9:00 am – Welcome
9:20 am – Opening Remarks
Dr. Stéphane Rodrigues – Sorbonne War Studies/IREDIES Institut de Recherche en droit international et européen de la Sorbonne (Université Paris 1)
9:30 am – 11:00 am – Who Decides?
In the wake of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, is there a growing willingness in Europe to balance burden-sharing and create the “comprehensive full spectrum force package” that the EU called for when launching Permanent Structured Cooperation? What is the role of European defence in the future set-up of the defence of Europe? And who will set the strategy?
Chair: Federico Santopinto – Senior researcher at IRIS
Speakers: Bernard Guetta – MEP and author of « The European Nation”
LTG Michel Yakovleff – Former Vice Chief of Staff of SHAPE (NATO)
Prof. Sven Biscop – Director at Egmont and Prof. at Gent University
11:30 am – 1:00 pm – Who Pays?
There will be no increase in military industrial capacities or more military equipment without firm orders. Today, common acquisition seems the only way forward to correct a fragmented market and expand the European Defence Industrial and Technological Base. However, are Member States prepared to let the European Union act as an acquisition agency?
Chair: Frédéric Mauro – Lawyer at the Brussels bar, specialized in European defence
Speakers: Michael Gahler – Member of the European Parliament
Nathalie Errard – Head of EU & NATO Affairs of Airbus
Jean-Pierre Maulny – Deputy Director of the Institut de relations internationales et stratégiques (IRIS)