The Embassy of Romania to the Kingdom of the Netherlands and The Hague Centre for Strategic Studies (HCSS) will organize a panel discussion titled “Romanian and Dutch Perspectives on the Current Challenges of the Security Environment in Europe.” Taking place ahead of the July NATO Summit, this discussion brings together Romanian and Dutch views on key European security challenges and opportunities. The topics for discussion will include issues such as cybersecurity and threats posed by hybrid warfare, intra-EU security challenges, the current security context in the extended Black Sea region, traditional and new challenges on Europe’s Eastern flank, as well as broader security concerns. The discussion will stress the importance of cooperation between NATO and the EU based on the complementarity and synergy of the two organizations.
Attendance: Invitation Only. For further information regarding participation, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org by 30 May 2018.
Date: Tuesday, 5 June 2018.
Location: Embassy of Romania, Catsheuvel 55, The Hague
Panel discussion and Q&A session from 11:00 until 13:00.
The event will be followed by a light Romanian buffet
Introductory words: The Ambassador of Romania to the Netherlands, Brânduşa Predescu
Moderator: Michel Rademaker, Deputy Director of The Hague Centre for Strategic Studies
Ambassador Viorel Ardeleanu, Director-General, Department for Strategic Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Romania
Hester Somsen, Director, Security Policy Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands
Ambassador Sorin Ducaru, former NATO Assistant Secretary General for Emerging Security Challenges (2013-2017), currently Senior Fellow at Hudson Institute in Washington DC, and special advisor to the Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace (GCSC)
Stephan De Spiegeleire, Principal Scientist at The Hague Centre for Strategic Studies