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Third Consultative Meeting of the EU Non-Proliferation Consortium

3 October 2014 - 4 October 2014

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


3 October 2014
4 October 2014
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Conference Centre Albert Borschette (CCAB)
36 rue Froissart
Brussels, B- 1040


Giorgio Franceschini – Associate Research Fellow
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