November 2017

NOVEMBER

4-8

NATO SPS Advanced Training Course in Israel - Countering Terrorism: Trainings and Informative Operations

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.

By: Atlantic Treaty Association

September 2017

SEPTEMBER

1

ATA Roundtable on Defence Investments | September 2016
The ATA roundtable on Defence Investments  titled  “FOLLOWING THE WARSAW SUMMIT DECLARATIONS – WHAT THIS MEANS FOR 2017" address the need for an elevated strategic dialogue between NATO and the industry in 2017. The ATA roundtable series on Defence Investments was launched to ensure that the NATO Alliance benefits from the best solutions to military requirements, within the expected budget and time constraints following the Warsaw Summit declaration. ATA SG Speech is available here.
By: Atlantic Treaty Association

May 2017

MAY

3

Round Table Series | NATO and EU: Co-Adapting to the New Strategic Reality, 3 May 2017

Working Dinner 

NATO AND EU: CO-ADAPTING TO THE NEW STRATEGIC REALITY 

May 3rd 2017, The Hotel Brussels

Organized by Atlantic Treaty Association, GLOBSEC


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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.

PROGRAM

WELCOME 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
By: Atlantic Treaty Association

April 2017

APRIL

18

Round Table Series | Investing in Security: Stimultaing Innovation
Round Table Series

INVESTING IN SECURITY: STIMULATING INNOVATION

Brussels, ATA Headquarters, 19 April 2017 

Organized by ATLANTIC TREATY ASSOCIATION In cooperation with NATO DEFENCE INVESTMENT DIVISION Sponsored by MAG Aerospace

Photo 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.
By: Atlantic Treaty Association

APRIL

19

INVESTING IN SECURITY: STIMULATING INNOVATION ROUND TABLE SERIES Brussels, ATA HQ, 19 April 2017
NATO reaffirmed the importance of improving its defence capabilities with an emphasis on innovation. In 2016, NATO defence investment rose 3.8% equating to more than $10 billion USD, a trend which is expected to continue. 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. Panelists will discuss an exchange of best practices that will address challenges, and explore opportunities for a stronger engagement with SMEs beyond the traditional defense sector with the aim to bringing innovative solutions to Allied capabilities. These discussions will yield policy recommendations for a more collaborative smart defence strategy Final Agenda - Round Table Series- 19 April 2017
By: Atlantic Treaty Association

APRIL

24

Norwegian Military Delegation Visit | 24 April 2017
On the occasion of the Delegation from the Norwegian Business School training at ATA HQ in Brussels, ATA and the Norwegian Military Delegation gathered at Microsoft Innovation Center Brussels to build trust and confidence between government and consumers in the realm of CyberSecurity. ATA is working towards facilitating the development of best practices for transparency, openness, and innovation in the cyber realm through an effective dialogue between key stakeholders.
Opening Address Mr. Jason WISEMAN Secretary General, Atlantic Treaty Association First Session: Russian Hybrid Warfare Russia’s invasion of Crimea in 2014 demonstrated an unprecedented willingness to pursue its geopolitical goals through the use of military force. At the same time, Russia has actively worked to undermine the West through a program of misinformation, political interference, and cyber attacks. In response to this threat, NATO has established an enhanced forward presence in the Black Sea region. NATO must implement a cohesive strategy to deter Russian aggression and reduce insecurity along the Alliance’s Eastern flank. With this in mind, looking toward the NATO Special Meeting in May, panelists will assess how the Alliance can adapt to the emerging threat in the East. Chairman and Introduction Mr. Jason WISEMAN Secretary General, Atlantic Treaty Association Remarks Mr. Bruno LETE Transatlantic Fellow, Security and Defense, German Marshall Fund Mr. Wojciech DANECKI Head of Unit, Foreign Affairs, Human Rights. Security & Defence, European Conservatives and Reformists Group *** Second Session: Cooperation In The Fight Against Terrorism Combating the internationall threat posed by ISIS and other terrorist organizations will require deep cooperation among European countries and the United States. Specifically, the Trans-atlantic partnership must coordinate the work of various law enforcement agencies and facilitate greater information sharing among its members. It is important to implement a proactive strategy that emphasizes both counter-terrorism and deradicalisation. With this two-pronged approach, Europe and the United States can work to disrupt terrorist organizations abroad while preventing homegrown terrorism within their borders. In this panel, participants will explore potential ways to increase cooperation among EU member states, and discuss how the Trans-Atlantic community can cooperate in the fight against terrorism. Remarks Comm. Saad AMRANI Deputy Police Commissioner of Brussels Mr. Guy STESSENS Head of Unit, DG D 1C: Police and Customs Cooperation *** Visit to Microsoft Third Session: Cyber-Security: The New Defence-Offence Mean  Existing cyber policy varies significantly between nations and international organizations. The security of the cyber arena is necessary to protect our society. Therefore, cybersecurity is a top priority for NATO and the EU. To this end, NATO and the EU have enhanced their cooperation on Cyber Security, implementing the objectives set in the recent EU Global Strategy and NATO Warsaw Summit Declaration. Within this framework the expertise provided by the private sector is increasingly relevant. With the opportunity to visit Microsoft office space in Brussels, the delegation will receive briefings on the role and contribution that large companies such as Microsoft can provide, both at policy and operational level. With a focus on the cyber security domain, delegates will receive key knowledge regarding protocols and beahviour to adopt when using the internet and the best ways to avoid negative consequences in terms of privacy violations and phishing as well as identity theft.   Chairman and Introduction Mr. Alessandro NIGLIA Senior Program Officer, Atlantic Treaty Association Remarks Mr. Maciej SUROWIEC Manager EU Institutional Relations, Microsoft Mr. Mark SMITHAM Senior Manager of Cybersecurity Policy, EU Government Affairs, Microsoft
By: Atlantic Treaty Association

