons, will be signed by public figures from politics, economy, culture and media. Opinion surveys focused on identity and populism Our ability to reach unity in diversity will be the beauty and the test of our civilization Mahatma Ghandi In 2010 about 15% of America s married couples were intermarriages, compared to less than 2% in 1970.

4 WHY CECI N EST PAS UNE CRISE? Answers from our founders Philippe Maystadt Populist and eurosceptic tendencies constantly gain in importance; nationalism of all kind resurfaces, whether it is dominated by economic or cultural aspects; the withdrawal into individual interests or nostalgic visions of the past is widespread. Yet at the same time, the work of NGOs, the creation of associations pursuing aims of general interest, the appearance of new types of expressions, this all shows that a part of the population remains dynamic, attentive to the changing world and open to the future. Thus, we must find the ways for this potential to be fully active in the preparation of policy choices. Hence, the usefulness of a Foundation that will explain what the main challenges of the future are and why they can be met only by a more united Europe. Philippe Busquin Technological and scientific progress is advancing very fast all over the world and natural resources are limited. New paradigms are needed in order for our values of solidarity, equality and liberty to remain the basis for our democratic systems on all levels. Monica Frassoni I have always respected my political rivals and their ideologies, knowing that despite our disagreement, we were all seeking what was best for our countries, what was best for Europe. Our current societal climate, however, makes it dangerously tempting for politicians to gain popularity by inciting fears and tensions, drawing apart societal groups who have long co-existed and flourished together. It is a transition from politics to populism. I strongly believe in the role of a responsible and sensible civil society as part of a solid democracy. By joining Ceci n est pas une crise, I wish to contribute to ensuring that our core values of inclusion, pluralism, and diversity transpass the ongoing transformation of our social structure and gain space in the public debate. Our basic human ambition has not changed - to live together, side-by-side, in a diverse society. Eric Domb I am fascinated by the era of the Xth century which witnessed the development of the Muslim and European civilization between Cordoba, Seville, Toledo and Marrakech. Coexistence and mutual enrichment of Jews, Christians and Muslims. Delicate, sensitive, strong cultures, economic boom... this blend went beyond mere tolerance, aiming to develop a true mutual understanding and to set off the flourishing of a hybridization of knowledge and lifestyles. El Andalous existed. It s possible. Is it an utopia that belongs only to the past? At this present time, where the will to live together is undermined, where powerful societal changes primarily produce a fear of the other and an identity withdrawal, the attempt to revive this utopia is imperative. The Foundation can foster this idea. Jean-Pascal Labille Because we have entered the new century without a compass; because identity quests have replaced ideology as the engine of history; because in the era of globalisation the relationship to other people is more crucial than ever; because all of us living in this strange new century, we have the duty and, more than any previous generation, the means to contribute to this undertaking of salvation: with Pierre Kroll There are moments where people meet: some go into one direction, the others into the opposite one. Sometimes people come back from where others are going, and of course sometimes no one knows where the other is going. Some feel like making the others change direction and taking them with them because they are sure that the others are going the wrong way. We are living in times where the constant impression of crisis, of overwhelming shifts and profound changes make people feel like mourning for the past, dreaming of the return of fixed values, closed spaces and open them up to easy reassuring speeches. It is essential that those who understand that this is not a crisis, that the world will never be as it has been before and, besides, that this is a good thing, help the others understand that we don t need less Europe but more, that we should not avoid each other but live together, that we need to be optimistic and determined. We need to inform and act against the withdrawal into closed identities of all kinds that make the poor believe they will be less so by rejecting the others and the rich ones that they will be even richer by doing the same. strength, beauty and wisdom but also with passion, and sometimes even anger. Yes, says Amin Maalouf, with the burning anger of the righteous. The foundation Ceci n est pas une crise will contribute to reflecting on and fostering the knowledge of societal change, to reinventing living together and equally to helping rebuild the European project.

5 Our founders Philippe Busquin, former European Commissioner Grégor Chapelle, Director General of Actiris Didier De Jaeger, Corporate Director Eric Domb, founder of Pairi Daiza Monica Frassoni, President of the European Green Party Pierre Kroll, press cartoonist Jean-Pascal Labille, Minister of Public Enterprises and Development Cooperation Philippe Maystadt, former Belgian minister and president of the EIB Benoît Scheuer, sociologist and founder of the research institute Survey & Action and Prevention Genocides Dan Sobovitz, Strategic Consultant at the European Commission Eric Winnen, Director General of Dialectiq CECI N EST PAS UNE CRISE, Public Utility Foundation Square de Meeûs, Brussels, Belgium TEL/ FAX: +32 (0) E : W : F :

Treaty on Environmental Education for Sustainable Societies and Global Responsibility

Treaty on Environmental Education for Sustainable Societies and Global Responsibility Treaty on Environmental Education for Sustainable Societies and Global Responsibility (This treaty, as in education, is a dynamic process and should therefore promote reflection, debate and amendments.)

