In his presentation, Anthony Dworkin provided some possible solutions and tools for the Europeans to shape the reordering of international politics and respond to the waning of the liberal world order. According to Dworkin, the EU has three potential frameworks for action: multilateralism, building coalitions of the willing, and acting alone.
Dworkin highlighted that the EU is facing a significant task, given how multidimensional the liberal world order is. It needs to address multiple questions ranging from security, justice, trade and economics to environment, cyber and migration.
To give a few examples in the areas of security and justice, the EU must go back to the basics and focus on priorities such as standing against blatant aggression and defending non-intervention sovereignty. In international conflicts, imposing an ideal solution will be difficult and, instead of state building, the EU should emphasize de-escalation. In trade, the EU needs to build anew its own social compact that is the organization of its societies. It must also prioritize multilateral solutions, but, on demand, it can build coalitions and trust the magnetic effect of its internal markets.