Fourth Consultative Meeting of the EU Non-Proliferation Consortium

Location

Conference Center Albert Borschette (CCAB)
Room AB-1A
Rue Froissart 36
B - 1040 Brussels - Belgium

Date

13 and 14 July, 2015

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The Fourth Consultative Meeting of the EU Non-Proliferation Consortium took place on 13 and 14 July 2015 at the Borschette Conference Centre in Brussels.

As the previous meeting – the Third Consultative Meeting from 3-4 November 2014 – it took place under Council Decision 2014/129/CFSP; it will be followed by the Fifth Consultative Meeting in 2016, which completes the series of consultative meetings within the contract period covered by CD 2014/129/CFSP.

The Fourth Consultative Meeting was attended by 76 participants coming from the European External Action Service, the EU Commission, the EU Member States, the EU think tanks and the EU academic world, as well as by three independent experts from Norway, Switzerland and Singapore University. Additionally, four EU Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Interns were present at the meeting.

The aim of the consultative meetings is to provide a forum for discussion and exchange of views on non-proliferation and disarmament matters for European experts, researchers, academics and practitioners.

Monday, 13 July, 2015

Welcome and introduction into the meeting
09:00 - 10:00 Registration and welcome breakfast
10:00 - 10:15 Welcome and introduction to the meeting
Giorgio Franceschini, Peace Research Institute Frankfurt
Joëlle Jenny, European External Action Service
Session 1: Nuclear non-proliferation
10:15 - 12-15 Implementing an Iran nuclear deal: the EU role
Chair: Stephan Klement, European Commission, Directorate-General for Energy
Speaker: Clara Portela, Singapore Management University ( download the presentation)
Speaker: Mark Fitzpatrick, International Institute for Strategic Studies ( download the presentation)
12:15 - 13:45 Lunch
13:45 - 15:30 The EU at the 2015 NPT Review Conference
Chair: Judit Körömi, European External Action Service
Speaker: Camille Grand, Fondation pour la Recherche Stratégique
Speaker: Alexander Kmentt, Austrian Federal Ministry for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs
15:30 – 16:00 Coffee break
Session 2: Conventional and non‐conventional terrorism threats
16:00 – 17:00 Terrorism threats to EU internal and external security from illicit trafficking of SALW
Chair: Carolin Thielking, European External Action Service
Speaker: Nils Duquet, Flemish Peace Institute ( download the presentation)
Speaker: Ian Anthony, Stockholm International Peace Research Institute
17:00 – 18:00 Preventing nuclear terrorism: What are the EU’s ambitions for the last Nuclear Security Summit in 2016?
Chair: John Bernhard, Independent Advisor on Political and Legal Issues
Speaker: Said Abousahl, European Commission, Joint Research Centre ( download the presentation)
Speaker:Egle Murauskaite, Center for International Development and Confabousahllict Management, University of Maryland

Tuesday, 14 July, 2015

Session 3: Towards the BTWC Review Conference
09:00 – 10:15 EU options for the last intersessional process before the 2016 BTWC RevCon
Chair: Cindy Vestergaard, Danish Institute for International Studies
Speaker: Jean Pascal Zanders, The Trench, Fondation pour la Recherche Stratégique (download the presentation)
Speaker: Iris Hunger, Federal Information Centre for Biological Threats and Special Pathogens, Robert Koch Institute
Session 4: Emerging issues in arms control
10:15 – 11:30 Verification of nuclear weapon disarmament: can the EU play a role?
Chair: Piotr Szymanski, European Commission, Directorate-­‐General for Energy
Speaker: Andreas Persbo, Verification Research, Training and Information Centre
Speaker: Ole Reistad, Institute for Energy Technology / University of Oslo
11:30 – 12:00 Coffee break
12:00 – 13:15 Militarized competition in outer space and the EU draft International Code of Conduct
Chair: Giorgio Franceschini, Peace Research Institute Frankfurt
Speaker: Xavier Pasco, Fondation pour la Recherche Stratégique ( download the presentation)
Speaker: Jana Robinson, Prague Security Studies Institute ( download the presentation)
13:15 – 13:30 Closing of the meeting
Jacek Bylica, European External Action Service
Giorgio Franceschini, Peace Research Institute Frankfurt