More information

INTRODUCTION THE 2ND EUROPEAN YOUTH WORK CONVENTION

INTRODUCTION THE 2ND EUROPEAN YOUTH WORK CONVENTION INTRODUCTION This Declaration, prepared within the framework of the Belgian Chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe, is addressed to the Member States of the Council of Europe,

More information

POSITION PAPER ON THE RISE OF RIGHT WING EXTREMISM AND POPULISM IN EUROPE

POSITION PAPER ON THE RISE OF RIGHT WING EXTREMISM AND POPULISM IN EUROPE S&D Strasbourg, 16 April 2014 Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists & in the European Parliament Democrats European Parliament Rue Wiertz 60 B-1047 Bruxelles T +32 2 284 2111 F +32 2 230 6664

More information

We, in regional sub-national and national legislative Assemblies in Federal States, gathered here in Milan from different Nations and Continents,

We, in regional sub-national and national legislative Assemblies in Federal States, gathered here in Milan from different Nations and Continents, WORLD FORUM OF REGIONAL AND SUB-NATIONAL LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLIES Manifesto of regional, sub-national and national Legislative Assemblies in Federal States for a true global democracy We, in regional sub-national

More information

Table of Contents. Executive Summary 1

Table of Contents. Executive Summary 1 Table of Contents Executive Summary 1 Part I: What the Survey Found 4 Introduction: American Identity & Values 10 Year after September 11 th 4 Racial, Ethnic, & Religious Minorities in the U.S. 5 Strong

More information

EUROPEAN UNIVERSITIES CHARTER ON LIFELONG LEARNING

EUROPEAN UNIVERSITIES CHARTER ON LIFELONG LEARNING EUROPEAN UNIVERSITIES CHARTER ON LIFELONG LEARNING Copyright 2008 by the European University Association All rights reserved. This information may be freely used and copied for non-commercial purposes,

More information

Manifesto for Education Empowering Educators and Schools

Manifesto for Education Empowering Educators and Schools Manifesto for Education Empowering Educators and Schools As the world faces new challenges with the growing threat of violent extremism, schools and educators are confronted with expressions and sentiments

More information

Informal meeting of European Union Education Ministers. Paris, Tuesday 17 March 2015. Declaration on

Informal meeting of European Union Education Ministers. Paris, Tuesday 17 March 2015. Declaration on Informal meeting of European Union Education Ministers Paris, Tuesday 17 March 2015 Declaration on Promoting citizenship and the common values of freedom, tolerance and non-discrimination through education

More information

C H A R T E R O F V A L U E S OF C I T I Z E N S H I P AND I N T E G R A T I O N

C H A R T E R O F V A L U E S OF C I T I Z E N S H I P AND I N T E G R A T I O N C H A R T E R O F V A L U E S OF C I T I Z E N S H I P AND I N T E G R A T I O N SCIENTIFIC COUNCIL - MINISTRY OF INTERIOR OFFICIAL TRANSLATION ITALY AS A COMMUNITY OF PERSONS AND VALUES Italy is one of

More information

Training journalists. The development of journalism education in Sweden, 1944-1970

Training journalists. The development of journalism education in Sweden, 1944-1970 Training journalists. The development of journalism education in Sweden, 1944-1970 Elin Gardeström The thesis Training journalists analyses the interaction between various interests in Swedish society

More information

I. CONTEXT II. POLITICAL PRIORITIES IDENTIFIED

I. CONTEXT II. POLITICAL PRIORITIES IDENTIFIED SHAPING THE FUTURE OF EQUALITY POLICIES IN THE EU JOINT HIGH LEVEL EVENT ON NON-DISCRIMINATION AND EQUALITY, ROME, 6-7 NOVEMBER 2014 SUMMARY AND MAIN CONCLUSIONS I. CONTEXT The Italian Presidency of the

More information

Hanover Declaration Local Action Driving Transformation

Hanover Declaration Local Action Driving Transformation Hanover Declaration Local Action Driving Transformation 1 National Governments: Build upon local authority climate leadership! The International Conference on Climate Action 2015 (ICCA2015) showed that

More information

The Committee of Ministers, under the terms of Article 15.b of the Statute of the Council of Europe,

The Committee of Ministers, under the terms of Article 15.b of the Statute of the Council of Europe, Recommendation CM/Rec(2014)1 of the Committee of Ministers to member States on the Council of Europe Charter on shared social responsibilities 1 (Adopted by the Committee of Ministers on 22 January 2014

More information

FOSTERING DIALOGUE AND MUTUAL UNDERSTANDING

FOSTERING DIALOGUE AND MUTUAL UNDERSTANDING FOSTERING DIALOGUE AND MUTUAL UNDERSTANDING The crucial role of young women and men in advancing intercultural dialogue and understanding is increasingly recognized within the global development agenda.

