20 September, 2016 – 09:00 to 19:00
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Auswärtige Politik, Rauchstrasse 17-18, Berlin
The Center on the United States and Europe at the Brookings Institution is organizing a workshop “Lessons for the Ukraine Conflict: Fix the European Security Order, or Overhaul it?” on the 20th September 2016 in Berlin. This is already the third workshop of the “Germany and the Future of the European Security Order” project.

Milan Nič, Head of Future of Europe Programme at the GLOBSEC Policy Institute, will speak about the lessons learned from democratic transformation in Central/Eastern Europe for its near abroad at the panel titled Securing the Neighborhood(s).  The panel is chaired by Fiona Hill from the Brookings Institution.

It is time for a frank assessment of what Europe and the United States have achieved in Europe’s broader neighborhood(s)—and what is now achievable. Notably, the EU’s new Global Strategy document (released in June 2016) does not dwell on the EU’s prior commitment to supporting democratic transformations, nor does it elaborate on the EU’s Neighborhood Strategy, which has been the primary framework for external engagement.

What European and Western interests and values are at stake in the neighborhood? What can, and what must be done to safeguard them? After the June 2016 NATO Summit in Warsaw, is there a new role for NATO in European security and in the EU neighborhood? What role does the OSCE still play?


Amb. Antje Leendertse, Head of the Task Force for the 2016 German OSCE Chairmanship, Federal Foreign Office

Jan Techau, Director of Carnegie Europe

Christopher S. Chivvis, Associate Director of the International Security and Defense Policy Center and Senior Political Scientist at the RAND Corporation

Milan Nič, Head of Future of Europe Programme at the GLOBSEC Policy Institute

The panel will be moderated by Fiona Hill, Director of the Center on the United States and Europe and a Senior Fellow in the Foreign Policy program at the Brookings Institution.


The agenda of the workshop is available here.



Milan Nič

Head of Future of Europe Programme