May 11, 2012

Regional security workshop with the German Marshall Fund

On May 10–11, ICDS hosted a regional security workshop organised together with the German Marshall Fund’s (GMF) Warsaw office. The workshop was aimed at identifying regional security risks, challenges and threats as well as opportunities for closer regional cooperation, potentially linking the Nordic-Baltic region with Central and Eastern Europe. The event started with a policy dinner, where introductory remarks were delivered by President of Estonia Toomas Hendrik Ilves. Workshop discussions were opened with the remarks by Poland’s Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Bogusław Winid. During workshop sessions, participants – policymakers, diplomats and analysts from Estonia, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Sweden, the UK and the USA – discussed key security challenges in the Baltic Sea region, NATO’s presence in the region and the current status and future prospects of regional security cooperation. The workshop was held in conjunction with the Lennart Meri Conference – a premier annual security and foreign policy forum organised by ICDS. The GMF plans to run similar workshops in some other capitals of the region, which will eventually lead to a publication recommending a set of policies to enhance regional security cooperation and to maintain US involvement in the region.

On May 10–11, ICDS hosted a regional security workshop organised together with the German Marshall Fund’s (GMF) Warsaw office. The workshop was aimed at identifying regional security risks, challenges and threats as well as opportunities for closer regional cooperation, potentially linking the Nordic-Baltic region with Central and Eastern Europe. The event started with a policy dinner, where introductory remarks were delivered by President of Estonia Toomas Hendrik Ilves. Workshop discussions were opened with the remarks by Poland’s Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Bogusław Winid. During workshop sessions, participants – policymakers, diplomats and analysts from Estonia, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Sweden, the UK and the USA – discussed key security challenges in the Baltic Sea region, NATO’s presence in the region and the current status and future prospects of regional security cooperation. The workshop was held in conjunction with the Lennart Meri Conference – a premier annual security and foreign policy forum organised by ICDS. The GMF plans to run similar workshops in some other capitals of the region, which will eventually lead to a publication recommending a set of policies to enhance regional security cooperation and to maintain US involvement in the region.

11.05.2012
On May 10–11, ICDS hosted a regional security workshop organised together with the German Marshall Fund’s (GMF) Warsaw office. The workshop was aimed at identifying regional security risks, challenges and threats as well as opportunities for closer regional cooperation, potentially linking the Nordic-Baltic region with Central and Eastern Europe. The event started with a policy dinner, where introductory remarks were delivered by President of Estonia Toomas Hendrik Ilves. Workshop discussions were opened with the remarks by Poland’s Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Bogusław Winid. During workshop sessions, participants – policymakers, diplomats and analysts from Estonia, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Sweden, the UK and the USA – discussed key security challenges in the Baltic Sea region, NATO’s presence in the region and the current status and future prospects of regional security cooperation. The workshop was held in conjunction with the Lennart Meri Conference – a premier annual security and foreign policy forum organised by ICDS. The GMF plans to run similar workshops in some other capitals of the region, which will eventually lead to a publication recommending a set of policies to enhance regional security cooperation and to maintain US involvement in the region.

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