The Council of Presidents took place on 5 November 2020 by webinar, perfectly organised by EuroDefense-Austria. The Council formally approved the admission of EuroDefense-Finland to EURODEFENSE and considered with great interest the creation of a chapter in Denmark, with the aim of making it part of the network in 2021.
Future meetings :
2021 – Subject to pandemic rules, the International meeting (IME), including the Council of Presidents, will be organised by EuroDefense-Portugal in Porto in late spring, under Portugal’s EU presidency. EuroDefense-Austria has invited the Council to pencil the dates of 4 to 6 November in its diary for a possible invitation/second meeting to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the AIES European Forum (confirmation early 2021). EuroDefense-Portugal will preside over EURODEFENSE in 2021.
2022 – EuroDefense-France intends to organise the International meeting in spring 2022, during France’s EU presidency. Since the presidency of EuroDefense-France will be changing in 2021, confirmation of this will be given in Porto. EuroDefense-Nederland will look into the possibility of organising a second meeting at the end of the year (Council or IME), face-to-face or by webinar.
EuroDefense-Italia has agreed to organise the Youth conference in 2022, with the support of younger members of the network. The latter have produced a concept paper, proposing the creation of a new network website, of a regular network newsletter, as well as improvements to recruitment, in particular of younger members, via social media. These projects are under the overall supervision of the Secretary General.