Participants List

Surname, Name Affiliation
Abousahl, Said European Commission, Joint Research Center (JRC)
Adamowicz, Michał Permanent Representation of the Republic of Poland to the European Union
Anthony, Ian Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), Sweden
Asbeck, Frank European External Action Service (EEAS)
Atmante-Berge, Kristīne Permanent Representation of the Republic of Latvia to the European Union
Aydin, Ayse Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Netherlands
Babajide, Adebayo European External Action Service (EEAS)
Badea, Ruxandra Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Romania
Balázs, Szilvia Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Hungary
Barić, Mihaela Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Croatia
Bauer, Sibylle Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), Sweden
Bernhard, John Independent Advisor on Political and Legal Issues
Brehm, Maya Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights, Switzerland
Bylica, Jacek European External Action Service (EEAS)
Cottee, Matthew International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS), UK
Cronberg, Tarja Parliamentarians for Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Disarmament (PNND)
Culligan, Phil Foreign and Commonwealth Office, UK
Demmer, Julian Peace Research Institute Frankfurt (PRIF), Germany
Depauw, Sara Flemish Peace Institute, Belgium
Duquet, Nils Flemish Peace Institute, Belgium
Farrugia, Ruth Mary Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Malta
Fey, Marco Peace Research Institute Frankfurt (PRIF), Germany
Fiorentini, Enrico University of Trento, Italy
Fitzpatrick, Mark International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS), UK
Franceschini, Giorgio Peace Research Institute Frankfurt (PRIF), Germany
Frandi, Nico European External Action Service (EEAS)
Grand, Camille Fondation pour la Recherche Stratégique (FRS), France
Grip, Lina Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), Sweden
Hautecouverture, Benjamin Fondation pour la Recherche Stratégique (FRS), France
Hemming, Katharina Peace Research Institute Frankfurt (PRIF), Germany
Hoffmann-Axthelm, Leo International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN)
Hohmann, Christiane Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Germany
Hunger, Iris Federal Information Centre for Biological Threats and Special Pathogens, Robert Koch Institute, Germany
Izewicz, Paulina International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS), UK
Jasutis, Grazvydas Institute of International Relations and Political Science, Vilnius University, Lithuania
Jenny, Joëlle European External Action Service (EEAS)
Jorant, Caroline SDRI Consulting, France
Kmentt, Alexander Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Austria
Kołakowska-Fałkowska, Irena Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Poland
Kopilevič, Diana Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania
Körömi, Judit European External Action Service (EEAS)
Kulesa, Łukasz European Leadership Network, UK
Lapadura, Marco Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Italy
Lodding, Jan Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Sweden
Lubrano, Mauro Peace Research Institute Frankfurt (PRIF), Germany
Lück, Nico Peace Research Institute Frankfurt (PRIF), Germany
Luts, Natalja Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Estonia
Martellini, Maurizio Landau Network Centro Volta (LNCV), Italy
Meeussen, Frank Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Belgium
Mulas, Roberta Coventry University, UK / Università LUISS ‘Guido Carli’, Italy
Murauskaite, Egle Center for International Development and Conflict Management, University of Maryland, USA
Mutschler, Max Bonn International Center for Conversion (BICC), Germany
Onderco, Michal European University Institute (EUI), Italy
Pasco, Xavier Fondation pour la Recherche Stratégique (FRS), France
Pecht, Manjana Peace Research Institute Frankfurt (PRIF), Germany / Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), Sweden
Péczeli, Anna Hungarian Institute of International Affairs, Hungary
Persbo, Andreas Verification Research, Training and Information Centre (VERTIC), UK
Portela, Clara Singapore Management University, Singapore / College of Europe, Belgium
Rauf, Tariq Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), Sweden
Rehrl, Jochen European External Action Service (EEAS)
Reistad, Ole Institute for Energy Technology (IFE) / University of Oslo, Norway
Revill, James University of Sussex, UK
Robinson, Jana Prague Security Studies Institute (PSSI), Czech Republic
Rusz, Harry Alex Permanent Representative of Hungary to the European Union
Schörnig, Niklas Peace Research Institute Frankfurt (PRIF), Germany
Sliwon, Anna British American Security Information Council (BASIC), UK
Smetana, Michal Charles University Prague, Czech Republic
Sobral Cordeiro, André Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Portugal
Szymanski, Piotr European Commission, Directorate-General for Energy
Thielking, Carolin European External Action Service (EEAS)
Van Deelen, Marjolijn Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands
Vasiu, Mihaela European External Action Service (EEAS)
Velikanova, Rimma Basel Peace Office, Switzerland
Vella, Veronica University of Liège, Belgium
Vestergaard, Cindy Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS), Denmark
Wheeler, Carol European External Action Service (EEAS)
Zanders, Jean Pascal The Trench / Fondation pour la Recherche Stratégique (FRS), France