This NATO ATC supported by the NATO SPS Program aimed at sharing concrete and practical best practices in countering terrorism in the urban warfare dimension. With both a theoretical and practical structure, this training proved to be innovative and deeply beneficial for all participants from both the military and the civilian sector. This NATO ATC unfolded its activities in 5 days and was comprised of lectures, missions on the field, visit to official institutions and practical simulations.
May 3rd 2017, The Hotel Brussels
Organized by Atlantic Treaty Association, GLOBSEC
FRAMEWORK In It Together? EU and NATO Ten Months After Their Joint Declaration Last July’s Joint declaration by the President of the European Council, the President of the European Commission, and the Secretary General of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (EU-NATO Joint Declaration) spoke of the need for the two organisations to jointly adapt to common security challenges, and provide more security in Europe and beyond. It also stressed the need for stepped up efforts in supporting neighbours and partners, bolstering resilience of Allies and Member States, more direct operational co-operation, expansion of coordination on cyber security and defence, and coordination exercises involving the two organisations. Almost ten months later, and only weeks before NATO’s Special Meeting, a need to take stock of the progress related to the Joint Declaration arises.
OUTCOME The discussion, organized within the framework of the GLOBSEC NATO Adaptation Initiative (GNAI), GLOBSEC´s high-level research initiative oriented at NATO´s strategic adaptation, represented a unique forum for key opinion makers from both NATO and EU, alongside distinguished representatives from Militaries and Think Tanks from the area of defence and transatlantic security to enhance a greater dialogue on how to assure the adaptation of the Alliance to the emerging security threats and challenges facing our society, with particular reference to the upcoming NATO Special Meeting in Brussels in May and its impact on the relations between the United States and its European Allies.
PROGRAMWELCOME ADDRESS Mr. Jason WISEMAN Secretary General, Atlantic Treaty Association INTRODUCTORY REMARKS Mr. Robert VASS Founder of the GLOBSEC Forum, Executive Vice-President and CEO, GLOBSEC MODERATOR Dr. Georgi GOTEV Senior Editor of EurActiv REMARKS General (Retd) John R. ALLEN Former Commander of International Security Assistance Force, Distinguished Fellow at Brookings Ambassador Alexander VERSHBOW Former NATO Deputy Secretary General Admiral (Retd) Giampaolo DI PAOLA Former Chairman of the NATO Military Committee General Wolf-Dieter LANGHELD Former Commander, NATO Allied Joint Force Command (JFC) Brunssum Professor Dr. Julian LINDLEY-FRENCH Vice-President of the Atlantic Treaty Association (ATA), Director of Europa Analytica, Senior Fellow at the Institute of Statecraft Ambassador Stefano STEFANINI Former Permanent Representative of Italy to NATO, Non-Resident Fellow at the Atlantic Council Amb. Tomáš VALÁŠEK Former Permanent Representative of the Slovak Republic to NATO, Director of Carnegie Europe
Organized by ATLANTIC TREATY ASSOCIATION In cooperation with NATO DEFENCE INVESTMENT DIVISION Sponsored by MAG AerospacePhoto Gallery FRAMEWORK Following the Warsaw Summit, NATO Allies continued their commitment to raise defense expenditures to meet NATO’s 2% + 20% Guidelines within a decade and reaffirmed the importance of improving its defence capabilities with an emphasis on innovation. As of February 2017, NATO Allies have increased their defense expenditures by 3.8%, equating to more than $10 billion USD, although much work remains to be done, particularly regarding innovation in the defense sector. Similarly, the European Union’s Global Strategy proposed €90 million EUR over the next 3 years for research and technology. As research and procurement budgets continue to increase, organizations like NATO and the EU must expand their cooperation with industry beyond the traditional defense sector while encouraging engagement with small and medium enterprises to stimulate greater innovation and maximize the efficiency of Euro-Atlantic defence spending. GOALS This first Round Table addressed the need for greater cooperation among NATO, NATO Support & Procurement Agency (NSPA), Defence Industries and Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) to stimulate more innovation and maximize the efficiency of the Euro-Atlantic defence spending. These Round Table Series on Defence Spending were launched to create a unique environment where representatives can address challenges and explore opportunities for a stronger engagement. The goals of the 2017 edition is to discuss how to better coordinate investments in innovation with an emphasis towards creating a faster process of acquisition and procurement, pool innovative practices on research and development, and stimulate stronger cooperation.