APRIL

26

Round Table Series | Strategy & Adaptation: Looking to the NATO Meeting, 26 April 2017

Round Table Discussion 

STRATEGY & ADAPTATION: LOOKING TO THE NATO MEETING 

April 26th 2017, ATA HQ, Brussels

Organized by Atlantic Treaty Association, The Prgaue Society & Global Panel Foundation

Supported by United Technologies Corporation


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Recent events have cast a shadow of uncertainty over the formulation of an effective security and defense strategy for the Euro-Atlantic region. After decades of strong relations and cooperation between the US and EU, the transatlantic bond is under tremendous strain. Uncertainty is further compounded by concerns related to the upcoming elections in France, Germany and other members of the Alliance. Thus, Allies, Partners and Institutions need innovative ideas to effectively prepare for the upcoming NATO Meeting in Brussels to ensure the adaptation of the Alliance to the emerging security environment. With particular reference to the upcoming NATO Meeting in Brussels in May and its impact on the relations between the United States and its European Allies, key opinion formers from both NATO and EU, alongside distinguished representatives from Militaries, Think Tanks and Industry discussed on how to assure the adaptation of the Alliance and the impact of the NATO Special Meeting on transatlantic relations.        
By: Atlantic Treaty Association

February 2017

FEBRUARY

9

ATA – NATO Alignment Meeting 2017
On February 9, an ATA Delegation was invited to NATO Headquarter to take part in the quarterly seminar BRIEF THE BRIEFERS. The full day program aims to bring together NATO officials and ATA representatives to better coordinate the strategic communication on our joint ATA-NATO priorities. "Brief the Briefers" is targeted at ATA members who play an active role in the dialogue on transatlantic defense and security, who have demonstrated their continued added value to the ATA network and whose activities exhibit a great level of impact in their respective countries. This year,  H.E. Amb. Tacan ILDEM, Assistant Secretary General of the Public Diplomacy Division Section, welcomed a Delegation of 16 ATA members to discuss the critical points of NATO engagement for 2017. Following the outcomes of the Warsaw Summit, this seminar focused on key NATO issues ranging from NATO’s Defense and Deterrence Capability to Projecting Stability beyond borders, with a particular emphasis on NATO-Russia relations and emerging cyber threats. 
By: Atlantic Treaty Association

