🇪🇺EUROPE FOR CITIZENS! #HUB & #ThinkTank!

🇪🇺EUROPE FOR CITIZENS! #HUB & #ThinkTank!
🇪🇺POUR QUE L'EUROPE, EN TANT QU’ACTEUR MONDIAL, NE SOIT PAS LOINTAINE DES EUROPÉENS & DES FRANÇAIS!. BIENVENUE, WELCOME, BIENVENIDO, WILLKOMMEN, WELKOM, BENVENUTO, BOAS-VINDAS, WITAJ, VITAJTE... By @MorganeBravo.

2010*50Years of Traineeships at the European Commission*

2010*50Years of Traineeships at the European Commission*
*Founded in 2006. From Paris, France. Fondatrice du "HUB EUROPEAN UNION", Morgane BRAVO* "United in diversity", that's the motto of the EU! *Mieux informer les citoyens UE! « So that Europe, as a global player, is not far from Europeans » * *Ancienne stagiaire (Blue Book) de la Commission Européenne, au Secrétariat Général. Bruxelles. * President & Founder HUB « DIGITAL DIPLOMACY» «DIPLOMATIE NUMERIQUE ». *‪Fondatrice HUB 
‪« DIGITAL DIPLOMACY» : « POLITIQUE & SOCIAL NETWORKING ». *Fondatrice HUB « ECOLOGIE &INNOVATION : DEVELOPPEMENT DURABLE DU XXIE SIÈCLE!»* Présidente et Fondatrice du «Think Tank» Europe-Mexique.

*LES PRINCIPALES INSTITUTIONS DE L'UNION EUROPÉENNE*

*LES PRINCIPALES INSTITUTIONS DE L'UNION EUROPÉENNE*
🇪🇺L'EUROPE. « L'Europe ne doit pas être un commentateur du monde. Elle doit en être l'architecte.🕊 La diplomatie européenne doit être une ».

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

🇪🇺Shaping Europe's digital future...!

@MorganeBravo

Shaping Europe's digital future: op-ed by Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission.

Crédit Photo©EuropeanCommission

"I am a tech optimist. My belief in technology as a force for good comes from my experience as a medical student. I learnt and saw first-hand its ability to change fates, save lives and make mundane what once would have been a miracle.

We now take for granted that we can take an antibiotic when we have an infection or go for an x-ray or MRI scan when we get injured or sick. These are all miracles that have changed the course of humanity for the better.

Thanks to technology, these miracles are becoming more breathtaking and more regular by the day. They are helping to better detect cancer, support high-precision surgery or tailor treatment for the needs of each patient.

This is all happening right now, right here in Europe. But I want this to be only the start. And I want it to become the norm right across our society: from farming to finance, from culture to construction, from fighting climate change to combatting terrorism.
This is the vision behind the new digital strategy that the European Commission will present this week.

We believe that the digital transformation can power our economies and help us find European solutions to global challenges. We believe citizens should be empowered to make better decisions based on insights gleaned from non-personal data. And we want that data to be available to all – whether public or private, big or small, start-up or giant. This will help society as a whole to get the most out of innovation and competition and ensure that we all benefit from a digital dividend. This digital Europe should reflect the best of Europe - open, fair, diverse, democratic, and confident.

The breadth of our strategy reflects the scale and nature of the transition ahead of us. It covers everything from cybersecurity to critical infrastructures, digital education to skills, democracy to media. And it lives up to the ambition of the European Green Deal, for instance by promoting the climate neutrality of data centres by 2030.

But, as we will set out this week, the digital transformation cannot be left to chance. We must ensure that our rights, privacy and protections are the same online as they are off it. That we can each have control over our own lives and over what happens to our personal information. That we can trust technology with what we say and do. That new tech does not come with new values.

I fully understand that, for many, technology – and especially those who own it – have not yet earned that trust. I see how that can break down when big online platforms use their own customers' data in ways they shouldn't. Or when disinformation drives out responsible journalism and clickbait matters more than the truth.

So I get and respect why some people are tech sceptics, doubters or even pessimists. And this is why I believe we need a digital transition which is European by design and nature. One that rebuilds trust where it is eroded and strengthens it where it exists. As part of this, big commercial digital players must accept their responsibility, including by letting Europeans access the data they collect. Europe's digital transition is not about the profits of the few but the insights and opportunities of the many. This may also require legislation where appropriate.

