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3rd seminar – Programme

Euro-BRICS 2012-2014 : Towards thematic cooperation networks based on a specific politico-diplomatic Framework

Cannes, September 27-28  2012, organised by LEAP in partnership with MGIMO

Thursday 27/09/2012 – Towards the development of Euro-BRICS thematic networks (Salle Estérel 1)

09.00 – 09.30 Welcome

09.30 – 10.00 Opening

. Welcome word by Marie-Hélène Caillol, President LEAP/E2020

. Introduction by Valery Vorobiev, Vice-rector of MGIMO, Ambassador, Professor in title, Department of Constitutional Law, Moscow, Russia

10.00 – 11.00 Networks in the field of science and technology

. Discussing a challenging dependency; the general rise in S&T networking as evidenced through co-publication, by Michael Kahn, Professor Extraordinaire, Stellenbosch University, South Africa

. Emerging research areas: new energy – new cosmology – new economics – Towards the development of thematic networks Euro-BRICS, by Bruno Paul, Doctor in Sciences, Offering Manager for Agile Projects – AtoS France / A graduate from LEAP’s Academy, Paris, France

. Human capital and the knowledge economy in the EU and the BRICS, by Anna Makarenko, professor, Dept of Economic Theory, MGIMO Moscow, Russia

11.30 – 13.00 Networks in the field of socio-economics

. Euro-BRICS Cooperation in Trade Policy Issues, by Tatiana Isatchenko, professor, Dept of International Economic Relations, MGIMO Moscow, Russia

. The influence of the Euro-BRICS cooperation on the modernization of the Russian economy, by Youri Gontcharov, Deputy Head of the Human Resources Department, MGIMO Moscow, Russia

14.30 – 16.00 Networks in the field of commodities energy and environment

. Realities and Potentialities in Climate/Energy Policies Cooperation, by Eduardo Viola, Professor of International Relations, University of Brasilia / Member of BRICS Studies and Research Centre, Brazil

. Euro-Brazil: the 5 main tracks for a Euro-Brazil cooperation in the Euro-BRICS context, by Pedro Simoes, Graduate from LEAP’s Academy, Lisbon, Portugal

16.30 – 18.00 Networks in the field of security and global governance

. Among EU / BRICS – In six years of existence, the BRICS become a factor that has global significance, by Valery Vorobiev, Vice-rector of MGIMO, Ambassador, Professor in title, Department of Constitutional Law, MGIMO, Moscow, Russia

. Euro-BRICS Policy Coordination for Global Governance, K. N. Harilal, Member State Planning Board, Government of Kerala, India

. BRICS and the global governance, with China’s joining into the multilateral trading system as an example, by Song Hong, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS), China

. Political-diplomatic framework for Euro-BRIC cooperation, by Alexander Zhebit, Professor of International relations, Universidade Federal de Rio de Janeiro, Brasil

. Multipolarity: Evolving a consensus within the political-diplomatic framework of Euro-BRICS cooperation, by Chandrasekharan Jayanthi, Adjunct professor, University Apeejay STYA, Haryana, India

Friday 28/09/2012 – Considerations about a political-diplomatic framework for Euro-BRICS cooperation (Salle Estérel)

10.00 – 11.00 Debate among the participants on the question of a political-diplomatic framework for Euro-BRICS cooperation


11.30 – 13.00 Defining concrete proposals for a political-diplomatic framework for Euro-BRICS cooperation, bound to a calendar

. From the diplomacy of states to that of networks: powers and areas of interest, by Eugenia Obitchkina, Professor in title, Department of International Relations and Foreign Policy of Russia, MGIMO

. Russia and Brazil in the BRICS, the dynamics of political ambitions in the new global imbalances, by Ludmila Okouneva, Director of BRICS Centre, MGIMO Moscow, Russia

. Towards a Euro-Brics Schengen system, by Harald Greib, Vice-President LEAP/E2020

. A Shield against Common Risks: What EU and BRICS Should Do As European leaders visiting China these two years, by Zhu Changzheng, Macro-Economics Desk Chief, Caixin Media Company Limited, Beijing

14.30 – 16.00 Potential articulation between this Euro-BRICS political-diplomatic framework and the G20, namely in the perspective of the Moscow G20 Summit

. Introduction to the debate, by Marie-Hélène Caillol, President LEAP/E2020

16.30 – 18.00 Identifying 10 recommendations to Euro-BRICS leaders