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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?

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.

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

BA (Hons), PPE - Politics, Philosophy and Economics, University College, Oxford M.Sc. in Development Studies, London School of Economics and Political Science, London Research Fellow, Centre for European Policy Studies, Brussels Ph.D. in International Relations, London School of Economics and Political Science, London Jean Monnet Fellow, Mediterranean Programme, Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, European University Institute Marie Curie Fellow, Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, European University Institute, Florence Senior Fellow, Istituto Affari Internazionali, Rome Senior Fellow, Transatlantic Academy, Washington Deputy Director, Istituto Affari Internazionali, Rome; Editor, The International Spectator Member of the Board of Administrators, Edison Strategic Advisor to the Italian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Rome
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Nick WITNEY

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

Project Leader, Developing the Concept and Blue-Print, EDA - European Defence Agency
 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

Array Wolfgang WOSOLSOBE

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

Theresianische Militärakademie, Wiener Neustadt Infantry Officer General Staff Officers Course, Austrian Armed Forces Defence Planner École Supérieure de Guerre Interarmées and Cours Supérieur Interarmées Defence Planner; Lecturer "Strategic Management Methods", Austrian Defence Academy; Chief of Staff, Territorial Command of Salzburg Military Advisor for Disarmament, Austrian Diplomatic Mission, Geneva Defence Attaché (colonel) to France Commander, Austrian Special Forces Director for Military Policy Brigadier General Defence Policy Director, during the Austrian presidency of the EU-Council Military Representative, Brussels Major General Dean, EUMC - European Union Military Committee Director General, EUMS - European Union Military Staff Lieutenant General
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Ph.D. Giovanni FALEG

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

Associate Research Fellow, CEPS - Centre for European Policy Studies, Brussels Researcher, IAI - Istituto Affari Internazionali, Rome Advisory Services and Learning Consultant, The World Bank Group, Washington, D.C. Doctorate in European Studies, LSE - London School of Economics and Political Science, London
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30.08.2015

09:00 - 10:00 Genocide: Terminology, Dimension, Prevention Partner
12:00 - 14:00 Opening Plenary
14:30 - 16:00 Muddling Through or Starting Anew? Plenary
16:30 - 18:00 Maintaining Peace and Security in Times of Growing Instability Plenary
17:30 - 19:00 Focusing on Security Policy Partner
18:00 - 20:00 Reception Social
20:00 - 21:30 Young Talents – Los Colorados Culture

31.08.2015

06:00 - 07:00 Breakfast Club Breakout
07:30 - 10:00 Breakout Session 05: Eradication of Energy Poverty: A Key to Reducing Inequality Breakout
07:30 - 10:00 Breakout Session 03: Losing Out: Paths to Radicalism? Breakout
07:30 - 10:00 Breakout Session 04: Austria in the EU: 20 Years of Experiences and Expectations Breakout
07:30 - 10:00 Breakout Session 10: Young Refugees in Europe: Missed Opportunities – Future Chances? Breakout
07:30 - 10:00 Breakout Session 09: Interoperability in Humanitarian Operations: From Coexistence to Cooperation Breakout
07:30 - 10:00 Breakout Session 06: New Paradigms for European Security Breakout
07:30 - 10:00 Breakout Session 07: Does the EU Drive (In-)Equality? Breakout
07:30 - 10:00 Breakout Session 02: Wartime Journalism: The Case of Ukraine Breakout
07:30 - 10:00 Breakout Session 01: Success! The Do’s and Don’ts of Changemaking in Europe Breakout
07:30 - 10:00 Breakout Session 08: Inequality of Outcome and Inequality of Opportunity: Two Incompatible Sides of the Same Coin? Breakout
10:00 - 11:30 Lunch Reception Social
11:30 - 14:00 Breakout Session 17: How to Make TTIP Inclusive for All? Towards a Fair World Trade Order Breakout
11:30 - 14:00 Breakout Session 11: Inclusiveness: The Key to Sustained Prosperity Breakout
11:30 - 14:00 Breakout Session 19: The Inequality of Climate Change Breakout
11:30 - 14:00 Breakout Session 12: Authoritarianism on the Rise: A New Global Competitor for Democracy Breakout
11:30 - 14:00 Breakout Session 14: Integrating People | Knowledge | Potential: Recognition of Migrant’s Skills Breakout
11:30 - 14:00 Breakout Session 18: Sustainable Development Goals: Why Should Europe Care? Breakout
11:30 - 14:00 Breakout Session 16: Towards More Union in European Defence Breakout
11:30 - 14:00 Breakout Session 15: The EU Member States: Giants, Dwarfs and Those in Between? Breakout
11:30 - 14:00 Breakout Session 13: The Unequal State: How Inequality Blocks Society’s Creativity and How to Achieve Radical Change Breakout
11:30 - 14:00 Breakout Session 20: Games Politicians Should Play Breakout
15:00 - 16:30 Dead-End Europe? Asylum and Refugee Policy in Focus Plenary
17:00 - 18:30 The EU and Russia: Rivals, Opponents, Partners? Plenary
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01.09.2015

07:00 - 07:30 InDignity Plenary
07:30 - 08:15 Existential Risks Plenary
08:45 - 10:15 Sustainable Development Goals: From Aspirations to Reality Plenary
10:15 - 10:30 Concluding Remarks Plenary