The State of Defence in Europe: State of Emergency?

16 Dec 2013 17:00
16 Dec 2013 19:00
In December 2013 the European Council will address, in the words of its President Herman Van Rompuy, the state of defence in Europe. The Institute for European Studies and Egmont Institute will contribute to this debate by publishing a collection of short and sharp essays that outline the necessity and urgency of acting while offering concrete and ambitious yet feasible recommendations.

The organisers cordially invite you to discuss the contents of the essay collection at a conference organised on the eve of the December Council meeting.

Download the collection of essays here.


17:00 Welcome
Sven Biscop, Director Europe in the World, Egmont Institute
17:10 Keynote Speech
Gen. Patrick de Rousiers, Chairman of the EU Military Committee
17:30 Conference Discussion
  • Alexander Mattelaer, Assistant Director, Institute for European Studies (Chair)
  • Jan Techau, Director, Carnegie Europe (Discussant)
  • Daniel Fiott, Researcher, Institute for European Studies
  • Jamie Shea, Deputy Assistant Secretary General Emerging Security Challenges, NATO
  • Luis Simon, Research Professor, Institute for European Studies
18:00 Audience Debate
18:45 Closing Remarks