November 2016

NOVEMBER

21-23

NATO Advanced Research Workshop| November 21-23 2016, Jordan

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HUMAN FACTORS IN THE DEFENSE AGAINST TERRORISM: THE CASE OF JORDAN

The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, Dead Sea


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[video width="1920" height="1080" mp4="http://atahq.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/COMPLETED-with-music-and-voice-over.mp4"][/video] FRAMEWORK As an Enhanced Opportunities Partner of NATO, currently engaged in a Capacity Building Initiative with the Alliance, The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan hosted an Advanced Research Workshop “Human Factors in the Defense Against Terrorism: The Case of Jordan” in cooperation with the NATO Science for Peace and Security Division, in partnership with the Atlantic Treaty Association.  This Workshop was designed to deepen NATO-Jordanian cooperation within the Mediterranean Dialogue (MD) framework by sharing best practices in counter-terrorism and deradicalization strategies among government authorities and distinguished experts from the diplomatic, military, academic, and private sectors. Participants established a series of protocols and emergency response techniques for practitioners and policy makers in the fields of counter-terrorism and emergency responders. Experts presented their analysis and best practices from relevant case studies of terrorist attacks in Europe and the Middle East, aimed at identifying a strategy to implement effective counter action and fight the process of radicalization. The overall findings of this Workshop and a list of clear policy recommendations will be collected in a dedicated publication and available online shortly.

Tuesday 22 November 2016


Welcome Remarks Amer AL SABAILEH General Director, MEMPSI Opening Address Michael GAUL Senior Project Advisor, Science for Peace and Security Programme, Emerging Security Challenges Division, NATO Key Note Speaker Samir RIFAI Former Prime Minister of The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan and Executive Chairman of MagellanGlobal Adviser *** Panel I: Addressing Radicalization: New Challenges and Solutions Through a series of indoctrination techniques, individuals and groups in at-risk societies embrace extremist ideologies conducive to recruitment in terrorist organizations. Due to the advanced indoctrination and recruitment techniques of ISIS, an effective de-radicalization strategy is needed. This panel will address a series of strategies and behaviors that can be adopted in the defense against terrorism. The discussion will focus on innovative measures that can disrupt the radicalization process by developing effective counter-narratives, rehabilitation, reintegration, and de-radicalization programs. The political, financial and operational support required to thwart the spread of extremist and violent views will be discussed by practitioners in the field. Moderator: Fabrizio W. LUCIOLLI President, Atlantic Treaty Association & Italian Atlantic Committee Speakers: Hussein AL MAJALI Former Minister of Interior, The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan and Ececutive Vice-Chairman of Magellan Global Advisers Elie CAVIGNEAUX Advisor to EU Counter-Terrorism Coordinator, Council of the European Union *** Panel II: Psychological Aspects in the Fight Against Terrorism Psychology and a significant number of its sub-disciplines are increasingly applied in effective counter-terrorism campaigns. Psychological aspect in the fight against terrorism require: developing awareness and promoting resilience in the population, training personnel in early detection performance, implementing methods to treat victims of attacks more effectively and enhancing capabilities of first responders. This panel will examine the most useful psychological instruments and techniques applied by practitioners in the fight against terrorism. Moderator: Amani HAMMAD Advisor on Youth Radicalization with NAMA Speakers: Michael ROBBINS Director, Arab Barometer Bi PURANEN Secretary General, World Values Survey Association Saad AMRANI Chief Commissioner at the Brussels Police Department and Strategic Advisor to the Commissioner General of the Federal Police *** Panel III: Technology and Human Factors – Two Faces of the Same Coin Against Terrorism The human factors in the defense against terrorism are interconnected with the growing importance of finance, cyber space and social media. As a key component of a terrorist network strategy, organizations such as ISIS have shown an unprecedented ability to use social media for indoctrination, recruitment and training and building ways to finance criminal activities. Thus, a closer synergy between NATO Allies and Partner countries is essential to developing effective counter narratives and information campaigns that will discredit extremist propaganda online. This panel will gather experts and practitioners who will present relevant case studies in order to develop an effective strategy that can counter terrorism financing, vulnerabilities in cyber space and propaganda in social media. Moderator: Alessandro NIGLIA Senior Program Officer, Atlantic Treaty Association Speakers: Awni AL ADWANl Former Chairman of the Joint Task Force, Operation “Eager Lion”, Armed Forces of Jordan Alistair HARRIS O.B.E CEO, The Stabilisation Network Stefano MELE Director, Osservatorio “InfoWarfare e Tecnologie emergenti”, Istituto Niccolò Machiavelli *** Dinner Reception, Jordan Valley Marriott Resort Welcome Remarks Amb. H.E. Petr HLADÍK Embassy of Czech Republic to The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, NATO Contact Point Embassy cr Key Note Speaker Fabrizio W. LUCIOLLI President, Atlantic Treaty Association & Italian Atlantic Committee

