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Perspectives on the Future of European Security

The CEU Campus
Friday, June 16, 2017, 9:30 am – 3:00 pm

The President and Rector of CEU and the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR)  cordially invite you to the event:

 Perspectives on the Future of European Security

Event overview:

Concerns about the future of NATO and Europe's security have been rising since President Trump took office in January 2017. With constant threats from terrorism to cyber-attacks, a resurgent Russia and the prospect of Brexit, is it time for Europe, 60 years after the Rome treaty was signed, to profoundly rethink its security strategy and construct a new European security package.  The starting point for the discussion will be the ECFR Flash Scorecard on the future shape of Europe which highlights the attitudes towards the changing security situation in Europe while mapping out the potential for new ideas and coalitions in European foreign and security co-operation. Based on that, the event will discuss challenges and opportunities to cooperation in the areas of security and defence in Europe and specifically the region of Central and Eastern Europe.   

Download the ECFR scorecard on the future shape of Europe via:





Welcome by CEU’s President and Rector Michael Ignatieff



The ECFR flash scorecard and its implications on EU security cooperation


10.05 – 10.50

Presentation of the ECFR flash scorecard

Susi Dennison, Senior Policy Fellow, ECFR 

10.50 - 11.10

Coffee break

11.10 – 12.00

Panel: The implications of the ECFR flash scorecard on EU security and defense cooperation

Zsuzsanna Végh, Researcher, European University Viadrina

Uwe Pütter, Professor at the School of Public Policy, CEU




Lunch break



Security and security cooperation from a regional perspective, Central and Eastern Europe


The future of security cooperation in Central and Eastern Europe

Istvan Gyarmati, President, International Centre for Democratic Transition

Tamás Csiki, Advisor to the Dean, Faculty of International and European Studies, National University of Public Service

Bence Németh, Researcher, Kings College London

14.30 – 15.00


 Please register for the event by June 14, using the following link: