Education for Shared Societies Policy Dialogue in Lisbon, Portugal

Oct 14, 2018News

The Education for Shared Societies (E4SS) Policy Dialogue will take place on October 16-17th 2018 in Lisbon, Portugal with the participation of about 40 democratic formers leaders of states and governments. The dialogue is organized by the World Leadership Alliance – Club de Madrid (WLA-CdM) in partnership with the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation.

The WLA-CdM began its Shared Societies Project (SSP) a decade ago, which aims to build peace and democracy including political, social, economic and environmental dimensions. The project has been making efforts to raise a sense of belonging and shared responsibility from everyone in the shared society. This year, the organization focuses on educational engagement for all.

Three mains of the E4SS will indicate and demonstrate some current top global issues including Refugees, Migrants and Internally Displaced People (IDPs); Preventing Violent Extremism (PVE); and Digital Resilience. The policy changes for each area will be discussed by educators, policy-makers, WLA-CdM Members, and experts during the event.

The outcomes of this international dialogue will be presented to the E4SS Joint Steering Committee to produce an E4SS Agenda by 2019, ensuring the continuity of the project globally.

At the same time, WLA-CdM has also been working closely with MDI to develop the AIWS 7-Layer Model to build Next Generation Democracy. This initiative is hoped to provide a baseline for guiding AI development to ensure positive outcomes and to reduce the risks of pervasive and realistic risks and the related harms that AI could pose to humanity.