NATO – EU COOPERATION

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INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE

NATO - EU COOPERATION
After the Warsaw Summit
IN COUNTERING HYBRID WARFARE

European Parliament, 26th November 2016

Organized by the Atlantic Treaty Association
In cooperation with MUST & Partners
Supported by the NATO Public Diplomacy Division

FRAMEWORK
The current international security environment features new threats and challenges for both NATO and EU member countries, enhancing the need for greater partnership and cooperation between these organizations. With particular reference to the NATO Warsaw Summit and the recent NATO-EU Joint Declaration along with their standing agreements on cyber security, this conference will focus on how both organizations can best use their existing resources to develop a cooperative security strategy that will effectively counter the ongoing threat of Hybrid Warfare.

OUTCOME
This conference brought together experts, policy makers, officials, and industry representatives to analyze the impact and recent progress from the NATO-EU Joint Declaration and how the Warsaw Summit has enhanced NATO-EU cooperation.

With a particular emphasis on resilience and the key areas where NATO-EU cooperation yields the highest added value, panelists and participants outlined a list of best practices for both institutions and the private sector that outlined a clear strategy of implementation for the NATO-EU Joint Declaration in areas where cooperation can be complementary.

SEIZING MOMENTUM: HOW TO ADVANCE NATO-EU COOPERATION ON HYBRID WARFARE
The NATO-EU Joint Declaration constitutes an “important milestone” and a unique opportunity to enhance cooperation between both organizations. At present, the Euro-Atlantic community must cope with threats and challenges originating with unprecedented speed from the East as well as from the South. Terrorism, cyber warfare, energy security and the refugee crisis, are among the most critical issues that need to be effectively addressed by an enhanced multilateral cooperation. The strengthening of NATO-EU cooperation is indeed key in countering Hybrid Warfare. To this end, reinforcing European defense industry by increasing the public-private partnership is a fundamental step. Panelists will debate on the way to address these threats and the opportunity to enhance practical cooperation in the new complex security environment.

Welcome Remarks
Michael GAHLER, MEP, Group of the European People’s Party, Federal Republic of Germany

Moderator
Julian LINDLEY-FRENCH, Vice President, Atlantic Treaty Association

Opening Address
Fabrizio W. LUCIOLLI, President of the Atlantic Treaty Association

Key Note Address
H.E. Amb. Tacan ILDEM, Assistant Secretary General, Public Diplomacy Division, NATO

Remarks

John MAAS, Senior Military Advisor, CMPD, European External Action Service

Andreas SCHWAB, MEP, Group of the European People’s Party, Federal Republic of Germany

Sarah TARRY, Head of Operational Preparedness Section, NATO

Roland VAN REYBROECK, Director Cooperation Planning & Support, European Defence Agency

Massimo CAPPELLI, Operations Planning Manager Global Cyber Security Center

Jerzy BUZEK, MEP, Group of the European People’s Party, Poland

Avi Abraham BACHAR, Founder & CEO IsraTeam 98 LTD

Conversation with the Experts
Securing Cyberspace from Hybrid Threats

David LUENGO, Director, INDRA

Securing Energy Supply by Protecting Routes and Infrastructure

Carlo BIFFANI, CEO, Security Consulting Group, Italy

Concluding Remarks
Julian LINDLEY-FRENCH, Vice President, Atlantic Treaty Association