More information

The European Youth Parliament: 20 years of educating political participation

The European Youth Parliament: 20 years of educating political participation The European Youth Parliament: 20 years of educating political participation Ragnar Siil Director of Department Estonian Ministry of Culture Former Adviser to the Minister of Culture Former EYP participant

More information

Treviso, Italy, 16-18 September 2015. Recommendations for a regional strategy

Treviso, Italy, 16-18 September 2015. Recommendations for a regional strategy Meeting with religious leaders and faith based organisations from the European region on their role in preventing incitement to violence that could lead to atrocity crimes Treviso, Italy, 16-18 September

More information

Arab revolutions: Why West was caught off-guard

Arab revolutions: Why West was caught off-guard Arab revolutions: Why West was caught off-guard In early November, Mondial interviewed Ziad Abdel Samad, Executive Director of the Arab NGO Network for Development (ANND, based in Beirut). ANND is a regional

More information

Tal av utrikesminister Laila Freivalds inför FN:s kommission för mänskliga rättigheter, Genève 15 mars 2005

Tal av utrikesminister Laila Freivalds inför FN:s kommission för mänskliga rättigheter, Genève 15 mars 2005 Tal av utrikesminister Laila Freivalds inför FN:s kommission för mänskliga rättigheter, Genève 15 mars 2005 Recognition of the inherent dignity and of the equal and inalienable rights of all members of

More information

Fostering Fair Relations

Fostering Fair Relations Hauska & Partner International Communications Group Hauska & Partner International Communications Group www.hauska.net Austria, Vienna Tel. +43 2236 26114 Fostering Fair Relations Croatia, Zagreb Tel.

More information

Muslims of Europe Charter

Muslims of Europe Charter Muslims of Europe Charter Since early 2000, the Federation of Islamic Organisations in Europe (FIOE) debated the establishment of a charter for the Muslims of Europe, setting out the general principles

More information

Lisbon Strategy 2.1 in the Context of Global Mega trends

Lisbon Strategy 2.1 in the Context of Global Mega trends Lisbon Strategy 2.1 in the Context of Global Mega trends Address by dr. Žiga Turk, minister Government Office for Growth, Slovenia At the Lisbon Council The 2008 Growth and Jobs Summit Brussels, March

More information

Declaration on the 20th Anniversary of the Barents Euro-Arctic Cooperation. (Kirkenes, Norway, 3 4 June 2013)

Declaration on the 20th Anniversary of the Barents Euro-Arctic Cooperation. (Kirkenes, Norway, 3 4 June 2013) 1 Declaration on the 20th Anniversary of the Barents Euro-Arctic Cooperation (Kirkenes, Norway, 3 4 June 2013) Prime Ministers and other high-level representatives of the members of the Barents Euro- Arctic

More information

Elaboration of the Declaration on Universal Norms on Bioethics : Third Outline of a Text

Elaboration of the Declaration on Universal Norms on Bioethics : Third Outline of a Text United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation Organisation des Nations Unies pour l éducation, la science et la culture International Bioethics Committee (IBC) Distribution: limited

More information

Turning insult into opportunity: Anti-Shari ah sentiments in America and their implications for American Muslims Celene Ayat Lizzio

Turning insult into opportunity: Anti-Shari ah sentiments in America and their implications for American Muslims Celene Ayat Lizzio Turning insult into opportunity: Anti-Shari ah sentiments in America and their implications for American Muslims Celene Ayat Lizzio By many measures, Muslims in the U.S. are thriving, satisfied, and optimistic,

More information

Central American Strategy for Rural Area-based Development ECADERT. Executive Summary

Central American Strategy for Rural Area-based Development ECADERT. Executive Summary Central American Strategy for Rural Area-based Development ECADERT Executive Summary The 2010-2030 Central American Strategy for Rural Area-based Development (ECADERT) addresses the need by Central American

More information

The Human Right to Peace

The Human Right to Peace The Human Right to Peace By Senator Douglas Roche, O.C. Address to Liu Institute for Global Issues Host: The Simons Centre for Peace & Disarmament Studies Vancouver, April 2, 2003 This text is adapted

More information

Text of a speech by Mr Stefan Löfven, Party Leader

Text of a speech by Mr Stefan Löfven, Party Leader Socialdemokraterna January 27, 2012 Venue: Museum of Photo A forum for photography, Stockholm Summary Text of a speech by Mr Stefan Löfven, Party Leader Thank you very much, I am nervous, I can promise

More information

THE CULTURE OF INNOVATION AND THE BUILDING OF KNOWLEDGE SOCIETIES. - Issue Paper -

THE CULTURE OF INNOVATION AND THE BUILDING OF KNOWLEDGE SOCIETIES. - Issue Paper - THE CULTURE OF INNOVATION AND THE BUILDING OF KNOWLEDGE SOCIETIES - Issue Paper - UNESCO, Bureau of Strategic Planning September 2003 1 I. The past and present scope of innovation During the last two decades,

More information

PUBLIC INTEREST IN POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY. A NECESSARY ETHICAL AND REGULATORY CONCEPT FOR TERRITORIAL PLANNING

PUBLIC INTEREST IN POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY. A NECESSARY ETHICAL AND REGULATORY CONCEPT FOR TERRITORIAL PLANNING Boletín de Public la Asociación interest in de political Geógrafos philosophy. Españoles A necessary N.º 53-2010, ethical págs. and regulatory 381-386 concept for territorial planning I.S.S.N.: 0212-9426

More information

Joint conclusions of the Spanish Presidency EU Youth Conference youth employment and social inclusion, Jerez, Spain 13-15 April 2010

Joint conclusions of the Spanish Presidency EU Youth Conference youth employment and social inclusion, Jerez, Spain 13-15 April 2010 Joint conclusions of the Spanish Presidency EU Youth Conference youth employment and social inclusion, Jerez, Spain 13-15 April 2010 Youth Employment is the common theme of the three EU Youth Conferences

