EURODEFENSE COUNCIL The Hague 12-14 October 2022
EURODEFENSE COUNCIL The Hague 12-14 October 2022

EURODEFENSE COUNCIL The Hague 12-14 October 2022

The second Council of EURODEFENSE Presidents took
place in the Hague from 12 to 14 October 2022, at the Royal Netherlands Society
of Engineers (KIVI) premisses, Prinsessegracht 23.

It has been very successful, perfectly organised by
EuroDéfense Nederland, in 3 sessions (Wednesday and Thursday afternoon, Friday
late morning).

On Tuesday morning, the delegations paid a particularly
interesting visit to TNO, with the participation of The Royal Netherlands Aerospace
Centre (NLR), the Maritime Research Institute (MARIN), Damen Naval shipyards
and Thales Netherlands. It included a frank, brillant and dynamic debate on the
European Defense Industrial and Technological
base.

The programme of the meeting focused on :

       strategies aiming at enlarging the network and recruiting
young members,

       recommendations on EU Defence,

       recommendations for the future of the network,

       status of the working group on “climate change-energy-security and defense”;

       EU Space policy,

       current and intended security and defense policies by the European Commission, introduced
by Mr. Stijn MOLS, EEAS Head of Division Security and Defence Policy

–   situation in the Mediterranean Basin.

 

On Friday morning, EuroDéfense-Nederland had organised
a conference with the following speakers :

      Mr Sander van der Sluis (Head of European Union
Defence Policy at NL MoD) : Netherlands Defence policy white paper 2022

      Mr Maarten Lutje Schipholt (NL Industries for Defence
and Security foundation NIDV) : Industry views on European cooperation

       Mr Ron Keller (former Netherlands Ambassador to a.o. Ankara, Kiev, Moscow and Beijing)
: Observations on European foreign policy, impact of the Ukraine war

 A very successful meeting indeed!

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