NATO-EU : An Alliance and a Union


3 July 2018


Egmont Palace, Place du Petit Sablon 8bis, 1000 Brussels

NATO and the EU are often mentioned together. Officially, cooperation is said to be fine and even improving, covering more and more dimensions. Yet for decades now questions are also being asked about EU-NATO relations. Is a European pillar within NATO necessary, or should such a caucus be rejected? Is there decoupling, duplication or discrimination? Is there competition when it comes to military planning, or in industrial terms?

But are these questions still relevant? In view of the geopolitical shifts happening around us, perhaps the more important question is: how can two organisations that are so different, but that clearly have common interests, create permanent win-win cooperation? How to put “cooperation first”?

Chair: Brigadier-General (Ret.) Jo Coelmont, Egmont


  • Nathalie Tocci, Director of the Istituto Affari Internazionali, and Special Adviser to EU HRVP Federica Mogherini
  • Camille Grand, Assistant Secretary-General for Defence Investment, NATO


Please register by Tuesday 26 June.

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