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The New Normal of European Security


This event is hosted by Greens/EFA MEPs Reinhard Bütikofer, Alviina Alametsä, Ernest Urtasun


The European Union is being confronted with a growing number of complex, overlapping, cross-border crises. The full scale Russian invasion of Ukraine has, of course, greatly aggravated the challenges, and has thus forced all of us to acknowledge that we need to deal with this new normal of European security. The half-day conference is organized by the Greens/EFA parliamentary group.

The panel "Rethinking European Security" will address the various dimensions of security that we have to take into account. The panel "Shaping a multilateral world - with whom?" will look at the question of who the EU should partner with to build more security in international relations.

(Please note: The number of seats at the venue is limited.)



Registration and Welcome coffee/tea

Introductory remarks by Reinhard Bütikofer MEP

Panel I: Rethinking European security: Looking at different dimensions of security

  • Prof. Sven Biscop, Ghent University, Egmont Institute, Brussels
  • Cathryn Clüver Ashbrook, Bertelsmann Foundation, Germany
  • Leonore Gewessler, Austrian Federal Minister for Climate Action, Environment, Energy, Mobility, Innovation and Technology
  • Prof. Guntram Wolff, German Council on Foreign Relations, Willy-Brandt School at University of Erfurt

Moderator: Dana Heide, Correspondent, Handelsblatt

Keynote speech: "The new security realities in Europe and how to cope with the challenges"
Pekka Haavisto, Foreign Minister of Finland 2019 to 2023

Short break

Panel II: Shaping a multilateral world - with whom?

  • Ambassador Martin Kimani, Kenya's Permanent Representative to the United Nations
  • Garima Mohan PhD, German Marshall Fund, Global Public Policy Institute
  • Pierre Vimont, Ambassadeur de France, Carnegie Europe
  • Ambassador Romana Vlahutin, German Marshall Fund

Moderator: Andrew Gray, Senior Correspondent, Reuters

Closing remarks by Ernest Urtasun MEP


After conference: Lunch with speakers and selected guests (by invitation only)

Responsible MEPs

Alviina Alametsä
Alviina Alametsä
Reinhard Bütikofer
Reinhard Bütikofer
Ernest Urtasun
Ernest Urtasun

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