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How will the European Elections influence the Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP)?

March 20 @ 10:00 am - 1:05 pm

| Category : EUROMIL events

EUROMIL is co-organising with together.eu, a two-panels discussion on how the European Elections will influence the Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP) of the EU. European Elections should reflect the changes in the geopolitical environment and recognize the need to further advance European defence. EUROMIL presents its European elections project and will discuss with the Members of the European Parliament the question of defence, while a second panel will address the issues of recruitment and retention in the European Armed Forces.

Draft Agenda

10:00-10:15 Presentation by Together.eu: “Vote informed  – Introduction to key communication flagship initiatives of the European Parliament”

Panel 1 “European Elections: the question of Defence”

10:15 – 10:30 Presentation by EUROMIL President Emmanuel Jacob of EUROMIL priorities for the European elections 10:30 – 11:30 Panel discussion

Speakers:

  • Michael Gahler, Member of the European Parliament (EPP)
  • Juozas Olekas, Member of the European Parliament (S&D)
  • Hannah Neumann, Membre of the European Parliament (the Greens)
  • MEP from Renew (tbc)

Moderator: Roger Housen, ACMP – CGPM and member of EUROMIL

11:30 – 11:50 Coffee Break

Panel 2 “Recruitment and Retention in the European Armed Forces”

11:50 – 12:05 Presentation of the results of EUROMIL survey

12:05 – 13:05 Panel Discussion

Speakers:

  • Lieutenant General Thierry Esser, Director General of Human Resources of the Belgian Armed Forces
  • Stijn Mols, Head of Division Security and Defence Policy, European External Action Service (EEAS)
  • George Zgardanas, Board Member of EUROMIL and member of PFEARFU

Moderator: Derek Priestley, Deputy General Secretary of the Representative Association of Commissioned Officers (RACO), member of EUROMIL

Please register for the event here, by 14 March. 

Venue

Info Hub European Parliament Brussels
Esplanade Solidarność 1980, Rue Wiertz 60, 1047 Bruxelles Belgium
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