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A sustainable vision for Europe - from words to deeds

In Europe, we often take pride in thinking that there is a European way and model of doing politics - but have its two main principles, liberty and social justice, become incompatible?

Margot Wallström, environment commissioner at the European Commission, will speak on a sustainable vision for Europe on Tuesday 11 May at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).

A strategic application of the concept could help us reinvent the lost balance between democracy, economic freedom and social justice. Margot Wallström will ask:

  • How do we proceed from words to deeds?
  • What are the most efficient tools to do this?
  • How can we use politics, civil society, research, the business community and concepts like corporate social responsibility to promote sustainable development?

Margot Wallström was appointed environment commissioner at the European Commission in September 1999. She was Swedish minister for consumer affairs, women and youth 1988-91, for culture 1994-96, and for social affairs 1996-98. She has also worked as CEO of a regional TV network in Sweden and, before taking up her appointment as commissioner, was the executive vice-president of Worldview Global Media in Clomobo, Sri Lanka.

A Sustainable Vision for Europe: from words to deeds is on Tuesday 11 May at 5pm in the Old Theatre, Old Building, LSE, Houghton St, London WC2A. This event is free and open to all but a ticket is required.

Please note: the start time for this event is 5pm not 6pm, as advertised in the LSE Events leaflet.


  • Members of the public: to request a ticket, please fill in the online booking form here or call 020 7955 6100. Tickets will be available from Thursday 29 April.
  • Members of the press: To request a press ticket, please contact Jessica Winterstein, LSE Press Office, on 020 7955 7060 or email j.Winterstein@lse.ac.uk


This is an LSE environment public lecture, organised by LSE Environment, LSE's Research Centre for Environmental Policy and Governance. More information on LSE Environment can be found at: Geography and Environment|

26 April 2004