8th German-Nordic-Baltic Forum “German, Nordic and Baltic Views on the Futureof the EU: Common Challenges and Common Answers”
Date 17-18 November 2016, venue Institute of International Relations and Political Science of Vilnius University, Vilnius
On 17 and 18 November 2016 Institute of International Relations and Political Science of Vilnius University (IIRPS VU) together with the Institut für Europäische Politik (IEP) co-organised the 8th German-Nordic-Baltic Forum in Vilnius, Lithuania. More than 40 participants from Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Poland and Germany came together to discuss the common policies of these countries.
One of the aims was to discuss current pressing issues and questions related to the EU and the future integration process within different panels. The main focus of the debate was solutions and possible reforms in the migration- and asylum policy, possibility for a German-Baltic compromise regarding energy policy and energy security, security policy and relations with Russia as well as challenges and strategies for the future of the EU, particularly after the British referendum on the Brexit.
The German-Nordic-Baltic Forum was created with the cooperation and support of Germany’s Federal Foreign Office in 2008. The aim of this annual multilateral dialogue is to debate prevailing topics of EU politics from the individual national perspectives and to elaborate on the potentials for joint strategies.