More information

Rwanda. Strategy for Sweden s development cooperation with 2015 2019 MFA

Rwanda. Strategy for Sweden s development cooperation with 2015 2019 MFA MINISTRY FOR FOREIGN AFFAIRS, SWEDEN UTRIKESDEPARTEMENTET Strategy for Sweden s development cooperation with Rwanda 2015 2019 MFA 103 39 Stockholm Telephone: +46 8 405 10 00, Web site: www.ud.se Cover:

More information

ETI PERSPECTIVE 2020: A FIVE YEAR STRATEGY

ETI PERSPECTIVE 2020: A FIVE YEAR STRATEGY ETI PERSPECTIVE 2020: A FIVE YEAR STRATEGY Introduction This document is the final and Board approved version of ETI s strategic directions based on the ETI Board meeting discussion of 12 th March 2015.

More information

Fundamentalism and out-group hostility Muslim immigrants and Christian natives in Western Europe. Ruud Koopmans

Fundamentalism and out-group hostility Muslim immigrants and Christian natives in Western Europe. Ruud Koopmans published in: WZB Mitteilungen, December 2013 Fundamentalism and out-group hostility Muslim immigrants and Christian natives in Western Europe Ruud Koopmans In the heated controversies over immigration

More information

The role of religious leaders in maintenance of peace and prevention of conflicts: Address by Mr. Adama Dieng, the United Nations Under-Secretary

The role of religious leaders in maintenance of peace and prevention of conflicts: Address by Mr. Adama Dieng, the United Nations Under-Secretary The role of religious leaders in maintenance of peace and prevention of conflicts: Address by Mr. Adama Dieng, the United Nations Under-Secretary General, and the UN Secretary General Special Adviser on

More information

OPINION ON GENDER DIMENSION IN THE NEXT PROGRAMMING PERIOD OF THE STRUCTURAL FUNDS 2007-2013

OPINION ON GENDER DIMENSION IN THE NEXT PROGRAMMING PERIOD OF THE STRUCTURAL FUNDS 2007-2013 OPINION ON GENDER DIMENSION IN THE NEXT PROGRAMMING PERIOD OF THE STRUCTURAL FUNDS 2007-2013 Advisory Committee on Equal Opportunities Between Women and Men July 2006 1 Opinion 1 on GENDER DIMENSION IN

More information

PARIS AGENDA OR 12 RECOMMENDATIONS FOR MEDIA EDUCATION

PARIS AGENDA OR 12 RECOMMENDATIONS FOR MEDIA EDUCATION PARIS AGENDA OR 12 RECOMMENDATIONS FOR MEDIA EDUCATION 25 years after the adoption of the Grünwald Declaration that paved the way for media education at the international level, experts, education policy-makers,

More information

RAGUSA DECLARATION on Youth, Migration and Development

RAGUSA DECLARATION on Youth, Migration and Development RAGUSA DECLARATION on Youth, Migration and Development A Euro-Arab youth contribution to intercultural dialogue and global solidarity for the International Year of Youth Euro-Arab Youth Conference Tunis

More information

THE ROLE OF CULTURE AND CULTURAL HERITAGE IN CONFLICT PREVENTION, TRANSFORMATION, RESOLUTION AND POST- CONFLICT ACTION: THE COUNCIL OF EUROPE APPROACH

THE ROLE OF CULTURE AND CULTURAL HERITAGE IN CONFLICT PREVENTION, TRANSFORMATION, RESOLUTION AND POST- CONFLICT ACTION: THE COUNCIL OF EUROPE APPROACH AT(2010)397 rev.1 18 January 2011 THE ROLE OF CULTURE AND CULTURAL HERITAGE IN CONFLICT PREVENTION, TRANSFORMATION, RESOLUTION AND POST- CONFLICT ACTION: THE COUNCIL OF EUROPE APPROACH Document prepared

More information

A CHARTER OF EUROPEAN IDENTITY. Foreword

A CHARTER OF EUROPEAN IDENTITY. Foreword A CHARTER OF EUROPEAN IDENTITY 28 October 1995 Foreword In a speech to the European Parliament on March 8th, 1994, the poet Václav Havel, President of the Czech Republic, indicated the need for a Charter

More information

~Empowering and Motivating for Today and Tomorrow~

~Empowering and Motivating for Today and Tomorrow~ Lindsay Unified School District Mission Statement ~Empowering and Motivating for Today and Tomorrow~ - Adopted by Lindsay Unified School Board: May 21, 2007 Mission: Empowering and Motivating for Today

More information

GENERAL POLICY RECOMMENDATION N 5: COMBATING INTOLERANCE

GENERAL POLICY RECOMMENDATION N 5: COMBATING INTOLERANCE CRI (2000) 21 GENERAL POLICY RECOMMENDATION N 5: COMBATING INTOLERANCE AND DISCRIMINATION AGAINST MUSLIMS Strasbourg, 27 April 2000 Secretariat of ECRI Directorate General of Human Rights DG II Council

More information

Forschung und Entwicklung im Spannungsfeld zwischen Innovation und Gesellschaft

Forschung und Entwicklung im Spannungsfeld zwischen Innovation und Gesellschaft Forschung und Entwicklung im Spannungsfeld zwischen Innovation und Gesellschaft Directorate for Science, Economy and Society European Commission / Directorate General for Research 1 Übersicht wichtigsten

More information

To What Extent is The Cold War a Result of Two Conflicting Ideologies?

