This conference brought together European policy experts to review the COP21 climate conference in Paris, and to discuss the integration of climate change into the EU Global Strategy on Foreign and Security Policy (EUGS).
2015 EUISS Annual Conference – EU Strategy Matters
The 2015 Annual Conference of the European Union Institute for Security Studies was held, exceptionally, in Brussels on 8/9 October. The event, which brought together an impressive number of key members of the security community from across the EU, served as the occasion to launch the expert consultation and outreach phase that will accompany the preparations of the Union’s Global Strategy on foreign and security policy in the coming months.
At the Royal Brussels Academy of Science, academics, experts and policymakers discussed different dimensions of the strategy ranging from the long-term implications of the current challenges in Europe's extended neighbourhood to the priorities for the Union’s CFSP/CSDP.
The event was closed with a keynote address by HR/VP Federica Mogherini, who stressed her belief that the process of drafting the strategy is every bit as important as the final document itself.