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European choice: globalization or re-sovereignization?

The International discussion devoted to this topic took place on March 6, 2015 in Geneva Press Club with participation of over 100 experts from Russia, Switzerland and other European countries. The event was organized by the Endowment for St. Andrew the First-Called Foundation and supported by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Switzerland-Russia/CIS, Swiss-Russian Forum, the Moscow State University named after M.Lomonosov, World Public Forum “Dialogue of Civilizations”.

In the framework of two theme sessions devoted to research of globalization as politics and the analysis of historical interaction between Europe and Russia the experts discussed the current economic and political trends.

Under the conditions of globalization national states have to choose: whether to keep their national sovereignty and democratic policy or to be involved in the processes of international integration.

The participants of the panel discussion concurred that preserving the sovereignty and prevention of conflict in Europe – that is the common aim for all the European countries, and the historical interaction of European countries like Switzerland and Russia – that is the resource for sustainable development in the future.




The conference format was a wide international discussion to analyse the relevant historical and modern aspects of security and cooperation in Europe. One of the key objectives of the conference was to hold an open discussion on prospects for international cooperation in order to support development and security in Europe and the world as a whole in the 21st century.

Issues considered at the conference included the international geopolitical and value consensus of the post-Yalta-Potsdam world order and its post-Helsinki evolution, analysis of global domination attempts and the historical experience of de-escalation of military tension throughout the world, as well as the potential for a new international consensus and its value systems.

A round table for young people was also held within the framework of the International Public and Academic Conference, focused on the participation of young people in establishing a new security and cooperation zone in Europe. The opening ceremony was held for a photo exhibition devoted to the 70th anniversary of the Yalta and Potsdam conferences and the 40th anniversary of the signing of the Helsinki Declaration.