To What Extent is The Cold War a Result of Two Conflicting Ideologies? Rahaf Alwattar Daniela Morales Kiley Smith Madison So To What Extent is The Cold War a Result of Two Conflicting Ideologies? The Cold War was an unceasing state of political and military tensions between

More information

Policy Paper on Non-Formal Education: A framework for indicating and assuring quality

Policy Paper on Non-Formal Education: A framework for indicating and assuring quality Policy Paper on Non-Formal Education: A framework for indicating and assuring quality Adopted by the Council of Members/ Extraordinary General Assembly 2-3 May 2008 (Castelldefels, Catalonia - Spain) 0.

More information

STRATEGIC PRIORITIES 2013-2018

STRATEGIC PRIORITIES 2013-2018 STRATEGIC PRIORITIES 2013-2018 ADOPTED BY THE EXTRAORDINARY GENERAL ASSEMBLY BRUSSELS, BELGIUM 22 APRIL 2012 1 INTRODUCTION A strategy is a combination of the goals for which an organisation strives and

More information

Co-operatives for Europe: Moving forward together

Co-operatives for Europe: Moving forward together Co-operatives for Europe: Moving forward together 3 In Finland, 75% of the population are members of a co-operative enterprise. In Belgium, when you enter a pharmacy, there is a 1 in 5 chance that you

More information

General Assembly. United Nations A/69/723

General Assembly. United Nations A/69/723 United Nations A/69/723 General Assembly Distr.: General 13 January 2015 Original: English Sixty-ninth session Agenda item 91 Developments in the field of information and telecommunications in the context

More information

A School Board Vision for Public Education

A School Board Vision for Public Education A School Board Vision for Public Education Our nation s public schools will ensure that each child is prepared to reach his or her potential in life, contribute to society, and achieve a standard living

More information

EUROPEAN COMMISSION. Bureau of European Policy Advisers

EUROPEAN COMMISSION. Bureau of European Policy Advisers EUROPEAN COMMISSION Bureau of European Policy Advisers Brussels, D(2009) Conclusions of the BEPA workshop on social innovation Background The Renewed Social Agenda, which was adopted by the European Commission

More information

Citizenship. (This is an extract from The National Curriculum 2007) Crown copyright 2007 Qualifications and Curriculum Authority 2007

Citizenship. (This is an extract from The National Curriculum 2007) Crown copyright 2007 Qualifications and Curriculum Authority 2007 Citizenship Programme of study for key stage 4 (This is an extract from The National Curriculum 2007) Crown copyright 2007 Qualifications and Curriculum Authority 2007 Curriculum aims Learning and undertaking

More information

ETUCE Policy Paper on School Leadership

ETUCE Policy Paper on School Leadership ETUCE Policy Paper on School Leadership Submitted for adoption by the ETUCE Committee to the ETUCE Conference, the Regional Conference of Education International, meeting in Budapest on 26-28 November

More information

Ladies and Gentlemen, Dear friends,

Ladies and Gentlemen, Dear friends, Kulturdepartementet Joakim Stymne Stockholm Philanthropy Symposium den 30 maj på Fotografiska museet Concluding remarks the way ahead for philanthropy in Sweden Ladies and Gentlemen, Dear friends, Thank

More information

Revised Policy Paper on Non-Formal Education: A Framework for indicating and assuring quality

Revised Policy Paper on Non-Formal Education: A Framework for indicating and assuring quality Revised Policy Paper on Non-Formal Education: A Framework for indicating and assuring quality ADOPTED BY THE COUNCIL OF MEMBERS ANTWERP, BELGIUM, 6-7 MAY 2011 1 COMEM -FINAL Executive summary Non-Formal

More information

The European Security Strategy Austrian Perspective

The European Security Strategy Austrian Perspective Erich Reiter and Johann Frank The European Security Strategy Austrian Perspective The following essay gives the Austrian view on the ESS from a security political perspective and analyses the needs and

More information

ASEAN COMMUNITY VISION 2025

ASEAN COMMUNITY VISION 2025 ASEAN COMMUNITY VISION 2025 ASEAN Community Vision 2025 ASEAN COMMUNITY VISION 2025 1. We, the Heads of State/Government representing the peoples of the Member States of the Association of Southeast Asian

More information

Mainstreaming Cross-Cutting Outcomes: Gender Equality, Environmental Sustainability, Cultural Respect and Understanding. A Toolkit

Mainstreaming Cross-Cutting Outcomes: Gender Equality, Environmental Sustainability, Cultural Respect and Understanding. A Toolkit Mainstreaming Cross-Cutting Outcomes: Gender Equality, Environmental Sustainability, Cultural Respect and Understanding A Toolkit January 2014 Introduction The Commonwealth Foundation has adopted a Cross-Cutting

More information

Rio Political Declaration on Social Determinants of Health

Rio Political Declaration on Social Determinants of Health Rio Political Declaration on Social Determinants of Health Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 21 October 2011 1. Invited by the World Health Organization, we, Heads of Government, Ministers and government representatives

