TOPICS and QUESTIONS TO BE ADDRESSED: the EU Global Strategy and current security challenges – hybrid warfare, terrorism, migration crisis; occupied and annexed territories in Europe and possibility of further aggression from the Russian Federation; resilience as an essential component of Georgia’s deterrence policy in line with the principles of EU Global Strategy; and the role of Georgia in the implementation of the Common Security and Defence Policy of the EU; conflicts in the region and the ways to achieve conflict settlement to ensure peace, stability and security on the ground.
What are the most effective approaches to tackle theambiguous modern security challenges? What instruments do the EU have ensuring stability and security in the EaP region? How are the main principles of the EU Global Strategy reflected in Georgia’s defence policy and how can Georgia contribute to the Common Security and Defence Policy of the EU?
FORMAT: Moderated discussion
MODERATOR: H.E. Ketevan Tsikhelashvili – State Minister of Georgia for Reconciliation and Civic Equality
H.E. Levan Izoria – Minister of Defence of Georgia
H.E.Arnoldas Pranckevičius–Head of European Commission Representation in the Republic of Lithuania
Dr. Lincoln Mitchell – Scholar, Political Analyst, United States of America
Dr. David Shahnazaryan – Senior Analyst, Regional Studies Center
Followed by Q&A