RT049 - What values and goals drive international assistance? Solidarity, self-interest, democracy and security in European aid
Convened by Iliana Olivié (Elcano Royal Institute, Spain)

The economic, social and political crises that have erupted in Europe in the last decade might be shifting the academic debate on the drivers of aid from the more traditional selfish vs. solidar divide to a -somehow related- new divide on Nationalism vs. Liberalism-Cosmopolitanism. In this roundtable, we aim at discussing how liberal values and agendas -such as good governance, democracy promotion and gender equality- still influence European aid; how aid can shift to be aligned with nationalist or populist mindsets; and to what extent solidarity (as expressed in the general theme of the conference) prevails in the European discourse on aid.

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