Debating Security Plus 2017

Friends of Europe has organised another edition of its Debating Security Plus event, an online debate covering six themes and including a range of leading security practitioners & experts from around the globe. The six themes that will make up the debates over the course of the 2-day event are:

  • Countering radicalisation and global terrorism
  • From hybrid to asymmetric warfare
  • Nuclear proliferation and other nuclear threats
  • Cyber defence and deterrence
  • Realigning security and development
  • Climate change, conflict, and mass migration

The debate takes place 26 – 28 September

From Friends of Europe:

Debating Security Plus is a global online brainstorm that aims to yield concrete recommendations. It builds on Friends of Europe‘s experience with other online debates and gathers several thousand experts around the world. The 2017 event will bring together senior international participants from the military, government and multilateral institutions along with voices from NGOs and civil society, business and industry, the media, think tanks and academia.

This year’s debate will also draw on Debating Europe’s unrivaled community of 2.5m citizens across Europe and beyond. Their involvement in our security policy brainstorm will help bridge the gaps between experts and voters.

In previous years, our security brainstorms have pulled together up to 4,200 participants, and their recommendations were fed into the policy thinking that shaped NATO’s Strategic Concept in 2010 and the EU’s Global Strategy in 2016.

For more details, including a programme and list of participants, click here.

TEPSA has joined Friends of Europe for this event as a Coalition Partner. The themes of Debating Security Plus are high on the agenda of many of TEPSA member institutes. As a network of leading research institutes in the field of European affairs throughout Europe, TEPSA is in a unique position to bring a range of perspectives and views to the debate.