Thursday, July 17, 2008

The Clock Is Ticking: Third Venusberg Report - European Grand Strategy In A Global Age, Brookings, Responsible Sovereignty, Bertelsmann Foundation

Leading representatives of international organizations and foreign ministers from all over the world met on July 15 and 16, 2008, in Berlin in order to discuss the future of international cooperation. The chairman and CEO of the Bertelsmann Stiftung, Dr. Gunter Thielen, opened the gathering at the Bertelsmann conference center by welcoming UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier and inviting them to join in the exchange of ideas.

(from left) Mohamed El Baradei, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, Bertelsmann Stiftung CEO Gunter Thielen, Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier and EU High Representative Javier Solana.

Responsible Sovereignty: International Cooperation for a Changed World


Beyond 2010 European Grand Strategy in a Global Age

The Venusberg Group is a high-level group of security and defence experts from across Europe
brought together by the Bertelsmann Stiftung in Guetersloh and the Center for Applied Policy
Research (CAP) in Munich to examine the future of EU security policy. The Group was formed in
early 1999 following a meeting that took place at a hotel on the Venusberg near Bonn, close to
the Petersberg where in 1992 European leaders established the basis for EU defence.

After “Enhancing the European Union as an International Security Actor” (2000) and “A
European Defence Strategy” (2004), “Beyond 2010. European Grand Strategy in a Global Age”
is the third report of the Venusberg Group. The report is based on a series of in-depth discussions
and input papers by the group members. Julian Lindley-French, in addition to his own
contribution, then brought the many strands together through the drafting of this report.


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thank you for being a faithful watchman.