[Online] Redefining defence in an age of disruption: is Europe up to the challenge?

Brussels, Belgium

23 November at 2:00 pm — 25 November at 3:30 pm


Bringing together senior decision-makers with out-of-the-box movers and shakers, this 3-day virtual summit allows for an in-depth and innovative discussion on today’s most pressing security and defence issues.

The 3-day series of interactive debates will focus on the factors that challenge the traditional understanding of defence and the role of the EU as potential guarantor of normative values to address them. The summit will kick off with an opening session exploring the impact of the Covid-19 crisis on the quest for European Strategic Autonomy and will be followed by sessions on space rivalry and cooperation and building trust and confidence in cyberspace. As a closing, we will discuss the findings and recommendations of the mentioned sessions with a top EU representative.

These are some of the biggest and most difficult issues that security experts and policy makers have to confront at the beginning of the third decade of the 21st century. The 2020 Friends of Europe Peace, Security and Defence Summit is designed to bring the key players in these areas together for a lively debate and to push this agenda forward – not only by clarifying the problems but also by identifying the solutions.

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