The point is that Europe's digital transition must protect and empower citizens, businesses and society as a whole. It has to deliver for people so that they feel the benefits of technology in their lives. To make this happen, Europe needs to have its own digital capacities – be it quantum computing, 5G, cybersecurity or artificial intelligence (AI). These are some of the technologies we have identified as areas for strategic investment, for which EU funding can draw in national and private sector funds.

Making the most of digital and data is as important for big industries as it is for SMEs. Although the biggest ideas often come from the tiniest start-ups, scaling-up can be an uphill task for smaller European firms in the digital world. We want European start-uppers to enjoy the same opportunities as their counterparts in Silicon Valley to expand, grow and attract investment.

For this, we will need to overcome fragmentation in our single market that is often greater online than elsewhere. We need to join forces – now. Not by making us all the same, but by leveraging our scale as well as our diversity – both key factors of success for innovation.

And we will also need the resources to match ambition. This is why at this week's European Council I will push for a modern and flexible EU budget that invests in our future – and in the research, innovation deployment and skills to bring it to life.

This will be needed if we want Europe to lead the way in the areas with the most potential, such as data and AI. This week, we will put forward our plans for both alongside our wider digital strategy.
The starting point on data will always be personal protection. Europe already has the strongest rules in the world and we will now give Europeans the tools they need to make sure they are even more in control.

But there is also another kind of data that is the uncovered, unused goldmine of the data-agile economy of the future. I am thinking of anonymised mobility data or meteorological data gathered by airliners, satellite images, but also industrial and commercial data on anything from engine performance to energy consumption.

These types of non-personal data can underpin the design and development of new, more efficient and more sustainable products and services. And they can be reproduced at virtually no cost. Yet today, 85% of the information we produce is left unused. This needs to change.

We will develop a legislative framework and operating standards for European data spaces. These will allow businesses, governments and researchers to store their data and access trusted data shared by others. This will all be done under secure conditions that create greater value for all and ensure a fair return for all.

These pools of data will in turn drive our work to promote excellence and trust in artificial intelligence in Europe. AI is already helping small companies reduce their energy bill, enabling greener, automated transport, and leading to more accurate medical diagnoses.

To help businesses big and small to harness the full potential of AI, we will invest in a network of local digital innovation hubs and in centres of excellence for advanced research and education.

At the same time, we will act to ensure that AI is fair and compliant with the high standards Europe has developed in all fields. Our commitment to safety, privacy, equal treatment in the workplace must be fully upheld in a world where algorithms influence decisions. We will focus our action on high-risk applications that can affect our physical or mental health, or that influence important decisions on employment or law enforcement.

The aim is not more regulation, but practical safeguards, accountability and the possibility of human intervention in case of danger or disputes. We successfully shaped other industries – from cars to food – and we will now apply the same logic and standards in the new data-agile economy.

I sum up all of what I have set out with the term ‘tech sovereignty'. This describes the capability that Europe must have to make its own choices, based on its own values, respecting its own rules. This is what will help make tech optimists of us all. "

A suivre...!
@MorganeBravo 
Former trainee (Blue Book) of the European Commission, 
at the General Secretariat in Brussels. 
Founder,
"THE HUB EUROPEAN UNION"🇫🇷🇪🇺
Fondatrice du HUB (2006)
UNION EUROPÉENNE, EUROPEAN UNION, UNION EUROPEA.
🇪🇺CANDIDAT PRIX EUROPCOM 2017:
"THE HUB EUROPEAN UNION"🇫🇷

Fondatrice en 2006, 
 « ECOLOGIE&INNOVATION : DEVELOPPEMENT DURABLE DU XXIE SIÈCLE!».


President & Founder
HUB « DIGITAL DIPLOMACY» «DIPLOMATIE NUMERIQUE ».
 

Monday, February 03, 2020

🇪🇺Future EU-UK partnership.