More information

EURORDIS Position Paper on Centres of Expertise and European Reference Networks for Rare Diseases

EURORDIS Position Paper on Centres of Expertise and European Reference Networks for Rare Diseases EURORDIS Position Paper on Centres of Expertise and European Reference Networks for Rare Diseases EURORDIS - the European Organisation for Rare Diseases represents 310 rare disease organisations from 34

More information

MULTI ANNUAL WORK PLAN 2013 2015

MULTI ANNUAL WORK PLAN 2013 2015 MULTI ANNUAL WORK PLAN 2013 2015 Translation into English: Elena Arrebola 1. CONTEXT a) Mandate The Council promotes the principle of equal treatment and non-discrimination of persons on racial or ethnic

More information

COMMITTEE ON CULTURE, SCIENCE AND EDUCATION

COMMITTEE ON CULTURE, SCIENCE AND EDUCATION Updated 24 June 2009 COMMITTEE ON CULTURE, SCIENCE AND EDUCATION Hearing on Islam, Islamism and Islamophobia in Europe Rapporteur: Mr Mogens Jensen, Denmark, Socialist Group Copenhagen, Tuesday, 8 September

More information

wwwww The Code of Ethics for Social Work Statement of Principles

wwwww The Code of Ethics for Social Work Statement of Principles wwwww The Code of Ethics for Social Work Statement of Principles Copyright British Association of Social Workers Date: January 2012 Author: The Policy, Ethics and Human Rights Committee Contact: Fran McDonnell,

More information

Veto Players and Electoral Reform in Belgium. West European Politics, 34(3), 626-643. [Impact Factor 1.422; Taylor and Francis 2011] S U M M A R Y

Veto Players and Electoral Reform in Belgium. West European Politics, 34(3), 626-643. [Impact Factor 1.422; Taylor and Francis 2011] S U M M A R Y Marc Hooghe & Kris Deschouwer 2011 Veto Players and Electoral Reform in Belgium. West European Politics, 34(3), 626-643. [Impact Factor 1.422; Taylor and Francis 2011] S U M M A R Y Abstract During the

More information

Taxes and the Common Good. A CPJ position statement on taxation

Taxes and the Common Good. A CPJ position statement on taxation Taxes and the Common Good A CPJ position statement on taxation Approved by the Board of Directors: May 13, 2011 Our Vision CPJ is committed to seek human flourishing and the integrity of creation as our

More information

Message from the Director

Message from the Director Message from the Director Public Works Strategic Plan 2012 defines our vision, values, and priorities and outlines our overall business strategy. Our emphasis is to address the increasingly complex issues

More information

World History: Essential Questions

World History: Essential Questions World History: Essential Questions Content Standard 1.0: Culture encompasses similarities and differences among people including their beliefs, knowledge, changes, values, and traditions. Students will

More information

FAST FACTS. 100 TO 140 MILLION girls and women in the world have experienced female genital mutilation/ cutting.

FAST FACTS. 100 TO 140 MILLION girls and women in the world have experienced female genital mutilation/ cutting. 603 MILLION women live in countries where domestic violence is not yet considered a crime. Women and girls make up 80% of the estimated 800,000 people trafficked across national borders annually, with

More information

YEREVAN COMMUNIQUÉ. A renewed vision: our priorities

YEREVAN COMMUNIQUÉ. A renewed vision: our priorities YEREVAN COMMUNIQUÉ We, the Ministers, meeting in Yerevan on 14-15 May 2015, are proud to recognize that the vision which inspired our predecessors in Bologna has given rise to the European Higher Education

More information

Universal Declaration on Bioethics and Human Rights

Universal Declaration on Bioethics and Human Rights Universal Declaration on Bioethics and Human Rights Adopted by the UNESCO General Conference, 19 October 2005 The General Conference, Conscious of the unique capacity of human beings to reflect upon their

More information

ICT Innovation and Sustainable Development

ICT Innovation and Sustainable Development ICT Innovation and Sustainable Development Robin Mansell October 2012 This is one in a series of papers being published by IISD s Global Connectivity team to inform and stimulate discussion and debate

More information

The Plight of Christians in the Middle East. Supporting Religious Freedom, Pluralism, and Tolerance During a Time of Turmoil

The Plight of Christians in the Middle East. Supporting Religious Freedom, Pluralism, and Tolerance During a Time of Turmoil AP PHOTO/HUSSEIN MALLA The Plight of Christians in the Middle East Supporting Religious Freedom, Pluralism, and Tolerance During a Time of Turmoil By Brian Katulis, Rudy deleon, and John Craig March 2015

More information

LEARNING AND COMPETENCE 2020. Strategy of the Finnish National Board of Education (FNBE)

LEARNING AND COMPETENCE 2020. Strategy of the Finnish National Board of Education (FNBE) LEARNING AND COMPETENCE 2020 Strategy of the Finnish National Board of Education (FNBE) Enhancing studies and provision of education and training Strengthening teaching personnel s competence Leading and

