Europe carries a special responsibility to embody and advocate for a rules-based, values-driven, democratic and collaborative world order. The recent surge of populist and nationalist forces, however, raises the question whether democracies are fit for purpose in an increasingly globalized and fast-moving world.
The Global Future Council on Europe comprises leading thinkers, experts, government ministers, business leaders, international organizations, and civil society interested in contributing to the debate on the future of Europe. It will examine the ability of democratic governance to adjust to the changing economic context, consider how Europe can drive necessary reforms, and help European decision-makers develop an inspiring narrative for the region, including an ambition to assume global leadership in the Fourth Industrial Revolution.
Miroslav Lajčák, Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic
Beatrice Weder di Mauro, President, Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR), United Kingdom
Pim Valdre, Community Lead, Regional and Geopolitical Affairs, Europe, World Economic Forum