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Plenary F: Globalisation and Europeanisation: European solutions for global problems?

Thursday 28 June 2018 - 13:30-15:00 room: Belgium - interpretation: EN/FR

Globalisation, and particularly the free movement of capital, products, services and people, is constantly changing the allocation of jobs, on a global scale as well as throughout the European internal market. European union policies are shaping the frameworks in which EU member states and their actors operate. Economic integration at a more global scale, via trade agreements and the emergence of global value chains, is posing urgent questions about who are the winners and losers from globalisation. This session will aim to explore the interlinkages between global and European economic integration, on the one hand, and climate change on the other. In particular: what global strategies are needed to fight climate change; is globalisation a prerequisite to mitigating global warming, or is the opposite strategy of bottom-up initiatives more effective? How to reconcile the free movement of people, goods, capital and services with the containment of CO2 emissions? This plenary will also try to explain the connection between globalisation and digitalisation. Are new technological developments increasing global economic interdependence, and is the development of new technology only possible at a global/European/ level? And, lastly, how has the free movement of people in Europe influenced demographic developments in the EU member states and what has globalisation meant for the movement of people at a global scale – for example, migration from rural to urban areas, from poorer regions to richer ones.

Chair: Liina Carr, Confederal Secretary, European Trade Union Confederation

  • Pascal Lamy, President emeritus, Jacques Delors Institute
  • Zoltán Pogátsa, Professor, University of Western Hungary
  • Gesine Schwan, President, Humboldt-Viadrina Governance Platform