More information

Inclusive Education: facts and trends

Inclusive Education: facts and trends Inclusive Education: facts and trends Cor J. W. Meijer Director European Agency for Development in Special Needs Education Østre Stationsvej 33 5000 Odense C, Denmark Tel: +45 64 41 00 20 Fax: +45 64 41

More information

The key to LASTING motivation. Methodology. Motivation Factor / methodology 1

The key to LASTING motivation. Methodology. Motivation Factor / methodology 1 The key to LASTING motivation Methodology Motivation Factor / methodology 1 Methodology Motivation Factor Methodology A Motivation Factor program structures and targets the company s development and change

More information

SCHOOL OF GLOBAL STUDIES DEPARTMENT OF INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS. Taught Masters programmes

SCHOOL OF GLOBAL STUDIES DEPARTMENT OF INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS. Taught Masters programmes SCHOOL OF GLOBAL STUDIES DEPARTMENT OF INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS Taught Masters programmes What s special about studying in the Department of International Relations at Sussex? With a history that spans

More information

Do we still have universal values?

Do we still have universal values? Third Global Ethic Lecture by Kofi Annan, UN Secretary General Do we still have universal values? Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen: Let me start by thanking Professor Küng not only for that very kind

More information

Strengthening Public Sector Human Resource Management Capacities in Africa

Strengthening Public Sector Human Resource Management Capacities in Africa Strengthening Public Sector Human Resource Management Capacities in Africa THE EXPERIENCE OF MOZAMBIQUE ON INNOVATION & PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT IN THE PUBLIC SERVICE Capacity Building Workshop on Innovation

More information

Informal Council for Competitiveness 4th May 2009, Prague, Czech Republic.

Informal Council for Competitiveness 4th May 2009, Prague, Czech Republic. Informal Council for Competitiveness 4th May 2009, Prague, Czech Republic. Block I. Discussion on Connected and Functioning Knowledge Triangle a condition for the achievement of Vision 2020 Speech - Professor

More information

After the fall of the Berlin wall, the American philosopher Francis Fukuyama concluded

After the fall of the Berlin wall, the American philosopher Francis Fukuyama concluded Liberals must embrace power politics to define the 21 st century. - says LI President Van Baalen After the fall of the Berlin wall, the American philosopher Francis Fukuyama concluded that the only remaining

More information

INTERNATIONAL COUNCIL OF NURSES

INTERNATIONAL COUNCIL OF NURSES INTERNATIONAL COUNCIL OF NURSES 3, place Jean-Marteau CH-1201 Geneva (Switzerland) Tel. (+41 22) 908 01 00 Fax (+41 22) 908 01 01 E-mail: icn@icn.ch Web site: www.icn.ch Guidelines on shaping effective

More information

CALLING. II International Conference With All and for the Good of All

CALLING. II International Conference With All and for the Good of All CALLING II International Conference With All and for the Good of All The world program of activities in tribute to José Martí on the 160 th anniversary of his birth opens huge possibilities for contacts

More information

Call for Proposals. Living Knowledge Conference, Copenhagen, 9-11 April 2014

Call for Proposals. Living Knowledge Conference, Copenhagen, 9-11 April 2014 Call for Proposals Living Knowledge Conference, Copenhagen, 9-11 April 2014 An Innovative Civil Society: Impact through Co-creation and Participation Venue: Hotel Scandic Sydhavnen, Copenhagen Host: Center

More information

WHOLE SCHOOL THEMES. Understanding of the consequences of their behaviour and actions.

WHOLE SCHOOL THEMES. Understanding of the consequences of their behaviour and actions. WHOLE SCHOOL THEMES Giving Nation is a fantastic vehicle for supporting your delivery of SMSC across an entire year group. Through running student-led social action young people research, design & deliver

More information

ECHOES FROM BARILOCHE: Conclusions, Recommendations and Action Guidelines

ECHOES FROM BARILOCHE: Conclusions, Recommendations and Action Guidelines ECHOES FROM BARILOCHE: Conclusions, Recommendations and Action Guidelines The Second Latin American Congress on National Parks and other Protected Areas aimed to asses, value and project the contribution

More information

Women, Hi-Tech, Policy, Expo2015: Opportunities and Roles

Women, Hi-Tech, Policy, Expo2015: Opportunities and Roles Women, Hi-Tech, Policy, Expo2015: Opportunities and Roles Mirella Mastretti, President Paola Corradi, Vice President Talent4Rise, Milan, Italy Abstract The future of technology is seeing women as co-protagonists

More information

ALF Turkey Network Administration

ALF Turkey Network Administration Anna Lindh Euro-Mediterranean Foundation for the Dialogue Between Cultures Survey Evaluation Report on Turkey Network Voluntarism and Active Participation (Step-4) 2011 ALF Turkey Network Administration

More information

13 th Council of Europe Conference of Ministers responsible for Sport. 18 September 2014

13 th Council of Europe Conference of Ministers responsible for Sport. 18 September 2014 Council of Europe and Sport S Strasbourg, 18 September 2014 MSL13 (2014) 10rev 13 th Council of Europe Conference of Ministers responsible for Sport Macolin/Magglingen, Switzerland 18 September 2014 Adopted

