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Tenth Consultative Meeting of the EU Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Consortium (hybrid format)

The 10th Consultative Meeting of the EU Non-Proliferation and Disarmament (EUNPD) Consortium was held in a hybrid format on 16 and 17 September 2021. Organised by the Fondation pour la recherche stratégique (FRS), the meeting addressed the challenges and opportunities pertaining to the upcoming NPT Review Conference, the situation in the Indo-Pacific, as well as […]

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The 10th Consultative Meeting of the EU Non-Proliferation and Disarmament (EUNPD) Consortium was held in a hybrid format on 16 and 17 September 2021. Organised by the Fondation pour la recherche stratégique (FRS), the meeting addressed the challenges and opportunities pertaining to the upcoming NPT Review Conference, the situation in the Indo-Pacific, as well as the issue of new technologies and arms control in the plenary sessions. In addition, breakout sessions were organised on missiles in the Middle East, the security architecture in Europe and cyber issues. The virtual format allowed more than 100 participants representing EU Member States, the EU, and research centres of the EUNPDC Network to take part. Thursday, 16 September 2021 15:00: Opening of the virtual session 15:15 – 15:30 Welcome and introduction to the meeting Amb. Marjolijn van Deelen, Special Envoy on Disarmament and Non-proliferation and Head of the EEAS Disarmament Non-proliferation and Arms Export Control Division Benjamin Hautecouverture, Senior research fellow, Fondation pour la recherche stratégique 15:30 – 16:30 Towards the tenth NPT review conference Chair: Sibylle Bauer, Director of Studies, Stockholm International Peace Research Institute Speakers: -           Maximillian Hoell, Policy fellow, European Leadership Network -           Amélie Delaroche, Deputy Permanent Representative of France to the Conference on Disarmament in Geneva -           Clara Portela, Research fellow, EUISS 16:30: Break 17:00-18:00 The EU, non-proliferation & disarmament in the Indo-Pacific Chair: Benjamin Hautecouverture, Senior research fellow, Fondation pour la recherche stratégique Speakers: -           David Pusztai, EEAS (TBC) -           Waheguru Pal Singh Sidhu (PhD), Associate Fellow, Geneva Centre for Security Policy   Friday, 17 Septembre 2021 09:00 – 10:00: Breakout sessions   10:00 – 10:30: Break 10:30 – 11:30 New technologies and arms control Chair: Niklas Schörnig, Senior researcher, Peace Research Institute Frankfurt Speakers: -           Lene L. Hove Rietveld, Policy Adviser, European External Action Service (on the Strategic EU Process on Responsible Military Use of New Technologies) -           Alisha Anand, research fellow, UNIDIR (TBC) -           Sitki Egeli, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Business, Political Science and International Relations, IZMIR Faculty of Economics   11:30 – 11:45 Concluding remarks Benjamin Hautecouverture, Senior research fellow, Fondation pour la recherche stratégique Amb. Marjolijn van Deelen, Special Envoy on Disarmament and Non-proliferation and Head of the EEAS Disarmament Non-proliferation and Arms Export Control Division  

Ninth EU Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Consultative Meeting – virtual event

10 September 2020 – 11 September 2020 The 9th consultative meeting of the EU Consortium on Non-Proliferation and Disarmament was held on 10 and 11 September 2020 in remote format. It was an opportunity to welcome the new Special Envoy on Disarmament and Non-proliferation and Head of the EEAS Disarmament Non-proliferation and Arms Export Control […]

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10 September 2020 – 11 September 2020

The 9th consultative meeting of the EU Consortium on Non-Proliferation and Disarmament was held on 10 and 11 September 2020 in remote format. It was an opportunity to welcome the new Special Envoy on Disarmament and Non-proliferation and Head of the EEAS Disarmament Non-proliferation and Arms Export Control Division, Ambassador Marjolijn van Deelen, who focused her presentation on the challenge of multilateralism in arms control. This year, our consultative meeting also addressed in particular Arms control, non-proliferation and disarmament challenges in the context of the global health crisis; the challenges facing the EU in the run-up to the 10th NPT Review Conference to be held in 2021; Artificial Intelligence in weapon systems, the norm of non-use of chemical and biological weapons, key developments in the global and European arms trade, and attempted to elaborate a long-term view on non-proliferation and export control regimes. Despite the format constrained by sanitary conditions, the meeting allowed more than 80 European participants representing States, the EU, and research centres of our Consortium network to discuss the thorny questions that the particularly tense strategic environment poses in terms of arms control and international security. Year after year, changes in the technological context in which new weapons systems are emerging are increasingly at the heart of the reflections of our group, with the aim of placing European action at the forefront of the new challenges facing arms control, non-proliferation and disarmament. Noteworthy this year: for many participants, the global sanitary crisis will probably have contributed to increasing the polarization in arms control and disarmament.

