Cross Continental Cooperation Summit 2013-2014

"Unlocking Potential: Uniting the World's Leading Powers"

(Berlin, Washington, D.C., Sofia, Jerusalem, Ramallah, Addis Ababa, Helsinki; September 2013 - March 2014)

Summit Overview

The Cross-Continental Cooperation Summit of 2013-4 will be a culmination of 10 events taking place across the globe. The events will take place in major capital cities including Berlin, Washington D.C., Jerusalem, Ramallah, Addis Ababa, and Helsinki, with the continents of Europe, North America, Africa and Asia playing host to the events. The Summit will focus on the potential success for improved intercultural relations in uniting the great powers of the contemporary world to better face today's global concerns.

The Summit will create a forum for the world's superpowers representatives to publicly discuss and promote upon a common goal, thus initiating potential solutions for contemporary and future world challenges while keeping individual interests at heart. The ultimate aim of the Summit will be to create a more stable public global environment by promoting intercultural dialogue between nations, consequently bringing the international community closer to a more prosperous future.

Participation in the Summit »

Participation in the Summit events are open to applicants coming from the governmental and diplomatic fields, academia & scholars, representatives from the civil society and private sector, journalists, artists, young professionals and students. Participation in the Beijing and Moscow events are by invitation only.

If you would like to reserve a position and participate in the summit, please click on the link below and fill out the online application form:

Summit Speakers & Delegates

Speakers & Delegates during the conferences will include among others heads of state & leading politicians, senior diplomats, leading governmental officials, senior academics, renowned authors, journalists, and celebrated artists. These speakers will include a large number of individuals from the ICD Advisory Board. To learn more about the ICD Advisory Board, please click here

Speakers & Delegates for the Summit include:
President Francesco Rutelli
Former Deputy Prime Minister of Italy
Hon. Michèle Alliot-Marie
Former Minister of Foreign Affairs of France
President Vaira Vīķe-Freiberga
President of the Club of Madrid
The Hon. Jadranka Kosor
Former Prime Minister of Croatia
The Hon. Mari Kiviniemi
Former Prime Minister of Finland
Hon. Mirko Cvetković
Former Prime Minister of Serbia
President Jorge Pizarro
President of the Senate of Chile
Hon. Dr. Supachai Panitchpakdi
Former Director General of the WTO
Hon. Staffan Nilsson
Former President of the EU European Economic & Social Committee
Amb. Katalin Bogyay
President of UNESCO's General Conference 2011-3
Hon. Winston Peters
Former Deputy Prime Minister of New Zealand
Anna Diamantopoulou
Former EU Commissioner for Employment & Social Affairs
The Hon. Halldór Ásgrímsson
Former Prime Minister of Iceland
Master Jun Hong Lu
World Renowned Chinese Spiritual Leader
The Hon. Bertie Ahern
Former Prime Minister of Ireland
Roselyne Bachelot-Narquin
Former French Minister of Health, Youth Sports
Dame Tessa Jowell
Former UK Minister for the Olympics
Prof. Dr. Sibrand Poppema
President, University of Groningen
President Valdis Zatlers
Former President of Latvia
President Emil Constantinescu
Former President of Romania
President Ugo Mifsud Bonnici
Former President of Malta
Prof. Dr. Murat Tuncer
President of the Hacettepe University
President Petru Lucinschi
Former President of Republic of Moldova
President Arnold Rüütel
Former President of Estonia
Prof. Dr. Rolf Tarrach
Rector, University of Luxembourg
Antonio Mascarenhas Monteiro
Former President of Cape Verde
Prof. Dr. Ivan Ilchev
Rector, Sofia University, Bulgaria
Beate Finckh
Celebrated German Actress
Albert Fortell
Celebrated Austrian Actor
Minister Jean-Paul Adam
Foreign Minister of the Republic of Seychelles
Hon. Simon Crean
Former Australian Minister for Regional Development
Dr. Vladimir Filippov
Rector, Peoples' Friendship University of Russia
The Hon. Jan Figel
Vice President of the National Council of Slovakia