Claude Haegi, Chairman of the European Foundation FEDRE, former President of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe, former member of the Geneva cantonal Government, has been invited to take the floor at the last Rhodes Forum, attended by more than 500 people from 65 countries of all continents, especially from the so-called BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa) and other emerging countries.
Reacting to the opening speech by Vladimir Yakunin, Chairman of the Forum, about the Dialogue of Civilizations, Claude Haegi made a few comments inspired namely by Jean-Jacques Rousseau and Denis de Rougemont. You can find them summarized below.
During the plenary session on sustainable development, the Chairman of FEDRE made a speech under the title Â« Energy: let us have the Courage of Innovation! Â». His message deals with realism, world interregional solidarity and focuses on the trust that we must have in the human capacity for innovation to secure the needs of the world population.