On 24-25 June, the EUISS organised the final activity of its Sahel Task Force. The conference convened experts from Europe and West Africa as well as leaders from the Sahel, the EU and the UN, notably H.E. Hiroute Guebre Sellassie, UNSG Special Envoy for the Sahel.
EUISS annual conference 2014
The EUISS held its annual conference on 11/12 September in central Paris. This year’s event, entitled ‘European security in a changing global environment’, was an opportunity to convene numerous policy planners and think tankers from across the Europe to discuss European security during a period of major institutional change within the Union.
Three plenary and four thematic breakout sessions followed which dealt with, inter alia, the next institutional cycle of the EU, the extended southern neighbourhood and the Arab world, the operational and political challenges of CSDP, the crisis in Ukraine, and EU-Russia relations. The audience, comprised of key members of the European security community, was also treated to a guest lecture by Robert Cooper.
Concluding remarks by Pierre Vimont, Executive Secretary General of the EEAS, marked the end of a thought-provoking conference attended by more than 130 people.