Working Groups
Working Groups 2013 (6)
An industrial policy for Europe
Rapporteur Marielle de Sarnez

With the crisis, Europe has seen its industry losing ground, with production that dropped down by 10% and three million jobs lost. In two decades, Europe, which weighed 36% of production, is no weighing more than 24%.

EU has no choice but to relaunch the Lisbon Strategy, which set the 3% R&D and decide on a proactive industrial policy. 

A European Area of Solidarity
Rapporteur Antonio Parziale

Solidarity between Member States and EU citizens can be seen as one of the constitutional principles of the European construction.

Although European integration has always evolved steadily, solidarity as a European concept was not explicitly one at the origine and has become a broader one by integrating the social market capitalism and European unity. 

Transational policy for a new European Democracy
Rapporteur Sandro Gozi

In the political perspective, we are faced with a democracy that is based on two different ways of legitimacy: "Democracy for the people" and "Democracy with the people". 


In the era of globalization, the real challenge today is the difficulty in achieving a true democracy.

The Green Economy
Rapporteur Francesco Rutelli
The Green Economy should enable Europe to play a new role in the international economy, in accordance with the expectations of society and younger generations.
The development of bond issues and Eurobonds to launch European projects for sustainable growth is promising.
Identity and diversity in the European Union
Rapporteur Xabier Eizenbarrena

A principle of mutual trust on the protection of cultural and political identities, including the protection of "minorities", must be respected.
Different cultural and political identities may require specific developments that will favorable to the construction of Europe at a time when EU is faced to questions about its cultural and political identities.

The condition of women in Europe and the Mediterranean
Rapporteur Dontatina Persichetti

Women are the first to suffer the most serious difficulties and discrimination. We must participate in the revival of European political and cultural model able of meeting the challenges of change and modernity.

Economic, social and cultural crisis that we are facing can and must be an occasion to reconsider the current model of society and undertake major changes to a new civilization.

Working groups 2012 (9)
The EU and the Emerging Countries - EU and China
Rapporteur Stéphane Cossé (2012)

The European Union faces a double imbalance vis-à-vis China: economic, reinforced by anti-competitive measures, and diplomatic because of a lack of structure within the EU that prevents the Europeans to be able to enjoy a relationship of equals with Beijing.

The EU and the Emerging Countries - EU and India
Rapporteur Mario Pirillo (2012)

India is gradually regaining a solid position in the international economy and is becoming a major player in Asian and global diplomatic scenarios. The intentions expressed by the European Union and India show that strengthened cooperation between these two key actors in global politics can only help boost their economies.

The EU and the Emerging Countries - EU and Latin-American Countries
Rapporteurs Koldo Atxutegi and Alfonso Martinez Cearra (2012)

European Union and Latin America share a common commitment to human rights, democracy, good governance, multilateralism and social cohesion, and willingness to cooperate to achieve these objectives. These two regions are perfect partners for global challenges

The EU and the Emerging Countries - EU and Russia and Belarus
Rapporteur Andrzej Potocki (2012)

Today, the European Union is trying somehow to promote the democratization of Belarus through the Eastern Partnership. But the Belarusian regime plays on its cultural, political and economic strong ties with Russia to hold on power, to the detriment of the socio-economic development of its people.

The EU and the Emerging Countries - EU and Moldova and Ukraine
Rapporteur Antonio Parziale (2012)

The European Union is a community of states based on the principles of liberty, democracy, respect for human rights and rule of law. Till the present time, the European Union has undergone several phases of enlargement, when enabling the accession of new Member States. Ukraine and Moldova can be seen as states wishing to be associated with the EU. However, an important question remains: these countries they meet the criteria for membership minimum?

The EU and the Emerging Countries - EU and the Muslim and Arab Countries
Reporter Christos Iacovou (2012)

European foreign policy in the Muslim and Arab countries is highly fragmented. While a wide spectrum of initiatives towards the Middle East and North Africa has been developed, these are not contained within an overarching EU strategy for the region. The EU needs to re-assess its whole strategy towards the Muslim and the Arab world and play a much more constructive role to promote the integration of the region.

The EU and the Global Governance
Rapporteur Sandro Gozi (2012)

Historically, the worst of the crisis have always been followed by a period of great revival in which European integration has made important steps forward. Yet today this model difficult to repeat, why? One of the main reasons is that Europe lacks leadership skills dramatically.

The EU and the Fight against Poverty: the Poverty in Europe
Rapporteur Nathalie Griesbeck (2012)

Whereas since the end of World War II and the creation of the European Union, poverty had declined steadily in Europe, it grows again in Europe under the impact of the crisis.

The EU and the Fight against Poverty: the Millennium Goals and the Development
Rapporteur Paul Ortega (2012)

On 8 September 2000, therefore, representatives from 189 states adopted the Millennium Declaration which established what would later become known as the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). For the first time there was a real consensus among rich and poor countries that poverty is a global problem and that we must work together to eradicate it.

Working groups 2010 (4)
Europe and Immigration. Need and Uncertainty
Rapporteur Xabier Aierdi

What can be done in response to Europe's needs in terms of immigration and uncertainties raised by these needs within the European society?
At European level, there is a gap between the texts marked with "desirability" and the policies of the Member States. The regulatory horizon is not followed by the policies. Member States are rather characterized by obsession with security and immigration control.

New demographic challenges
Rapporteur Robert Rochefort

The European social model is based on the values ​​of solidarity within the community. This is realized through the implementation of social legislations (national, because of the principle of subsidiarity which governs the EU) that accompany and correct the market economy.

Global Warming and Sustainable Growth
Rapporteur Vittorio Prodi

Europe is currently facing a triple crisis: fiscal, financial and climate. Thus, the idea of ​​adaptation to climate change must be present in all policy decisions.

On the other hand inequalities should be resolved through the instruments available to the EU. Globalization should be beneficial for all.
Rapporteur Andrzej Potocki

Globalization is the process by which is carried out the integration of economies, societies and regional cultures, and through a global network of communication, transportation and trade. The developing countries become more competitive, which leads to the relocation of European companies but also creates new markets.

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