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

16 September 2021 - 17 September 2021

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

 

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Start:
16 September 2021
End:
17 September 2021
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