Please note that participation in all non-public events is by invitation only.
International Security Forum 2013
The biennial International Security Forum brings together over 800 distinguished individuals who make and shape decisions relevant to international security, among them diplomats and other government officials, military, academics and representatives of international and non-governmental organizations from all over the world. The conference offers the international security community high-level cutting-edge analyses, briefs, and debates on the most relevant topics of international security.
FES will be present with an information desk at the forum and is co-organizing the panel discussionLeaving Afghanistan: A Political and Security Vacuum in the Making?
Boosting economic dynamics and job growth: The potential of industrial policies
Joint seminar of the FES Geneva Office and the ILO
Many developing countries are formulating and implementing New Industrial Policies with the aim to boost economic dynamics and achieve development goals. While old style industrial policies have been criticized for aiming at “picking winners,” using heavy-handed trade protection or creating inefficient “trophy industries,” New Industrial Policy approaches take a different perspective. Governments are challenged with building developmental capacities and policy-making capabilities to enhance the potential scope and effectiveness of industrial policies.
The seminar addressed the following questions: How can the state and private sectors work together to promote new production, trade and job opportunities? What are effective policy design and implementation procedures and institutions to accelerate productivity and decent work while preventing political capture and limiting rent-seeking?
Participation was by invitation only.
The Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung at the World Social Forum in Tunis
“Globalization has to be shaped in social and democratic ways.”
E-Commerce, SMEs and Development: the perspectives for and strategies of Latin American countries
In April 2013, the World Trade Organization (WTO) will deal officially with the subject of e-commerce. Thus, especially developing countries should devise their own strategies beforehand. During the seminar, participants discussed, firstly, what role e-commerce should and could play in their economic development, and secondly, how SMEs can be supported in order to access e-commerce as well as use/exploit it to improve their productive, commercial and business performance. More generally, they addressed the current situation of e-commerce worldwide and the question of how the topic of e-commerce should be raised with the WTO.
The Euro Debt Crisis: Consequences for the Global Economy and Implications for Emerging Countries
The SIIS/FES conference seeks to shed some light on the current situation in Europe, providing a deeper understanding of the dynamics of the Euro debt crisis, discuss the implications of different scenarios into which the crisis might develop both in terms of possible concerted global action to crisis resolution as well as in terms of limiting contagion and coping with the economic fallout of an ongoing crisis at current levels, or even an aggravation of the situation in the worst-case scenario of an erosion of the Eurozone.
This conference was organized jointly with the Shanghai Institute for International Studies (SIIS).
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