Young Security Conference

NEW EU SECURITY ROADMAPS 14th – 16th February 2020 Munich, Germany. A cooperation between EuropaNova & BayFrance & many others.

The future of the European Union depends on its public support. So do EU security and defence policies today.

Our seminar connects young innovative thinkers with experts from policy & research in a dialogue on the future of European security and defence.

The YMSC is a unique initiative that stands out for its participatory and innovative character. The YMSC will communicate before and during the official Munich Security Conference (MSC) with participants and experts from the MSC, defining the contents of the YMSC seminars. The aim is to bring together young talents and experts for three days and to formulate concrete policy proposals on the future of European security and defence policy.                                                                            

This is a seminar organized by the transpartisan think- & do-tank EuropaNova Paris in co-operation with BayFrance (Bayerisch-Französisches Hochschulzentrum / Centre de Coopération Universitaire Franco-Bavarois), the Franco-German Youth Office (OFAJ/DFJW) as well as the Bundeswehr University Munich, and many other partners in Germany,France and Europe. Both EuropaNova and BayFrance have wide-ranging experience in organizing large events, on major policy issues. They are both strongly committed to engage Europe’s youth in reflecting on Europe’s current affairs and future.

The Munich Security Conference (MSC) has been bringing together security policy, military and industry representatives since 1963. High-level representatives are expected each year. The YMSC will take the opportunity to invite high-level stakeholders to play the role of external stakeholders, as well as scholars and policy makers from around Europe, setting up a detailed program in the field of applied policy.With this first initiative, we hope to lay the foundations for a regular European satellite event on European Security and Defence for young researchers and professionals.


Objectives

This specific cooperation is a long-term, strategic project around European security and defence issues: This approach will enable to interconnect different networks of young talents and to connect stakeholders in an independent setting aside the official conference, every year. Our goal is to train the next generation of innovative thinkers to have a real impact on Europe’s security and defence politics. The participants will be a selected group of active Europeans, with a proven commitment to the topic. Parts of the seminar will be open for public, enhancing open dialogues. In order to achieve the reconnection of policy actors with civil society, and to open up the traditional closed-up “leaders dialogues”, new platforms and inclusive research possibilities must unfold. Our seminars want to democratize this process by involving Europe’s younger generations and connecting them, across the borderline. Inspired by the famous Erasmus program and drawing on the historical experience of youth-exchanges and twin-partnerships, we believe that a united Europe will be sustainable only if its youth contributes to designing the future EU and builds a shared culture. The first objective is to foster exchanges and tight bonds among the participants and networks in order to rethink EU Security and Defence. To that end, Bavaria is a very relevant place and player for the discussions.

The YMSC 2020 discusses three main key-topics:

  1. New security challenges and roadmaps for Europe: common security & defence ?
  2. European migration and internal border policies
  3. New technologies and security challenges

Young Munich Security Conference 2020

The YMSC pursues the following long-term objectives:


The workshops will analyze and critically discuss 3 core topics:

  1. European Security &Defence and NATO relations
  2. The future of EU’s “hard security”
  3. Hybrid threats, border security & migration

The specific under-topics on this part will be published in December 2019, depending on currentEU issues and the new EU institutions.

The morning-sessions workshops in the morning are dedicated to the “Young Professionals Core Group” (invited by call for participants), to critically discuss the diverse topics and to foster political innovation. Those workshops will be closed to the public and happen at the Institut Français, Munich.

The afternoon-and evening sessions will be open to the public, with a capacity for approx. 100 participants. They will be co-organized by a German political foundation.

Many experts and key-note speakers will attend those high-level conferences in order to exchange innovative solutions. The afternoon sessions are designed in order to discuss concrete proposals, that have been drafted in the morning sessions. They also include the open public, to exchange different viewpoints.

Program :

Morning Sessions: closed sessions for Young Professionals with experts, happening at the Institut Français: Kaulbachstraße 13, 80539 Munich
Afternoon Sessions:
open public sessions with panels and workshops, at the Technische Universität: Vorhoelzer Forum at TU Munich, Arcisstr. 21, 80333 Munich
Evening Sessions :
Saturday = open public; Sunday = closed session.

Official inscription links for the afternoon sessions:  

15.2.: https://shop.freiheit.org/#!/Veranstaltung/3QIRF

16.2.: https://shop.freiheit.org/#!/Veranstaltung/5TFAQ

Friday, 14.02.2020

19h Arrivals, presentation of the program and dinner for Young Professionals  

CADU - Cafe an der Uni - Ludwigstraße 24, 80539 München

Saturday, 15.02.2020

8h30 - 9h00 Opening and introduction of the program  

- Dr. Stephan Stetter, Professor at Universität der Bundeswehr  

9h00 – 10h30 Morning Session 1: The future of EU’s “hard security” after EU elections  

Moderation: Dr. Nicolas Fescharek, Coordinator of the international study programs at Freie Universität Berlin & Lecturer in European Security and Defense
- Dr. Stephan Stetter,
Professor at Universität der Bundeswehr
- Dr. Jean Yves Haine,
Professor at Université Sorbonne Nouvelle, Paris 3  

10h30 – 10h45 Coffee break  

10h45 – 12h15 Morning Session 2: European Security & Defense… and NATO?                