Wednesday 23 November 2016


Panel IV: Preventing Radicalization by Enhancing the Information Sharing Among NATO Allies & Partners Following recent attacks linked to or inspired by ISIS in NATO Members such as Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, Turkey and the US, along with attacks in NATO Partners such as Australia, Egypt and Tunisia, the need to share information among NATO Members and Partners has increased significantly. The continued threat of foreign fighters, weak border security and terrorist supporting networks creates a need for enhanced cooperation. This panel will analyze the joint intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance methods used by NATO Members and Partners as well as relevant institutions and stakeholders (Europol, Interpol, Centers of Excellence and Five Eyes) to prevent radicalization, thwart terrorist attacks and apprehend terrorist operatives. Moderator: Karel TESAR Political Officer, Embassy of Czech Republic, NATO Contact Point Embassy Speakers: Jamal MADAIN Former Director of Military Intelligence, Senior Analyst Middle East Media and Policy Studies Institute, The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan Gabriele CASCONE Strategic Analysis Capability Section, Emerging Security Challenges Division, NATO Erik BARNETT Homeland Security Attaché to European Union and NATO, U.S. Department of Homeland Security *** Panel V: The Role of International Organizations, NGO’s and Other Relevant Stakeholders in Countering Terrorism and Preventing Radicalization During NATO’s campaign in Afghanistan, cooperation between security institutions, NGO’s and various relevant stakeholders (local authorities, donor organizations and academic institutions) took on a new meaning in the international community’s efforts to de-radicalize an at-risk population during an ongoing military campaign. Following the completion of the ISAF mandate, cooperation between NATO Allies,NGO’s and relevant stakeholders has continued in an ongoing effort to effect deradicalization campaigns throughout NATO Member and Partner countries. Facing the growing threat of ISIS recruitment and terrorist operations within NATO Members and Partners, there is a growing need to harness effective practices in countering radicalization. This panel will concentrate on the measures used by NGO’s, relevant stakeholders and practitioners in Belgium, France, UK, Jordan and the UAE in countering radicalization among at-risk populations. Moderator: Jason WISEMAN Secretary General, Atlantic Treaty Association Speakers: Roberta BONAZZI President, European Foundation for Democracy, The Kingdom of Belgium Koenraad DASSEN Minister Counsellor – Ministre Conseiller (SecEx/CVE-CT), Delegation of the European Union to The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan Leif VILLADSEN Senior Programme Officer, United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI) *** Concluding Remarks Fabrizio W. LUCIOLLI President, Atlantic Treaty Association & Italian Atlantic Committee Fares BRAIZAT Chairman, NAMA Strategic Intelligence Solutions Amer AL SABAILEH General Director, MEMPSI
By: Atlantic Treaty Association

NOVEMBER

21-23

NATO Advanced Research Workshop | Human Factors in the Defence Against Terrorism: The Case of Jordan
Framework: As an Enhanced Opportunities Partner of NATO, currently engaged in a Capacity Building Initiative with the Alliance, the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan is a very active Partner Country within the Mediterranean Dialogue (MD). Sharing the threat of ISIS and regional instability in the Middle East, the security of Jordan and NATO member states are interconnected. This Workshop will highlight Jordan’s expertise in counter- terrorism and deradicalization, and deepen NATO-Jordanian cooperation by addressing the challenges concerning the Human Factors in the Defence Against Terrorism in a cooperative security framework. Follow us #ATA_NATO  Program Here http://www.slideshare.net/AlessandroNiglia/program-nato-arw-jordan
By: Atlantic Treaty Association

July 2016

JULY

5

Round Table Series | DEFENCE INVESTMENTS: GUIDELINES FOR THE FUTURE

DEFENCE INVESTMENTS: GUIDELINES FOR THE FUTURE

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.

