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In Defence of Europe
The Future of European Security and Defence Cooperation
Invitation for students and Young Professionals
Join the discussion on the future of European security and defence! On Wednesday 22 November 2017 (19.00-22.00) the Netherlands Ministries of Foreign Affairs and Defence will host the conference ‘In Defence of Europe’ for students and young professionals. This conference is co-organised by the Netherlands Society for International Affairs, Leiden University and the Netherlands Youth Atlantic Treaty Association.
European security and defence cooperation has gained fresh momentum. With a deteriorating security environment to Europe’s east and south, Brexit and the agreement within NATO that European members should take a bigger share in their own defence, the pressure on Europe to take more responsibility for its own security is rising. What should the future of European security and defence look like?
Policymakers at the Ministries of Foreign Affairs and Defence would like to hear your views on this. The conference facilitates direct exchanges between policymakers and a young group of people to test ideas and get innovative and refreshing input on policy dilemmas. Themes that will be discussed in the smaller sessions include developments in EU defence cooperation, opportunities and challenges in EU missions and operations, EU-NATO cooperation and bilateral and multilateral defence cooperation in Europe.
We start at 19:00 uur with a keynote speech by Pieter Jan Kleiweg de Zwaan, Deputy Director-General for Political Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
After that, two rounds of sub-groups are hosted by policy makers from the Ministry of Defence, Foreign Affairs and NATO.
- Session A: Developments in EU defence cooperation (PESCO, European Defence Fund)
Introduction of key issues by Georgina Earle / Emma Brandsen, senior policy officer Common Security and Defence Policy, Ministry of Defence, and Sander van der Sluis, senior policy officer Common Security and Defence Policy, Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
- Session B: EU in the World – Current opportunities and challenges in EU missions and operations
Introduction of key issues by Stella Kloth, deputy Head of Division of Crisis Management and Peace Operations, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and and Peace Operations, and Dženeta Mulabegović, senior policy officer EU missions and operations, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
- Session C: Bilateral and multilateral defence cooperation in Europe from a Dutch perspective
Introduction of key issues by Christoffer Jonker, Director International Affairs and Operations, Ministry of Defence
- Session D: EU-NATO cooperation
Introduction of key issues by Eric Povel, Programme Officer, NATO
We conclude with closing remarks by Hester Somsen, Director Security Policy, Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
You can sign up using the registration form below.
Please note that the Ministry is using a strict security policy. You will be asked for a valid ID card.
- In Defence of Europe
22 november 2017
19:00 - 22:00