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16: Towards More Union in European Defence

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Hauptschule
Breakout / Working Group
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Multiple emergencies in the EU strategic neighbourhood, hybrid security threats, years of uncoordinated cuts in defence spending and rapidly evolving global trends have all eroded the EU’s role as a security actor in a multipolar world. The Common Security and Defence Policy needs to be more efficient and more effective if it is to meet tomorrow’s security challenges and promote the EU’s interests independently of any other global actors. What could be the cornerstone of a comprehensive, civil-military security architecture in Europe?

Speakers

Senior Government Relations Manager for Security and Defense, Europe, United Technologies Corporation, Brussels
Special Advisor to the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy; Deputy Director, Istituto Affari Internazionali, Rome
Senior Policy Fellow, ECFR - European Council on Foreign Relations, London
Secretary General, Centre France Autriche, Vienna;Former Director General, European Union Military Staff, Brussels
Associate Research Fellow, CEPS - Centre for European Policy Studies, Brussels; Consultant, The World Bank Group, Washington, D.C. Chair

Rudy PRIEM

Senior Government Relations Manager for Security and Defense, Europe, United Technologies Corporation, Brussels

 Rudy joined the UTC Government Relations team in Brussels on April 1st, 2010. He is responsible for communicating the positions and concerns of UTC in matters of defense, space and security to European and NATO decision makers, as well as for monitoring and advising the business units of UTC on EU and NATO rulemaking and policy decisions.
 Prior to joining UTC, Rudy served as a Lieutenant Colonel in the Belgian Air Force. During his military career, Rudy dealt mainly with operational and acquisition logistics and he lived and worked twice in the USA (as F-16 Liaison Officer at Hill Air Force Base in Utah (1990-1994), and as Defense Cooperation Attaché and Director Belgian Military Supply Office (for FMS + DCS Purchases) in Washington, DC (2005- 2009). From 2005 to 2009, in Washington DC, Rudy was also the Head of the Belgian Delegation to the Defense MOU Attachés Group (DMAG) and founding member/first Chairman of the Foreign Procurement Group (FPG)’s Foreign Commercial Procurement Working Group (FCPWG). Rudy holds the Meritorious Service Medal for meritorious non-combat service to the U.S.
 Rudy is a 1984 graduate of the Belgian Royal Military Academy, where he obtained a master’s degree in Military and Aeronautical Sciences. In 2000, Rudy obtained a master after master’s degree in Public and Military Administration and earned both the Belgian Chief of Defense’s and the Belgian Joint Forces Staff College Alumni Association’s Prizes as best student. Rudy is also an alumnus of the 2011 European Session for Armament Officials (SERA) course in France and of the 2012 UTC Emerging Leaders Program (ELP) course at the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business.
 Rudy successfully completed several other courses in Belgium and abroad, including the NATO Logistics Course (NATO Logistics School - Hamburg - Germany), the Security Assistance Management Foreign Purchaser Course (Defense Institute for Security Assistance Management (DISAM) at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base - Ohio), the Logistical Support of United Nations Peacekeeping Operations Course (UN Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) - Dag Hammarskjöld Centre - New York) and the Basics of U.S. Commercial Contracting Course (Federal Publications Seminars - Washington DC).
 Since 2010, Rudy serves as the Deputy Head of the Belgian Delegation to the NATO Industrial Advisory Group (NIAG). He’s also a member of the Economic, Legal and Trade Commission at the Aerospace and Defence Industries Association of Europe (ASD) and a member of the Security and Defense Committee at the American Chamber of Commerce to the EU.
 Rudy co-chaired two NIAG studies on Transatlantic Defense Technological and Industrial Cooperation (TADIC) and is author or co-author of several position papers and articles on total quality management, performance measurement and on the U.S. export control regime.

Ph.D. M.Sc Nathalie TOCCI

Special Advisor to the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy; Deputy Director, Istituto Affari Internazionali, Rome

1995-1998 BA (Hons), PPE - Politics, Philosophy and Economics, University College, Oxford
1998-1999 M.Sc. in Development Studies, London School of Economics and Political Science, London
1999-2003 Research Fellow, Centre for European Policy Studies, Brussels
2000-2003 Ph.D. in International Relations, London School of Economics and Political Science, London
2003-2004 Jean Monnet Fellow, Mediterranean Programme, Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, European University Institute
2005-2007 Marie Curie Fellow, Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, European University Institute, Florence
2006-2010 Senior Fellow, Istituto Affari Internazionali, Rome
2009-2010 Senior Fellow, Transatlantic Academy, Washington
since 2011 Deputy Director, Istituto Affari Internazionali, Rome; Editor, The International Spectator
since 2013 Member of the Board of Administrators, Edison
2014 Strategic Advisor to the Italian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Rome
since 2015 Special Advisor to the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs; Vice President of the European Commission

Nick WITNEY

Senior Policy Fellow, ECFR - European Council on Foreign Relations, London

 Classics, Corpus Christi College, Oxford
 Foreign and Commonwealth Office
 UK Ministry of Defence
 Private Secretary to the British Ambassador, Washington
 Director-General of International Security Policy, UK Ministry of Defence
2004 Project Leader, Developing the Concept and Blue-Print, EDA - European Defence Agency
2004-2007 Chief Executive, EDA - European Defence Agency

Wolfgang WOSOLSOBE

Secretary General, Centre France Autriche, Vienna;Former Director General, European Union Military Staff, Brussels

1974 Theresianische Militärakademie, Wiener Neustadt
1977 Infantry Officer
1982-1985 General Staff Officers Course, Austrian Armed Forces
1985-1987 Defence Planner
1987-1988 École Supérieure de Guerre Interarmées and Cours Supérieur Interarmées
1989-1990 Defence Planner; Lecturer "Strategic Management Methods", Austrian Defence Academy; Chief of Staff, Territorial Command of Salzburg
1991 Military Advisor for Disarmament, Austrian Diplomatic Mission, Geneva
1992-1997 Defence Attaché (colonel) to France
1997-1998 Commander, Austrian Special Forces
1999-2005 Director for Military Policy
2001 Brigadier General
2006 Defence Policy Director, during the Austrian presidency of the EU-Council
2007 Military Representative, Brussels
2007 Major General
2009-2010 Dean, EUMC - European Union Military Committee
2012 Director General, EUMS - European Union Military Staff
2013-2016 Lieutenant General
since 2016 Secretary General, Centre France Autriche, Vienna

Ph.D. Giovanni FALEG

Associate Research Fellow, CEPS - Centre for European Policy Studies, Brussels; Consultant, The World Bank Group, Washington, D.C.

since 2011 Associate Research Fellow, CEPS - Centre for European Policy Studies, Brussels
2013-2014 Researcher, IAI - Istituto Affari Internazionali, Rome
since 2014 Advisory Services and Learning Consultant, The World Bank Group, Washington, D.C.
2014 Doctorate in European Studies, LSE - London School of Economics and Political Science, London
2014 Visiting Scholar, Center for Transatlantic Relations, Johns Hopkins University, School of Advanced International Studies, Washington, D.C.

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