In a time of complexity and new global consolidations, the role of the nation is being revisited with the collaboration of its main stakeholders. The focus on creativity and knowledge as the drivers of creating added value with international dissemination is a unique challenge that may be the answer to a new way of interaction between those who have the responsibility of thinking and those that have the responsibility of making things happen.

The role of the nation will face new challenges for the future and the world will have to decide about the most suitable strategies for a new development agenda. In a time of uncertainty and uncontrolled global financial crisis, the world must focus more of its attention on launching the basis for an agenda of new ideas centred on the drivers of high growth rate and civil society with the capacity to create and develop added value for the international market. This is the basis for the new role of a nation.

The role of the nation must be the Idea of change. At this time, there is a strategic challenge focused on the capacity of attracting new Investments, new talents and a new ambition for an agenda of the future. The design of this new nation with a new agenda cannot be made by law but must be built through a “broad and consistent partnership” that is the platform for a collaborative network of different operational actors on the European continent.

In the Alliance of Civilizations, the key word must be ambition. The state, municipalities, companies, and universities…or, civil society, must be the example.

They must promote a new adventure in a complex world and have a real sense of urgency in their capacity of being able to do it.

It´ s time to believe in a new cycle for a changing world. Reinventing the “European Dream” and giving the European actors the opportunity of developing new challenges focused on innovation and creativity is in a large part of giving a central contribution to the reinvention of the world.

The reinvention of the world is the reinvention of its people and institutions. What’s paramount is that it is a public demonstration of a positive answer to the future.

This is the new role for the modern nation. It is a challenge for the future based on our present. We must have new ambitions for our countries, for our people, our citizenship. We must be able to construct an innovative society based on our individual attitudes in a complex global world.