As a result of globalization, essential processes that run in big number of complex systems composed of relatively independent but interconnected components, the civilizational problems of our contemporary world, such as

  • Climate change,
  • Migration and Population Growth,
  • Unpredictable consequences of the exponentially developing technologies in the field of Artificial Intelligence, Robotics and Gene Editing,
  • Politically motivated violence including war, civil war, terrorism and weapons of mass destruction
  • Economic inequality and Social engagement, and
  • Natural Catastrophes

constitute global challenges that no longer can be solved in time and efficiently through the instruments of national structures of power and the way nation-states interact within the current international system. Financial flows, industry, culture, legal systems, information and other essential spheres of human activity continue to develop crossing the borders of nation-states and overriding the policies of governments.

In regard to the dynamics, comprehensiveness and the intensity of the consequences of the evolving processes, as well as the reality that the direction in which those processes develop is practically beyond the range of influence of the currently functioning political centers of power, we are facing the urgent need of a new inter-disciplinary approach to analyze, define and assess the rising global challenges and to design a new international model for making collective long-term decisions that would lead to results firmly based on the values and on the strategic interests of Humankind.

In the Global Challenges area the Public Policy Institute organizes and conducts, also in partnership with leading world institutes and experts, public conferences, seminars, projects, research and analysis, and informs about the latest achievements in civilizational thinking and the design of new policies with the capacity to adequately address global challenges.