Think Locally, Act Globally
‘Think Locally, Act Globally’: A New Framework for European Development Cooperation
Simon delivered a Kapuscinski lecture at the Institute for International Relations and Political Science in Vilnius on 12 April, entitled ‘: A New Framework for European Development Cooperation
Can development cooperation be defended at a time of economic austerity in Europe? The moral imperative remains strong, but contemporary events also illustrate the role of development cooperation in managing global risks and opening opportunities for prosperity and sustainability at home. The 27 Member States of the European Union can act independently or seek leverage through a variety of multilateral organisations, like the UN, the World Bank – or the institutions of the EUEuropean Union itself. What is the comparative advantage of the EUEuropean Union in development cooperation? What must change for us to achieve even greater impact?