08.10.2020 - Enhanced European Opportunity Partners in the Defence and Security Initiatives


8 October 2020

13:30 – 15:00 (CEST)

GLOBSEC has the pleasure to organize an exclusive hybrid closed-door roundtable happening on the sidelines of GLOBSEC Bratislava Forum 2020 titled: Enhanced European Opportunity Partners in the Defence and Security Initiatives.

The aim of this closed-door roundtable discussion is to explore the potential for meaningful third-party access in the European Integration framework and contribute to strengthening practical cooperation between third parties and the EU.

Via this event we would like to address the following issues:

  • What are the potential risks and opportunities for European defence in the post COVID19 world?
  • What are the possible ways of working together across the project in the future defence and security policy - both on the front of hardware-based capability development and operational readiness-oriented capability?
  • Given the arrangements are in place how to include and involve third parties even more, in which areas, projects, policies?
  • How to help both Europe and third countries to become active partners?


  • Andrew Winternitz, Principal Director for Europe, and NATO Policy - United States Department of Defense
  • Ján Havránek, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Defence, Czech Republic
  • Ambassador Rastislav Káčer
  • Dr Benedetta Berti, Head of Policy Planning in the Office of the Secretary-General at NATO

Moderation: Kinga Brudzinska, Programme Director, Future of Europe, GLOBSEC Policy Institute, Bratislava

This event forms part of the project titledEnhanced European Opportunity Partners in the EU’s Defence and Security Initiatives: Study case of Norway, which is funded by the Norwegian Ministry of Defence.