By: Atlantic Treaty Association

May 2016

MAY

18-20

NATO SPS Advanced Research Workshop: May 18-20 in Stockholm, Sweden
NATO SPS Advanced Research Workshop

Critical Infrastructure Protection Against Hybrid Warfare Security Related Challenges

Stockholm - Sweden

19-20 May 2016
 
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  The workshop aims to bring together experts and officials to share best practices and recommendations for addressing the hybrid warfare security related challenges and provide solutions to protect critical infrastructure. Download full program here

19 May 2016


Welcome Remarks

Göran LENNMARKER - Chairman, Swedish Atlantic Council, Sweden

Opening Address

Preparations For NATO’s Summit In Warsaw

Amb. Wieslaw TARKA - Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Poland to the Kingdom of Sweden

ATA – NATO SPS Programme: Strategic Partnership

Alessandro NIGLIA - Co-Director NATO ARW, Atlantic Treaty Association, Belgium

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Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP): A Field For Multiple Players

This panel addresses the role of the international organizations and other relevant actors in the Protection of Critical Infrastructure. Representatives from International Organizations along with experts from Europe and the United States will outline the positive effects of sharing solutions and best-practices with the aim to facilitate a fruitful cooperation as a response to hybrid threats and non-military challenges. Moderator: Nicolas HENRY - Ltc. Deputy Director, NATO ENSEC COE Speakers: Cristoph CASTEX - Policy Officer, DG HOME, European Commission Ben HILLER - Cyber Security Officer, Transnational Threats Department, OSCE Andrea CHIAPPETTA - Director, European Services Institute, Italy Daniel HAMILTON - Director, Center for Transatlantic Relations, SAIS, United States Björn FÄGERSTEN - Head of EU Department, Swedish Institute for International Affairs, Sweden

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Terrorist and Cyber-Attacks, Unstable Energy Supply, Social Media And Information Warfare, Sabotage, Corruption As Part Of The Hybrid Warfare Equation

Is it possible to prevent potential Hybrid Attacks by using Horizon scanning and strategic analysisThe panelists will discuss how to address the full spectrum of hybrid threats by providing specific examples outlining characteristics and effects of different hybrid warfare scenarios that occurred in previous conflicts. The discussion will aim to demonstrate how different actors can address these threats in a complementary and effective way. Furthermore, experts will provide their insights on new means of strategic analyses based on database consolidation and open source information. Moderator: Jason WISEMAN - Secretary General, Atlantic Treaty Association, Belgium Speech available here. Speakers: Edoardo CAMILLI - CEO, Hozint – Horizon Intelligence S.p.r.l, Belgium Antonia COLIBASANU - Honorary Adviser, International Affairs and Strategy, Ministry of Energy, Romania Henrik BLIDDAL - Director, Science and Technology Committee, NATO Parliamentary Assembly Anke SCHMIDT-FELZMANN - Researcher, Europe Research Program Department, Swedish Institute of International Affairs, Sweden Mikael TOFVESSON - Director, Global Monitoring and Analysis Section, MSB, Sweden

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Welcome Remarks: Amb. Wieslaw TARKA - Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Poland to the Kingdom of Sweden Key Note Speaker: Allan WIDMAN - Chairman, Defence Committee, Swedish Parliament  

20 May 2016


How to Prevent, Detect And Respond To Emerging Security Challenges: A Perspective From The Private Sector 

Experts from the private sector will present in-depth details of the solutions that industries can provide to prevent hybrid threats. All the presentations will be used to collect and develop a set of tools that might be helpful in future hybrid war scenarios. Case studies will support speakers in their analysis. Moderator: Pal JONSON - Secretary General, Swedish Atlantic Council, Sweden Speakers: Gianni CUOZZO - Cyberwarfare and Military Intelligence Expert, COO Prism Warfare, Italy Robert LIMMERGÅRD - Secretary General, Swedish Security and Defence Industry Association, Sweden Gianluca BALDASSARE - Corporate International Development Director, VITROCISET, Italy Drazen ZGALJIC - Director, Intermodal Transport Club, Croatia

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Response To Hybrid Attacks: Is NATO’s Collective Response A Solution? Perspectives On The Way To The Warsaw Summit