Future EU-UK partnership: European Commission takes first step to launch negotiations with the United Kingdom

"Today, the European Commission has issued a recommendation to the Council to open negotiations on a new partnership with the United Kingdom. This recommendation is based on the existing European Council guidelines and conclusions, as well as on the Political Declaration agreed between the EU and the United Kingdom in October 2019. It includes a comprehensive proposal for negotiating directives, defining the scope and terms of the future partnership that the European Union envisages with the United Kingdom. These directives cover all areas of interest for the negotiations, including trade and economic cooperation, law enforcement and judicial cooperation in criminal matters, foreign policy, security and defence, participation in Union programmes and other thematic areas of cooperation. A dedicated chapter on governance provides an outline for an overall governance framework covering all areas of economic and security cooperation. The Council will have to adopt the draft negotiating directives. This will formally authorise the Commission to open the negotiations as Union negotiator." 

Recommendation for a
COUNCIL DECISION
authorising the opening of negotiations for a new partnership with the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
👉https://ec.europa.eu/info/sites/info/files/communication-annex-negotiating-directives.pdf

@MorganeBravo 
Former trainee (Blue Book) of the European Commission, 
at the General Secretariat in Brussels. 
Founder,
"THE HUB EUROPEAN UNION"🇫🇷🇪🇺
Fondatrice du HUB (2006)
UNION EUROPÉENNE, EUROPEAN UNION, UNION EUROPEA.
🇪🇺CANDIDAT PRIX EUROPCOM 2017:
"THE HUB EUROPEAN UNION"🇫🇷

Fondatrice en 2006, 
 « ECOLOGIE&INNOVATION : DEVELOPPEMENT DURABLE DU XXIE SIÈCLE!».


President & Founder
HUB « DIGITAL DIPLOMACY» «DIPLOMATIE NUMERIQUE ».

Friday, January 24, 2020

🇪🇺-UK Withdrawal: Signing Agreement.

@MichelBarnier
@vonderleyen @eucopresident
" Charles Michel and I have just signed the Agreement on the Withdrawal of the UK from the EU, opening the way for its ratification by the European Parliament."
@vonderleyen @eucopresident



Questions and Answers on the United Kingdom's withdrawal from the European Union on 31 January 2020.

The United Kingdom is set to leave the European Union on 31 January 2020 at midnight (Brussels time). It will no longer be a Member State of the European Union. This is a decision that the EU regrets but respects.
The EU and the United Kingdom have conducted intensive negotiations to agree on the terms of the UK's withdrawal and create legal certainty once EU law ceases to apply to the UK. Throughout these negotiations, the European Commission has ensured an inclusive process, with regular meetings of the 27 EU Member States, as well as with the European Parliament and national parliaments. Additional input from EU consultative bodies and stakeholders has helped the European Commission gather evidence in the process. Unprecedented transparency was ensured throughout, as the European Commission published negotiating documents, and all other relevant documents on its website.
The result of the negotiations is the Agreement on the Withdrawal of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland from the European Union and the European Atomic Energy Community. It was today formally signed by the President of the European Council, Charles Michel, and the President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen. Prime Minister Boris Johnson will sign the Agreement today in the United Kingdom.
This is one of the last steps in the ratification process of the Withdrawal Agreement, which will be concluded by the Council on 30 January, after the European Parliament's consent on 29 January.
What happens on 1 February 2020?
When the United Kingdom leaves the European Union on 31 January 2020, after full ratification of the Withdrawal Agreement, we will enter into the transition period. This time-limited period was agreed as part of the Withdrawal Agreement and will last until at least 31 December 2020. Until then, it will be business as usual for citizens, consumers, businesses, investors, students and researchers in both the EU and the United Kingdom. The United Kingdom will no longer be represented in the EU institutions, agencies, bodies and offices but EU law will still apply in the United Kingdom until the end of the transition period.
The EU and the United Kingdom will use these months to agree on a new and fair partnership for the future, based on the Political Declaration agreed between the EU and the United Kingdom in October 2019.
The Commission will adopt comprehensive draft negotiating directives on 3 February. It will then be for the General Affairs Council to adopt this mandate. Formal negotiations with the United Kingdom can then begin.
As for the structure of the negotiations, this will be agreed between the EU and the United Kingdom.
👉https://ec.europa.eu/commission/presscorner/detail/en/QANDA_20_104

A SUIVRE..!