10 September 2020

15:15 – 15:30 Welcome and introduction to the meeting Amb. Marjolijn van Deelen, Special Envoy on Disarmament and Non-proliferation and Head of the EEAS Disarmament Non-proliferation and Arms Export Control Division Benjamin Hautecouverture, Senior research fellow, FRS, France 15:30 – 16:30 Arms control, non-proliferation and disarmament challenges in the context of the global health crisis Chair: Sibylle Bauer, Director of studies, SIPRI Speakers: -           Amb. Marjolijn van Deelen, Special Envoy on Disarmament and Non-proliferation and Head of the EEAS Disarmament Non-proliferation and Arms Export Control Division -           Elena Sokova, Director, VCDNP -           Emmanuelle Maitre, Research fellow, FRS 17:00-18:00 Is the postponement of the Tenth NPT Review Conference an opportunity? Chair: Ettore Greco, Executive Vice-President, IAI Speakers: -           Narcisa Vladulescu, Chair of the Non-Proliferation Council Working Party (CONOP), EEAS -           Océane Tranchez, Researcher, IESD -           Marion Messmer, Co-Director, BASIC

11 september 2020

09:00 – 10:00: Breakout sessions 10:30 – 11:30 A long-term view on non-proliferation and export control regimes Chair: Stéphane Chardon, DG TRADE, European Commission Speakers: -           Melissa Hanham, Deputy director, Open Nuclear Network -           Aude Jalabert, Trade Compliance Manager at Infineon Technologies AG -           Jean Masson, Research fellow, FRS 11:30 – 11:45 Concluding remarks Benjamin Hautecouverture, Senior research fellow, FRS Amb. Marjolijn van Deelen, Special Envoy on Disarmament and Non-proliferation and Head of the EEAS Disarmament Non-proliferation and Arms Export Control Division  
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Eighth EU Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Consultative Meeting

The Eighth Consultative Meeting of the EU Non-Proliferation and Disarmament (EUNPD) Consortium was held in Brussels (Breydel building) on 11 and 12 June 2019. This year’s debates addressed six current and future challenges: Missile proliferation and new tools and initiatives to fight against it, the renewal of arms control thinking towards outer space, the increasing […]

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The Eighth Consultative Meeting of the EU Non-Proliferation and Disarmament (EUNPD) Consortium was held in Brussels (Breydel building) on 11 and 12 June 2019. This year’s debates addressed six current and future challenges: Missile proliferation and new tools and initiatives to fight against it, the renewal of arms control thinking towards outer space, the increasing nuclear and ballistic challenges in North East Asia, including the nuclear crisis in the Korean peninsula since the Singapore summit in May 2018, the future of strategic arms control and the role the EU in the future of security architecture in Europe, new technologies and arms control, including artificial intelligence, and the study and definition of hybrid warfare and cyber risks. While the beginning of our century has been characterised by the deconstruction of a significant part of the arms control architecture developed in the post-Cold War years, European countries find themselves in a paradoxical situation: The EU has become a global actor in non-proliferation and disarmament since the adoption of the 2003 Common Strategy; at the same time, security within Europe's borders has been attacked in such a way that today's collective European security frameworks are fragile. In this context, this Eighth Consultative Meeting of the EUNPD Consortium was a privileged opportunity to collectively rethink what multilateral arms control can bring to European security interests.  
Five interviews were conducted on the margins of the Eighth Consultative Meeting. With : • Benjamin Hautecouverture, Head, Arms control and Technologies programme, FRS • Jacek Bylica, Principal Adviser and Special Envoy for Non-proliferation and Disarmament, EEAS • Renata Dwan, Director, UNIDIR • Frank Meeussen, Policy Officer, Conventional arms export control, EEAS • Névine Schepers, Research Associate, Non-Proliferation and Nuclear Policy programme, IISS