More information

CHARTER OF THE RESPONSIBLE EUROPEAN CITIZENSHIP

CHARTER OF THE RESPONSIBLE EUROPEAN CITIZENSHIP CHARTER OF THE RESPONSIBLE EUROPEAN CITIZENSHIP PREAMBLE Having regard to the European Covention on Human Rights; Having regard to the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union; Whereas the Treaty

More information

FAST RETAILING WAY (FR Group Corporate Philosophy)

FAST RETAILING WAY (FR Group Corporate Philosophy) FAST RETAILING WAY (FR Group Corporate Philosophy) Corporate Statement Changing clothes. Changing conventional wisdom. Change the world. The FAST RETAILING Group Mission To create truly great clothing

More information

Leadership for Sustainable Change Certificate Personal to Planetary Transformation based on the principles of the Earth Charter

Leadership for Sustainable Change Certificate Personal to Planetary Transformation based on the principles of the Earth Charter Leadership for Sustainable Change Certificate Personal to Planetary Transformation based on the principles of the Earth Charter Vernice Solimar, PhD As the world becomes increasingly interdependent and

More information

Information Call for participants

Information Call for participants DDCP YD/NHSM (2015) 24 Strasbourg, 3 December 2015 In cooperation with the Gender Equality Unit Combating Sexist Hate Speech A seminar bringing together youth and human rights activists, researchers and

More information

ACTION. emerging from the IIEP Policy Forum 16-18 October 2012, Paris ENGAGING YOUTH IN PLANNING EDUCATION FOR SOCIAL TRANSFORMATION

ACTION. emerging from the IIEP Policy Forum 16-18 October 2012, Paris ENGAGING YOUTH IN PLANNING EDUCATION FOR SOCIAL TRANSFORMATION AGENDA ACTION FOR emerging from the IIEP Policy Forum 16-18 October 2012, Paris ENGAGING YOUTH IN PLANNING EDUCATION FOR SOCIAL TRANSFORMATION This document has been written through a consultative process

More information

The South Africa-European Union Strategic Partnership Joint Action Plan 1

The South Africa-European Union Strategic Partnership Joint Action Plan 1 COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN UNION Brussels, 15 May 2007 9650/07 (Presse 105) The South Africa-European Union Strategic Partnership Joint Action Plan 1 Relations between South Africa and the European Union

More information

SPEECH MOVEMENT NO HATE. Youth Campaign for Human Rights Online. www.nohatespeechmovement.org

SPEECH MOVEMENT NO HATE. Youth Campaign for Human Rights Online. www.nohatespeechmovement.org NO SPEECH MOVEMENT NO Youth Campaign for Human Rights Online. www.nohatespeechmovement.org NO NO SPEECH MOVEMENT The Internet allows users to create, publish, distribute and use media content in a multitude

More information

Sundsvall Statement on Supportive Environments for Health

Sundsvall Statement on Supportive Environments for Health Sundsvall Statement on Supportive Environments for Health Third International Conference on Health Promotion, Sundsvall, Sweden, 9-15 June 1991 The Third International Conference on Health Promotion: Supportive

More information

Your door to future governance solutions

Your door to future governance solutions Your door to future governance solutions www.egovlab.eu 2 3 not just in theory but also in practice 4 5 www.egovlab.eu * Word from egovlab s director Vasilis Koulolias: The power of information and communication

More information

PUBLIC SCHOOLS 21 ST CENTURY STYLE

PUBLIC SCHOOLS 21 ST CENTURY STYLE PUBLIC SCHOOLS 21 ST CENTURY STYLE Sample Text for Back to School Columns, Speeches, or Other Communications For Learning First Alliance members August September 2008 Learning First Alliance provides this

More information

WHITE PAPER NO. III. Why a Common Eurozone Bond Isn t Such a Good Idea

WHITE PAPER NO. III. Why a Common Eurozone Bond Isn t Such a Good Idea CENTER FOR FINANCIAL STUDIES WHITE PAPER NO. III JULY 2009 Why a Common Eurozone Bond Isn t Such a Good Idea Otmar Issing Europe s World, Brussels, Belgium Center for Financial Studies Goethe-Universität

More information

MISSION / VISION / VALUES FRAMEWORK

MISSION / VISION / VALUES FRAMEWORK MISSION / VISION / VALUES FRAMEWORK The Mission / Vision / Values Framework builds on the strengths of Concordia today and provides the vision and strategies to build an even stronger and more vital Concordia

More information

New Approaches to Economic Challenges - A Framework Paper

New Approaches to Economic Challenges - A Framework Paper New Approaches to Economic Challenges - A Framework Paper 1. The global crisis was a wake-up call to policymakers around the world. Market and governance failures have led to the most pressing financial,

More information

COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN UNION. Brussels, 8 May 2008 9207/08 EDUC 144 SOC 276 CULT 67 COMPET 178 RECH 173. NOTE from: Presidency

COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN UNION. Brussels, 8 May 2008 9207/08 EDUC 144 SOC 276 CULT 67 COMPET 178 RECH 173. NOTE from: Presidency COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN UNION Brussels, 8 May 2008 9207/08 EDUC 144 SOC 276 CULT 67 COMPET 178 RECH 173 NOTE from: Presidency to: Council No prev. doc. 8752/08 EDUC 119 SOC 243 CULT 59 COMPET 152 RECH

More information