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1st seminar – Concept

What can be the contribution of Franco-Russian relations to EU-Russia strategic partnership and the holding of a BRIC-EU meeting by 2015?

 1st seminar, Nice, September 23-24, 2010, organised by LEAP in partnership with MGIMO

During two days, French and Russian academics and experts met in the framework of the EU-Russia 2015 seminar on the topic « What can be the contribution of Franco-Russian relations to EU-Russia strategic partnership and the holding of a BRIC-EU meeting by 2015? » jointly organised by the Laboratoire Européen d’Anticipation Politique (LEAP), the Institute of European Studies of Moscow’s State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO) and the University of Nice/Sophia-Antipolis, in partnership with the Europe 2020 network, the Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia and the network of Jean Monnet Chairs

The seminar focused primarily on three key strategic fields:

1. How to contribute to build a new and sustainable economic and financial global order?

2. How to initiate 21st-century Europe security architecture and launch common leads in the field of global security?

3. How to invent a global governance matching 21st-century needs: what could be the agenda of an EU-BRIC summit?

Method

For reasons of efficiency, the seminar will bring together, by invitation only, a maximum of forty diplomats and experts from France (one third), the Russian Federation (one third) and other Member States of the European Union (one third).

Different topics will be the subject of brief interventions (maximum 10 minutes), managed by moderators introducing each topic in ten minutes as well. Work will take place on an interactive mode in French and Russian (simultaneous translation).

The debates will be jointly hosted by Franck Biancheri, Director of Studies of the European Laboratory of Political Anticipation (LEAP/E2020) by Prof.. Mark Entin, Director of the Institute of European Studies of MGIMO and Prof.. Jean-Paul Guichard, University of Nice / Sophia-Antipolis.

The findings will be a summary report released in Russian, French, German, English, Chinese and Brazilian with different authorities concerned in the EU, Russia and the other BRIC countries (China, India and Brazil), and posted on the websites of the organizers.

Lunch on September 23 and 24 are provided by the organizers as well as two receptions on 23 and 24 September in the evening. The organizers do not take any expenses for travel and accommodation of participants and speakers at the seminar.