An increasingly uncertain global security context, the rise of Daesh, Russia-NATO tensions and the refugee crisis form the backdrop of the 2016 Security Jam. This global brainstorm is held entirely online and in writing only. It unites thousands of experts on security, human rights and development from government, international organisations, NGOs, academia, business and the media to develop innovative solutions to global security challenges.
The Jam feeds into the EU’s thinking on a new Global Strategy on Foreign and Security Policy and into NATO’s upcoming Warsaw summit. The recommendations coming out of the Jam will be shared with decision-makers and experts around the globe.
Some of the senior policymakers and experts taking part in the Jam include:
- JORGE DOMECQ, Chief Executive of the European Defence Agency (EDA)
- PETER HULTQVIST, Swedish Minister of Defence
- MARINA KALJURAND, Estonian Minister of Foreign Affairs
- REAR ADMIRAL GIORGIO LAZIO, Chief of Staff Allied Maritime Command, NATO
- CATHERINE WOOLLARD, Secretary General of the European Council on Refugees and Exiles (ECRE)
- MARIA ZAKHAROVA, Spokesperson of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
- DIDIER REYNDERS, Belgian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Affairs
- LAMBERTO ZANNIER, Secretary General of the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE)
How can Europe tackle radicalisation and extremism? What does the future hold for Russia-NATO relations? How can the so-called Islamic State be defeated? These questions, plus many more, will be addressed in a series of debates over the coming months.
Debating Europe will be inviting policymakers and experts to respond to YOUR questions on security.
Join the debate!