The Swedish Pre-Presidency Conference took place on 28 and 29 May 2009 at the Swedish Institute of International Affairs (SIIA) in Stockholm. The conference was organised by TEPSA’s Swedish Member Institute, the SIIA, and the Swedish Institute for European Policy Studies (SIEPS) in cooperation with TEPSA and the EU-CONSENT network and Stockholm Forum for Security Studies (SFSS).
Entitled “Swedish Presidency 2009: Finding Solidarity in the Face of Crises” the conference brought together senior scholars and high-level practitioners from across Europe to focus on the Swedish Presidency of the EU. It examined the prospects for improving European solidarity in the face of existing and emerging challenges.
During the conference, Petr Kratochvil has presented the Recommendations to the Swedish Presidency to Cecilia Malmström, Minister for EU Affairs.
These recommendations to the Swedish Presidency of the European Union were drafted by Brendan Donnelly (The Federal Trust for Education and Research), Hanna Ojanen (The Finnish Institute of International Affairs) and Petr Kratochvíl (The Institute of International Relations, Prague).