The last NATO Summit in Wales was characterized by a complex and sensitive international political climate due to the Ukraine Crisis. The threats posed by the Russian Federation are still dangerous and unsolved. The Alliance’s uncertainty in responding to hybrid attacks makes the international security of Member and Partner countries unstable. This entails a rethinking process on art. 5 for collective defense in accordance with the 2010 Strategic Concept. NATO representatives, experts, private sector stakeholders and researchers will highlight the potential added value of NATO as a platform and facilitator in responding to the challenges of the XXI century. Moderator: Flemming SPLIDSBOEL HANSEN - Research Coordinator, Senior researcher, International Security, Danish Institute For International Studies Speakers: Julijus GRUBLIAUSKAS - Deputy Head, Energy Section, NATO ESCD Julian LINDLEY-FRENCH - Vice-President at Atlantic Treaty Association, Belgium Liviu LAZAR - Industry Relations Coordinator, Defence Investment Division, NATO Tomas RIES - Professor of Emerging Security Challenges, Swedish Defence University, Sweden Bengt SUNDELIUS - Strategic Advisor, Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency, Sweden

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Tools and Best Practices For Countering Hybrid Warfare and Protecting Critical Infrastructure

This session aims to collect the results and best practices that emerged during the presentations given by the speakers. In addition, the outcomes of the workshop will be collected in an official NATO publication.   Moderator: Alessandro NIGLIA - Co-Director NATO ARW, Atlantic Treaty Association, Belgium Speakers: Nicolas HENRY - Ltc. Deputy Director, NATO ENSEC COE Jason WISEMAN - Secretary General, Atlantic Treaty Association, Belgium Pal JONSON - Secretary General, Swedish Atlantic Council, Sweden Flemming SPLIDSBOEL HANSEN - Research Coordinator, Senior researcher, International Security, Danish Institute For International Studies  
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By: Atlantic Treaty Association

MAY

31

ATA – NATO Alignment Meeting | 1 March & 31 May 2016
The ATA program titled ‘Brief the Briefers’ aims to give influential ATA Members up-to date and detailed information on NATO’s most pressing issues for 2016-2017 so the knowledge can be inserted into the various programs taking place throughout the ATA network over the next 12 months. “Brief the Briefers” is targeted at ATA members who play an active role in the dialogue on transatlantic defense and security, who have demonstrated their continued added value to the ATA network, meet their constitutional and financial obligations to ATA, and whose activities exhibit a great level of impact in their respective countries. This events were the occasion for ATA members to engage with NATO heads of divisions and key experts to get a clear understanding of recent developments related to Trident Juncture, Open Door Policy, Collective Defense and the Warsaw Summit agenda.
By: andrada

March 2016

MARCH

1

ATA – NATO Alignment Meeting | 1 March & 31 May 2016
The ATA program titled ‘Brief the Briefers’ aims to give influential ATA Members up-to date and detailed information on NATO’s most pressing issues for 2016-2017 so the knowledge can be inserted into the various programs taking place throughout the ATA network over the next 12 months. “Brief the Briefers” is targeted at ATA members who play an active role in the dialogue on transatlantic defense and security, who have demonstrated their continued added value to the ATA network, meet their constitutional and financial obligations to ATA, and whose activities exhibit a great level of impact in their respective countries. This events were the occasion for ATA members to engage with NATO heads of divisions and key experts to get a clear understanding of recent developments related to Trident Juncture, Open Door Policy, Collective Defense and the Warsaw Summit agenda.
By: Atlantic Treaty Association

October 2015

OCTOBER

15

BRIEF THE BRIEFERS | NATO officials and ATA representatives coordinate strategic communication
On October 15th, a selected group of ATA members took part in a day of briefings at NATO Headquarters for a new ATA program titled ‘Brief the Briefers’. This program aims to give influential ATA Members up-to date and detailed information on NATO’s most pressing issues for 2015-2016 so the knowledge can be inserted into the various programs taking place throughout the ATA network over the next 12 months. "Brief the Briefers" is targeted at ATA members who play an active role in the dialogue on transatlantic defense and security, who have demonstrated their continued added value to the ATA network, meet their constitutional and financial obligations to ATA, and whose activities exhibit a great level of impact in their respective countries. This event was the occasion for ATA members to engage with NATO heads of divisions and key experts to get a clear understanding of recent developments related to Trident Juncture, Open Door Policy, Collective Defense and the Warsaw Summit agenda.
By: Atlantic Treaty Association

