Policy dialogue in Brussels

GLOBUS' second policy dialogue meeting was held in Brussels on 29 May 2018. It engaged senior NGO leaders and civil society representatives in group discussions on global justice in their fields of work.   

Madeleine Rees

Madeleine Selina Rees, Secretary General of the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, held the keynote speech at the dialogue event. 

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The second GLOBUS policy dialogue looked at the challenges faced by civil society and NGOs in the pursuit of global justice. Through the dialogue, GLOBUS seeks to identify issues, share experiences, and highlight solutions as to how EU policies and institutions can contribute to global justice. The project also aims to identify successes and failures in this regard. 

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The meeting brought together GLOBUS researchers and senior civil society and NGO leaders working across the four key themes of GLOBUS: migration, trade/development, climate change and security/conflict resolution – with an associated focus on gender and human rights.

Nathalie Tocci
Prof. Dr. Nathalie Tocci joined Helene Sjursen in conversation, kicking off the event. 

In the format of a 'world cafe', small groups were accompanied by professional facilitators in group discussions – establishing an open environment for debate. The participants engaged in discussions of contested ideas of global justice and their implications for their work in the field. The aim is to facilitate a productive exchange of ideas and learning from others.  

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Keynote speakers 

Professor Dr Natalie Tocci, Director of the Instituto Affari Internazionali in Rome. 

Madeleine Selina Rees, Secretary General of the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, Geneva. 

Tags: EU and global justice
Published Oct. 30, 2017 11:05 AM - Last modified July 6, 2018 1:16 PM