Date: 13 December, 2016

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FORWARD RESILIENCE: PROTECTING SOCIETY IN AN INTERCONNECTED WORLD

Organized by the Atlantic Treaty Association in cooperation with the European Policy Centre, The Johns Hopkins University SAIS Center for Transatlantic Relations.

The notion of ‘resilience’, in terms of a states capacity to anticipate, pre-empt and resolve disruptive challenges to vital societal functions, is gaining currency in European and Euro-Atlantic security policy discussions. The Conferenced focused on the EU and NATO engagement on resilience and their cooperation in that area of interest for both organizations.

During the conference was launched the policy study “Forward Resilience: Protecting Society” in an Interconnected World conducted by Johns Hopkins University’s Center for Transatlantic Relations, together with the Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency, the Swedish Atlantic Council and the Finnish Ministry of Defense.

Moderator: 
Giovanni GREVI
Senior Fellow, European Policy Centre

Speakers:
Tim MANNING
Deputy Administrator, US Federal Emergency Management Agency

Lorenz MEYER-MINNEMANN
Head, Civil Preparedness, NATO International Staff

Eva-Maria ENGDAHL
Head of Sector, Protection Crisis Management and Terrorism
European Commission DG Migration and Home Affair

Axel HAGELSTAM
Counsellor, Civil Emergency Planning; Mission of Finland to NATO
Vice-Chair, NATO Civil Protection Group

Daniel HAMILTON
Lead Author/Project Leader, Austrian Marshall Plan Foundation Professor
Executive Director, Johns Hopkins University SAIS Center for Transatlantic Relations