Round Table Series | NATO and EU: Co-Adapting to the New Strategic Reality, 3 May 2017

Working Dinner 

NATO AND EU:
CO-ADAPTING TO THE

NEW STRATEGIC REALITY 

May 3rd 2017, The Hotel Brussels

Organized by
Atlantic Treaty Association,
GLOBSEC


Photo Gallery

FRAMEWORK
In It Together? EU and NATO Ten Months After Their Joint Declaration
Last July’s Joint declaration by the President of the European Council, the President
of the European Commission, and the Secretary General of the North Atlantic
Treaty Organization (EU-NATO Joint Declaration) spoke of the need for the two
organisations to jointly adapt to common security challenges, and provide more
security in Europe and beyond. It also stressed the need for stepped up efforts in
supporting neighbours and partners, bolstering resilience of Allies and Member
States, more direct operational co-operation, expansion of coordination on cyber
security and defence, and coordination exercises involving the two organisations.
Almost ten months later, and only weeks before NATO’s Special Meeting, a need
to take stock of the progress related to the Joint Declaration arises.

OUTCOME
The discussion, organized within the framework of the GLOBSEC NATO Adaptation Initiative (GNAI), GLOBSEC´s high-level research initiative oriented at NATO´s strategic adaptation, represented a unique forum for key opinion makers from both NATO and EU, alongside distinguished representatives from Militaries and Think Tanks from the area of defence and transatlantic security to enhance a greater dialogue on how to assure the adaptation of the Alliance to the emerging security threats and challenges facing our society, with particular reference to the upcoming NATO Special Meeting in Brussels in May and its impact on the relations between the United States and its European Allies.

PROGRAM

WELCOME ADDRESS
Mr. Jason WISEMAN
Secretary General, Atlantic Treaty Association

INTRODUCTORY REMARKS

Mr. Robert VASS
Founder of the GLOBSEC Forum, Executive Vice-President and CEO, GLOBSEC

MODERATOR
Dr. Georgi GOTEV
Senior Editor of EurActiv

REMARKS
General (Retd) John R. ALLEN
Former Commander of International Security Assistance Force, Distinguished Fellow at Brookings

Ambassador Alexander VERSHBOW
Former NATO Deputy Secretary General

Admiral (Retd) Giampaolo DI PAOLA
Former Chairman of the NATO Military Committee

General Wolf-Dieter LANGHELD
Former Commander, NATO Allied Joint Force Command (JFC) Brunssum

Professor Dr. Julian LINDLEY-FRENCH
Vice-President of the Atlantic Treaty Association (ATA), Director of Europa Analytica, Senior Fellow at the Institute of Statecraft

Ambassador Stefano STEFANINI
Former Permanent Representative of Italy to NATO, Non-Resident Fellow at the Atlantic Council

Amb. Tomáš VALÁŠEK
Former Permanent Representative of the Slovak Republic to NATO, Director of Carnegie Europe