Agenda

Tuesday, 11 June 2019

14:45 – 15:15 Registration 15:15 – 15:30 Welcome and introduction to the meeting 15:30 – 17:00 Dealing with missile proliferation: tools, approaches, initiatives 17:00-18:30 Arms control in outer space 19:15 Dinner

Wednesday, 12 June 2019

08:15 – 08:45 Registration 08:45 – 10:45 Proliferation challenges in North East Asia 10:45 – 11:00 Coffee break 11:00 – 13:00 The future of strategic arms control 13:00 – 14:00 Lunch 14:00 – 16:00 New technologies and their implications for arms control (including LAWS and AI) 16:00 – 16:15 Coffee break 16:15 – 18:15 Hybrid warfare, cyber risks and threats and arms control 18:15 – 18:30 Concluding remarks  
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Seventh Consultative Meeting of the EU Non-Proliferation Consortium

The Seventh Consultative Meeting of the EU Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Consortium (EUNPDC) was held in Brussels (Borschette Center) on 4 and 5 September 2018. ​ It tackled the most pressing challenges in the Middle East (the US withdrawal from the JCPOA in May 2018) and in North East Asia (which “denuclearization” process for the DPRK […]

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The Seventh Consultative Meeting of the EU Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Consortium (EUNPDC) was held in Brussels (Borschette Center) on 4 and 5 September 2018. ​ It tackled the most pressing challenges in the Middle East (the US withdrawal from the JCPOA in May 2018) and in North East Asia (which “denuclearization” process for the DPRK after the June 2018 Singapore Summit?), the nuclear disarmament objective in a constraint strategic environment, the UN Secretary general’s disarmament agenda, the reinforcement of the chemical weapons prohibition norm after the 2017 crises, and the EU strategy against illicit small arms and light weapons. It cannot be denied that the present context is not auspicious to progress in the non-proliferation and disarmament realm: The global environment has seen many challenges to the normative order for several years (North Korea’s withdrawal from the NPT in 2003, US and Russia’s strategic dialogue stalemate since 2014, chemical weapons use in the Syrian conflict since 2013, etc.); existing arms control and non-proliferation agreements are getting dangerously close to unravelling. In such a context, it was widely acknowledged by the hundred participants to the meeting that the EU has a special responsibility to uphold existing regimes in a coherent, concerted and effective way, pursuant to the principle of “effective multilateralism” which has been the cornerstone of the European Strategy against proliferation of weapons of mass destruction since 2003.    

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Tuesday, 4 September 2018

13:30 – 14:00 Registration 14:00 – 14:15 Welcome and introduction to the meeting Benjamin Hautecouverture, Fondation pour la recherche stratégique Jacek Bylica, European External Action Service 14:15 – 15:45 The revision of the EU Strategy against illicit SALW and their ammunition Chair: Frank Meeussen, European External Action Service Speakers: - Damien Spleeters, Conflict Armament Research - Fabio Marini, DG Home 15:45-16:00 Coffee break 16:00 – 18:00 The chemical weapons non-use norm after the Special Conference of States Parties to the CWC Chair: Christopher Daase, Peace Research Institute Frankfurt Speakers: - Elisande Nexon, Fondation pour la recherche stratégique - Una Becker-Jakob, Peace Research Institute Frankfurt - Dimitris Iliopoulos, EEAS, Former EU Liaison Officer to OPCW 19:00 Dinner   [caption id="attachment_7341" align="alignnone" width="1600"] Credit: FRS[/caption]  

Wednesday, 5 September 2018

08:15 – 08:45 Registration 08:45 – 10:45 The JCPOA after the US withdrawal Chair: Stephan Klement, European External Action Service Iran Task Force Speakers: - Tytti Erastö, Stockholm International Peace Research Institute - Louis de Gaulle, Le Club des Juristes 10:45 – 11:00 Coffee break 11:00 – 13:00 The DPRK crisis after the Singapore summit Chair: Laura Rockwood, Vienna Center on Disarmament and Non-Proliferation Speakers: - Mark Fitzpatrick, International Institute for Strategic Studies - Tongfi Kim, Vesalius College 13:00 – 14:00 Lunch 14:00 – 16:00 Nuclear disarmament, the NPT review process and the TPNW: Prospects for the EU Chair: Ettore Greco, Istituto Affari Internazionali Speakers: - Emmanuelle Maître, Fondation pour la recherche stratégique - Bruno Hellendorff, Egmont 16:00 – 16:15 Coffee break 16:15 – 17:45 UNSG's Disarmament agenda Chair: Maria Mekri, SaferGlobe Speakers: - Renata Dwan, United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research - Cristina Varriale, Royal United Services Institute - Anne Kemppainen, EUDEL Geneva 17:45 – 18:00 Concluding remarks Benjamin Hautecouverture, Fondation pour la recherche stratégique Jacek Bylica, European External Action Service
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Sixth Consultative Meeting of the EU Non-Proliferation Consortium

