Achieving impact through intergovernmental co-operation on artificial intelligence

Past events on Globalpolicy.AI

Hybrid meeting of the Globalpolicy.AI coalition

Description: On 21 October 2022, the 18th meeting of Globalpolicy.AI was hosted by the Council of Europe in its Paris office. This was the first ever hybrid meeting of the coalition, with the Council of Europe, OECD and UNESCO participating physically. 

Globalpolicy.AI panel at RightsCon 2022

Session title: Globalpolicy.AI: Promoting the development and implementation of trustworthy Artificial Intelligence

Date/time: Friday, 10 June 2022, 16:30 – 17:30 CET


International cooperation is important to understand how Artificial Intelligence (AI) systems work and to ensure that AI systems are developed in a way that respects the rule of law, human rights, democratic values, and diversity.

Intergovernmental organizations (IGOs) have a unique opportunity to lead discussions on approaches to designing AI development in a trusted and human-centered way. A group of IGOs with complementary mandates doing relevant AI policy work have come together in the Globalpolicy.AI initiative to help policymakers and the public navigate the international AI governance landscape and access the knowledge, tools, data, and best practices needed to develop AI policy.

Building on the launch of the Globalpolicy.AI initiative in September 2021, this 2022 RightsCon panel on “Globalpolicy.AI: Promoting the development and implementation of trustworthy Artificial Intelligence” sparked a lively debate on how we can collectively seize the opportunities and address the challenges of AI technologies. 

The session was structured as follows: 

  • Introduction of the Globalpolicy.AI initiative, currently involving eight intergovernmental organisations (the Council of Europe, European Commission, European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights, Inter-American Development Bank, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, United Nations, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization and the World Bank Group). 
  • Discussion among IGO representatives about the importance of trustworthy AI and how Globalpolicy.AI is contributing – and will contribute to the future – to its advancement, including a brief presentation of possible future Globalpolicy.AI projects. 
  • Open dialogue between panelists and audience focused on how IGOs can strengthen cooperation and leverage each other’s work to achieve common goals for trustworthy, human-centered AI. 


Moderator: Alice Hamilton – European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights

Internet Governance Forum (IGF) 2021, 9 December 2021

Session title: Globalpolicy.AI: achieving impact through intergovernmental co-operation on AI

Date/time: Thursday, 9 December 2021 at 16:50 – 17:50 CET.


Building upon the launch of the Globalpolicy.AI initiative and the Globalpolicy.AI webinar at the 2021 Fundamental Rights Forum, this session aims at a practice-oriented discussion exploring the tools and pathways to enable and ensure trustworthy AI.

The session is split into three sections:

  • First, the session briefly introduces the Globalpolicy.AI initiative, launched in September 2021.
  • Second, IGO representatives who worked hands-on to develop Globalpolicy.AI discuss trustworthy AI and the tools to achieve it.
  • Third, an open dialogue between panelists and audience takes place.

Moderator: Zoltan Turbek


  • Karine Perset – OECD
  • Aleksandr Tiulkanov – Council of Europe
  • David Reichel – European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights
  • Irina Orssich – European Commission
  • Prateek Sibal – UNESCO

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Fundamental Rights Forum 2021, 11 - 12 October 2021


Session title: Globalpolicy.AI: achieving impact through intergovernmental co-operation on AI

Date/time: Tuesday, 12 October 2021 at 14:30 – 15:30 CET. 

Description: Leaders from the participating organisations will highlight the launch of the Globalpolicy.AI initiative in mid-September 2021, discuss the added value of each organisation in the development of policies on AI and underline how the new portal fits in with their organisation’s mandate on AI. Globalpolicy.AI’s participating organisations develop and launch AI initiatives that take many different forms – all the way from publications, observatories, and educational material to regulation and international treaties.

Moderator: Melissa Heikkilä


  • Patrick Pennincx, Head of Department, Information Society, Council of Europe
  • Audrey Plonk, Head of Division, Digital Economy Policy, OECD
  • Jo Goodey, Head of Research & Data Unit, Fundamental Rights Agency
  • Cedric Wachholz, Chief of Section, Digital Innovation and Transformation, UNESCO

European Commission High-Level Conference on AI: From Ambition to Action, 14 - 15 September 2021

Session title: Launch of International Outreach and Cooperation Initiatives: & Globalpolicy.AI

Date/time: Tuesday, 14 September at 16h00 – 17h00 CET. 

Description:  This session formally launched international outreach and cooperation initiatives promoted by the European Commission and partners, and in particular the project and GlobalPolicy.AI, an online platform developed through ongoing co-operation between intergovernmental organisations with complementary mandates on artificial intelligence (AI).

Moderator: Gianluca Misuraca, Team leader,


  • Andrew Wyckoff, Director for Science, Technology and Innovation, OECD 
  • Lucilla Sioli, Director for AI and Digital Industry, DG CONNECT, European Commission 
  • Stefan Schleuning, Head of Unit – Industrialised Countries & Foreign Policy Support, Service for Foreign Policy Instruments, European Commission
  • Eva Kaili, Member of the European Parliament | Samia Melhem Global Lead, Digital Capabilities, World Bank Group 
  • Marko Grobelnik, Co-leader, OECD AI ONE, IRCAI


Watch the video replay of the session below.