Round Table Discussion
April 26th 2017, ATA HQ, Brussels
Organized by Atlantic Treaty Association, The Prgaue Society & Global Panel Foundation
The workshop is organized by In Partnership with
Tuesday 22 November 2016
Wednesday 23 November 2016
Following the Wales Summit NATO Allies pledged to reverse the decline in defence expenditures in order to meet NATO’s 2% + 20% Guidelines within a decade. With the recent NATO communique released on January 28th indicating a halt in defence spending cuts throughout NATO members in Europe, followed by the US announcement of the “European Reassurance Initiative” that will increase US defence spending in Europe from $789 million to $3.4 billion; policymakers, military officials and industry representatives must engage and cooperate with each other to determine how to best meet the current defence needs of the Euro-Atlantic region.
a) To bring together industry, military and policy makers to discuss how to better coordinate defence investments in innovation in order to arrive at the Warsaw Summit with a clear investment strategy to address the current security environment;
b) Following the Warsaw Summit, to consolidate the political declarations, military needs and industrial strategy in order to arrive at the NATO Industrial Forum in November with a clear investment strategy to address the current security challenges;
c)To pool best practices on research and development and procurement;
d) Enhance coordination of available resources within the context of TADIC.
Preparations For NATO’s Summit In WarsawAmb. Wieslaw TARKA - Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Poland to the Kingdom of Sweden
ATA – NATO SPS Programme: Strategic PartnershipAlessandro NIGLIA - Co-Director NATO ARW, Atlantic Treaty Association, Belgium
Welcome remarks and NATO’s Current Agenda
- Mr Zsolt Rabai, Programme Officer, Engagements Section, Public Diplomacy Division
Workshop 1 – Readiness Action Plan
- Mr Andrew Budd, Defence Capabilities Section, Defence Policy and Planning Division
Workshop 2 – The Ukraine Crisis and NATO-Russia Relations
- Dr Petr Lunák, Deputy Head, Engagements Section, Public Diplomacy Division
Workshop 3 – Crisis on NATO’s Southern Border
- Mr Rolf Schwarz, Middle East and North Africa Section, Political Affairs and Security Policy Division
Training Session 1 – Social Media Integration and Campaigns for Events
- Mr Axel De Mil, Social Media Coordinator, Communications Services, Public Diplomacy Division
- Ms. K. Knickle, Public Affairs and Strategic Communications, Public Diplomacy DivisionTraining Session 2 – Social Media Measurement and Assessment - Mr Franky Saegerman, Head, Social Media Unit, Communications Services, Public Diplomacy Division
Deputy Secretary General
Youth Ministerial Meetings: Presentation of Policy Recommendations by Mr. Daniel Fazlic, Youth Ministerial Delegate
The Atlantic Treaty Association would like to thank NATO SPS Division, the Atlantic Council of Georgia and all the participants for the outstanding results of the Advanced Research Workshop held in Tbilisi, Georgia, 25-28 November 2014.
We have collected the most concrete best practices of critical energy infrastructure protection (CEIP), which have been discussed during the workshop. These findings have been consolidated in a dedicated publication, which will be published next autumn and will be handed to the NATO Industrial Resources and Communications Services Group (IRCSG)/NATO Operations Division. The findings will highlight the opportunities for better CEIP by enhancing public-private partnership.
The Advanced Research Workshop (ARW) was financed by NATO with the aim of providing high-level discussions and information sharing, in order to find solutions for today's emerging energy security challenges. The workshop featured panels on the role of international organizations, public and private stakeholders in energy security; terrorism and its implications for energy infrastructure security and cyber threats to critical energy infrastructures. Experts discussed a wide range of threats and risks that can compromise energy infrastructure networks, such as terrorist attacks and cyber threats. These risks affect both NATO Allies and partners alike, since countries are often connected by energy infrastructure networks that are of crucial importance for our energy supply.This workshop has been directed and coordinated by Mr.Alessandro Niglia as Co-Director NATO ARW with the support of Mr.Giorgi Muchaidze, Executive Director of the Atlantic Council of Georgia.
