For the fifth time since 2010, Friends of Europe brought together a unique coalition of 1,700 stakeholders from all over the world – including national governments, international and European institutions, think tanks, media, business and civil society – for a global brainstorm on some of the most pressing security threats. Participants from 122 countries thrashed out fresh and innovative solutions to global security challenges, from hybrid warfare and nuclear proliferation to climate change, conflict and mass migration.
This report brings together our top 10 recommendations addressing practical policy goals and shifts in security thinking, which are underpinned by a realistic roadmap for implementation. Concrete recommendations that have emerged from the brainstorm include completing the global convention on terrorism such as through the establishment of a “European intelligence academy”; developing and strengthening the European defence capabilities toolkit; and building national, institutional and community resilience to better withstand hybrid threats.
The report was launched at our Annual Security Summit “Europe’s tough neighbourhood – urgent challenges in a complex environment” that took place on 28 November. You can share the report by using #DebSecPlus17, @DebSecPlus and @FriendsofEurope.