  The Sixth Consultative Meeting of the EU Non-Proliferation Consortium took place on 14 June 2017 in the Charlemagne Building, Brussels.   Wednesday, 14 June 2017 09:30 – 09:40 Welcome and introduction to the meeting Giorgio Franceschini, Peace Research Institute Frankfurt Jacek Bylica, European External Action Service 09:40 – 11:15 The Revision of the 2005 EU Strategy […]

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  The Sixth Consultative Meeting of the EU Non-Proliferation Consortium took place on 14 June 2017 in the Charlemagne Building, Brussels.  

Wednesday, 14 June 2017

09:30 – 09:40 Welcome and introduction to the meeting Giorgio Franceschini, Peace Research Institute Frankfurt Jacek Bylica, European External Action Service
09:40 – 11:15 The Revision of the 2005 EU Strategy to combat the illicit accumulation and trafficking of SALW and their ammunition Chair: Frank Meeussen, European External Action Service Speaker: James Bevan, Conflict Analysis Research Speaker: An Vranckx, Independent Expert Speaker: Mark Bromley, Stockholm International Peace Research Institute
11:45-13:00 Lethal Autonomous Weapon Systems (LAWS) as a focus of the discussion in the framework of the CCW work programme of 2017 Chair: Lene Lindholft Rietveld, European External Action Service Speaker: Vincent Boulanin, Stockholm International Peace Research Institute Speaker: Anja Dahlmann, Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik – German Institute for International and Security Affairs
14:00 – 15:30 Recent use of chemical weapons by state and non-state actors in Syria and Iraq, and international responses Chair: Emil Kazakov, European External Action Service Speaker: Jean Pascal Zanders, Independent Expert Speaker: Dimitris Iliopoulos, European External Action Service
16:00 – 17:30 Current challenges in the field of ballistic missiles non-proliferation (MTCR, HCoC, INF, BMD systems) Chair: Bruno Hanses, European External Action Service Speaker: Marek Szczygieł, Chairman of the Hague Code of Conduct (HCoC) Speaker: Stéphane Delory, Fondation pour la recherche stratégique
17:30 – 18:00 Concluding remarks Giorgio Franceschini, Chairman of the EU Non-Proliferation Consortium Jacek Bylica, European External Action Service
Charlemagne Building, Sicco Mansholt - Rue Froissart 36
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Fifth Consultative Meeting of the EU Non-Proliferation Consortium

  Thursday 7 July 2016 Welcome and introduction 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: Preventing CBRN Terrorism 10:15 - 11:45 EU support for preventing proliferation and use of biological, chemical, radiological and nuclear […]

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Thursday 7 July 2016

Welcome and introduction
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: Preventing CBRN Terrorism
10:15 - 11:45 EU support for preventing proliferation and use of biological, chemical, radiological and nuclear weapons, including by non-state actors  Chair: Bruno Dupré, European External Action Service Speaker (Chem.): Dimitris Iliopoulos, European External Action Service (download the presentation) Speaker (Bio): Richard Guthrie, CBW Events Speaker (Radiological / Nuclear): Matthew Cottee, International Institute for Strategic Studies Discussant: Nomi Bar-Yaacov, Chatham House
11:45 - 12:45 A mid-term assessment of the Comprehensive Review of UNSCR 1540 Implementation: Implications and Options for the EU Chair: Vicente Garrido Rebolledo, INCIPE Speaker: Scott Spence, VERTIC (download the presentation) Speaker: Sibylle Bauer, Stockholm International Peace Research Institute
12:45 - 14:15 Lunch
Session 2: Arms export control
14:15 - 15:00 The way ahead for the ATT Chair: Pierre-Arnaud Lotton, European External Action Service Speaker: Elli Kytömäki, Chatham House (download the presentation) Speaker: Michael Brzoska, Institute for Peace Research and Security Policy at the University of Hamburg (download the presentation)
15:00 - 15:45 Increasing accountability: end-user control and identification of diversion Chair: Frank Meeussen, European External Action Service Speaker: Paul Holtom, Coventry University (download the presentation) Speaker: Sarah Parker, Small Arms Survey
15:45 – 16:15 Coffee break
Session 3: Non-proliferation diplomacy and sanctions
16:15 – 17:30 Assessing the High Level Review of United Nations Sanctions: What way forward for EU non-proliferation sanctions? Chair: Teresa Archer Pratas, European External Action Service Speaker: Per Saland, Former Sanctions Coordinator, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Sweden Speaker: Clara Portela, Singapore Management University (download the presentation)
 

