Holding the last Presidency before the European elections of June 2024, Belgium aims to provide essential input for the next Commission mandate and shape the European Council’s Strategic Agenda for 2024-2029. In alignment with this vision, the Egmont Institute, with the support of the Belgian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, is pleased to introduce a series of three workshops which are designed to gather Belgian expert insights and recommendations that will contribute to this exercise.
The second workshop of this series will be dedicated to ‘A Safe and Sovereign Europe in a Changing Global Context’. This exclusive gathering will provide a platform for engaging discussions alongside a panel of experts, focusing on fortifying economic security, adapting defence and security strategy to unprecedented risks, and strengthening migration management capacities.
The workshop will feature an interactive discussion, providing attendees with the opportunity to engage alongside academic and governmental experts on the future trajectory of the EU’s security approach in the face of emerging risks and threats.
Please find attached the discussion program, which outlines the key elements to be explored during the workshop. The deliberations will embrace an interdisciplinary approach and will be conducted under “Chatham House Rules” of confidentiality.