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EURODEFENSE International meeting 2022

The annual meeting of the EURODEFENSE network, present in 15 countries, took place in Paris from 19 to 21 May 2022.

It started in the afternoon of the 19th with a visit of the “Musée Carnavalet”, presenting the History of Paris, followed by a reception at the “Quai d’Orsay”, of the Presidents of the network associations by M Alexandre VULIC, Deputy Director, Strategic Affairs, Security, Disarmament, at the Ministry of European and Foreign Affairs.

Friday 20 May was dedicated to a visit in the morning of AIRBUS at Elancourt facility, with a focus on Cyber Security, Secure Communications and Preparation of Combat Cloud, Massive Intelligence, and Spacecraft Electronics. In the afternoon, took place the Council of presidents at the Ecole Militaire, followed by an official dinner at the Cercle National des Armées, Place Saint Augustin.

On Saturday morning , EuroDéfense-France organised a public conference on the topic ”solidarity and Efficiency”. Speakers were :

– Sylvie Bermann, Ambassadrice de France, Ambassador to EU/PSC (2002-2005),

Ambassador to China (2011-2014), United Kingdom (2014-2017), and Russia (2017-2019).

 

– Hanna Ojanen, President of EuroDéfense-Finland, Research Director at Tempere University,

Adjunct Professor Finnish National Defence University.

 

– Robert Walter, President of EuroDéfense-UK and of the European Security and Defence Association, Member of Parliament (1997-2015).

– Alain Richard, “Val d’Oise” Senator, French Minister of Defence (1997-2002).

– Philippe Coq, Director of Public Affairs Airbus France.

 

 

 

  

Webinar: European Green Deal and Defence

The webinar “European Green Deal and Defence” will take place on the 1st october, from 18:00 to 19:30 (Brussels time). The event is organized by the EURODEFENSE EWG 1b working group with the aim of presenting and discussing the findings of the European working group 26b ‘’Energy, Climate, Security and Defence’’.

Webinar on the EU’s new pact on migration and asylum

The Migration Policy Institute (MPI) organized on February 5, 2021, a webinar under the title “A way forward on migration under the Portuguese Presidency of the European Union?” The MPI is an independent think-tank dealing with migration issues, based in Washington DC (USA). The webinar was presented by Demetrios G. Papademetriou, Distinguished Transatlantic Fellow and President Emeritus, MPI.

Visio-conférence du Général Vincent Desportes: “Souveraineté et défense de l’Europe: une ardente obligation post-pandémique”

Compte-rendu de la visio-conférence du Général Vincent Desportes, ancien directeur de l’Ecole de Guerre, Professeur des Universités associé à Sciences Po Paris, le 6 mai 2020.

“Peut-on parler de souveraineté européenne ?” Intervention de M. Pascal Lamy à l’Ecole Militaire

Pour traiter ce sujet, M. Pascal Lamy s’est appuyé sur la substance d’un livre co-écrit avec Nicole Gnesotto « Où va le Monde ? »

Conférence: “Défense européenne, le défi de l’autonomie stratégique” avec Madame la Sénatrice Hélène Conway-Mouret et Monsieur le Sénateur Ronan Le Gleut

Compte rendu de la conférence autour du rapport du Sénat “Défense européenne, le défi de l’autonomie stratégique” Présenté par ses auteurs, Madame la Sénatrice Hélène CONWAY-MOURET et Monsieur le Sénateur Ronan LE GLEUT. Le débat était animé par Madame Françoise Hostalier, Membre du bureau d’EuroDéfense France.