Friday 8 July 2016

Session 4: EU Non-proliferation and Disarmament Policy
09:00 – 10:00 EU priorities for and contribution to the 2016 BTWC Review Conference Chair: Emil Kazakov, European External Action Service Speaker: James Revill, University of Sussex (download the presentation) Speaker: Kathryn Millett, Biosecure
10:00 – 11:00 Recent developments in the field of nuclear disarmament Chair: Judit Körömi, European External Action Service Speaker: Jenny Nielsen, Vienna Center for Disarmament and Non-Proliferation (download the presentation) Speaker: Oliver Meier, Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik
11:00 – 11:30 Coffee break
11:30 – 13:00 The EU role in non-proliferation diplomacy with Iran and the DPRK Chair: Benjamin Hautecouverture, Fondation pour la recherche stratégique Speakers (Iran): Annika Weidemann, European External Action Service Iran Task Force and Tarja Cronberg, Stockholm International Peace Research Institute Speaker (DPRK): Andrea Berger, Royal United Services Institute
13:00 – 13:15 Closing of the meeting  Jacek Bylica, European External Action Service Giorgio Franceschini, Peace Research Institute Frankfurt
 
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Fourth Consultative Meeting of the EU Non-Proliferation Consortium

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 […]

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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

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Third Consultative Meeting of the EU Non-Proliferation Consortium

Final Program     The Third Consultative Meeting of the EU Non-Proliferation Consortium took place on 3 and 4 November in Brussels. It continues the series of European expert meetings, which started in 2011 with the so-called Kick-off Meeting and was followed by the Second Consultative Meeting in 2013. Both events took place under the […]

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Final Program

   

The Third Consultative Meeting of the EU Non-Proliferation Consortium took place on 3 and 4 November in Brussels. It continues the series of European expert meetings, which started in 2011 with the so-called Kick-off Meeting and was followed by the Second Consultative Meeting in 2013. Both events took place under the Council Decision 2010/799/CFSP.

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. The Third Consultative Meeting took place under the Council Decision 2014/129/CFSP and will be followed by a fourth and fifth meeting in 2015 and 2016, respectively. The meeting was attended by 91 participants coming from the External Action Service (15), other EU Institutions (4), the EU Member States (28), International Organizations (1), the EU think tanks and the EU academic world (40), as well as from three independent experts from Norway (1) and Switzerland (2). 20 EU Member states were represented by (at least) one official delegate at the meeting. It was the highest number of EU MS at the consultative meetings, so far. Also the new EU Member Croatia sent one delegate from the capital.

Monday, November 3, 2014

  • Welcome and Introduction into the Meeting
    • 9:30 – 10:30 : Registration and Welcome Coffee
    • 10:30 – 10:15 : Welcome and Introduction to the Meeting
      • Harald Müller, Peace Research Institute Frankfurt
      • Jacek Bylica, European External Action Service (EEAS)
  • Session 1 Repercussions of the Ukraine Crisis
    • 10:45 – 12:30 : Chair/ Harald Müller, Peace Research Institute Frankfurt
    • Implications of the Ukraine crisis on the nuclear non-proliferation regime
      • Speaker: Łukasz Kulesa, European Leadership Network (ELN)
    • Challenges for the global arms control regime and cooperative security with Russia
      • Speaker: Jiří Schneider, Prague Security Studies Institute (PSSI)
      • Speaker: Paolo Foradori, University of Trento
  • Session 2: Controlling Unconventional and Conventional Arms in the Middle East and in North Africa (MENA)
    • 14:00 – 15:30 : Light at the end of the tunnel? The Syrian chemical weapon programme and the Iranian nuclear dossier
    • 16:00 – 17:30 : Tracking the flow of conventional weapons to state and non-state actors in MENA
      • Chair: Thanos Dokos, Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy (ELIAMEP)
      • Speaker (EU arms transfers): Jan Grebe, Bonn International Centre for Conversion (BICC)
      • Speaker (spread of arms to non-state actors): Ali Arbia, Small Arms Survey