July 2015

JUNE-JULY

26-1

Croatia, Sipan: International Summer School
The Atlantic Council of Croatia successfully held traditional 14th International Summer School in Sipan, Croatia, 26 June – 1 July 2015, in cooperation with NATO PDD and International Institute for Peace. The School was divided into two topics: Mediterranean between Europe and Middle East: Challenges and Perspectives, organized with the support of NATO Public Diplomacy Division; and another topic was: Western Balkans between Integration and Isolation, co-organized with the International Institute for Peace, Vienna.
By: Atlantic Treaty Association

June 2015

JUNE

12

YATA Social Media Training at NATO HQ | 12 June 2015
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NATO Head Quarter, Brussels, Belgium 12 June 2015  Coordination: Cristiano Bellini & Maria Mundt Participants: 20 young professionals from South and Eastern Europe and Caucasus.
  The Atlantic Treaty Association (ATA) has hosted a "Social Media Training" for the Youth Atlantic Treaty Association (YATA) young professionals at NATO HQ on the 12th June 2015. The event was addressed to 20 young leaders, from the Balkans, Southern Europe and Eastern Europe, that engaged in a series of briefings on NATO messaging, current agenda, and social media training. Relying on our previous years of success in building and supporting a wide and connected network of young professional in NATO member and partner countries, ATA has organised this Social Media training to empower YATA members in spreading NATO messages towards online public and post-Cold war generations in their respective countries. Thus, YATA Social Media Training will not only foster a better understanding of the Alliance’s objectives and missions among young professionals but also train them in communicating clearly NATO’s policies and messages to make the Alliance as accessible as possible to online communities. During the training, ATA created a space for the active participation of the attending young professionals to engage in an exchange of ideas, expertise and experience between the young professionals and senior NATO officials. Apart from directly linking YATA young professionals from NATO member and partner countries, YATA Social Media Training has also given young participants the possibility to learn how to deliver NATO messages and NATO objectives through digital platforms. The topics of the sessions were shaped by the topics of NATO current agenda to ensure that the Alliance’s priorities could be addressed effectively by youth. By adding the youth component to the NATO social media strategy, dev.atahq.orgill seek to close the generation gap in NATO’s outreach. Yata Social media training  

PROGRAM


 

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 Division

  Training Session 2 – Social Media Measurement and Assessment - Mr Franky Saegerman, Head, Social Media Unit, Communications Services, Public Diplomacy Division  

Keynote Address to the ATA Council

H.E. Ambassador Alexander Vershbow,

Deputy Secretary General


Concluding remarks

Youth Ministerial Meetings: Presentation of Policy Recommendations by Mr. Daniel Fazlic, Youth Ministerial Delegate

 
By: Atlantic Treaty Association

JUNE-JULY

26-1

Croatia, Sipan: International Summer School
The Atlantic Council of Croatia successfully held traditional 14th International Summer School in Sipan, Croatia, 26 June – 1 July 2015, in cooperation with NATO PDD and International Institute for Peace. The School was divided into two topics: Mediterranean between Europe and Middle East: Challenges and Perspectives, organized with the support of NATO Public Diplomacy Division; and another topic was: Western Balkans between Integration and Isolation, co-organized with the International Institute for Peace, Vienna.
By: Atlantic Treaty Association

November 2014

NOVEMBER

25-28

NATO Advance Research Workshop in Georgia

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 MuchaidzeExecutive Director of the Atlantic Council of Georgia.  

PROGRAM


 25 November 2014

DINNER RECEPTION

GeorgiaDifesa

Sponsored by the Ministry of Defense of Georgia

19.30 - 22.00 | Marriott Courtyard, Tbilisi, Georgia

WELCOME 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

26 November 2014


   Panel discussion:

Critical Energy Infrastructure Protection from Terrorist Attacks, Vandalism, Sabotage and Criminal Activity

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

27 November 2014


  Panel discussion:

Critical Energy Infrastructure Protection from Cyber-Attacks

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

   Panel discussion:

The Potential NATO Role in CEIP and Public-Private Partnerships

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

28 November 2014


Panel discussion:

Protecting Trans-Adriatic Pipeline—TAP as a Case Study

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

Conclusions: 

Findings of the ARW, Best Practices and Recommendations

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"]
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