@MorganeBravo 
Former trainee (Blue Book) of the European Commission, 
at the General Secretariat in Brussels. 
Founder,
"THE HUB EUROPEAN UNION"🇫🇷🇪🇺
Fondatrice du HUB (2006)
UNION EUROPÉENNE, EUROPEAN UNION, UNION EUROPEA.
🇪🇺CANDIDAT PRIX EUROPCOM 2017:
"THE HUB EUROPEAN UNION"🇫🇷

Fondatrice en 2006, 
 « ECOLOGIE&INNOVATION : DEVELOPPEMENT DURABLE DU XXIE SIÈCLE!».


President & Founder
HUB « DIGITAL DIPLOMACY» «DIPLOMATIE NUMERIQUE ».

Thursday, December 19, 2019

🇫🇷All Best of : ParisPeaceForum.

The second edition of the . 
Crédit Photos©MorganeBRAVO


@MorganeBravo

33 Heads of State and Government, delegations from 140 countries, 7000 participants, 114 projects, 80 panels.


Louise Mushikiwabo, Secretary General of the OIF.


The Opening Ceremony of .

 M. António Guterres, Secrétaire général de l’ONU. 

The President of the French Republic, Emmanuel Macron, as well as 30 Heads of State present.
Tune in to see President of the French Republic Emmanuel Macron, President of the Democratic Republic of the Congo Félix Tshisekedi, President of the European Commission Ursula Von der Leyen and Vice President of the People's Republic of China, kick off the opening speeches of the Forum!

Emmanuel Macron, Ursula von der Leyen, Wang Qishan, and Félix Tshisekedi are kicking off the first day of !

Meeting of the Alliance for Multilateralism.

The Alliance for Multilateralism is a network of Foreign Ministers committed to promoting a law-based international order. The Alliance meeting on digital governance aims to foster the necessary dialogue between states, relevant international organizations, businesses, and civil society. The development of digital technology has a wide array of consequences in the economic and technological fields but also in the social and political fields. This meeting will highlight concrete initiatives.

Rise of the south: towards a more balanced global governance system.

Louise Mushikiwabo, Secretary General of the OIF

- Mo Ibrahim, Founder & Chair of the Mo Ibrahim Foundation - Mohan Kumar, Chairman of RIS - Paul Biya, President of Cameroon - Hor Namhong, Deputy Prime Minister - HE Hossam Zaki, Assistant Secretary General and Chief of Staff of the League of Arab States. Over the years, Global South countries have requested several reforms to the existing multilateral system, to no avail. South-South platforms have therefore developed and strengthened. However, our globalized world such as ours, Southern challenges are in fact global and shared. How can we build a more inclusive architecture and update and strengthen the North-South dialogue and partnership?





FINAL REPORT "ADVANCING CYBERSTABILITY".

Launch of the OECD Observatory of Civic Space – Paris Peace Forum

Remarks by Angel Gurría OECD Secretary-General

"Chers membres du Panel, Mesdames et Messieurs,

C'est avec un très grand plaisir que je reviens cette année au Forum de Paris sur la Paix, avec lequel l’OCDE a établi un partenariat étroit. D’ailleurs, les projets que nous présentons lors de cette édition en témoignent.

Je souhaiterais tout d’abord remercier chaleureusement les organisateurs du Forum, qui nous permettent chaque année de nous rassembler et d’échanger sur les idées et les meilleures pratiques pour soutenir une croissance inclusive et durable, et consolider la paix et la stabilité internationale.

Ce Forum a été créé pour accélérer la réforme de la gouvernance internationale afin de mieux répondre aux défis mondiaux contemporains. Dans cette perspective, la France et l’OCDE sont des alliées. La solution à laquelle nous croyons, et pour laquelle nous travaillons chaque jour, est celle d’une gouvernance multilatérale et inclusive. Dans un monde intégré et interdépendant, on ne peut pas séparer nos réalités, on ne peut pas s’isoler dans une autodétermination artificielle. Au contraire, nous devons mélanger nos intelligences, nos solutions et nos efforts pour progresser ensemble!

Aujourd’hui nous avons besoin de politiques publiques co-élaborées avec les gouvernements nationaux et locaux, mais aussi avec les citoyens et la société civile : des politiques publiques plus inclusives et plus pertinentes. Il faut que chaque individu ait le droit de s’exprimer librement, de s’organiser et de se mobiliser. Cela requiert un espace civique fort et protégé.

