MONDRAGON participates in the Global Gateway Forum of the European Commission

An initiative that aims to activate 300,000 million euros in investments to strengthen paced development at a global level.
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Several photos of the event in which Atxa, from Mondragon Unibertsitatea and Albizuri, from MONDRAGON participated.
Nov 02, 2023

On October 25 and 26, the Global Gateway Forum was held in Brussels, an initiative created by the European Commission to help reduce the global infrastructure investment deficit. With the slogan 'Stronger Together through Sustainable Investment', the event brought together representatives of governments from the European Union and around the world with the private sector, civil society, leading thinkers, financial institutions and international organisations "to help restore a global economic order". This project mobilizes 300,000 million euros in investments that are prioritized in five areas: digitalization; climate and energy; transport; health; and education and research.

MONDRAGON at the Global Gateway

MONDRAGON was one of the 60 companies chosen to represent the private sector on the GG BAG (Global Gateway Business Advisory Board). And within it leads the Education and Research subgroup, which also includes FESTO, EDUCTRADE and the Swedish foundation FAM AB.

President Ursula von der Leyen and Commissioner for International Partnerships Jutta Urpilainen met with Vicente Atxa, rector of Mondragon Unibertsitatea, and the rest of the representatives of this advisory group – in which Acciona, Nokia, Maersk, Iberdrola and Telefónica also participate – to present the initiative and listen to the companies' proposals.

President Ursula von der Leyen and Commissioner Jutta Urpilainen met with Vicente Atxa, rector of Mondragon Unibertsitatea, and the rest of the representatives of the Education and Research advisory group, in which Acciona, Nokia, Maersk and Telefónica, among others, also participate. 

The rector of Mondragon Unibertsitatea also participated in a table with the Deputy Secretary General of the United Nations, Amina Mohammed, the President of Somalia, Hassan Sheikh Mohamud and the Prime Minister of Rwanda, Edouard Ngirente among others. Atxa highlighted the importance of "linking education and research to European and local companies in the developing territories." And he pointed out that this is demonstrated by the MONDRAGON Cooperative Experience.

The closing of the Forum was carried out by Josep Borrell, high representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, and Pedro Sánchez, president of the Council of the European Union, among other European and African leaders.

MONDRAGON Corporation.