Sponsored by the Ministry of Defense of Georgia
19.30 - 22.00 | Marriott Courtyard, Tbilisi, GeorgiaWELCOME REMARKS - Mr. Alessandro NIGLIA | Co-Director NATO SPS ARW, Atlantic Treaty Association - Mr. Giorgi MUCHADIZE | Executive Director, Atlantic Council of Georgia. KEYNOTE SPEAKERS - Ms. Teona AKUBARDIA | Deputy Head of the National Security Council Secretary - Mr. William LAHUE | Head of NATO Liaison Office, Georgia CLOSING REMARKS - Amb. Vasil SIKHARULIDZE | Chairman, Atlantic Council of Georgia
This session aims to identify the consequences of terrorist attacks,sabotage and espionage on Critical Energy Infrastructure with aspecific focus on pipelines and electrical grids.MODERATOR - Lt.Col. Nicholas HENRY | Deputy Director, NATO ENSEC COE SPEAKERS - Mr. Heiki JAKSON | Strategic Analysis and Research Division Subject Matter Expert, NATO ENSEC COE - Mr. Kujtim PROSEKU| Head of Electrical Department, InfraTransProject - Prof. Dr. Mesut Hakki CASIN | Professor of International Relations, Ozyegin University, Turkey - Dr. Nadejda KOMENDANTOVA | Coordinator of Risk Governance Group Risk, Policy and Vulnerability Program - International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis - IIASA
This session aims to identify the linkage between potential cyberattacks on Energy infrastructure and how to prevent them. The session will facilitate an exchange of public, non-classified and factbased information on cyber threats to critical energy infrastructure.- Dr. Burkhard THEILE | Cyber Security Expert, Atlantic Council of Germany - Dr. Stefano MELE | Director of the Observatory on Info Warfare and Emerging Technologies, Italian Institute of Strategic Studies Niccolò Machiavelli - Mr. Frederick POLLACK | Senior Analyst, Energy Security at NATO Intelligence Fusion Center - Col. Andrea COLELLA | Italian Atlantic Committee Cyber Security Advisor - Ms. Caroline BAYLON | Research Associate - Science, Technology and Cyber Security, International Security Department, Chatham House
This session aims to involve experts coming from the private sector and state representatives to consider how to apply the strategic defense technique, crisis management and resilience in order to prevent a critical crisis scenario.MODERATOR - Mr. Matthew BRYZA | Former US Ambassador to Azerbaijan SPEAKERS - Mr. Ilia ELOSHVILI | Deputy Minister of Energy, Georgia - Mr. Julijus GRUBLIAUSKAS | Energy Security Officer at NATO - Mr. Cyril LEROY | Senior Programme Officer at the Office of the Coordinator of OSCE Economic and Environment Activities - Mr. Riccardo DUGULIN | Research Analyst, Drum Cussac - H.E. Mr Nikoloz VASHAKIDZE | Former President of Georgian International Oil Corporation, Former First Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Founder of Society Iveria
This session aims to involve experts coming from the private sector and state representatives to consider how to apply the strategic defense technique, crisis management and resilience in order to prevent a critical crisis scenario.MODERATOR - Mr. Mario D’AGOSTINI | Swiss National Representative in Industrial Resources and Communication Services Group, IRCSG Industry SPEAKERS - Mr. Alessandro ORTIS | President, Association Mediterranean Energy Regulators for Electricity and Gas - Mr. Stavri DHIMA | Head of Petroleum and Mining Policies Sector at Ministry of Economy,Trae and Energy, Albania - Mr. Dimitrios MANOLIS | Deputy Head Division , DEPA S.A., Public Gas Corporation of Greece - Mr. Zaur SHIRIYEV | Senior Research Fellow for the Caspian Center for Energy and Environment (CCEE0), ADA University
The central aim of the conclusion panel is to collect the most concrete best practices of critical energy infrastructure protection (CEIP), which will be discussed during the workshop. These findings are to be consolidated in a dedicated publication, which shall be handed to the NATO Industrial Resources and Communications Services Group (IRCSG)/NATO Operations Division. The findings should highlight the opportunities for better CEIP by enhancing publicprivate partnership.MODERATOR - Mr. Farshad MOHAMMAD-AVVALI | Risk Analyst at the Risk Management Head Office in Kabul, Afghanistan SPEAKERS - Mr. Jason WISEMAN | Secretary General Designate, ATA - Lt. Col. Nicholas HENRY | Deputy Director, NATO ENSEC COE - Dr. Burkhard THEILE | Cyber Security Expert, Atlantic Council of Germany - Mr. Matthew BRYZA | Former US Ambassador to Azerbaijan - Mr. Mario d’AGOSTINI | Swiss national representative in Industrial Resources and Communication Group - IRCSG [slickr-flickr tag="CEIP" type="slideshow" id="133398000@N06"] [spacer height="20px"]
The Atlantic Treaty Association (ATA) is an organization of 37 national chapters that, since 1954 has been conducting analyses, training, education, and information activities on foreign affairs and security issues relevant to the Atlantic Alliance. ATA draws together political leaders, diplomats, civilian and military officers, academics, economic actors as well as young professionals and students in an effort to further the values set forth in the North Atlantic Treaty.