Moderation: Ms. Alena Kudzko, Deputy Research Director at GLOBSEC Policy Institute
- Dr. Anja Opitz,
President of the Global Health Security Alliance (GloHSA), Head of Section for International Relations at APB Tutzing, founding member of MEIA Research
- Dr. Holger Stritzel,
Professor at King’s College London
- M. Rüdiger Lentz,
Executive Director at the Aspen Institute Germany

12h15 – 13h30 Lunchbreak

13h30 – 14h00 Forum of ideas for Europe 2030  

Keynote speech
- M. Peter Grk, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Slovenia & Secretary General of Bled Strategic Forum  

14h00 – 15h30 Afternoon-Session 1: EEAS and Neighborhood Policies

Moderation: Ms. Amélie Jaques-Apke, Deputy Director, Center for Studies, EuropaNova
- Dr. Asiem El Difraoui, Co-Founder, Candid Foundation Paris/Berlin
- M. Denis Cenusa, Researcher at Institut für Politikwissenschaft, Justus-Liebig-Universität, Gießen
- Ms. Jessica Berlin, Managing Director, CoStruct  

15h30 – 16h00 Coffee Break

16h00 – 18h00 Hybrid threats, migration and sustainable policies in Europe

Moderation: M. Moritz Floessler, LMU München
- Dr. Roderick Parkes, Senior Researcher, international home affairs cooperation, European Union Institute for Security Studies
- Dr. Anja Opitz, President of the Global Health Security Alliance (GloHSA), Head of Section for International Relations at APB Tutzing, founding member of MEIA Research
- Ms. Alena Kudzko, Deputy Research Director at GLOBSEC Policy Institute
- M. Michael Buschheuer, Founder of Sea-Eye & Space-Eye, Berlin
- Ms. Lisa Raffy, CIVIPOL, Programme Manager, Migration and SSR Unit
- Ms. Sonja Licht, President, Belgrade Fund for Political Excellence, Belgrade

18h00 – 19h30 Buffet  

19h30 – 21h00 Forum of ideas for Europe 2030: Do we need a new EU security roadmap?  

Moderation: Ms. Jessica Berlin, CoStruct
- M. Ulrich Lechte, MdB, Committee on Foreign Affairs, Deutscher Bundestag
- M. Peter Grk, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Slovenia & Secretary General of Bled Strategic Forum
- Dr. Jean Yves Haine, France, Professor at Université Sorbonne Nouvelle, Paris 3
- M. Julien Serre, adjunct faculty, SciencesPo Paris & Deputy Director, peace, stability and security, Expertise France
- Dr. Holger Stritzel, Professor at King’s College London

Sunday, 16.02.2020

09h00 – 10h30 Morning Session 1: Proposals: Migration and border policies

Moderation: Ms. Amélie Jaques-Apke, Deputy Director, Center for Studies, EuropaNova
- Dr. Asiem El Difraoui, Co-Founder, Candid Foundation Paris/Berlin
- Ms. Lisa Raffy, CIVIPOL, Programme Manager, Migration and SSR Unit

10h45 Coffee break  

10h45 – 12h15 Morning Session 2: Proposals: New policy roadmaps for the EU

Moderation: M. Etienne Girard, Head, EU office, International Cooperation, Ministry of the Interior, FR
- M. Denis Cenusa, Researcher at Institut für Politikwissenschaft, Justus-Liebig-Universität, Giessen
- M. Julien Serre, adjunct faculty, SciencesPo Paris & Deputy Director, peace, stability & security, Expertise France

12h15 – 13h30 Lunchbreak

14h00 – 15h30 Forum of ideas for Europe 2030  

Keynote speech
- Dr. Zaki Laïdi, senior advisor to the EU High Representative / Professor at SciencesPo Paris * Exchange with Young Experts

* M.  Zaki Laïdi will speak in a strictly personal capacity.

15h30 – 16h00 Coffee break  

16h00 Closing Event- Summary and proposals of the YSC2020  

Exchange with Young Professionals  

- Moderation: Dr. Nicolas Fescharek, Coordinator of the international study programs at Freie Universität Berlin & Lecturer in European Security and Defense  

- Closing words by Dr. Elise Bernard, Director, Center for Studies, EuropaNova  18h00 Networking cocktail

18h00 Networking cocktail

Contacts, logistics and more information:  

Caroline Mina - European Affairs Manager

EuropaNova - Action pour une Europe politique

64 bis, avenue de New York, 75016 Paris, France

caroline.mina@europanova.eu

+33 7 85 37 37 47

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