Identifying the policy implications of world-changing initiatives
A policy dialogue will be organised during the Summit from lunch to lunch, June 4-5, 2010.
The purpose of the dialogue is to formulate the policy implications raised by the main challenge of the summit: how to take emerging initiatives into transformative forces of change. An underlying theme here is the need merge policy agendas, conceptually and in practice, for more effective government interventions. Particular attention will be paid to the issue of how best to integrate the sustainability imperative into the employment agenda, while staying open to the ever greater unpredictability of technological change and business innovation.
Building on preceding extensive work in the intersection of youth employment, development and sustainability, this meeting provides a unique opportunity to formulate tangible policy recommendations that can move the agenda forward. In a group of up to thirty participants, the majority is expected be decision-makers at minister level or in the senior management of international institutions. In addition, global thought leaders with deep theoretical and practical understanding of government and policy making, and with expertise in the fields of youth inclusion, entrepreneurship and sustainability, will be key participants.
This policy dialogue will take place in an informal atmosphere and a conversational style. The meeting format builds on Tällberg Foundation’s history as a convenor of high-level governance and policy conversations – meetings characterised by an atmosphere of openness and genuine exchanges of thoughts and insights.
The policy dialogue is developed by the Rework team in close cooperation with ILO. The session will include, among others, Anders Wijkman, Tällberg Foundation and Former member of European Parliament; Ewa Björling, Swedish Minister for trade, Ismail Serageldin, Director of the Bibliotheca Alexandria and former director of the World Bank, Arun Maira, Senior Advisor of the Boston Consulting Group in India.