Il est indéniable qu’aujourd’hui, nos ambitions se heurtent à une réalité alarmante. Selon l’association CIVICUS , cet espace civique est mis en péril dans 111 pays à travers le monde. Les citoyens sont trop souvent limités dans l’exercice de leurs libertés fondamentales malgré leur volonté de participer à la vie publique.

Nous observons trop de pratiques restrictives : que ce soit pour le financement des associations, l’accès à internet et aux réseaux sociaux, ou encore le droit de manifester. Puisque les citoyens ont souvent l’impression que leur voix ne compte pas, le résultat est là : seuls 43% des citoyens des pays membres de l’OCDE déclarent faire confiance à leur gouvernement.

Pourtant, selon l’Economist Intelligence Unit’s Democracy Index de 2018, même si l’espace civique est menacé, la participation politique s’améliore en moyenne. C’est même la seule catégorie de l'indice de 2018 à afficher des résultats positifs. Ceci nous prouve que les citoyens sont de plus en plus intéressés à jouer un rôle actif dans la vie publique de leurs pays, particulièrement avec l’importance grandissante des réseaux sociaux qui facilitent l’activisme citoyen.

Protéger, promouvoir, et renforcer cet espace civique et l’espace de dialogue est l’une des responsabilités principales des gouvernements et des organisations internationales. Et c’est précisément la raison pour laquelle l’OCDE est fière de lancer son Observatoire sur l’Espace Civique.

Through this Observatory, the OECD will collect data on governments’ role in establishing an environment where citizens actively participate in the design and implementation of public policies that meet their needs. On a regular basis, the Observatory will produce a Global Report on Civic Space that will highlight key trends and make recommendations to effectively promote and protect civic space, and support the implementation of the OECD Recommendation on Open Government.

In addition, the OECD will carry out Civic Space Scans, which will provide countries with a thorough assessment of their legal, institutional, policy and implementation frameworks, and how these favour or impede civic space.

Finally, the OECD Observatory of Civic Space will serve as a platform for stronger dialogue and exchange between key stakeholders of the civil society and governments. We will organise regular conferences and roundtables to take stock of international trends related to civic space and discuss the findings of the Global Report on Civic Space.

This initiative stems from a long tradition at the OECD of engaging with civil society across multiple policy areas, from responsible business conduct, to taxation and development assistance.

Distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen,

“The health of a democratic society may be measured by the quality of functions performed by private citizens.” These words of Alexis de Tocqueville remind us of the critical role of each citizen, the crucial contribution of the people, and the strategic relevance of civic engagement in the construction of a nation.

This is why we decided to launch the OECD Observatory of Civic Space, an international platform that will facilitate an informed and evidence-driven discussion to promote and protect civic space.

I want to thank Open Society Foundations, Ford Foundation, and the government of Finland for their valuable support to this initiative.

Let’s keep working together to turn the civic space into a formidable engine of a more inclusive, more sustainable and a more democratic society, and to design, develop and deliver, better policies for better lives.  Thank you."

We are looking forward to seeing you next year on 11-13 November!





« Engager l’Agenda  »!
Digital Diplomacy.



Closing Ceremony of the Second Paris Peace Forum.






🌿 Cérémonie de clôture du ! Avec .

🌿 Cérémonie de clôture du ! Avec .

Félicitations, un succès...
👏👏👏
A 2020!

@MorganeBravo 
Former trainee (Blue Book) of the European Commission, 
at the General Secretariat in Brussels. 
Founder,
"THE HUB EUROPEAN UNION"🇫🇷🇪🇺
Fondatrice du HUB (2006)
UNION EUROPÉENNE, EUROPEAN UNION, UNION EUROPEA.
🇪🇺CANDIDAT PRIX EUROPCOM 2017:
"THE HUB EUROPEAN UNION"🇫🇷

Fondatrice en 2006, 
 « ECOLOGIE&INNOVATION : DEVELOPPEMENT DURABLE DU XXIE SIÈCLE!».


President & Founder
HUB « DIGITAL DIPLOMACY» «DIPLOMATIE NUMERIQUE ».