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

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Second Consultative Meeting of the EU Non-Proliferation Consortium

Final Program Monday, June 17, 2013 Welcome and Introduction into the Meeting 9:00 – 10:00 : Registration and Welcome Coffee 10:00 – 10:15 : Welcome Address and Introduction to the Meeting Joëlle Jenny, Director for Security Policy and Conflict Prevention, European External Action Service - Directorate K Harald Müller, Peace Research Institute Frankfurt 1. Session: Regional Proliferation […]

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Final Program

Monday, June 17, 2013

  • Welcome and Introduction into the Meeting
    • 9:00 – 10:00 : Registration and Welcome Coffee
    • 10:00 – 10:15 : Welcome Address and Introduction to the Meeting
      • Joëlle Jenny, Director for Security Policy and Conflict Prevention, European External Action Service - Directorate K
      • Harald Müller, Peace Research Institute Frankfurt
  • 1. Session: Regional Proliferation Challenges and Options for the EU
    • 10:15 – 11:15 : The illicit spread of SALW in areas of weak and fragile statehood, especially MENA
    • 11:15 – 12:15 : Implementing the EU Common Position on arms exports: challenges and options
      • Chair: Harald Müller, Peace Research Institute Frankfurt
      • Speaker: Sibylle Bauer, Stockholm International Peace Research Institute
      • Comment: Nils Duquet, Flemish Peace Institute
    • 12:15 – 13:45 : Lunch
    • 13:45 – 15:45 : The European Union and programmes of key proliferation concern
    • 15:45 – 16:15 : Coffee Break
    • 16:15 – 18:00 : Syria’s multiple proliferation challenges and the European Union’s options

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

  • 2. Session: Weapons of Mass Destruction
    • 9:00 – 10:15 : Reflections on the CWC Review Outcome and the BTWC Intersessional Process
    • 10:15 – 11:30 : Options to Facilitate the CTBT Entry into Force
    • 11:30 – 12:00 : Coffee break
  • 3. Session: Space and Missiles
  • 4. Session: EU WMD Policies
    • 14:45 – 16:15 : The EU WMD Strategy after ten years: a critical appraisal and options for amendment (Panel discussion)
      • Chair: Camille Grand, Fondation pour la Recherche Stratégique
      • Panelists: Ian Anthony, Stockholm International Peace Research Institute
      •  Łukasz Kulesa, The Polish Institute of International Affairs
      •  Gerrard Quille, European Parliament
    • 16:15 – 16:30 : Further development of the network
      • Speaker: Camille Grand, Fondation pour la Recherche Stratégique
    • Closing of the meeting
      • Harald Müller, Peace Research Institute Frankfurt
      • Jacek Bylica, Principal Adviser and Special Envoy for Non-proliferation and Disarmament, European External Action Service
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Brussels, 1000 Belgique
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First Consultative Meeting of the EU Non-Proliferation Consortium

Final Program Monday, May 23, 2011 Welcome 9:00 – 10:00 : Registration and Welcome Coffee 10:00 – 10:15 : Welcome Address and Introduction to the Meeting Annalisa Giannella, European External Action Service (EEAS) Harald Müller, Peace Research Institute Frankfurt (PRIF), Germany / EU Non-Proliferation Consortium 1. Session: EU policy 10:15 – 11:15 : Implementation of the […]

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Final Program

Monday, May 23, 2011

  • 3. Session: Space and Missiles
  • 4. Session: Conventional Weapons
  • 5. Outlook and Closing of the Meeting
    • 16:00 – 17:00 : Further development of the network
      • Speaker: Camille Grand and Benjamin Hautecouverture, Fondation pour la recherche stratégique (FRS), France / EU Non-Proliferation Consortium
    • Closing of the meeting
      • Harald Müller, Peace Research Institute Frankfurt (PRIF), Germany / EU Non-Proliferation Consortium
      • Annalisa Giannella, European External Action Service (EEAS)
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Brussels, B- 1040
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